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A Level Playing Field: Jermyn Street Theatre

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  Education hey. What a minefield. How do you institutionally nurture the innate talent that lies within millions of juvenile pupils so that when it comes to facing the big wide world we are all on a level playing field? It is a question that perplexed Tony Blair along with countless numbers of statesmen that preceded him, and one that Jonathan Lewis looks to explore in a series of plays under the borrowed mantra, ‘education, education, education.’...

Introducing: Hot Under Collar

By Julia Prigmore (@JuliaPrigmore) Albeit fresh on the music scene and therefore with a slightly limited back catalogue, a skillful fusion of soul, rock, funk and hip-hop gives North London newcomers Hot Under Collar an already accomplished and distinctive sound that’s caught our attention. Having formed in 2012, the aspiring quartet are united by a mutual love of music and performing, and after a number of triumphant gigs; they’ve already conquered some of London’s most popular venues such as Camden’s...

Review of Debtonator by Andrew McNally, published by Elliot & Thompson

By Rob Foster Concerns about inequality have become a key theme in public discourse in the years following the economic recession, from the Occupy movement’s narrative of the 1% versus the rest, to “rockstar economist” Thomas Piketty’s “Capital” capturing the attention (positive and negative) of the political classes in 2014. Even the recent leaders’ debate made passing mention of the growing divide between the rich and the rest, although the focus on apprenticeships and the property ladder as means of...

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns for Third Year

Dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) will return to the UK on Saturday 11 July, 2015 for its third year. Early line-up announcements include the critically acclaimed Art Department, the electro-hip hop  fusing Carnage, Markus Schulz, Visionquest and Jamie Jones. Showing his masterful skills behind the decks, BBC Radio 1’s very own Friction will be mesmerizing Headliners on four decks with unreleased cuts. This festival lineup wouldn’t be complete without drum & bass kingpins Pendulum (DJ set) with Verse. Raw and controversial, with momentous killer beats, they are not to...

David Cameron Raps for Votes

By Grant Bailey, Music Editor @TLE_entertain As David Cameron tries to rebrand the Nasty Party as Party of Working People with a political manifesto harking back to Thatcher's archetypal Right To Buy Scheme, visual artist and DJ Eclectic Method makes another satirical rap that hopefully will go more viral than the man tipped to win the next election. We asked Eclectic Method (aka London-born globe-trotting Jonny Wilson) WHY ? TLE: Hi Eclectic Method, how are you? EM: OK ... considering...

Blush of Dogs: Tabard Theatre

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  A warm Wednesday evening in Chiswick, the beer garden that sits below the quaint Tabard Theatre is full with punters enjoying the first of the warm spring evenings. Tonight’s show, a Blush of Dogs, is billed as a play about conflicting freedoms and the desire to break repressive cycles, inspired by contemporary life and adapted from Atreus and Thyestes, a Greek the myth about brotherly rivalry and power. This abridged modernization immediately...

Record Review: Rebel Kites – The Witnessing

By Emma Silverthorn (@HouseOf_Gazelle) An expedient spring debut for a band headed by self-proclaimed nature kid Alex Story, The Rebel Kites debut EP, ‘The Witnessing’, is an appropriately vernal and pagan diorama of sound. Despite, or perhaps because of, their very urban base in Hackney Wick, (absence makes the heart grown fonder, etc.), the soundscape here is one that takes the listener to a place that if not exactly green and pleasant, is certainly of the earth. Indeed a portion...

Event: A Performance of Terry Riley’s IN C

In celebration of Terry Riley’s 80th Birthday, Lost Property presents a performance of his masterwork IN C, along with lesser known Riley pieces and new compositions inspired by him.   In C – Adam Bushel will lead a 25 piece ensemble to perform this minimalist classic. Written in 1964, it has been performed by ensembles as diverse as The Shanghai Film Orchestra and Acid Mothers Temple. The piece comprises 53 score fragments for an unspecified amount of players – as riffs and motifs overlap...

Feature: Le Guess Who? Festival

By Daniel Mackenzie (@EkcaLiena)   The recent drama surrounding Glastonbury's decision to book childish bigot Kanye West as a festival headliner was pretty funny, wasn't it? I personally couldn't give a shit about it. Partly because anything Kanye does is so off my radar it might as well not exist; partly because Glastonbury, and its loyal followers, should probably let go of the rock festival heritage and accept what it has become: a huge, international event that is geared towards...

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