News: Waltham Forest awards £135,000 to 12 community arts groups as new funding round opens in Mayor’s first London Borough of Culture programme

A panel of Waltham Forest Community Ambassadors has selected 12 local art and culture projects in the borough to receive funding, from the initial round of the Make it Happen grants programme. Following 165 applications the 12 projects that have been selected bring a wide range of creative projects to life, ranging from African storytelling... Continue Reading →

Review: Anomaly, Old Red Lion Theatre

Over the past year there’s been a big focus on the #MeToo movement following allegations against powerful men in Hollywood including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Now WildChild Productions’ latest play Anomaly offers a fresh perspective by telling the story of the perpetrator’s family – the women who are left behind to pick up the... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Goals

It’s the start of a brand new year, a time when many people make resolutions for the months ahead: lose weight, get fit, write that novel, go travelling etc., etc. But this year I’ve decided to forget about the traditional resolutions (mainly because all thoughts of a diet flew out of the window the moment... Continue Reading →

Top Theatre Picks of 2019

Last year was a bumper year for London theatre, with the likes of The Inheritance and The Jungle winning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Thankfully a new year means there's a whole host of new plays and musicals for us all to enjoy to get us through 2019. Here are a few shows... Continue Reading →

Top 10 London Theatre of 2018

2018 has been a bumper year for London theatre, with a number of productions taking the capital by storm. Though unfortunately I didn’t get round to seeing everything I wanted to (I still regret not catching the Young Vic’s Twelfth Night and Misty at the Trafalgar Studios) and my experience of regional theatre was limited... Continue Reading →

Ladies-who-Brunch, Carousel London

Networking. The word itself is enough to strike fear into my heart. Usually talking to strangers while pretending I’m far more confident than I actually am is something I only do when I have no other choice, while working or after having consumed too much alcohol. But last month, on a cold, wet Sunday in... Continue Reading →

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Barbican Centre

Romeo and Juliet arrives at the Barbican as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s London residency. Directed by Erica Whyman, Shakespeare’s classic story of love and rivalry is given a contemporary makeover that results in an energetic and urgent adaptation. Although written over four centuries ago, this production feels chillingly relevant, with members of rival... Continue Reading →

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