Latest in: Arts & Ents

  • A Conscious Comedy that’s all about Conception

    Ever been ticked off about your body clock grinding steadfastly forwards? Wondered how the life advice doled out to you has mysteriously changed from ‘whatever you do, don’t get pregnant’ to ‘so…. when will you be starting a family’? In her one act, one woman play, Joanne Ryan explores the...
  • Arts with Heart n Soul: Inside The Albany

    When you talk about the founding organisations, the original social entrepreneurs, using cutting edge art and music and ingenuity to help fight poverty, one of your starting points is the Albany. Situated in delightful Deptford, this is an amazing venue with an eclectic programme whose every beam and floor...
  • Halloween Film Screenings With A Difference 2017

    With Halloween being on a Tuesday this year, you might prefer a more chilled way to commemorate the spookiest occasion of the year. So we’ve searched the city’s social enterprise cinema (and pop-up) scene to bring you five of the best Halloween film screenings. Scare yourself silly and give...
  • Feel-Good Movies: London’s 7 Best Cinemas that Give Back

    The London Film Festival kicks-off this week and to mark the BFI’s flagship event in our own unique way, we’ve scoured the city to bring you the finest social enterprises cinemas in London. Below, you’ll find seven socially-conscious screens where you can catch the latest release or a cherished...
  • Much More Than A Music Venue: Here’s Why We Must Save Tooting’s Sound Lounge

    It was just this January when the Sound Lounge in Tooting opened its doors for the first time, breathing life into the city’s dying independent music scene. With London having lost 35% of its grassroots venues in the last 10 years, this was exactly the kind of project our...
  • Love film? Then Dalston’s Rio Cinema Needs YOU

    Dalston’s Kingsland High Street is home to a wonderful cinema: the Rio. It is one of the capital’s finest movie theatres, with a rich history stretching back over 100 years. Indeed it was one of our city’s first cinemas, showing pictures as early as 1909. Today, the Rio has an...
  • The Pop-Up Cinema With A Difference: Why A Night At The Nomad Is A Must This Summer

    Catching an al-fresco film screening is one of the best things you can do on a balmy summer eve or weekend. And among the growing number of outdoor cinemas across the city, there’s one which is doing things differently. …aaaand we’re off! Our Summer Season began Saturday at the...
  • Dalston’s Beloved Rooftop Bar Is Back. And It’s Making A Difference

    It’s truly excellent news that Dalston Roof Park is back open for the summer with a new look for 2017. There’s now a retractable roof to go with the two decently stocked bars, the delectable cuisine from Far Out Food and the curated line-up of top events and film...
  • It’s A Church, A Homeless Shelter… And It Might Even Be London’s Best Music Venue

    Ok, so going to parties in church halls is probably something you thought you grew out of at 14. But get yourself down to a gig at Union Chapel in Islington and we bet you’ll change your mind. This is one of London’s most spectacular music and event venues....