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01 XCLUSIVEON 005 Agenda> NewsOn 007 Live> Nugen 009 FashOn> Wedding 011 Issue> 5 Ways 013 Interview> APRE 015 Report> Fairtrade 017 Xclusive> Katy Perry 02 WHATSON 019 Action> Things To Do 020 Arts> Performance 023 Books> Culture 025 Events> Festivals 027 Film> TV 029 Gigs> Clubs 031 Music> Releases 033 Sports> Games 03 GUIDEON 037 Best Picks> Briefing 053 Classified> Business ELLA MAI 063 SceneOn> Reviews Ella Mai is bringing old-school soul back into the mainstream. Despite being only 065 Take10> Report 25-years-old she has already racked up multiple Grammy nods, with her hit ‘Boo’d 066 WinOn> PlayOn Up’ winning Best R&B song two years ago while she was also in the running for Best R&B Album this year for her self-titled debut. Ads> T +44(0)121 655 1122 firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial> email@example.com About> WhatsOn: Progressive global local guide. Values> Diversity, Equality, Participation, Solidarity. Team WhatsOn> Managing Director Sam Alim Creative Director Setsu Adachi Assistant Editor Judith Hawkins Editorial Assistants Puza Snigdha, Dipto Paul Interns George Biggs Books Editor Naomi Round Clubs Editor Nicole Lowe Film Editor Mark Goddard Music Editor Gary Trueman TV Mar Martínez Graphic Designer Promod Chakma, Rashed Hassan UX Designer Suvro Khan IT & Web Fazleh Rabbee, Laila Arzuman Communications Director Michael Cunningham Team Managers Samuel Barnett, Pam Dhami, Lalita Kaur, Baljiit Shoker Media Managers James Kent, Vince Gifoli, Colin McIlwaine, Surinder Jahku, Forhad Nizam, Nazrana Moon Media Execs Azim Dewan, Riaz, Emam Rocky Reporters: Africa Alberto Juliano Americas Drew Getty China Xia Wang India Pratyusha Mukherjee Tokyo Photographer Kenshi Nawashiro Cover Katy Perry Accountant Shanji Jin, Ash BD Manager Tilova Priyanka Circulation Manager DJ Sam Head Office 13A Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EN UK Offices Dhaka, London, New York, Tokyo ©WhatsOn 2020 REGISTERED in UK ISSN 1356-9023, VAT no 160256041 Like us> whatsonuk whatsonuk Follow us> @WhatsOn_UK _whatson
AGENDA Newson If it's on, it's in: Colin Mcllwaine and Sam Alim reports on what's trending. For .guide more scoops & frolics check out whatson.guide 5 1 Hello whatsOn WELCOME to the first ever WhatsOn UK Ireland Guide! Inside, you will find a comprehensive introduction to both my native Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Things to see, places to stay, eating and drinking establishments, leisure activities and other aspects of life in both parts of the island. Oh and of course, very important-how to get there. Enjoy reading and here's hoping that a trip to the Emerald Isle might be on the cards for you. 2 Focus FAIRTRADE fortnight returns to celebrate all things Fairtrade, inviting people to take a simple step, like swapping your tea to Fairtrade, or a bigger one, like asking everyone in your office to do the same. If you do, you’ll be joining thousands of others from Bangladesh & beyond. Make it as daring, funny or messy as you like. Just remember, every step counts for millions of farmers, workers & their communities in BUY Ethically developing countries who urgently need a better deal 3 Infomania Avoid the plague and why not turn the centre pages of WhatsOn into an anti-virus mask. 1 Pullout the centre pages. 2 Fold pages into a fan. 3 Put rubber bands at each end. 4 Walk around with Mag-mask. 5 Follow this easy recommendation, in case the zombies take over. PROTECT Yourself 4 Lookalike PUTIN has appointed a new cabinet with remarkable similarity of his own image. The Russian president is power crazed, and intolerant of any dissent. Russia is becoming increasingly authoritarian for the benefit of the oligarchs & powerful - and Putin gave the illusion that he would end the corruption. Putin will fail unless he sets his people free and boldy turns Russia into a PUTIN"S Double participatory democracy! 5 Soundbytes THE paradox of our times that McDonald’s doesn’t make money from selling burgers & fizzy drinks, it does so from buying and leasing. Coca-Cola doesn’t earn its profit bottling and selling Coke, but by selling the right to make it to others. Apple doesn’t make a single phone itself; it just designs them. Airlines don't own their planes; they lease them. It seems, everything is just built on MCMONEY Makers thin air! 6 Upfront FINALLY plant a tree and fix climate change! Trees are fantastic carbon capture machines on the planet. They lock carbon up and release oxygen, which is essential for a healthy body & mind. Trees also lower temperatures, increase rainfall, filter pollution and create habitats. It's a cheap, safe & simple way to save our planet! PLANT Trees Q What happened when the wheel was invented? A It caused a revolution.
