REVIEW: Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Shedding light on Britain’s murky history with slavery, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s novel is brutal, gripping and vivid. Close attention to detail has been given to every aspect of this horrific but brilliantly written debut novel. From the intricacies of the plot to the evocative descriptions of Deptford and the surround area, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s debut novel is… Read More

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PREVIEW: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum

Find out more about the Victoria and Albert Museum’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland inspired exhibition… On display from the 27th June, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser will celebrate Lewis Carroll’s beloved story taking visitors on a journey through Alice in Wonderland’s origins, adaptations and reinventions over 158 years. Bringing together over 300 objects spanning film, performance,… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Book Picks for 2020

With the New Year underway, here’s the books that Love London Love Culture are looking forward to reading this year…. The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel: published on the 5th March, this is the highly anticipated sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies – concluding this Man Booker Prize winning series.… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Books of 2019

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon rounds up some of her favourite reads of the year… Circe by Madeline Miller: following on from her successful retelling of the story of Achilles, Madeline Miller puts another contemporary take on another memorable Greek myth. Written with great insight and filled with imaginative descriptions this is a memorable… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 15th December

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre: Love London Love Culture finished the week with a trip to the Rose Theatre in Kingston to catch this year’s festive production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale. Review of… Read More

REVIEW: Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews

In this second instalment of her memoirs, Julie Andrews focuses on her work in Hollywood, told in an engaging and warm style. When you think of Julie Andrews, there are certain images that spring to mind,such as her performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music or Thoroughly Modern Millie. So it is a real… Read More

REVIEW: My Life With Michael – 10 Years of Thriller Live! By Gary Lloyd

Providing great insight into the world of creating one of the West End’s longest running shows, Gary Lloyd’s autobiographical book is a must-read. In the decade since he passed away, Michael Jackson’s life has been scrutinised and filled with controversy – but there is no denying the impact his music has had on generations of… Read More

REVIEW: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction award winning novel offers a new perspective on Achilles’s story. Filled with passion, drama and tragedy, Madeline Miller faithfully retells this classic story of Achilles and the battle of Troy but adds a contemporary twist by focusing on the close relationship this fierce and proud fighter had with… Read More

NEWS: Aaron Sorkin’s Adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird to Play in the West End

Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions have confirmed that Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will head to the West End next year.   It has been announced today that Bartlett Sher’s production will be heading to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020. Adapted for the stage by… Read More

NEWS: Life of Pi to Play at the Wyndham’s Theatre

The critically acclaimed production will transfer to the West End following a successful run at Sheffield Theatres earlier this year. It has been confirmed that Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel will transfer to the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 22nd June 2020. Directed by Max Webster, it has also been… Read More