Books to Look Out for in 2017

As another year ends, here are just some of the books we can look forward to getting our hands on next year:  Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: if you love Game of Thrones of anything related Tolkien, all of which has basis in the the great Norse myths. Now comes Neil Gaiman’s new book in which… Read More

Favourite Films of 2016

It has been a strong year in the world of film but here is a guide to some of the best films that Love London Love Culture has watched. Love & Friendship: Whit Stillman’s take on this little known Jane Austen novella Lady Susan is very different to any other Jane Austen adaptation seen on screen.… Read More

Opinion: Why Celebrity Deaths Make the Public Grieve so Much.

There is no denying it. 2016 has seen the world lose some extraordinarily talented people from David Bowie to Alan Rickman and Prince to Gene Wilder a lot has been said about why we treat the deaths of those we probably never even met almost as equal to those close to us. Here is just… Read More

REVIEW: Dare Voce by Olivia Salvadori

This debut album from the singer is the final result of a 10 year collaboration between Salvadori and composer Sandro Mussida. While it is bold and experimental, it sounds as though it has crammed too many ideas into one album that makes it difficult to appreciate.  (c) Olivia Salvadori, YouTube. This extraordinary debut album is… Read More

Review Round Up: Art, Old Vic Theatre

Rufus Sewell leads the cast in this new production of Yasmina Reza’s play directed by Matthew Warchus. Here is what critics have been saying about it?  The Stage: *** “Having directed the play on both sides of the Atlantic, Matthew Warchus brings a wealth of familiarity to the piece on his own turf and still manages to… Read More

NEWS: Footloose to Tour UK Once Again in 2017

Following a successful UK tour this year, Footloose will return once again to stages across the country in 2017, opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April.  The 2017 tour will then conclude with a strictly limited West End season, appearing at the Peacock Theatre from the 12th September 2017 for three weeks. Footloose: The… Read More

PREVIEW: Blood Brothers, New Victoria Theatre

One of British musical theatre’s best known and loved shows Blood Brothers is heading on tour in 2017, opening at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from the 17th to the 21st January.  Touring until the 11th November and produced by Bill Kenwright, Willy Russell’s heart-wrenching musical is a story of fraternal twins who were separated… Read More

NEWS: Thriller Live Becomes 16th Longest Running West End Show

On Sunday 18th December, Thriller Live performed its 3,304th performance at the Lyric Theatre to become the West End’s 16th longest running musical of all time.  This news means that Thriller Live has now toppled the 1985 production of Me & My Girl to take the 16th longest running West End production crown. But it… Read More

Review Round Up: Mary Stuart, Almeida Theatre

Discover what critics have been saying about Robert Icke’s production starring  Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams…  The Independent: **** “Icke’s version glints with contemporary parallels (to Brexit, among other things, as when Elizabeth chafes at following the will of a public which she despises) without overdoing it or warping the play.” British Theatre.com: ***** “This production brings… Read More

NEWS: Silver Lining’s Throwback to Perform as Part of International Mime Festival

Circus company Silver Lining will bring their show Throwback back to Jacksons Lane from the 1st to the 4th February 2017.  After a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Throwback will return to Jacksons Lane as part of the International Mime Festival. Featuring awe-inspiring aerial and acrobatic work, Throwback sees the up and coming circus… Read More