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Fun Lovin’ Criminals at Electric Brixton: ‘still bringing the energy to start a bloody good party’

Language is fascinating. Two people can speak the exact same language and use the exact same words, yet the subtlest variations betray our international differences. This, bizarrely, is what I found myself...

Loyle Carner: Yesterday’s Gone

On paper, Loyle Carner sounds like a rapper for Middle England. He’s an articulate South Londoner, who loves his mum and brother. His family tragedy (the loss of his beloved stepfather to cancer) ticks all the...

Ugly Lies the Bone at The National: a sketchy venture into Virtual Reality

After suffering severe skin burns on her third tour as a gunner in Afghanistan, Jess (Kate Fleetwood) returns to Florida and banal domesticity. Not only does she endure debilitating chronic pain – she...

Twelfth Night at The National: yellow stockings and crossed garters like you’ve never seen them before

Simon Godwin’s contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic classic Twelfth Night is disguise, deceit and droll dramatics at its finest. The play depicts the hilarious love quadrangle formed after twins...

Moonlight: ‘A heartfelt, deeply honest and frankly, important film’

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ latest film, has drawn widespread critical acclaim, stacking up numerous awards and accolades culminating in the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ at Sunday’s mis-hap ceremony. A heartfelt...

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Loyle Carner: Yesterday’s Gone

On paper, Loyle Carner sounds like a rapper for Middle England. He’s an articulate South Londoner, who loves his mum and brother. His family tragedy (the loss of his beloved stepfather to cancer) ticks all the X Factor boxes. He uses his fame to...

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