London Film Festival offers feature-length movies, free shorts, and special events at venues and online

This year’s BFI London Film Festival features full-length movies, many short films to watch free online, and plenty of free events including screen talks (one with musician David Byrne, amongst many others), Q and As and much more both online and in person. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in Ammonite. This Saturday, 17 October, sees …

Jamie Lloyd brings Harold Pinter’s masterpiece to a new generation

Woman on stage with two men.

Harold Pinter’s 1965 play, The Homecoming, is a masterpiece of modern drama every bit as pregnant with meaning as any of the classics. Jamie Lloyd’s 50th anniversary revival at Trafalgar Studios does justice to the work, making it accessible to a new generation by adopting some of the stylistic conventions and effects taken for granted …

A taste of Cornwall comes to famous Rathbone Street pub

Front of historic pub.

The Newman Arms, on the corner of Rathbone Street and Newman Passage, has a fascinating history, and it is just entering a new and exciting chapter. It became a pub in 1860 after previous stints as a candle-makers, an ironmongers, a picture-framers and a brothel. In recent years an image of an old-fashioned prostitute was …