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Frances Bissell is having an ‘anything but turkey’ this Christmas and will be roasting wild venison followed by mandarin ice-cream

Coronation Street actress Maureen Lipman performs a one-woman variety show on the Southbank this Christmas, just don’t call her a ‘National Treasure’

A dark, invenntive but uneven take on JM Barrie’s original play

Hampstead comedian trials out material for his next stand-up tour titled SuperNature

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

Ally Pally’s newly revamped theatre hosts a characteristically surreal and deadpan set by the dishevelled Irish comic

Top Seven seasonal reads with Sanchita Basu de Sarkar from the Children’s Bookshop in Muswell Hill

The Ham&High columnist reminds us of our deep rooted connection to trees as he writs about Poplar’s missing poplars

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

CBeebies twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand rally gross out humour, self experimentation and interactive fun to teach children about the human body

Terry Johnson’s adaptation gives Chekhov’s classic a refreshing comic polish but misses some of its deeper emotion

An unexpededly reflective exploration of how music offers a soundtrack to our lives based around the songs of Take That

Boxpark Opens In Wembley

Friday, December 7, 2018

Electric performances and a feast of street food marked the opening of an exciting addition to Wembley’s dining scene

Customers rave about these family-friendly luxury cottages in the gorgeous Devon countryside complete with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and play area

Iconic 80s album artwork for Eurythmics, Bryan Ferry and Tina Turner goes on show at a Clerkenwell Gallery

Million-selling YouTube stars will perform their energetic live show at the Hampstead Heath landmark next June as part of the Heritage Live series

Hampstead artistic director Neal Foster is behind two festive family shows at freshly renovated venues this Christmas

A charming gentle and imaginitive telling a simple fairytale

Muswell Hill soprano Lesley Garrett throws herself into her first comic acting role in Patrick Barlow’s Nativity caper this Christmas.

Crouch End teenage cartoonist completes a residency at iconic restaurant where the wartime leader was a regular

Upstairs is airy and light, downstairs dark and moody but both bars serve cracking cocktails

Artist caputres the moods of London life in dramatic angular style

Fans in their finest sea creature costumes and gym attire flocked to see post-punk duo Slaves perform at their biggest ever headline show on Saturday (November 24).

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

Last year saw the successful return of classical music concerts to Kenwood House after a break of five years.

A pacy, inventive adaptation of Lermontov’s novel offers energy but not necessarily emotional connection

The spectacular mile-long illuminated walk around the Regent’s Park attraction got underway last week

The Twelfth annual festive attraction brings skating, ice sculptures and rollercoasters to the Royal Park

Documentary follows a medical trial exploring whether a magic mushroom trip can reboot the brains of people with chronic depression

Comic opera offers a fun night out at Highgate venue

Hiccup Theatre presents an interactive, imaginitive take on the children’s fairytale

Versailles and Merlin star Alex Vlahos takes on the double role of Mr Darling and Captain Hook in an updated version of JM Barrie’s original play

World class international musicians play intimate concerts in Highgate’s beautiful churches

Second in the series is a mid-franchise muddle of convoluted back stories with some stunning sequences

Travel: 48 hours in Dublin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tips on where to stay and what to eat in Dublin courtesy of our travel writer, Sophie Ritchie.

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