Author: Sam Chamberlaine

Artist or designer? [Alexander McQueen retrospective]

McQueen wraps the girls up protectively, in fabrics fitted so elegantly and perfectly that you begin to wonder if the clothing is meant to be like a shield....

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SWN Festival

A brilliant little festival. Lots going in on, all within a stone's throw....

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Green Man [Festival]

What with hugging around the Green Man and reading people’s wishes on little mailing labels around the tree, this has been a pleasant valley, bucolic, neo-druidic experience. Thoughts of love, to...

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The Overcoat : Pleasance Theatre

The Overcoat is a Finnish Play, at the Pleasance Theatre in London, produced by the Scottish theatre company ACE. It was performed at Edinburgh Festival last year and is part of a project to bring...

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Kate Tempest: Wasted [Theatre]

Wasted is the new play by brilliant rapper, poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest.  This is her first play performed by Pleasance Plough Theatre company from Bristol. The play opens with a...

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1234 – Action 01! : Richmix : Savages

Tonight is one of four warm-up parties to 1234 Shoreditch festival at the Richmix on Bethnal Green Road : Featuring the Savages...

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Onefest – The Coldest Festival of the Season

Onefest.  First Festival of the Year, or Coldest Festival of the Year. The festival season kicks off in mid-April with Onefest, which claims to be the first festival of the year, or could be the...

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Simian Ghost [Live]

'a loungy, laid back world of observations and occurrences' Trebuchet's Samantha Chamberlain reviews Simian Ghost live at Surya. Simian Ghost, Suraya, Kings Cross. 10th April. Sebastian...

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I Break Horses [Live]

I Break Horses, Scala. Sunday 1st April The Scala is packed, we can just about see the band as they appear in silhouette.  From Sweden, I Break Horses, are Maria Linden (keyboard and vocals) and...

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2:54 Secret Gig: Review

2:54, Secret Headline gig at the Queen of Hoxton, with History of Apple Pie and Deaf Club. Crammed into the small dimly lit venue at the Queen of Hoxton, we embark on a secret gig into the world of...

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