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Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

Belsize Park film maker Maddie Kitchen has used her own experience to make an inspirational 15 minute documentary about the route to health

Comedy duo Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness set up their 80s video shop in Muswell Hill to spin some vintage tunes and screen vampire horror comedy The Lost Boys

Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill imagines an alternative queer history that suggests why the Birth of Venus artist might have thrown his own work on the Bonfire of The Vanities

We hop into the chair to try a new brand of facial that treats a facial as a workout

After a shock cancer diagnosis the jazz singer has turned to cabaret and comedy to raise funds for a worthy cause

Tina Lazarus whose son Jacob was treated by medics after a horrific car crash is raising money for the lifesaving charity

Terra Terra Review

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Terra-ific all day Italian is a welcome sight on this neglected stretch of Finchley Road

Michael Frayn's meta-farce gets a finely honed frenetic revival that's a tonic of laughter in these trying times

Under the baton of conductor David Temple the chorus and a full orchestra did justice to Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner shine as the struggling parents of a severely disabled child in a lacerating black comedy that will make you laugh and cry

Welsh company Opera D'draig transposes Donizetti's comic opera to 1980s Barry Island to beautiful bawdy and hilarious effect

Semi-autobiographical tale of 50s South Africa is full of self loathing but showcases the talents of Lucien Msamati and Hammed Animashaun

This standalone take on comic books' most compelling character is daring, thrilling, unexpected, ghastly and probably the last thing the world needs right now. Well, it's another bloody origins tale, isn't it?

Ten north London artists hold their annual exhibition in Camden Town this month

Muswell Hill actor Claire Skinner stars in a revival of the late Belsize Park playwright Peter Nichols' taboo busting drama about raising a severely disabled child

Interactive exhibition invites visitors to take their picture with the Dutch master's Self Portrait and upload it into a digital 'photomosaic'

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Crouch End artists and celebrities whose lives have been affected by brain diseases take part in The National Brain Appeal's fundraising art exhibition this weekend.

Vic Fair's artwork for The Man Who Fell To Earth and Performance are part of an exhibition at the Highgate arts centre

Tracy-Ann Oberman gives a bravura performance as a single mum struggling to come to terms with her teenage son's horrific crime

Highgate film maker Terry Gilliam hosts the Guinness world record bid at The Roundhouse as part of Monty Python's official 50th anniversary celebrations

David Stark has more Fab Four stories than most. As a lad he hung around outside the studios to catch a glimpse of the band - but over the years he would meet them all. He spoke to Sam Gelder to mark the legendary album's 50th anniversary today.

Sophomore record from the genre-straddling rap artist holds a mirror up to himself to reassure fans they're not alone.

Hampstead's past as a refuge for artists and creatives fleeing Nazi Europe is examined in Art Aiding Politics at Hampstead Museum

Pieces by Telemann, Valentini and Vivaldi are showcased on period instruments at St Peter's in Belsize Square

The Seven Ages of Patience follows an 80 year old through turbulent times in the area and is performed by amateurs aged 11- to 77

A timely revival of Hampstead playwright David Hare's savaging of rail privatisation reminds us how profits and self serving politicians sacrificed transport safety

Silly Doctor Clever Doctor

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Whittington paediatrician Dr Joe Raine has written a children's book which takes the fear out of a visit to hospital and encourages kids to take their medicine

Gardening correspondent Ruth Pavey visits the Octogenarian painter in the beautiful garden that inspired so much of her work

Three years on from Summer 08, Joseph Mount strives for truly timeless tunes.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's tale of a blood donor scandal in 90s China makes an ambitious thought-provoking start to new artistic director Roxana Silbert's regime at Hampstead

Brenda Kapowitz is living any parent's absolute worst nightmare. A single mother to Matthew and Jason, she's doing her best to maintain a career and hold her fragile family life together in the face of intense media scrutiny and a colossal feeling of guilt. Matthew is, after all, under house-arrest on suspicion of committing a heinous act.

Lucy Prebble's ambitious play uses puppetry, song and pitch dark humour to explore the poisoning of Muswell Hill whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko by Russian agents

Regulars drop into Real Ale in Formosa Street for a take away or one of eight lines of freshly kegged daught beer

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