'We were exotic strangers competing for notches on the bedpost'
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Friday 27 January 2012
No chamber group has done more to change the musical landscape than the Kronos Quartet, and its short Barbican residency bade fair to reinforce the point.
Friday 23 December 2011
Compared to the Gale Force 10 blizzard that is blasted into the auditorium at the end of Slava's Snowshow, the tornado at the start of The Wizard of Oz is for wimps and friends of Dorothy.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Having been nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award last year, confident geezer (or "gangsta") Imran Yusuf is back to preen and provoke. Enough vulnerability comes through Yusuf's persona to avoid him coming over as cocky; constantly putting forward his ego, he takes it back with a self-deprecating reveal.
Monday 15 August 2011
Pauline Pearce, the grandmother who berated rioters in Hackney, says she felt a "strange anger" at the people destroying her community.
Monday 15 August 2011
A headteacher of an inner London school, who has compared his job to that of Clint Eastwood in a classic Western, is hoping his day will be made when 10 of his pupils get their A-level results on Thursday.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged that if the Government does not launch a public inquiry into the riots and looting which swept England, then his party will conduct one.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Too many black men have been killed by the police. This is not the cause of these riots, but it's in the mix
Tuesday 09 August 2011
A town hall has been evacuated and closed amid fears of riot attacks.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Anne Keothavong moved into the second round of Wimbledon for only the third time in her career as she overcame compatriot Naomi Broady 6-2 6-4.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Tips from the top...
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Tuesday 19 April 2011
A German-Jewish man's lost hoard of gold, which lay buried in a garden in east London for 70 years, has been returned to his family.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2