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Heston will be playing at the Jazz cafe on April 27 (pic credit: Dome Records)

Album review: Heston - Love Junkie

Win tickets to see Heston at the Jazz Cafe on Sunday

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Paulo Nutini Caustic Love

Album review: Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love

Like Howie B, Paolo Nutini is another Scotsman who’s spent half a decade perfecting his next release, and by this evidence, patience is a virtue.

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Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Album review: Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Heralded as one of the lynchpins of the ‘90s trip-hop scene, Howie B has always treated genre as a fluid concept, but even by his standards Down with the Dawn is a diverse affair.

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at the Apollo Theatre

Theatre review: Let The Right One In at the Apollo

Anyone seeking a theatrical experience with plenty of bite could do a lot worse than head to the West End for the stage adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 vampire novel.

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS,         , Writer - Jeffrey Lane  , Director - Jerry Mitchell, Designer - Peter Mckintosh,  The Savoy Theatre, London, UK, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

Yet another classic film-turned-musical hits the West End, but unlike recent turkey Fatal Attraction, this story of conmen peddling tall tales to heiresses in a fantasy French Riviera is ripe for the razzle-dazzle jazz-hands treatment.

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BLITHE SPIRIT  by Coward,    , writer - Noel Coward, Directer -  Michael Blakemore, Gielgud theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre

National treasure Angela Lansbury first performed in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit five years ago on Broadway. Now under Hampstead director Michael Blakemore she reprises her 2009 Tony award-winning role as eccentric medium Madame Arcati in the West End.

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Christopher Colquhoun as Joff

Richard Mylan as Ollie in The Believers

Bryony Lavery allows action to speak louder than words in The Believers

Experiencing the terrifying force of an Australian cyclone gave playwright Bryony Lavery the starting point for a show about faith and acts of God.

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Ray Davies of The Kinks holds a can of light ale while singing 'Alcohol' on stage at White City Stadium, London, 1973. (Photo by Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Ray and Dave Davies speak out as the Kinks musical comes to Hampstead

Ahead of Hampstead Theatre’s Sunny Afternoon musical, and Dave Davies’ landmark Barbican show, the feuding brothers reveal there is, deep down, a distorted love

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Conrad Veidt inside his home in Platt's Lane

Hampstead’s ‘London Film’ club puts focus on local episodes of cinematic glory

For 18 months, Ian Long has been running a popular Friday cinema club at West Hampstead Community Centre in Dornfell Street. Here he writes about the club which usually adds interest by inviting directors, writers or actors involved in the film along to talk to the audience.

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Nirvana photoshoot

PICTURE GALLERY: Memory of Kurt Cobain lives on in new Nirvana exhibition

This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. As a scene that lived and died by the narrative of one band more than any other, this tragic event arguably also signalled the end of grunge and the inclusive, outsider community it cultivated.

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A scene from Fatal Attraction @ Theatre Royal, Haymarket
(Taken 12-03-14)
©Tristram Kenton 03/14
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Theatre review: Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

It’s not often that a writer unhappy with the ending of his film gets to change it 28 years later.

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A scene from I Can't Sing @ London Palladium. Music and Lyrics by Steve Brown. Book and Additional Lyrics by Harry Hill. Directed by Sean Foley. Choreographer, Kate Prince.
(Opening 26-03-14)
©Tristram Kenton 03/14
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Theatre review: I Can’t Sing at the London Palladium

It’s telling that Harry Hill’s eccentric take on ITV’s X Factor required the invention of only a handful of new characters.

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Education See all

Monty Python's Michael Palin with children at Carlton Primary School, where he will hold a talk to raise funds for a Multi-Sensory Garden

Michael Palin to perform intimate gig at Camden school ahead of Monty Python comeback

Such was the phenomenal demand for Monty Python’s O2 comeback gig this summer that tickets sold out in just 43.5 seconds.

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Heritage See all

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Obituaries See all

Mike Read has passed away

Highgate Society president pays tribute to ex-treasurer and golf lover Mike Read

Mike Read, who died this month aged 79, was a very active member of a number of Highgate organisations and well known in the village.

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Competitions See all

You could be the lucky winner of a Kindle Paperwhite.

Win a Kindle Paperwhite

Spring has sprung and the countdown to the summer holidays is on, so Villa Plus is helping with the preparations by offering one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on an all-new Kindle Paperwhite.

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