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Arabella Weir

Arabella Weir digs up parental problems to find she’s still a teen at heart

Arabella Weir’s debut kids’ novel required her to mentally wriggle into the unflattering school uniform of teenager Tabitha Baird. But the Crouch End actress and writer says it wasn’t much of an imaginative stretch because part of her has never really grown up.

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Jermiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt

Early Rembrandts to show at Kenwood House this month

Two early works by Rembrandt go on display at Kenwood House this month thanks to reciprocal loans by The National Gallery and Rijksmuseum. Visitors to the Grade I-listed house on Hampstead Heath can see two works by the Dutch master, both dating from around 1630.

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Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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Sita Bramachari, author of Red Leaves

Sita Brahmachari looks to ‘spooky’ Queens Wood in unifying tale of cultural diversity

Sita Brahmachari’s fourth novel unites a homeless Scottish teen, a wealthy child of divorce and a Somalian refugee with a common need for a place to call home.

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Famy - We Fam Econo

Album review: Famy - We Fam Econo

A shining and adventurous new talent arrives on the indie crossover scene - do yourself a favour and check them out.

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Sketch discovered on reverse side of Branch Hill Pond, 1821

Undiscovered Constable oil sketch of Hampstead Heath to display in new V&A exhibition

Conservators at the V&A have discovered a previously unrecorded oil sketch by John Constable concealed beneath the lining of a painting of Hampstead’s Branch Hill Pond.

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Roger Allam in Seminar at Hampstead Theatre

Game of Thrones and The Thick of It star Roger Allam returns to stage for Seminar

In his latest role at Hampstead Theatre, Roger Allam plays a cantankerous former novelist all too happy to destroy the hopes and pretences of those who gather at his feet for advice. As a star of both stage and screen, with three Olivier Awards to his name, the actor in real life would surely be a valuable mentor for any aspiring thespian.

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Vena Portae - Vena Portae

Album review: Vena Portae -Vena Portae

More evocative, emotive alt-folk from Emily Barker, whose latest incarnation adds another string to her bow.

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'True West' production photos

Theatre review: True West at Tricycle Theatre

“What kinda people kill each other most? Family people.”

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The Subways (R-L Josh Morgan, Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper)

Billy Lunn shuns rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle as The Subways hit the road again

He doesn’t drink, he still lives in his home town, he even runs in local elections as a Labour councillor; as the old adage goes, Billy Lunn is the most revolutionary rock star you could hope to meet.

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Peter Davison.

Ex-Doctor Who star Peter Davison enters global political battle in The Vertical Hour

Peter Davison cannot escape the prefix Dr in his acting roles – unless of course he’s playing a vet. On the advice of Patrick Troughton, the well-known actor famously quit the role of Doctor Who after three years to avoid being typecast.

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The Deer Hunter

King Kong, Wicker Man and The Deer Hunter amongst classic film posters at Phoenix exhibition

A host of designers have reimagined alternative posters for iconic films such as The Wicker Man and King Kong which are on display at East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema until the end of the month.

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Music See all

Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

Read full story »

Theatre See all

Roger Allam in Seminar at Hampstead Theatre

Game of Thrones and The Thick of It star Roger Allam returns to stage for Seminar

In his latest role at Hampstead Theatre, Roger Allam plays a cantankerous former novelist all too happy to destroy the hopes and pretences of those who gather at his feet for advice. As a star of both stage and screen, with three Olivier Awards to his name, the actor in real life would surely be a valuable mentor for any aspiring thespian.

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Art See all

Jermiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt

Early Rembrandts to show at Kenwood House this month

Two early works by Rembrandt go on display at Kenwood House this month thanks to reciprocal loans by The National Gallery and Rijksmuseum. Visitors to the Grade I-listed house on Hampstead Heath can see two works by the Dutch master, both dating from around 1630.

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