“THREADS” – MONOLOGUES BY JEAN COCTEAU

“THREADS” – MONOLOGUES BY JEAN COCTEAU – A CHANCE TO GET FAMILIAR WITH A VERY UNUSUAL GROUND FLOOR VENUE IN VAUXHALL PLEASURE GARDENS LONDON. Who would imagine when going to a park area that they would find a formerly abandoned huge now restored  Victorian public house, tenderly refurbished with vast character,  complete with two resident…

Homeless Ashes

“Homeless Ashes” – a delight of a drama on the silver screen concerning one man’s socially interactive struggle with domestic disputes and life on the street.§ Marc Zammit was not only behind the fundraising and directing of this film, he is also the enchanting star player in this gripping drama.  One might think that a…

27th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

18-29 September 2019 www.raindance.org/festival   The Raindance Film Festival returns to London 18-29 September for its 27th edition. Against a backdrop of divisive politics and global turmoil, Raindance uses the medium of cinema to amplify the voice of indie filmmakers with compelling stories to tell. Whether it’s honest narratives from trans people, exposing environmental crimes,…

“Wake-up Moment” as YouTube drops Paywall for shows

YouTube is abandoning its plan to lure more paying subscribers and stepping back from the Netflix-led ware on streaming. Google-owned platform is reverting back its original programming free to watch on its website. YouTube is focusing on its ad-supported model, rather than chasing content providers such as Amazon and Netflix as Apple and Disney are…

The Passion of the Playboy Riots, by Neil Weatherall

The Passion of the Playboy Riots, by Neil Weatherall Review by Rick Alancroft   The play’s title is drawn from, The Playboy of the Western World by fellow Abbey director, J.M. Synge which in 1904 caused riots in the audience. The Passion of the Playboy Riots, is play that takes us on a whistle stop…

EMI laid bare in all its hubris and glory

  For decades record companies used people’s desire for a tune as licence to print money were facing catastrophe. In April the IFPI – the global body of the recording industry –released its latest annual Global Music Report. For the consecutive year, revenues were up to total of $19.1bn from a low of $14.3bn in…

Irish Play : Her Ladyship

REVIEW OF HER LADYSHIP BY JOHN DUNNE – The Irish Club Camden 25-27 February and special showing at 2pm on 16th March for The Pensioners’ Club 2018 – same venue – free show with lunch beforehand – all contributions welcome. Life on the edge – but not as most of us know it. Her Ladyship…