Latest News

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A north London rock'n'roll comedian heads up the bill at a Highgate pub this month.

Blackadder actor Helen Atkinson Wood shows her watercolours at the Hampstead gallery and museum

Tom Stoppard's possibly final play about a Jewish family living through troubled times in early 20th Century Vienna has a cumulative power that leaves you awed and tearful

Many of us fantasise about spotting the work of a master artist in a junk shop. Martin Bailey, a Van Gogh specialist and writer for The Art Newspaper, tells the story of how Peasant Woman in Front of a Farmhouse was found in a junk shop.

A debut record of striking lyrical clarity and musical poise.

Al Blyth makes an assured thought-provoking debut about privacy versus security and the perils of surveillance culture

A timely return for Mike Bartlett's incisive, stirring Brexit play which examines faultlines of class and town versus country through one woman's nostalgia for a garden

A timely play about privacy and AI raises interesting questions but is too short to realise its potential

Groove Armada, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Reginald D Hunter and Irvine Welsh are among the vibrant eccentric performers at the one-day family friendly summer festival

Kentish Town journalist Jingan Young has penned a play about ethical compromise and bias, inspired by a reporter covering the pro-democracy protests in her native Hong Kong

Bookniks sees authors including Andy Stanton, Kate Pankhurst and Helen Peters take part in interactive talks and workshops on the theme of the Environment

South London girls find the blues and shake them loose in this stirring, haunting return.

Stu McLoughlin of Living Spit Theatre explains how their 'hysterical historical' show sees him play all six of the Tudor monarch's wives while strumming a guitar

Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter and Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play are among the Hampstead Theatre archive to be revived

Carla Groppi's affectionate drawing of 50s' TV series Bill and Ben was selected from 1500 entries in open submission

South Africans John Kani and Antony Sher are superb in a two hander that excavates the wounds of Apartheid and the pain of growing old

The Highgate arts centre hosts an array of activites celebrating their rich history including a one man show about the Great Fire and plague with all the gory bits

Collages of Brexit politicians made from porn mags go on display in a pop up show

A 'queer group show' including works by Soft Cell singer Marc Almond could be the last exhibition at Bloomsbury's not for profit Grade II listed arts centre

A mixed bag of softly-spoken worry and synth-strafed indie from the veteran north Londoners.

The legendary composer and producer is joined by Camden Town collective Soul II Soul for a footstopming night at the Hampstead mansion with a date also announced for Reggae champion David Rodigan

As it celebrates 194 years of working for animals, the Zoological Society of London's fundraising director finds hope for the new decade in its many conservation projects around the world

Travelling exhibition asks vital questions of historical perspective by examining images and accounts of the Holocaust from the viewpoint of perpetrators and victims

Scores of canvases that have been left out in the tropical rainforest hang from every surface of the Hampstead gallery as part of a timely exhibition that higlights the connection between civilisation and a threatened ecological environment

The trade off between security and liberty is tested in Al Blyth's spy thriller about GCHQ intelligence officers running surveillance on an investigative journalist

Landry pulls back from heartbreak to deliver his best record yet.

Politically charged 'gig theatre' mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Julie Tsung's intriguing set up playing on false memory and the supernatural is undermined by poor structure, inadequate design and a deflated ending

Highgate and Muswell Hill cafe-goers are invited to sign up for a 40 minute blind meeting with a stranger beneath a touring artwork of trees.

The Hampstead comic takes up a month-long residency in the West End with a set that is so consummate and laid back it feels ad libbed

The boys behind the 'goes wrong' hits have mostly pulled off a new trick mindmelding their slapstick with geniunely dazzling magic from Penn & Teller

More than six decades after the announcement of a new 'repertory for Hampstead' was made on the Ham&High front page, stars including Alison Steadman take part in a fundraising gala to raise money for the theatre's work with young people

Now in its fifth year of intimate Roundhouse gigs, the season prides itself on an ecclectic mix of premieres and one-offs

As he prepares to open his latest West End show The Prince of Egypt, the Wicked and Godspell composer and lyricist appears at the Finsbury Park Venue to raise funds for a production of RAGS The Musical

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

Most read Hampstead & Highgate etcetera

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now