What’s the Best James Bond Theme Song?

With rumours getting stronger about who is going to be singing the next James Bond theme song (*cough*Ellie Goulding *cough*) now seems to be a good time to look at some of the best songs to have been featured in the films, songs that have become almost as iconic as the films themselves. Now I… Read More

Album Review: Like it Is, John Fedchock New York Big Band

There are so many words that can be used to describe this latest album from John Fedchock’s New York Big Band but the ones that I am going to use are: stylish, sophisticated and traditional. It is an album that features big and bold sounds such as those heard on ‘You and the Night and… Read More

Theatre News: 31st July 2015

Here’s a round up of some of the news for theatre at the end of another week for you to read and enjoy: West End Transfer for Almeida Theatre’s production of Oresteia – ¬†Fantastic news for all those who were involved with the Almeida’s production of this Greek play (the first in a new season… Read More

Royal Academy of Arts Announces Chris Wilkinson Exhibition

From this September, the Royal Academy of Arts will present an exhibition that brings together thirty years of Chris Wilkinson’s work, particularly his architectural drawings and sketchbooks. In Thinking through Drawing: Chris Wilkinson RA, the exhibition will offer visitors a way to get into the architects creative process and looking closely at the central role… Read More

New Trailer Released for Hackney Empire’s 2015 Panto

Is it ever too early to start thinking about booking tickets to see a pantomime at Christmas? Well according to the Hackney Empire it is never too early! The trailer for their 2015 pantomime (Jack and the Beanstalk) has just been released, starring Jon Snow and David Lammy (who will NOT be starring in the… Read More

First Look at… Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre

Images for London’s biggest magic show in years have been released ahead of the production opening tomorrow night at the Noel Coward Theatre. Running for only five weeks (the show is booking until 29th August), Impossible features a wide range of magic tricks including death-defying stunts and mind blowing mind-reading. These latest images to be… Read More

Book Review: The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

This charming story about the friendship between a fox and a star is equally beautiful to look at for its illustrations as it is to read. When Fox’s greatest friend Star disappears, Fox’s search takes him on a journey of grief and isolation before finally finding that his way is lit with hope. The words… Read More

Casting announcements: Tuesday 28th July 2015

The Shawshank Redemption –¬†In celebration of the 21st anniversary since the original film was released, casting has been announced for the UK tour of The Shawshank Redemption. This new production will be heading off on tour from the 18th August until the 28th November. Playing the role of Andy Dufresne, the banker who has been… Read More

Musicals that put a smile on my face

Now I love a good, powerful musical that is full of emotion and usually makes me cry, but I also love a musical that has the ability to put a smile on my face – no matter how bad my day has been. I have a list of five that genuinely do this (a couple… Read More

Exploring the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

So what links the films Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes and Four Weddings and a Funeral? Well nothing much on the face of it…except the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, where some of the scenes were filmed. I took a trip to see this fascinating and beautiful location on the 340th Anniversary of… Read More