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Wednesday 20 April 2011
Style on the South Bank: The Festival of Britain was a celebration of modern design after the drab post-war years
Friday 15 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
A mixture of contemporary performance and traditional modern acrobatics, Chouf Ouchouf, devised and directed by Zimmermann & de Perrot, performed by Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier, comes to London's Southbank Centre from 21-25 April.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Sally Bercow, wife of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, has risked controversy again by describing the "aphrodisiac" effect of their life at the Palace of Westminster.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Thursday 23 December 2010
I was on the telly. BBC4, last Thursday, 9pm. Didn't watch it, of course, and it wasn't really me anyway. But I read the book. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Actually I'm in the book. Didn't you know? I'm him. Dirk. Douglas told me. Told everyone else, too, whether they asked or not. Lots of people have been put in books but not quite so blatantly. Who was it who said an author is someone who sells out his friends? But at least they usually deny it absolutely.
Friday 10 December 2010
There have been 10 Alan Ayckbourn plays on the South Bank, but none finer than this mordantly hilarious Christmas farce, a 30-year-old classic of drunken disasters and misrouted passions round the tree.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Alan Partridge's online-only comeback is to take on acclaimed BBC TV shows for a highbrow comedy award.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
You couldn’t make it up: the water supply fails at the South Bank on the day they’re performing Singin’ in the Rain. I guess you call that a dry-run.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
It was slightly alarming to see Christmas trees in the shop windows last week, but I didn't feel so bad after rolling up to La Soirée on the South Bank. This is the cabaret show formerly known as "La Clique", and it's housed in a glorious art deco Spiegeltent by the National Theatre.
Monday 13 September 2010
Photographs of one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters will go on show for passers-by at London’s South Bank from tomorrow.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
The tenth anniversary of one of London's most recognisable landmarks is being celebrated with a collection of stamps on sale today.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
This year, visiting American comedians have included Jim Gaffigan, who had a short but excellent stint at The Shaw Theatre, while the equally superb Marc Maron will play the Soho Theatre later this month. With the good must, inevitably, come the not-so-good – represented here by Rob Schneider, stand-up and star of knockabout movies such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Grown Ups and The Hot Chick and a former Saturday Night Live regular.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
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The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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