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LIVE Dispatches Make way for the new generation of talent. The rising stars shaping .guide our world, with Alice Hudson. More at youtube/whatsonuk 7 whatsOn Brand New Friend Celeste Smoke Fairies Brand New Friend are an indie-pop Rising British-Jamaican star, Smoke Fairies, made up of Jessica five-piece from Northern Ireland. Celeste, has recently been crowned Davies and Katherine Blamire, are Following their debut album 2020’s BRIT’s Rising Star, as well releasing new album ‘Darkness ‘Seatbelts For Aeroplanes’ they as winning the BBC Sound of 2020 Brings The Wonders Home’. Inspired are returning with an exciting new Poll. Heading on a tour of the UK by real and imagined mysteries, single inspired by ‘indie veteran’ and Europe. Celeste is entirely their album was the product of Lloyd Cole. A tour, having previously self-taught, earning critical acclaim a month-long creative session in supported acts such as Snow for her original compositions, Seattle. The album is available for Patrol, and impressed at major including her breakout EP ‘Lately’. pre-order, and tickets for their UK festivals. Familiar, yet exciting, their She has performed at Glastonbury album tour are on sale now. Smoke 7-track EP, ‘A Cure For Living’, will and isn’t set to slow down anytime Fairies’ podcast, Smoke Signals, is be released in February 2020. soon. Her new single ‘Stop This currently the #1 music commentary > @brandnewfriendz Flame’ is out now. podcast on Apple Music. > @celeste > @smokefairies Ncuti Gatwa Park So-dam Ifte Borno Scottish-Rwandan actor Ncuti Park So-dam is a South Korean Ifte Borno started his musical Gatwa has risen to fame with his actress who began her career journey with folk songs and now portrayal of Eric Effiong in Netflix’s whilst at Korea National University. also sings rock. He has appeared ‘Sex Education’. After graduating She became prolific within Korean on stage, TV and radio throughout from the Royal Conservatoire of independent cinema, before Bangladesh since childhood. He is Scotland he moved to London breaking into the mainstream in a member of rock band ThikanaHin, and despite finding work at the 2015 with films like ‘The Silenced’. who regularly perform concerts and Globe, admitted he struggled with Her role in Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ on the radio. Their song, ‘Desh’, homelessness, being kept afloat by has garnered her worldwide fame. gained a lot popularity during the the ‘good-will’ of his friends. Gatwa The Oscar winning film has broken Bangladesh student protests. Ifte is now an ambassador for youth box office records & become can play khomok, guitar, dotara homelessness charity, Centrepoint. Korea’s biggest international hit. plus other folk instruments. > @NcutiGatwa > @sodam_park_0908 > @BornoIfte IF YOU would like to appear on WhatsOn Live, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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REPORT 5 Ways whatsOn To Make 11 Report Your Meals Healthier You don’t have to cut out your favourite foods to start living a healthier lifestyle. 1 PORTION CONTROL: The easiest way to make a difference to your diet, is by 2 LESS OIL: Cutting down on oil will reduce your fat intake immensely. In simply cutting down on your portions, fact, most oils contain 100 calories Sometimes just making a few little so if you like your second helping, cut per tablespoon! So avoid these added changes to your mealtime eating that out completely. Instead of piling calories and buy yourself a non-stick habits can make a big difference too! your plate high at supper time, put half frying pan, or a non-stick spray instead So before you ditch the carbs for a the amount of food on your plate - it of using olive oil and sunflower oil. You plateful of greens or throw out your may be tough at first but your body will can even steam or par-boil vegetables meat and declare yourself vegan, adapt to it and before you know it, half before you make a stir-fry - there is here are five ways you can start to a plateful will be just as filling. always an alternative to oil. make your meals healthier. 