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80% #OutOf100 – Sleeping Beauty Pantomime @ Hackney Empire

Traditional pantomimes are unique opportunities in the theatrical canon; whereas most theatrical performances demand generational segregation, pantomimes allow all members of the family to share the same performance – albeit with slightly different expectations and experiences. The adults get to enjoy a night of double entendre, timely social commentary, and ironic gender bending, while the children can enjoy the rest. Modern English pantomime tropes are clear, considered, and seemingly cast-iron – take a fairy tale, add a few songs, some topical, sometimes risqué – humour, a cross-dressing mother-figure, some very specific audience participation, a feel-good ending and Bob’s your...

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90% #OutOf100 – Infectious British Comedy, The Weekend Movie!

Brand new British Comedy produced by actor, comedian, screenplay writer & CEO of The Colour Network Kojo Anim hits the big screens today with The Weekend. With Kojo at the helm and starring the hilarious Mandem On The Wall trio, Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kaate as the lead roles, The Weekend was always destined for comedy gold. The story follows three regular and not the most popular young boys from Hackney who strike massive luck when they come across an abandoned lump sum of money. Eager to impress the guys and girls of ‘their ends’, of course they splash the cash!...

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89% #OutOf100 – Wretch 32 Wows “Growing Over Life” Concert at O2 Forum Kentish Town

At a time when (for want of a better word) “Urban” music is visibly on the ascent again; when arguably the best lyricist in the UK announces a London date you expect it to be a sold out affair. Albeit left to the last minute with tickets finally selling out the morning of; the scene awash with fellow artists, industry types and revellers alike, seemed to turn out in force; packing out O2 Forum Kentish Town to the brim. The scene is set something proper. A full live band set up on varying levels on stage, and DJ Chuckie...

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British R&B Duo Dora Martin Back With Their Long Awaited Ep Him, Her, Them

Three years after releasing their seminal debut EP Coalition which birthed breakthrough singles such as Skyline and Soldier, London-bred alternative R&B duo Dora Martin are back, and are proud to announce their long-awaited and highly anticipated sophomore EP, Him, Her, Them. The first offering from the forthcoming EP is lead single, Another Life and its accompanying music video. Written by Dora Martin, and produced by SOS (Sons of Sonix). Another Life and the EP has received support so far from BBC Radio 1Xtra where the single premiered on DJ Ace’s show, MTV’s The Wrap Up, Revolt, DaVibe in France...

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