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When it comes to ‘everyday’ hair, we make do with our shampoo, conditioner, probably a little serum and maybe a little hairspray. In fact, our little...

Alexandra Burke is not just the star of the show, she is the show. This being the second time I have seen her as Deloris Van Cartier, I can say with certainty,...

Bugsy Malone is a local production for local people starring local children. Having seen it this afternoon in Bristol at the Hippodrome it makes me proud...

Seeing your favourite film on stage, you have high expectations. You want the iconic songs, the dances, the lines and more. It has to be as good if not...

It is magical from the very start. As the lights in the theatre dim, the live orchestra introduces the production by playing a taste of the beautiful musical...

Like most musicals, its set in the wondrous and roaring 1920’s; where the flapper girls want to flower in the big world. It’s a fantastic story that...

If I’m being totally honest with you I wasn’t that fussed on seeing The Curious Incident. My preferred form of escapism is fantasy. But I’m glad...

Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion, Grease is the way we are feeling. Oh yes indeed! It is one of the most iconic musicals and it is back...

We’ve long known that chocolate, particularly dark (with cocoa solids of 70-100%), is extremely good for us. Chocolate is mineral rich and pumped...

The Norwegian Fjords offers to the traveller some of the most isolated and picturesque views in the world. In fact so highly regarded are these sites...

The hugely successful Broadway production is finally making its UK and European premiere. I recall seeing advertisements for this show some 18 months before...

We hope you enjoyed our review of The Ivy’s Shepherd’s pie, a recipe found in London The Cookbook by Cara Frost-Sharratt. As luck would have...

There’s every chance you caught Claire’s review last week on London The Cookbook and it’s likely, as it was with me, that you didn’t...

Lord of the Dance is a classic – or so it should be. To fully explain the phenomenon that is Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, I will take you through...

“From street food stalls to Michelin restaurants, London is a magnet for cooking talent: a place where, no matter the cuisine or the credentials of the...

The Welsh National Opera is back in Bristol with three new operas: Le vin herbé, La Bohème, and Madam Butterfly. La Bohème is one of the best known...

It’s a topic that’s been bandied around before but was actually is backwards or reverse shampooing and is it really as good as they say? What’s...

Let’s be superficial, let’s judge from the outside, let’s worry about looks and ignore what’s on the inside for a moment – let’s talk gift...

Simply fantastic. There are no other words to describe Funny Girl. Watching it was an experience in itself. Seeing people look at each other during intermission,...

Its 1985, the decade (and exact year) that I was born into that The Wedding Singer is set. I have no recollection of the era but from my favourite movies:...

I rarely go elsewhere but on Twitter and right here to share books I am passionate about. And I am careful with praise, because most readers have such...

I have never seen a stage show about a band despite there being many available. However, having seen Sunny Afternoon, I have no doubt that it ranks as...

Big Little Lies – the mini series is out on HBO. It is based on my favourite book by Liane Moriarty. Apparently Reese Witherspoon agrees, because she...

When it comes to holiday shopping it is all about the research; finding the best price, the best excursions, the best ways to travel. Here’s our...