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Joseph Connolly at Luigi's

Restaurant review: Luigis, Finchley Road

I’ve just been thrown out of a NW3 restaurant. Never happened before. The whole story might be seen to be really rather amusing, in one way, though also it served as a masterclass in how not to run a restaurant, while wilfully alienating a reviewer. I am not now talking about Luigi’s, as the strapline atop this piece might have led you to believe: Luigi’s, that came later.

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children's bookshop column

Children’s Bookshop column: How to introduce your kids to art this half-term

With half-term upon us, parents and grandparents are busy planning family days out. This October, many of them are choosing to take their children to the Turner exhibition at Tate Britain or to Constable at the V&A. Several are also using the opportunity to introduce children to the works of these and other great artists ahead of their visits through a selection of appealing art books.

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Ian James and Nick Selby at their grocer's shop Melrose and Morgan in Hampstead

Melrose and Morgan: the grocer’s shop selling ‘Prada for the larder’

Over a truly great cappucino in his Hampstead food emporium, Nick Selby is telling me how when he and his partner Ian James opened Melrose and Morgan a decade ago, they debated whether to install a coffee machine.

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James Roose Evans

Hampstead Theatre founder James Roose-Evans ponders Dylan Thomas ahead of Hampstead Arts festival celebration

A boutique arts festival of words and music runs in Hampstead next month. The small but perfectly formed programme of events takes place at St John’s Downshire Hill and Burgh House, in New End Square, from November 1 to 22.

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Natalie Mendoza as Imelda Marcos with cast including Dean John-Wilson as Ninoy Aquino

Theatre review: Here Lies Love at the National Theatre Dorfman

With an Evita revival running in the West End, there seems a trend for musicals about despotic, spendthrift self-styled women-of-the-people who married international leaders.

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Jane McAdam Freud

Sculptor Jane McAdam Freud on war, family and getting to know her great granddad Sigmund

Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud.

Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks to Features Editor Bridget Galton about art, family and legacy.

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Our Town at The Almeida
Laura Elsworthy, David Cromer and David Walmsley

Theatre review: Our Town at the Almeida

The heartfelt message of Thornton Wilder’s iconic 1938 play is delivered with stunning directness in David Cromer’s unaffected revival.

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The House That Will Not Stand at The Tricycle Theatre by Marcus Gardley

Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting Designer: Paul Anderson
Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing
Composer: Paul Englishby

Cast:
Ronke Adekoluejo
Ayesha Antoine
Michele Austin
Martina Laird
Tanya Moodie
Clare Perkins
Danusia Samal
Paul Shelley

Theatre review: The House That Will Not Stand at the Tricycle Theatre

In Marcus Gardley’s 1830s New Orleans-set play, the ghost of a murdered European colonist threatens to bring down his property and his bereaved mixed race mistress and daughters. But there are few cracks evident in the buoyant UK premiere of this lyrical, witty and wildly unpredictable play.

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national youth theatre performs Selfie

Theatre review: Selfie at Ambassadors Theatre

The National Youth Theatre’s modern take on The Picture of Dorian Grey, is confident and energetic. Loud and clear, it proclaims that, in spite of different times, different mores, technical advances, the human race has learned nothing since Oscar Wilde wrote the original story. We are vain, greedy, self-deluding, superficial, cruel and stupid – and the cause of our own downfall.

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Shane Noone as Eddie and Omar Ibrahim as Ashfaq in Warde Street at Park Theatre

Theatre review: Warde Street at Park Theatre

You would think the 2005 London bombings and their turbulent aftermath offer more than enough drama for an 80-minute play, but actor-turned-writer Damien Tracey adds to the mix political intrigue, romantic scandal, and not one but two ethnically charged revenge killings. Needless to say, most elements of this sensationalist new work are left fatally underdeveloped.

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Manics; May 1991. Picture: Kevin Cummins

Glamorous anarchy of early Manic Street Preachers revealed in new photo exhibition

Back in 1991, the British music scene was still riding on the baggy tails of Madchester while its natural successor, the emerging rave scene, was just starting to build momentum.

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Martina Laird plays Beatrice in The House That Will Not Stand at the Tricycle Theatre

Voodoo and magic realism lace Tricycle’s new tale of race struggle in New Orleans

Like the Lorca play that inspired it, The House That Will Not Stand is an intensely lyrical drama about a widow with unwed daughters who pull against her controlling will.

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James Roose Evans

Hampstead Theatre founder James Roose-Evans ponders Dylan Thomas ahead of Hampstead Arts festival celebration

A boutique arts festival of words and music runs in Hampstead next month. The small but perfectly formed programme of events takes place at St John’s Downshire Hill and Burgh House, in New End Square, from November 1 to 22.

Read full story »

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Natalie Mendoza as Imelda Marcos with cast including Dean John-Wilson as Ninoy Aquino

Theatre review: Here Lies Love at the National Theatre Dorfman

With an Evita revival running in the West End, there seems a trend for musicals about despotic, spendthrift self-styled women-of-the-people who married international leaders.

Read full story »

Art See all

Jane McAdam Freud

Sculptor Jane McAdam Freud on war, family and getting to know her great granddad Sigmund

Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud.

Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks to Features Editor Bridget Galton about art, family and legacy.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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