3GET GRILLING: We all love a good fry-up once in a while, and that’s 4 ADD WATER: If you don’t already, replace any liquids you have alongside your meals 5 CARB SUBSTITUTIONS: It is true that carbs are the biggest culprit fine. But if you indulge in this simple with a bottle/glass of water. It seems so when trying to live healthier, get fitter pleasure a little too often then trade in simple but the temptation to have a glass or lose weight. But do not turn your the frying pan with a good old grill - a of orange juice for breakfast or a glass of back on them completely because much healthier way of cooking your wine for dinner is a strong one. Opting they provide us with the energy meat. Just pop your sausages and for the calorie-free and super healthy we need to get through the day. bacon under the grill and boil, rather choice of water will not only keep you full Instead, toss out you potatoes for than fry, some eggs. This is also true for longer but it will make your meal a lot some healthier sweet potatoes - or for chicken and steak, and any other more satisfying. opt for brown rice instead of white meat you may consume - grilling is and whole-wheat pasta instead of always better than frying. enriched. These small substitutions won’t taste any different (in fact, they might taste better).
XCLUSIVE .guide 13 whatsOn DYNAMIC Duo HAPPILY EVER APRE Indie-pop duo APRE are at the top of their musical game, and now top of the bill, embarking this month on their first headline tour. They spoke exclusively to Caroline Fairclough. S ince piercing public A well-oiled writing machine, the APRE is a gift that keeps on giving. consciousness with their duo boasts a catalogue of almost Their latest single, an irresistible evocative alt-bop ‘All Yours’, ninety ‘as-yet-unreleased’ songs. romp entitled ‘Your Heart’s Like a trail-blazing two-piece APRE has ‘We’re lucky that both of us play Jungle’, combines intuitive melody shown no signs of slowing down, guitar, drums, piano, bass and keys lines with an infectious, pounding with both a Glastonbury set and so we can flip between’, explains beat and lovelorn lyricism. ‘I don’t headline tour under their collective Jules. ‘If one of us doesn’t have know where it came from’, says belt. As polished purveyors of inspiration then the other one does Charlie, ‘it literally just fell out of the alternative pop, members Charlie - we just build it up from there’. sky. I never wrote the words down, Brown and Jules Konieczny favour Combining heady synths especially for the chorus - they just an instinctive, organic approach to and anthemic hooks with came out’ Jules adds: ‘We wanted songwriting. socially-conscious storytelling, a song that really digs in and was As Charlie exclusively told APRE’s songs are both musically almost a bit drum and bass". WhatsOn: ‘I think it should be a and thematically compelling. It’s no Citing influences as disparate relatively quick process. If it takes secret that Charlie and Jules share as Tears For Fears and Bombay a fascination with Bicycle Club, Charlie and Jules “In some ways being impatient is the passage of proudly refer to their music as being good - it makes you move on” time; much of the ‘wonky’. By allowing old and new to band’s oeuvre coexist, APRE crafts a unique sonic meditates on landscape which outright refuses to ideas of change confine itself to any one genre. more than an hour to get some kind and transformation. ‘We felt like Charlie summarises: ‘We’re not of idea going then it’s probably not we’d been on such a journey trying to be anything. We want a very good one. I think in some through life’, Charlie says. ‘A lot of people to feel like they don’t have ways being impatient is quite good, the songs are talking about that. to try and be someone.’ ‘cause it just makes you move on to The way life moves, and moves the next stage. I think you have to with us, through all these things For more on APRE and their have ten terrible ideas to have one we’ve done’. tour go to whatson.guide idea that actually works’. Certainly, the evolving sound of
REPORT FAIRTRADE FLOWERS .guide 15 Valentine’s and Mother’s Day are the busiest times for the whatsOn UK’s £1.4 billion flower business. Anna Barker of Fairtrade Foundation reveals their origins aren’t always beautiful. T he majority - 94% - of the good wages and dignified working income. The four year initiative will flowers sold in the UK come conditions. Through Fairtrade benefit more than 11,000 flower from Africa and the Middle Africa, she received a one-year farm workers, in a region where East, where many communities rely bursary to study for a Diploma in 85% of the workers are women. It on the trade for work but can be Information Technology (IT) helping is funded by the Finnish Ministry mistreated, experience poor health Esther to provide a higher standard of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish and safety and little in return for of living for her children. Post Code Lottery and Aldi UK, hard labour. When she finished her IT course, which sources Fairtrade roses from Fairtrade means the people she applied for a job as a recorder, Ethiopia for its supermarkets. who grow, harvest, pack and care for your flowers get a better