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Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead is couched as the televised post-show discussion for an obscenely indulgent vanity project based on Frankenstein.

Two Nepalese artists who were sold to Indian circuses as slaves, tell the heartrending story of their lost childhoods at Jackson’s Lane in Highgate.

Sarah Wimperis was among 95 artists who created new animation Loving Vincent. Her pictures of the French landscape that inspired Van Gogh go on display in Primrose Hill

Actress and campaigner Natasha Langridge tells Bridget Galton why performing her monologue In Memory of Leaves on a barge at Camden Lock and Hackney Wick will focus minds on London’s social housing crisis

Tatiana De Rosney’s book charts the life of the celebrated author, who spent her childhood in Hampstead’s Cannon Hall

Bridget Galton talks to actor Ian McDiarmid about playing vilified MP Enoch Powell and whether there might be a Star Wars spin off for his evil emperor Darth Sidious

Twin Peaks superfan Lindsey Bowden has founded the UK’s only official festival and recreated surreal locations from the fictional town in Hornsey Town Hall

Heralding the final opera at the venerable and iconic Islington venue, the King’s Head, is a classic for the ages.

The four times Grammy winner will be joined by 180 young musicians and circus performers from around the globe at the Roundhouse

A new play exploring how young transgender people come out to their parents and partners premieres at the Lion and Unicorn next month

Bridget Galton talks to Camden People’s Theatre’s Brian Logan about the venue’s latest festival of eclectic work celebrating trans and non-binary, Come As You Are

The moment Hampstead poet John Keats’ turned from medicine to verse is dramatised in an immersive play in a 200-year-old operating theatre.

Carol Salter chose the subject of her first feature documentary amid concern she would not cope with the impending death of her elderly mum and dad

As the only fringe comic to scoop best newcomer and best stand-up on consecutive years, John Kearns became his own tough act to follow

Best known for her award-laden biographies, Claire Tomalin turns her unflinching gaze inwards for her memoir A Life of My Own to examine an eventful life that has spanned both triumph and tragedy.

The Lake District has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bridget Galton visited a spa hotel to try out its walking tours of the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

Primrose Hill burlesque star Kitty Bang Bang tells BRIDGET GALTON why she’s never bored of Vaudeville

The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival runs in September with a host of book talks, music, walks and workshops.

As a future where human needs are met by robots looms ever closer, one artist collective wants to show us what it will feel like to live in a science fiction world finds Bridget Galton

Arguably today’s greatest health problems are food-related and current scientific research points to an unhealthy gut as the source.

The ex MEP and staunch Remainer talks to the Channel4 news presenter at Cecil Sharp House in Primrose Hill tonight with all proceeds going towards the ongoing funding of Primrose Hill Community Library

His sister, Leonie Orton says: “Over the years, young men I’ve never met have come up to say they were closeted until they read Joe’s diary, that’s part of his legacy.”

Hampstead-raised Brothers Ben and Ed Robson once ran The Horseshoe in Heath Street before opening their own schnitzel and prosecco restaurant in Fitzrovia

Bridget Galton talks to Gospel Oak actor and playwright Milly Thomas about creating parts for women that don’t divide them into ‘shrews and whores’

Londoners needn’t invest in wellies or a tent, they can enjoy some of the best live music in outdoor settings often just a tube ride from home. Bridget Galton rounds up the festivals around north London

As her debut novel is filmed for a big budget Netflix series, and she publishes her second about British ex-pats, Lottie Moggach tells Bridget Galton about the joys of never straying too far from home

it’s telling that when Beale steps into the spotlight to directly deliver Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage it’s the night’s least gimmicky yet most affecting moment

It’s The Sun wot won it in this energetic probe into the origins of tabloid populism

Call the Midwife star Bryony Hannah has hung up her habit to “get back to theatre”. She tells Bridget Galton why her first role will be at The Park Theatre in Kevin Elyot’s bittersweet Twilight Song

Just to prove there’s life, and laughter after childbirth, Bring Your Own Baby comedy starts a monthly event in Crouch End.

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