ART: Joshua Yeldham – Surrender

Fantastical Australian artist, Joshua Yeldham, is my great discovery of 2015. Following on from my finding Emily Carr and her adventures in British Colombia I stumbled upon Josh at Art15,  and who has also inspired me with his wilderness – the Australian landscape, endowing it with graphic intensity and spiritual dreamscapes. Something peaceful yet dramatic and […]

DANCE: Akademi presents Choreogata & Utkarsh – South Asian dance

Akademi presents an evening of new contemporary and classical South Asian Dance commissions at Southbank Centre on Friday 4th September. One half of the evening is classical Indian dance, from the intricate footwork of kathak to the sculpturesque composition of kuchipudi and the other half combines dance techniques including western contemporary dance. The show is […]

THEATRE: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre London

To be or not to be. Well, it might be, and there’s the rub. Benedict Cumberbatch be praised, that rare thing a great actor with a star presence, beautifully lit. Reciting some of the most famous lines in theatre. One fluffed line in 1408 of them. What a stunning preview performance from him. The characters grow in the play, gaining […]

ART: London Project at the new MD Gallery

Okay nothing new in a pop up art gallery in London’s new gallery district Fitzrovia. But this has Magda Danysz, one of the first art gallerists to recognise digital art & video, street art, and Chinese contemporary photography. Successfully spotting the major contemporary arts trends of recent years and street art legends Futura, André and […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Clubbing The Blues in Dublin

Twenty four hours in Dublin over the weekend, for the very first time and Sabine Koch found what everybody knows  – it’s a bustling place where you can have a heck of a good time. I came to see Sea Wall at the Dublin Theatre Festival, but I wanted to spend my time getting to know the music scene as […]

THEATRE REVIEW: Sea Wall with Andrew Scott at Dublin Theatre Festival

Facing the SEA WALL twice….. review by Sabine Koch  I had the good fortune to see Andrew Scott live on stage last year in London for the Simon Stephens play BIRDLAND at the Royal Court Theatre. It was a wonderful experience, one of the best I had in a theatre – ever. So when I […]

Alan Chapman “Polite Paparazzo” in the Frame

Famed photographer Alan Chapman has launched a classy coffee table book called Frame. It’s a who’s who of movie icons, rock stars and those who captured our hearts over the last few decades. Sophia Loren, in an iconic portrait, Jack Nicholson – a hard-edged take on the mask required to face the flash bulbs, wild woman Courtney Love […]

MOVIE: Valentine’s Odd Couples + Gosling Double

Lovers, haters, odd couples, romantics, rebels – there’s something for everyone this Valentine’s season with The Nomad Cinema, a roaming pop-up cinema that gives 100% of profits to The Sustainability Institute, in South Africa. We love movies and this looks great – a good cause and cool settings too. The Valentine’s series at The LookOut, Hyde Park […]

MOVIE: Love Is Strange

Four decades into their relationship, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) can finally marry.  However, their vows are tested shortly afterwards when George loses his job and the couple are forced to live apart.  Separated and suddenly reliant on friends and family, George and Ben must navigate a new world. From writer and director […]

ART REVIEW: From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia

The first UK exhibition dedicated to Emily Carr (1871 – 1945), a pioneer modernist inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast who became one of Canada’s best-loved artists. It is astounding and devastating; leaving the viewer with profound melancholy. The tribes and the trees suffered and she was there to capture the aftermath. […]