deal. The iconic FAIRTRADE Mark represents industry-leading social and environmental standards. The charity is committed to increasing wages and championing decent working conditions to protect people working on flower farms. So if you’ve not considered choosing Fairtrade, now is the ideal time to share the love even further among the people behind your bunch as well as your loved ones. FARM Workers Around the world sales of 834 million Fairtrade flowers have raised €6.8 million for extra investment and is now able to pay school fees Fairtrade flowers are available to that flower farm workers often for her two daughters. Her children buy on UK high streets and online use for social projects, such as attend a local school built by Bigot via Moonpig and Arena flowers. Flowers through the In January Lidl became the latest “When you empower a Fairtrade Premium, retailer to launch a range, whilst which has already Co-op was the first to sell 100% woman, you empower a whole benefitted from Fairtrade roses and Sainsbury’s, community” investment created by sales of Fairtrade M&S, Aldi, Morrison’s and Asda all stock Fairtrade. decent housing, healthcare and flowers, and now they are set on a Fairtrade Fortnight runs from education for their communities, path to fulfil their own dreams. Monday 24 February - Sunday and also training opportunities to Esther says: 'When you empower 8 March and is campaigning for support the workers themselves to a woman, you empower a whole equality for the women behind our progress. community.' For this reason in 2019 products with the message: She Esther Juma is a single mother Fairtrade launched an innovative Deserves Fairtrade. of two, from Nakuru in Kenya. She new programme, the Women’s started working at Bigot Flowers School of Leadership (WSOL) to FIND out more about the as a general worker. She is one of give flower farm workers in Ethiopia Fairtrade and how you can help at whatson.guide 57,900 people working on Fairtrade the opportunity to understand their flower farms around the world who rights and gain practical business is enjoying the benefits of relatively skills to help them earn additional
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XCLUSIVE PERFECT PERRY .guide 17 Romance is in the air, especially for Katy Perry and whatsOn Orlando Bloom. The famous pair are due to get married this Spring, after getting engaged last Valentine’s Day. I f anyone was in any doubt Obama), and the engagement was has been challenging stereotypes at how loved up Perry was announced through Instagram, of what a popstar should be. Her feeling, it was on display in her we’re sure photos will be all over career then continued to erupt with unexpected festive release ‘Cozy social media as soon as the big day consistent hit after hit, bringing out Little Christmas’, in which she sings takes place. the iconic ‘Teenage Dream’ album, the lyric, ‘Our love is something The latest update came when followed by ‘Prism’ before the priceless’. This is certainly a Perry appeared on top US chat drastic change of tone that was world away from ‘Wide Awake’, show Jimmy Kimmel Live this ‘Witness’. the revealing record she wrote in month and told the host that With this latter album she the aftermath of the break-up of she was determined to buck the allowed herself to step in the her first marriage to Russell Brand, unflattering ‘Bridezilla’ stereotype. political sphere, admitting that the where she belted out the words She said: “You know what, it’s first single ‘Chained to the Rhythm’, ‘You made it so sweet, Till I woke so funny, I’m actually like a, not a on which she collaborated with up on, On the concrete.’ Bridezilla, I call myself a Bridechilla. Max Martin and Sia, was written a While the exact details of the I’m like, I’m kinda chill but I am week after Donald Trump won the one of those girls US presidential election. “I’m not a Bridezilla, I call where I got engaged February 14th and Perry made clear that she was supporter of Trump’s rival Hillary myself a Bridechilla” then I booked the Clinton, including appearing place February on stage with the Democratic 19th. I took it very presidential nominee draped in a Perry-Bloom wedding are a closely seriously!’ ‘I’m with Madam President’ cape. guarded secret, given that Perry is Ever since she broke onto the Perhaps most memorably, both the second most followed person music scene with her number one Perry and Bloom transformed on Twitter (second only to Barack hit ‘I Kissed A Girl’ in 2008 Perry themselves as Hillary and Bill for Halloween, complete with prosthetics, wigs, and their own Secret Service detail. After the election, Perry was presented with a UNICEF Humanitarian Award by Hillary Clinton, who in her speech said of the popstar: “I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face, and pulling people together to solve them. We need champions like Katy now more than ever. Her passion, her energy, and, yes, her voice -- louder than a lion!” FOR the latest updates on Katy Perry, go to whatson.guide LOVED Up
