Michelle Clarke’s Serenity Radio will offer interviews, guided meditations, health tips and calming music to heal and help during these anxious times
An enjoyable account of the lives and loves of the bohemian artists who gathered in NW3 in the 1930s ignores the broader political context of that seismic decade
Frances recommends serving your Gratin Dauphinoise with a roast organic chicken or slow roasted shoulder of lamb as the ultimate comfort food
The all-girl outfit make their best record yet, striding into new sonic territory with their bright melodies and peppy lyrics.
Podcast chats between artistic director Rupert Goold and the likes of Smith, Tobias Menzies and Indira Varma are keeping the memory of theatre alive during lockdown
East Finchley artist Louisa Albani has turned the moment the novelist concieved To The Lighthouse into an illustrated pamphlet with excerpts from her writings
Alexandra Palace joins forces with Little Inventors to launch a wildlife challenge for budding young designers.
Organisers are planning a week of activities and asking for residents to contribute a poem, a photograph or a craft to a community portrait of ‘lockdown life’
Alex Perez-Davies is cooking up the comfort food in his kitchen and delivering locally by bike
This 2013 sci-fi dystopia by the Parasite director has a unique vision and a compelling pace
Thriller about the disappearance of a glamorous woman in rural France plays satisfying narrative tricks and explores the tale from different perspectives
Twenty well-meaning short films of life in Brexit Britain fail to see the big picture
OmVed Gardens and Thrown are staging the virtual and physical show Gatherers, showcasing work which explores artists’ deep connection to land and landscape
The Islington actor and writer and husband Ian Hallard have “put their money where their mouth is” to back the King’s Head Theatre’s £100,000 emergency fund.
The Kentish Town author’s Platform Seven explores controlling relationships and is nominated for both a crime writing award and a TV adaptation
Ninth album from the Mercury Music Prize-winner is a rollercoaster of ebullience and candour
The Islington-based rocker played a home gig last Thursday as part of his campaign to help independent music venues hit by the pandemic
Pat ‘Have Mercy’ Leacock is putting a smile on faces with hot97uk radio station under the tagline ‘Cheering up the Nation...together’
It started from a store cupboard at Chase Farm hospital and now broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients at the Royal Free and Chase Farm including song requests to loved ones
Lisa Cowling from Hackney’s Week Night Diner cook school offers a quick and tasty lockdown lunch that you can conjure from your store cupboard and freezer
The Urban Tree Festival is taking place online for the first time. Three organisers – a writer of London’s street trees, an Islington tree inspector, and a community gardener – talk about what trees mean to them.
Following a loop from Finsbury Park to Crouch End the local culture project takes in 30 statues, murals and street art with each described in words and song
What sounds like the title of an 80s Sylvester Stallone film a beautifully shot, carefree Hong Kong action comedy that’s like a joy filled Fight Club
Tom Hanks’ latest sees him playing a saint with no edge in a film that grinds towards a predictable end
Virtual exhibitions, concerts and community outreach continue in the Highgate mansion where live-in manager Peter Gallagher hasn’t encountered the usual strange presences
The Finchley Road community centre is promoting the best of this year’s features and documentaries from Israel as annual Seret UK festival switches to home screenings
The Arts Project in St Pancras Hospital is cheering up patients and staff at the King’s Cross hospital which treats addiction and mental health issues
Victoria Selman rallied 14 fellow crime writers to each pen a grisly story and raise money for the charity offering emotional support for those in distress
Supper club chef and food blogger MsMarmiteLover lent her skills to transform donated supplies into meals for Whittington Hospital staff - and shares her recipes
Quartet who were stopped by Police from playing for neighbours are raising money for the St John’s Hospice where their relative was treated
The Highgate arts centre is running creative Zoom lunches for socially isolated pensioners and posting circus skills workshops online
Ruth Pavey compares her longstanding Highgate plot to one recently taken on in Hampstead Garden Suburb by the Ham&High’s much loved photographer Nigel Sutton
A portrait of a harried personal assistant to an abusive media mogul gets to the heart of how Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
The Hampstead coach, who has worked with Charlotte Church, Will Young and Gareth Malone, says ‘don’t underestimate the power of music’ to make you feel better
Manchester post-punk quartet’s debut LP is dark and doomy, yet easy on the ear.
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