articles & reviews

  • Summer Book Club: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 15, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Dolly Alderton takes us with her on a trip down the memory lane through her teens and twenties, sharing the anecdotes and moving stories to explain what she learnt throughout that time. Teens and twenties are a turbulent time for everyone: only then, you learn your place in the world, refine your personal values, and… The post Summer Book Club: <em>Everything I Know About Love</em> by Dolly Alderton appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Backbone review: Gravity & Other Myths redefine impossibility in their tribute to strength and grace
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 15, 2018 at 1:57 am

    The Australian group Gravity and Other Myths built up their stellar reputation with their spectacular works: they’ve performed A Simple Space internationally more than 500 times, attracting amazing reviews and bagging the 2015 Australian Dance Award for Best Physical Theatre. Gracing London’s Southbank Centre with their unmissable new show, Backbone, the troupe celebrates the human… The post <em>Backbone</em> review: Gravity & Other Myths redefine impossibility in their tribute to strength and grace appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • The Equalizer 2 review: Denzel Washington returns as the crime fixer in the lukewarm sequel
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 13, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Robert leads a double life: he’s a cab driver by day and the protector of the vulnerable by night. Although his past with the marines and secret services seems to be far behind him, his own small missions keep him fighting for justice. When the string of mysterious death destroys his peaceful life and hits… The post <em>The Equalizer 2</em> review: Denzel Washington returns as the crime fixer in the lukewarm sequel appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Hidden London: Turnpike Lane’s street art trail
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 12, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    When you think of street art in London, Shoreditch and Camden come to mind immediately – these areas are among the most famed for their artworks. But the rest of the city isn’t devoid of beautiful walls by any means, and one of our favourite street art spots adorns the Turnpike Lane neighbourhood. The streets… The post Hidden London: Turnpike Lane’s street art trail appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Learn art history for free: Bloomsbury’s Paul Mellon Centre opens The Artist and the Garden for art lovers
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    If you’re looking to learn something new this autumn, mark a date in your diary right now: a free course on art history explores depictions of gardens. It’s open for everyone, even those without much experience in studying art. All you need is commitment and interest in art, as the lectures keep the beginners in… The post Learn art history for free: Bloomsbury’s Paul Mellon Centre opens <em>The Artist and the Garden</em> for art lovers appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen exhibition celebrates the timeless style and grace of the Old Hollywood icon
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 10, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Celebrating Audrey Hepburn’s legacy on the 25th anniversary of her death, a new exhibition at Proud Galleries that opens on the 17th of September presents a retrospective look at the icon of the Fifties. Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen is an exhibit of rare portraits of the actress captured by famed twentieth-century photographers: Terry O’Neill,… The post <em>Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen</em> exhibition celebrates the timeless style and grace of the Old Hollywood icon appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Summer Book Club: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 8, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Cracking down on the relativity of time, Matt Haig meanders between centuries and regions, drawing conclusions about the modern society and highlighting the precious things that never change – the ones that could help us stop time for a split second. Is there anybody who never fantasised about staying alive forever? In our presuppositions, it… The post Summer Book Club: <em>How to Stop Time</em> by Matt Haig appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Film4 Summer Screen: Premieres, classics, recent film faves and double bills await at the Somerset House
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Somerset House promises two film-filled weeks with Film4 Summer Screen, an open-air film screening season that kicks off this Thursday. Expect fourteen epic evenings filled with the classics, perfect double bills and recent favourites! The outdoor cinema returns to the venue this summer to revisit brilliant picks from the filmographies of such household names as Nolan,… The post Film4 Summer Screen: Premieres, classics, recent film faves and double bills await at the Somerset House appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Open City Documentary Festival 2018: Family secrets, seduction and Ukrainian conflict docs adorn the line-up
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 6, 2018 at 1:29 am

    For the eighth time, Open City Documentary Festival will highlight creative non-fiction filmmaking with its impressive programme consisting of 30 features and 48 shorts. The line-up features two world premieres and three European premieres, as well as 26 UK premieres of documentaries hosted in central London venues, including Regent Street Cinema, Picturehouse Central, Prince Charles… The post Open City Documentary Festival 2018: Family secrets, seduction and Ukrainian conflict docs adorn the line-up appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

  • Film-inspired holidays in Europe: Six destinations to cure your Mamma Mia! blues
    by Kasia Kwasniewska on August 5, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    If the film’s cinematography can influence your next trip choice, you’re not alone. If you’re planning to set out on a trip around Europe just like Donna of Mamma Mia! did (albeit on a smaller scale), we’ve got you covered. Croatia or Italy, the Czech Republic or Austria, there are plenty of film-inspired trips to pick from.… The post Film-inspired holidays in Europe: Six destinations to cure your <em>Mamma Mia!</em> blues appeared first on Beside Magazine. […]

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