ACTION Next Season Now! 2020 .guide 19 WhatsOn Listings covers the best from the cultural scene. For more amazing things to do & daily updates> whatson.guide/events whatsOn ART EVENT EVENT FESTIVAL Power of Dance with Trinity Extinction Underground What Career Live? & What Coachella Laban 22 Feb University Live? 10 – 19 Apr 18 – 21 Feb An interactive and immersive 28 – 29 Feb One of the biggest musical A collaboration between late night playground An essential event for celebrations in the world, music, dance and art. Trinity b e n e a t h t h e s t re e t s o f students aged 15-19 to start this festival has to be on Laban Conservatoire of London in response to their next steps for when any music fan's bucket list. Music and Dance is the UK’s the climate and ecological they finish school. Visitors Having already hosted on only conservatoire of music emergency. An array of can meet with over 100 of its main stage the likes of and contemporary dance, artists, performers, radicals the UK’s top companies and Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Prince, and is excited to deliver a 4th and headlining music acts universities to compare their Radiohead, over its two year of programming at Tate will come together with vital opportunities side-by-side. decade-long history, this Exchange. Music and dance acts of co-creation, artistic There will be interactive year’s headliners are Rage students will come together expression, connection to activities, over 40 free advice Against The Machine, Travis to explore the theme of the planet & one another. talks, and skills workshops. Scott and Frank Ocean. power in performing arts. > The Vaults, Leake > The NEC, Birmingham > Empire Polo Club, Indio, > Tate Modern, Bankside, Street, Waterloo, London thenec.co.uk Colorado Desert, California, London tate.org.uk vaultfestival.com USA coachella.com GIG SPORT THEATRE Jax Jones Gymnastics World Cup My Brilliant Friend 12 Mar 28 Mar Until 22 Feb International hitmaker Jax Olympic year is here and the Gymnastics World Cup is bigger Based on the celebrated Jones is off on tour this than ever before! In this major global event, watch as top novels by Elena Ferrante March. The Ivor Novello, international gymnasts from all over the world battle it out for - published in over 50 Grammy & two-time BRIT a spot at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. As the only Olympic countries - My Brilliant Award nominated producer, qualification event in Britain & with more gymnasts than ever Friend is an epic story of DJ & multi-instrumentalist, before taking part, this is a must for all gymnastics love, violence, ambition is known for his hit & Olympic Games fans. and self-destruction. First collaborations with the likes > Arena Birmingham, King Edwards meeting on the dangerous of Demi Lovato, Stefflon Don, Rd, Birmingham arenabham.co.uk streets of post-war Naples, Mabel, Years & Years, Martin friends Lila and Lenu Solveig & Jess Glynne. He experience turbulent social has recently released his and political change. debut album ‘Snacks’. > National Theatre, Upper > O2 Academy, 16-18 Horse Ground, Lambeth, London Fair, Birmingham jaxjones.co.uk nationaltheatre.org.uk
ARTS whatsOn Nora: A Doll's House the devastating experiences Epic Abstraction limited run before going on 5 Feb and consequences they From 7 Feb tour. A story of overcoming, 20 Nora has to deal with secrets encounter. Featuring large-scale abstract discovering the freedom to .guide from her past threatening > Birmingham Repertory paintings and sculptures from explore, and the collision of to unravel her future, and Theatre, Broad St, Birmingham the 1940's through to the music, dance & spoken word. she must fight to protect birmingham-rep.co.uk early 21st century the Met > The Royal Court Theatre, herself and her family. This draws on its own collections. Sloane Sq, London poetic and political play Disposable? Rubbish & Us This installation showcases royalcourttheatre.com explore a brutal portrayal of Until 23 Feb expansive, 'epic' pieces womanhood across three A display that considers concerned with time, history, Swive [Elizabeth] time periods: suffrage, the how single-use items have the body and existential 3 - 15 Feb swinging sixties, and the become entwined with concerns, from icons, A new play from Ella Hickson modern day. Stef Smith's human