Dazzled by The Dazzle

I really admire Andrew Scott for being such a champion of contemporary theatre. You can only see a certain amount of Shakespeare before craving something fresh. Sabine Koch reviews… Richard Greenberg’s play, The Dazzle, offers that in a real-life story with characters that are funny, irritating and heartbreaking. This is the UK premiere of the […]

THEATRE: By The End Of Us ‘Live Video Game’

By The End Of Us is a ‘Live Video Game’: performed by actors, live-streamed to theatres in real-time. With new player interactions every night, no two productions will ever be the same. It’s a new strand in immersive and digital arts.  The show follows assassin Mia Culper (geddit?) fitted with a camera and microphone  live-streaming a […]

FESTIVAL: ​​Starmus III with Stephen Hawking in Tenerife

Starmus,  a highlight on the calendar of the brightest minds in science and space, will take place from June 27th – 2nd July 2016 in Tenerife under the theme Beyond the Horizon – Tribute to Stephen Hawking. At a launch event in the  Royal Astronomical Society in Piccadilly there was an expectant hush as Prof. Stephen Hawking came into the […]

TRAVEL REVIEW: Onboard P&O Britannia – First Look Inside

We were lucky enough to be one of the first onboard new P&O vessel Britannia, the largest ever British cruise ship.  The stats are awesome – it weighs in at 141,000 tons with capacity for over 3600 passengers, 1398 officers and crew and, at  1,082 ft, it’s longer than The Shard. It’s immense and beautiful. It’s modern luxury cruising with the emphasis […]

TRAVEL REVIEW: Insider’s Take on P&O Britannia

Seriously, I go to a lot of launches. But, wow, this one was the biggie. Alan Greenhalgh reports from the inaugural celebrations of P&O’s largest and newest cruise liner extraordinaire, Britannia. You’ll have seen the coverage over the news, read these pieces here  Inside Look and here’s a review of the actual event. We got sneak peek […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bunny Chow

Simply put it’s tasty food in a bun. A clever pun and great idea taken from the Indian migrant workers who were brought to South Africa to work the sugar cane plantations and had to take their lunch in one go. The African Cornish pasty if you like. A hollowed out loaf is filled with a curry and […]

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 […]

REVIEW: Caterina 55 brings Ligurian cooking to Moorgate

Caterina 55 brings the home-made taste of Italian Ligurian cooking to Moorgate, London. A generations-old cafe from that region has been brought bang up-to-date in a fast food format with some nice touches like beer on tap, pH balanced water for a true Italian coffee and healthy cakes on display under the glass counter. It’s quite a […]

Hakkasan Honours Chinese New Year Wishing Tree Tradition

For this Chinese New Year, Hakkasan, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, is honouring the Chinese wishing tree tradition by offering a family feast and collecting written wishes from diners to hang on the lattice screens in the restaurant.  The wish collection menu runs from Sunday 8th February to Sunday 1st March at £88.88 per head. Hakkasan’s […]

How to do the Berlinale – an insider’s tips

Some advice from a seasoned veteran on “How to do the Berlinale” It’s February in Berlin and that means The Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, known as the Berlinale, and it’s dominating the face of my town writes Sabine Koch, guest contributor. During the 10 days of films, parties, markets you can get a glimpse of the world of […]