World Class Magicians Prepare to take the West End by Storm

One of the biggest magic shows in decades ‘Impossible’ is preparing to wow the West End for the very first time this summer. The show will feature some of the very best magicians and illusionists to thrill audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre. It will feature grand illusion tricks, up-close and personal magic and death-defying… Read More

The Design Museum Announces the 2015 Designers in Residence

Now heading for its eighth year, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme celebrates the best upcoming designers at the early stage of their career. This year’s selected designers will spend the next four months responding to the theme of ‘migration’, with their final projects forming the exhibition at the museum from September. The… Read More

Cast Update for Shrek: The Musical UK Tour

Shrek the Musical is now heading into its second year of touring and have now just announced the full cast for the show which is currently on its first UK tour. Coming directly from London, the show has been taking over theatres up and down the country and delighting audiences along the way. The 2015… Read More

National Gallery Announces New Exhibition

The National Gallery in London has announced a brand new exhibition that will allow visitors to explore some of the highlights of the collection through what they hear as much as what they see. A number of leading sound artists and musicians including Nico Muhly and Chris Watson have been commissioned to respond to six… Read More

What is Luxury? Victoria and Albert Museum, Review

The Victoria and Albert Museum want to find out what luxury is in this latest exhibition as part of the joint V&A and Crafts Council series. From Aram Mooradian’s A Comprehensive Atlas of Gold Fictions to a laser-cut haute couture dress by Iris van Herpen, the display aims to expand visitor’s minds as to what… Read More

Artists Shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2015 Announced

The three artists who have been shortlisted for the 2015 prize have been announced today by the National Portrait Gallery. In the year that has seen the competition’s biggest level of entries, it is also the first time that the images of the portraits were submitted digitally for the initial stage of judging. Selected from… Read More

Reaction to the Tony Award Nominations

Now while I don’t follow what is happening in American Theatre as I do British Theatre (quite shamefully in fact) I have to admit looking at the nominations for this year’s Tony Awards I’m quite impressed. Now I have to admit that part of that is down to the fact there is quite a lot… Read More

Hit Production of George Orwell’s 1984 to Return to London

The adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan will be coming to the Playhouse Theatre in London for a twelve week run before embarking on a brand new UK tour it has been announced. The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production enjoyed a successful run at the Playhouse Theatre in 2014 and will… Read More

Thomas Cromwell by Tracy Borman: Book Review

The name Thomas Cromwell has come to some attention in recent years thanks to Hilary Mantel’s hugely successful novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which have become a hit television programme as well as two hugely successful plays. But Tracy Borman’s thoroughly absorbing biography is also just as gripping about getting to know… Read More

Unpublished Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Sketchbooks Available Online

As part of 11,000 items being made available online, the unpublished sketchbooks of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska have been made available to view as part of the Tate’s Archives and Access project. This project draws on the Tate Archive and brings it together online with the Tate’s art collection making it one of the most comprehensive digital… Read More