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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

Sheffield's annual film festival

Filmby Ian Sinclair Touted as one of the top three documentary festivals in the world, Sheffield Doc/Fest provides a golden opportunity for documentary producers to sell their wares to the cinema and TV markets.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

Samaris

Musicby Peter Lindley Samaris Servant Jazz Quarters, London N16
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

The Bug + dBridge + Mad Professor + Mala

Musicby Will Stone The Bug + dBridge + Mad Professor + Mala Koko, London NW1
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Peter Green

AlbumThe Very Best Of Peter Green Splinter Group (Madfish)by Michal Boncza As Peter Green was conquering depression and mental illness in the mid-'90s he candidly confessed: "I'm not afraid anymore. Music doesn't scare me the way it used to…" The Splinter Group's body of work provides eloquent supporting evidence of…
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Femi Kuti

AlbumNo Place For My Dream (Wrasse)by Will Stone The latest album from eldest son of Afro-beat founder Fela is a bleak ode to world poverty and though Femi's music is anything but bleak, its content shines a mirror on today's sorry state of affairs.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Scanners

AlbumLove is Symmetry (Dim Mak Records)by Will Porter Ten years since the Scanners started their stuttering journey through the world of independent labels and grotty venues, they feel like a band enjoying the benefits of foreign success.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

A Mad World My Masters

TheatreThe Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avonby Gordon Parsons With characters named Mr and Mrs Littledick, Mr Penitent Brothel and Sir Bounteous Peersucker there is no excuse for audiences to expect anything other than what they get from this production.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Manchester Sound: The Massacre

TheatreThe Library Theatre, Manchesterby Paul Foley A theatre show linking the Peterloo Massacre with the 1980s rave scene
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Jabula

Chris SearleThunder And Happiness: The Complete Albums (Retro)Chris Searle on JAZZ Between anti-apartheid activism, demonstrations and educational work during the '70s, there was also the generation of powerful South African musicians-in-exile, alive and grooving in Britain, adding their defiant sounds to the protest and affirmation.
Non-FictionBy Paul G Harris (Polity, £15.99)by John Moore The extreme adverse effects of climate change, once predicted to occur late this century, are now approaching much sooner and in this book Paul Harris outlines the reasons why governments are failing to take effective action in averting catastrophe.
Non-Fictionby Nicholas Shaxson and John Christensen (ebook, £1.99)by Rory Mackinnon Fans of Nicholas Shaxson's 2011 bestseller Treasure Islands may be miffed by the lack of a sweeping historical narrative in this book, which he's co-authored with John Christensen.
Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

Thatcher And Thatcherism

Non-Fictionby Eric J Evans (Routledge, £18.99)by John Green Thatcher And Thatcherism is a book which tellingly details the grim actions of a politician consumed with class hatred
Filmby Mike Quille Film has a tremendous emotional and intellectual power to move hearts and minds.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00

Jeffrey Lewis + Peter Stampfel

Musicby Susan Darlington Brudenell Social Club, Leeds/Touring
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00

The Birthday Party

Theatreby Paul Foley Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Man Of Steel (12A)

Filmby Jeff Sawtell Directed By Zack Snyder
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Summer In February (15)

Filmby Maria Duarte Directed by Christopher Menaul
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Admission (12A)

Filmby Maria Duarte Directed by Paul Weitz
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Stuck In Love (15)

Filmby Maria Duarte Directed by Josh Boone
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Paradise Love (18)

Filmby Rita Di Santo Directed by Ulrich Seidl
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

Filmby Maria Duarte Directed by Joss Whedon
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

A box of diverse delights

Chris Searleby Chris Searle George Lewis The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note (BXS 1022)
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Dances Of Death

Theatreby Ciaran Bermingham Dances Of Death Gate Theatre, London W11
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Wagner Dream

Operaby Edwin Savage Wagner Dream Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Non-Fictionby Yvonne Lysandrou Antigone Interrupted by Bonnie Honig (Cambridge University Press, £18.99)
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Matthew Spence - Wash

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Come As You Are

Filmby Will Stone Disability is rarely touched on in cinema and when it is, it's often portrayed with patronising sentimentality.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Beautiful Thing

Theatre Beautiful Thing West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds/Touring
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Eye-popping acts of terror and trauma

Fictionby Paul Simon Gimme Shelter by Robb Gittins (Y Lolfa, £8.95)
Well Versedby Jody Porter

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