First Call, Last Call
Thursday 18 March 1999
ADD N TO X is the latest German electronica group to play the UK, with a short tour next month. The band's synth-kitsch rock is the source of either complete confusion or an ecstatic trance in their audience, and you'd expect no less from a group whose name is taken from an algebraic formula. Avant- garde, but not for the faint-hearted.
Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (01705 863911) 20 Apr; Princess Charlotte, Leicester (0116-255 3956) 22 Apr; Garage, London (0171-607 1818) 23 Apr; Riverside, Newcastle (0191-261 4386) 29 Apr; Leadmill, Sheffield (0114-275 4500) 1 May
LONDON'S FIRST festival of literature is launched tomorrow, celebrating all aspects of writing from poetry to fantastical fiction. The Barbican plays host to several respected literary figures who will give talks during the carnival-style event, the first of which takes place this Sunday. The Literary Trio programme invites Terry Pratchett, Richard Holmes and Joseph Heller (right) to discuss some of their celebrated works, and the arguments which they have provoked.
Barbican Centre, London EC2 (0171-638 8891) 21 Mar
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'