Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Abyssinians and ChainSka Brassika

The Abyssinians and ChainSka Brassika **** 4/5 Clapham Grand London SW11 The Abyssinians The Jamaican roots reggae band were fronted by what appeared to be a curious mix of 3 lead singers, all  grey bearded, slim elderly gentlemen. Their music was … Continue reading

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Hanging out – Then and now

Hanging Out – Then and Now ***** 5/5 NFT1 at BFI London Southbank London SE1 Wednesday 22nd September 2013   HANGING OUT – then and now is a 50-minute documentary about youth culture in London during the 1950’s, 60’s and now, … Continue reading

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The Rod Stewart Experience

***** 5/5 The Rod Stewart Experience Tropic at Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 Saturday 18th May 2013 Do ya think I’m sexy? …. Helloooo. Don’t all rush at once to answer will you? Don’t worry, I’m not really … Continue reading

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What were the judges doing? Lenny Henry fires broadside at the Baftas

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Lenny Henry bemoaned the absence of Black actors at the BAFTA Television awards of 12th May 2013. The 54-year-old told the Telegraph: “There weren’t any black people at the Baftas; there was no … Continue reading

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Is Masculinity in Crisis?

Is Masculinity in Crisis? Demos, Central London, Thursday 16th May 2013 According to Labour MP and Shadow Health Minister, Diane Abbott MP, the male of the species is in crisis, buckling under the pressure of modern day life and uber … Continue reading

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Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story

Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story *** 3/5 The Charing Cross Theatre London WC2 Tuesday 14th May 2013 Starring Nina Kristofferson The show runs daily 7.30pm at The Charing Cross Theatre, London, until 25th May 2013. Tickets – £12-£35. Tel – … Continue reading

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Mek Mi Laugh and Comedy Untapped 5th May 2013

Mek Mi Laugh and Comedy Untapped – Bank Holiday Stand Up Comedy Special **** 4/5 Harrow Arts Centre Hatch End Middlesex HA5 Sunday 5th May 2013 The early May Bank Holiday witnessed the latest offering from ‘Mek Mi Laugh’ and … Continue reading

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