The Glade at Sketch

 Sketch is not somewhere that would usually be on my radar. I’ve probably written before about my fear of places full of the thin and beautiful – m...

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Party Through the Panic

It feels like we’re treading water in the riptide of History. It’s dizzying, disorienting and subtly ethereal. Where are the Archivists? Are we rel...

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The Talking Points for BFI Flare

As a city with a thriving gay community, London has gestated a long-standing reputation for queer cinema. And, in this regard, BFI Flare is the unr...

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Sarap at the Sun & 13 Cantons

Unofficial rules of culinary London, no. 117: any pop-up at the Sun & 13 Cantons is going to be a cracker. Actually, I have no idea if that’s t...

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Le Garrick: A piece of France that’s been plucked out and placed in Covent Garden

There are two types of people in London. Those that know and love Le Garrick, and those that haven’t been yet. Yeah, fair point, and no, I haven’t ...

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Culture To Ease Your Stress

Stress occupies a spectral position in the life of a freelancer. It waits in the wings and heckles you when the realities of juggling multiple jobs...

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Recipe: Berber Frittata

Cook and travel writer John Gregory-Smith is the author of several excellent books. This recipe – delicious warm or cold – is a great one to get yo...

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Today’s Gems of South London’s Modern Art Scene

I’m always the first to admit to my lack of knowledge of the contemporary art world. It’s been my most glaring cultural shortcoming for as long as ...

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We don’t like Kricket, We love it

About four years ago, I was tipped off to the joys of Kricket, an Indian restaurant run by Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell in a shipping container at ...

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Unfashionably Great

Welcome back to the culture clinic, Freelancers! Now that it’s March, what do we have to show for the month gone? Sweaty underarms and upper lips? ...

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Donnelly’s may not be revolutionary but it’s well worth a visit

He likes a pop-up, does James Donnelly. Billing Donnelly’s as a “moveable” restaurant, the chef has proved his point with stints ...

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THE 69th BERLINALE: RED EYES, DUDS AND SOUVENIRS

There’s something about a country foreign to your own which epitomises the said idea of ‘foreignness’ more-so than language barriers, culinary spec...

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With fine Franglaise cooking and an award winning wine list, Noble Rot certainly lives up to the hype

It took me a long time to get to Noble Rot. That’s partly because of the location – it’s tucked a short walk off of my semi-frequent beaten track a...

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Schmalentines

Dearly beloved, How are things? Did you manage to follow-up on any of last fortnight’s suggestions? I know you’re busy – a freelancer’s work ...

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£50 for a four course Michelin Starred lunch, did I hear you say?

One of the joys of writing this column is the excuse it gives to revisit a few places. London’s great for new openings but it’s also dotted with ne...

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From Blockbuster to Blockbusters: The Meteoric rise of Netflix

From its humble beginning as the Blockbuster of the internet, to redefining web-based video distribution, to a swathe of Academy Award nominations ...

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Let’s go get some pizza!

It is, apparently, National Pizza Day on February 9th – like any of us needed an excuse for another slice. Still, it is a good excuse to take a ste...

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Poetry, Psychotherapy & Politics

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting — over and...

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Be enveloped in the creative, Indian delights at Farzi Café

When is Indian food not Indian food? As I recently discovered for Foodism Magazine, the definition of Indian Food – or, yes, indeed, as they call i...

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The 91st Academy Awards: How Hollywood Choked

It’s more than a year on from Time’s Up and the #MeToo campaign. There are no female directors nominated for Best Director at the 91st Academy Awar...

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