history, and our lesser-known artists, and & Natalie Abrahami exploring revival explores how far we changing relationship with new acquisitions. the story of Queen Elizabeth have come in the past 100 objects we throw away. > Metropolitan Museum I, & the ways & means by years. Presenting artistic responses of Art, 5th Av, New York which women in power > Young Vic, 66 The Cut, to the unprecedented levels metmuseum.org swerve patriarchal power and London youngvic.org of plastic waste we see today, pressues to get their way. and how individual responses Three Sisters > Shakespeare's Globe, A Lurch in the Dark are not alone enough. Until 19 Feb Bank si de, Lo ndo n 5 Feb > British Museum, Great Russell Nadia Fall directs a shakespearesglobe.com This rolling video art St, London britishmuseum.org heart-breaking retelling of exhibition will display an this story of love and longing Apples & Snakes Presents: individual artists work over The Leonardo da Vinci in 1960's Nigeria. Three Jay Bernard three screens for an hour, Exhibiton sisters grieve the loss of their 28 Feb before changing to the next Until 24 Feb father amidst ruthless military Jay Bernard reads from their artists. Including work from Marking the 500-year conflict in their provincial poetry collection, Surge, Ben Hall, Jay Darlington, and anniversay of da Vinci's village, with a longing to exploring events from the Silke Zapp. death, the Louvre has return to their home. 1981 New Cross fire through > CCA, Sauchiehall St, gathered as many of his > National Theatre, South to the 2017 Grenfell fire, Glasgow cca-glasgow.com paintings, drawings and Bank, London using dancehall rhythm and sculptures as possible. This nationaltheatre.org.uk Jamaican patois to draw on Designing Digital Cities retrospective approach will an ignored chapter of British 27 Feb demonstrate da Vinci's focus Picasso and Paper history. Followed by a Q&A. Exploring the concept of the on painting and his artistic Until 13 Apr > Tate Modern, Bankside, 'Smart City', and the potential practice and technique. This exhibition explores London tate.org.uk for a dystopian future, this > Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Picasso's create process talk will question the role of Paris, FR louvre.fr/en first-hand through Laughing Matter: The State artificial intelligence in city documentary footage, of a Nation life, and whether our futures Trading Station: How Hot studies, sketchbooks, letters Until 29 March are destined to be alienated Drinks Shape Our Lives and illustrated poems. Paper This display explores the role or connected. Until end of 2020 was a limitless material for of humour within identity, > Arnolfini Gallery, Narrow Exploring the journey of hot Picasso and this installation power & empire in the last Quay, Bristol arnolfini.org.uk drinks from elite luxuries to discovers his relationship 200 years. The 30-object home staples. This exhibition with the everyday material installation of costumes, Asking For It tracks the global histories we know so well. music, puppets and scripts Until 15 Feb of tea, coffee and hot > Royal Academy of explores what humour can Following ground breaking in chocolate, their connections Arts, Mayfair, London tell us about what it means to success in Ireland, see the UK to colonisations, and their royalacademy.org.uk be British today. première of this heartbreaking impact in the design of our > V&A Museum, Cromwell portrayal of Louise O'Neill's homes. Poet in da Corner Rd, London vam.ac.uk novel about sexual consent. > Manchester Art Gallery, Until 22 Feb A multimedia production that Mosley St, Manchester A coming of age performance truthfully examines young manchesterartgallery.org inspired by Dizzee Rascal's lives in a modern age, and seminal album, returns for a PAPER Picasso MASTERPIECES @ Royal Academy
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FILM email@example.com TV .guide Film of the Month Corporal Tom Blake played The Grudge HH by Dean-Charles Chapman The Grudge, that is the (of Game of Thrones fame). original 2000 film that came 27 1917 HHHHH These young stars are joined out of Japan came at a time whatsOn Sam Mendes’ war epic takes us back to the horrors of the by the likes of Colin Firth, where it has now managed to Great War, with a style that Benedict Cumberbatch, secure a spot in our popular truly captures the danger Mark Strong and Andrew culture, mixing perfect sound and constant threat soldiers Scott in supporting roles. and scares it not only scares faced on the front lines. With strong amounts of but complete unnerves With a series of long shots drama and constant action, throughout. I wish the same that seamlessly flow into 1917 will always have you could be said for the American one another, the amount of on the edge of your seat with remakes or this new reboot choreography and attention the and action that one can of the franchise. The subtle Sex Education to detail that details scenes expect from a war epic, but horror and nuances are not Season 2 is sweet and spicy is impressive and paired at times can feel like a tour of found here but instead expect but leaves a bitter aftertaste. with extremely evocative huge visual set pieces. It took blood, lots of jump scares and After a critically acclaimed landscapes and dominating home Best Motion Picture - very little substance. With a first season, the show about visuals. Focused on two Drama at the Golden Globes few scares that are borderline sex, education and so much soldiers who are given an and Best Film at the BAFTAs, cliché at this point (oh I more returns to delight and extremely important message but missed out on the main wonder what’s in the murky provoke. It follows a plethora to deliver and the journey award at the Oscars to the bath?) It’s a shame to see a of storylines including Otis’ they need to take to cross history-making Parasite. beloved franchise not be able relationship with Ola and the frontlines to get it done, Mark Goddard to live up to it’s potential. MG his school life without the this has a strong cast of informal sexual health clinic; main and supporting actors Maeve, now a high school with some big names. At the dropout, and her path back story's centre, and whose to education and her mum, perilous journey the camera and Eric’s journey to realize follows, are Lance Corporal his own self-worth. Much Will Schofield portrayed by appears to be the same George MacKay, (star of hit this season: the unique films including Sunshine on aesthetic that makes that Leith and Pride) and Lance Sex Education distinctive (a mishmash of retro clothes, American high school culture, The Gentlemen HHHHH Bad Boys For Life HHH Bombshell HHH British awkwardness and Guy Ritchie’s latest film takes 25 years since the original Bombshell sets out to tell surroundings); the diverse, all the elements we expect Bad Boys hit our screens, an important story, but very incredibly likable cast and the from him and is an excellent Martin Laurence and Will early in it displays mixed varied, boundaryless comedy return to form. Crime? Check. Smith return to take up messages about how it wants which repeatedly hits the London accents? Check. their buddy cop roles. They to combat what it’s standing mark. The old guard are A blend of dark comedy clearly bring back a lot of for. Bombshell tells the story endearing as ever, as are the interchangeably mixed enthusiasm and flair, but that of the fall of Fox News head new additions who slot into in? You know it. Matthew isn’t enough to hide that this Roger Ailes and the rampant school almost effortlessly. McConaughey plays an flies dangerously close to sexism in the news industry Lily (Tanya Reynolds), American druglord in Britain “revived franchise cash grab” from the perspectives of three everyone’s favourite oddball, who is looking to hang up his territory. It tries to combat women, a prime time anchor, is given a lot more screen this by having interesting time this season and shines life of crime and give it all up, a declining host and a naïve character beats – Marcus is in it. The sexy, sexually but of course getting out of fresh face and the lawsuits a grandparent and looking to ambiguous Frenchman the crime game is never that retire while Mike is content they eventually filed against simple. With Hugh Grant and him. To get considered for a Rahim (Sami Outalbali) and to keep busting crooks and Charlie Hunnam in supporting promotion, one of the women the no-nonsense super-nerd fighting crime for the rest of roles and a killer wardrobe is told to “lift her skirt” in a Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu) are his life. After an old bust hires with clothes that pop with scene that is difficult to watch, especially interesting. The an assassin to kill off Marcus, equally colourful cast of the duo find themselves trying but therein lies the problem comedy remains authentic characters. Might be worth to find out who wants him with Bombshell. The message and never mean-spirited, visiting some of his earlier dead and the rest follows the it wants to say is important, even though literally nothing films if you’re unfamiliar with same story points you expect but some of the filming is is sacred. Sex Education’s Ritchie’s style. MG from a Bad Boys film. MG extremely voyeuristic. MG hook is exploring social, sexual and mental taboos in an unapologetic, grounded way. If other media dare not touch such topics, both seasons of this show grab them with both hands and holds them right to its heart. > George Biggs
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MUSIC firstname.lastname@example.org REVIEWS .guide Album of the Month Those pulsing beats have Sepultura been joined by an ethereal Quadra HHHH mood and dark cloudy The Brazilian thrashers are 31 Grimes words. The result is a kind of back with album number 15 whatsOn Miss Anthropocene musical thunderstorm which and absolutely no letting up HHHHH while somewhat oppressive in terms of raw power and Given her association with can still be enjoyed, and can energy. You still get those boyfriend Elon Musk making still feel fresh. You suspect lovely little nods towards the life difficult as a song writer this album will be a one off. band’s heritage, the tribalistic and artist you have to applaud nature of the drumming and Grimes’ resilience. There’s If it is then you hope some parts of it will be used as the way the guitar parts are been a significant amount of arranged. Sepultura are negativity surrounding her inspiration for the future. Miss known to sound a certain and yet here she is with studio Anthropocene is a potential way, their fans expect them to Ari Lennox album number five which classic. Gary Trueman I was fortunate enough to produce face melting music, is somewhat darker than witness Ari Lennox grace the and once again they don’t anything previously released. Electric Ballroom in Camden disappoint. How long can There are some points being with her effortlessly sexy they keep going? Based on made throughout, and some and sultry moves & gracious this album don’t expect an not too subtle, some definite voice. She connected with imminent retirement. GT chest poking within lyrics that her audience amazingly. She are acerbic but never full on asks questions between her angry. Miss Anthropocene song & album. Ari spoke on delves into areas completely the maltreatment of black untouched previously and women in today’s society comes up trumps on all urging people to care for counts. We’re all pretty them - she did not shy familiar with synth pop these away from speaking on the days. It’s usually churned importance of black love in out in a highly formulaic way this generation, caring for but Grimes has taken it in a our Afro hair & loving one new and interesting direction. another, she’s extremely empowering to say the least. > Christina Okpala Frances Quinlan Makaya McCraven The 1975 Likewise HHHH We’re New Again HHHH Notes On A Conditional You get a sense of artistic Taking the last work of Gil Form HHH bursting at the seams with Scott-Heron (I’m New Here) You really do need to deliver Likewise, the first solo album and reimagining the entire when you start messing from Hop Along’s Frances thing is more than just a bold around with social media & Quinlan. It’s an expansive move, it’s potential career put up big countdown clocks well written work that does suicide. And yet Makaya for everyone to see. With cram an awful lot in. The McCraven has dug so very something like say New Year’s highly regarded guitarist can deep and pulled it off, almost. Eve celebrations you know be heard here also on auto Scott-Heron fanatics will no there’ll be fireworks when harp & synthesizer, showing doubt hurrumph but this is a you get to 0:00. This album that she is very much a multi- quality piece of work. The jazz isn’t bad, it’s more than a instrumentalist. With vocals drummer and bandleader has cheap sparkler. However it’s APRE erring towards the twee and produced a fitting homage not Sydney Opera House with I had the pleasure of catching an overall tempo sat firmly without destroying anything. a sky full of colour either. The alternative two-piece APRE in in folk territory Likewise may Think of this as a house 1975 have deceived for some York on their UK tour. Charlie raise a few eyebrows from makeover with lots of paint time, this record is a bit of an Brown and Jules Konieczny Hop Along fans. Played more and trimming where the unveiling. GT lit up the intimate venue, than once though and this structure is still the same. It’s delivering a highly engaging & record will continue to grow a good effort. GT technically accomplished set. on you. GT The boys’ enthusiasm was utterly infectious. Watching lead vocalist Charlie bound across the stage to the inimitable groove of Jules on keys was a pure delight. New track ‘You’re Heart’s Like a Jungle’ was well-received, whilst Charlie showed off his impressive live range through the tricky, vocalise-style chorus of catchy single ‘Gap Year 2005’. > Caroline Fairclough
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