First Call, Last Call
Tuesday 16 February 1999
UNISON, ONE OF Britain's largest unions, is organising a spring concert under the banner Campaign for a Living Wage. Given the vagaries of the English climate, the acts have sensibly opted to perform in a weather-proof indoor arena. Even better, ticket prices are pegged at the under-22s minimum wage rate of pounds 3. The line-up of bands, which is well-balanced and sure to be crowd-pleasing includes Ash, The Divine Comedy (right), Space, Travis and Swedish band Fungus.
Telewest Arena, Newcastle (0191-401 8000) 10 Apr
YOU HAVE UNTIL Saturday to see Certain Young Men, one of the sharpest, most acutely observed plays in recent theatre history. Directed by its writer, Peter Gill, it showcases the finest acting in London from the entire eight-strong male cast. In Chekhov, the characters are so strong that everyone seems like the leading player and the same is true here. Thanks to an extraordinary attention to detail, this mature study of relationships leaps into focus as we are plunged into a world of men from the formerly married to the profoundly mixed-up.
Almeida St, London N1 (0171-359 4404) to 20 Feb
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 4 Georgia Army veteran arrested for breaking window to save dog has charges dropped
- 5 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance 'Carol' for not wearing high heels
Game of Thrones rape scene criticised as 'disgusting' by US senator Claire McCaskill who says she's 'done' with show
Beyonce angers fans by pouring expensive champagne into hot tub in Nicki Minaj 'Feeling Myself' video
Mad Men, TV review: Perfect harmony? Not quite, but an enlightening finale for Don Draper
Love, Cannes film review: Visceral brilliance sets Gasper Noé drama apart from standard porn
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland