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Hardeep Pandhal’s work is designed to inspire unease. The 33-year-old Glasgow-based artist employs animation, video work, embroidery and sculpture to interrogate his identity as a second generation British Asian, often all at once. He bombards the viewer with grotesque,...
Rating: 2.5/5 “Toxic masculinity” has been a hot topic over the last 18 months - but anyone who’s graduated from a British university in the last decade knows the extent it permeates any freshers week - no matter how progressive...
Rating: 5/5 The sitar is an instrument steeped in tradition. Developed as early as the 7th century, its form and playing style has hardly changed since then: 18 to 21 strings, each played in combination to create microtonal variations and...
Rating: 4/5 Small music venues may be on the decline throughout the UK, but on Tuesday night James Gillespie proved why they are still so valuable. A quaint pub off Pentonville Road, The Lexington, has an upstairs geared solely for live...
A cardboard cutout flashes you a wonky smiles as you enter a room stuffed with bananas, bricks and bristly claw-crane hands. This is just part of the riot of colour and creation, nestled in the industrial, gotham-city-grey of Islington’s...
A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market. The Big House, a theatre company and charity based in Mildmay...
A popular espresso bar and restaurant has been forced to prolong its wait for a late night music licence after a council hearing over the issue has been delayed. Shoreditch Grind is looking to be able to play recorded music past...
Saving a few pennies is always a cause for celebration in London. When it comes to comedy or drama however, a common expectation is that what you pay for is what you get. So where does that leave Angel...
Theatre critics are notorious for their sharp wit and acerbic style. Writers such as Michael Billington of The Guardian and Ben Brantley of the New York Times are known for their reluctance to take prisoners.   It takes a brave...
Ahead of Waffle Day this weekend, Islington Now went to discover the best places to have a waffle-off in the heart of Islington. Here are our findings, try them all! [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1c-HvYeDvJn4PZ-AdvbZo_E8MgAY&w=640&h=480]   CrepeAffaire - 51-53 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA CrepeAffaire offers four...