Here’s what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week…
Preview of Georgia’s Fantastic Tavern: Where Europe Meets Asia: we have shared details for the upcoming online festival, taking place from the 25th to the 28th February. Marking the the centenary of Soviet invasion of Georgia and 30th anniversary of independence, it is a writer’s festival with elements of food and music as well.
Review of Bob Dylan in London: Troubadour Tales by Jackie Lees and KG Miles: this week we read the newly released book that explores Bob Dylan’s visits to London and the impact they had on his career. But as much as it is about the singer, it also pays tribute to the musical history of London as a whole, adding extra depth and context that makes for fascinating reading.
Review: The Theatre Channel Episode 5 – The Classics of Broadway: Friday saw the release of the latest episode of the Theatre Cafe’s new online series. Including performances from the likes of Bonnie Langford, Freddie Fox and Marisha Wallace, it was a real treat and brought Broadway to London effectively.
Interview with Sally Vanderpump: Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress about The Cloak of Visibility, heading to the Space Arts Centre this June and what she has missed about live theatre.
Review round up of Hymn at the Almeida Theatre: discover what critics made of the premiere of this new play by Lolita Chakrabarti starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.
Review of Recognition, Written on the Waves: with the rise of audio drama online, Love London Love Culture really recommends this piece by Amanda Wilkin. It explores the passion behind the work of musicians as well as how inequality in the arts still exists to this day in a beautiful and thought-provoking way.
News: Letter to Oliver Dowden delivered to ask for the return of open air theatre: this week it was confirmed that a letter was delivered to Oliver Dowden to request permission for live open air theatre to resume. Find out more what was said in the letter on the website now.
Review of Covet Firmament: A Coward in Love/Perennial, Living Record Festival: as the festival headed into its final week, we checked out a couple of the pieces covering the Covet Firmament. Two pieces that were completely different but worth catching in their own way.
News: Back to the Future extends West End run: while a lot of shows have been postponing runs, it was announced this week that the West End production of this new musical is now booking until next year.
Interview with Koko Brown: we chatted to the spoken-word artist, theatre maker and producer about her new podcast Black in Power which is launched next week.