Charlotte Johnson and Alice Rigby look at central London’s Christmas lights from its conception in austere post-war Britain, to the clear commercial slant it has today.
Polly Findlay’s production of The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange is a rampantly sexualised farce set in Seventeenth Century London. The play, so scandalised censors that it was not performed for 200 years; William Wycherley rips apart all decent behaviour in the comic romp. Young wits cuckold jealous husbands from start to finish. This Continue Reading
Since the birth of the modern Olympics, Great Britain has played its role consistently in the movement. It has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1896 and is the only team to have won a gold medal in every single Summer Olympics. To add to these laurels, London is now the only city to have Continue Reading
It’s been a golden summer for Team GB’s cyclists. The country collectively cheered when Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes managed a world-record 42.6 seconds in the men’s team sprint. However this talented trio must be glad that they weren’t reliant on Britain’s first two-wheeled vehicles. Londoner Denis Johnson patented his version of Continue Reading