The Lorax @The Old Vic, 04/12/2015

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.” Says the Once-ler at the end of Dr. Seuss childrens’ book. The beloved American author has delivered the basis to many heart-warming Hollywood hits and has played a big role in many a child’s life growing up. I first…

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Frank Turner @Alexandra Palace, 26/11/2015

London’s favourite troubadour and songwriter Frank Turner returned to his hometown of choice for the last gig of his UK tour. Turner’s tour kicked off in the US in September just after the release of his latest album Positive Songs For Negative People and a small in-store gig tour just before that. Playing the biggest…

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Lonely The Brave impress at Islington Assembly Hall

English alt-rock band Lonely The Brave rocked Islington Assembly Hall on 24 November. The band released the deluxe edition of their debut album The Day’s War earlier this year and supported Twin Atlantic on their UK tour in May. And that’s just the first half of a massive 2015 for the Cambridge five-piece. Ahead of their 9-date…

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Billy Bragg @Union Chapel, 23/11/2015

Remarkable singer-songwriter Billy Bragg stopped over for two nights at Islington’s magnificent Union Chapel and we headed down on a cold, rainy Monday night to warm our ears with the sounds of Bragg’s guitar. Billy Bragg, in his 30-plus year-long musical career, has always been known for voicing his political views on any given platform,…

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Henry IV @Barbican, 25/11/2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently staging three of Shakespeare’s historic plays at the Barbican Theatre under the King And Country series. Henry V is part of that serious in light of the 600th anniversary of the Battle Of Agincourt. It’s the year 1415 and Henry IV is dead, Henry V must leave his youth…

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Barbarians v Argentina @Twickenham Stadium, 21/11/2015

I admittedly don’t know much about rugby, well, nothing would be more accurate. So this being my second rugby game, I will refrain from making remarks about the actual game proceedings as I don’t think I’m the right person to judge. On the atmosphere however, I can absolutely report. It was a very cold November…

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ENG v FRA @Wembley Stadium, 17/11/2015

England’s 10th and final game of 2015 saw them beat France 2-0 and brought the seventh win of the year for the men’s team. The game was meant to be a friendly, in aid of Breast Cancer Research. After Friday night’s shootings in Paris the game took on whole new meaning. The arc over Wembley…

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Xanadu @Southwark Playhouse, 12/11/2015

Xanadu is a musical currently playing at The Southwark theatre that is based on the 80s cult classic movie with the same name starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Music and lyrics are by Jeff Lynne (ELO) and John Farrar. In short this musical is a parody of the 80s life style in America. The…

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Alabama Shakes bring sound & colour to O2 Academy Brixton

Alabama Shakes finished off the European leg of their tour with two sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton on 18 and 19 November. And what a tour finish it was. The show kicked off with an almost heroine-like entrance by lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard as she picks up her blue guitar and…

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CATS @London Palladium, 3/11/2015

What a beautiful, beautiful musical this is. Based on a poem by T.S. Eliot called Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical presents all different kinds of cat characters who are part of Pellicle Cats tribe. The tribe meets once a year at the Pellicle ball where the oldest and wisest cat, Old Deuteronomy,…

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