Review Round Up: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson’s latest novel delves into the world of MI5 and World War II, exploring how every action has a consequence. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: ” This tricksiness inevitably makes her difficult to review without revealing too much, and Transcription, which seems to begin at the end (remember Shostakovich?), is… Read More

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NEWS: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Announce Backyard Cinema’s The Snowman Experience

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland have announced a brand new experience for 2018 – The Snowman Experience.  Copyright © Snowman Enterprises Limited 2018. The Snowman™ is a trademark of Snowman Enterprises Limited.  Partnering with Backyard Cinema, The Snowman Experience will celebrate 40 years of the classic festive book and will run from 22nd November – 6th January in London’s… Read More

NEWS: Julia Donaldson’s ZOG to Receive World Premiere at the Rose Theatre

Adapted and directed by Mike Shepherd and presented by Freckle Productions, ZOG will come to life at the Rose Theatre Theatre Kingston in February 2019 prior to a UK Tour.  Freckle Productions and the Rose Theatre Kingston have announced that the world premiere production based on Julia Donaldson’s book and Axel Scheffler’s illustrations will play at the… Read More

REVIEW: When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Carrie Hope Fletcher’s latest novel is a bittersweet novel about the trials and tribulations of relationships – particularly when you work in the theatre.  Written with great insight not only into the backstage world of theatre but also the insecurities and doubts that can complicate relationships, Carrie Hope Fletcher’s When the Curtain Falls is not… Read More

REVIEW: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington discusses Matt Haig’s latest book on how to handle the world’s problems while looking after our mental health. Following the success of his memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, which discussed his breakdown, depression and anxiety, Matt Haig is back, this time with more of a ‘how to’ guide which… Read More

REVIEW: The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Karen Swan’s latest book is filled with plenty of glamour and intrigue with a hint of romance to create a story which simmers with tension throughout.  For anyone looking for an easy going but intriguing story that combines tragedy, heartache and corruption in one book could do a lot worse than reading this entertaining new… Read More

REVIEW: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

Maggie Harcourt’s latest book is the perfect young adult read for those who love the theatre or dream of working in the industry.  Giving a detailed insight into the way in which theatre works behind the scenes with a hint of young romance, Maggie Harcourt’s latest novel doesn’t fail to charm or engage the reader… Read More

Five Books on LLLC’s Must-Read List

Here are five books that are  Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon’s list of must-reads….  1. When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher: as someone who loves the theatre the idea of a novel involving the world of theatre is naturally very appealing – particularly when it has been written by an author who has… Read More

REVIEW: Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Although occasionally it comes across as a how-to-do-it-yourself type book, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir is always entertaining to read.  If you are looking for a way to break into musicals, reading Unmasked is a good starting point as Andrew Lloyd Webber takes readers on a journey exploring some of his biggest musical hits – including… Read More

NEWS: South Bank Sky Arts Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been announced in a ceremony that took place at the Savoy Hotel.  Hosted by  Melvyn Bragg, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards (now in its 18th year) celebrates  the complete range of the arts, with categories for TV Drama, Classical Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Film, Visual… Read More