There’s a new nationwide campaign to help small music venues survive

There’s a new nationwide campaign to help small music venues survive

The prospects for our treasured small music venues have never looked quite so grim. Always at risk from rent hikes and aggressive development, music venues face the same threats as all hospitality businesses at the moment, without being able to pivot to delivering their services in other ways. The figures provided by a new initiative … Read more

The best live-streaming concerts and DJ sets

The best live-streaming concerts and DJ sets

With music festivals and venues closed for the foreseeable future, artists are doing what we’ve all been doing—that is, taking to the digital realm and essentially living there for the time being. And lucky for us, they’re putting on some pretty rad shows on a host of streaming services, everything from bedroom-pop gigs (captured in … Read more

6 art exhibitions worth leaving London for

6 art exhibitions worth leaving London for

It’s hard to believe, but there is stuff to do outside of London. And not just stuff like walks in big fields and going to a Harvester, but, like, culture and art and junk. The UK is full of incredible museums and art spaces, all within pretty easy reach of the capital, so here are … Read more

The best new theatre shows opening in London September 2021

The best new theatre shows opening in London September 2021

The best new theatre shows, plays and musicals coming to London this month, as recommended by our critics, plus a round-up of the best previously reviewed transfers moving to the West End or elsewhere. To play further ahead, check out our top shows to see this year. Also check out our latest theatre reviews.  And if you … Read more

Immersive theatre legends Punchdrunk return with ‘The Burnt City’

Immersive theatre legends Punchdrunk return with ‘The Burnt City’

It’s been eight long years since immersive theatre gods Punchdrunk did a show that you could actually get tickets for. Accepting that some lucky souls actually did see 2017’s ‘Kaberoi’ – which was for audiences of two, and seen by fewer than 1,000 people in total – you have to go back to sprawling Hollywood … Read more