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Remembrance Sunday 2023 in Chiswick

Images above: David Beresford (R) with the film director Dr Gareth Jones, whose great-uncle Cdr Walter Sterndale-Bennett DSO is remembered on the panel behind them; last year’s Remembrance service at […]

November 2023 books

What’s new and good to read this month? Dan Coombes has a look at what’s on offer and chooses Mary Or, The Birth of Frankenstein; Heartstopper Vol. 5 and The […]

Apple Day in Chiswick

Image above: 25 large crates of apples ready to be juiced Apple pressing at Chiswick Flower Market on Sunday 3 September 2023 Karen Liebreich On Sunday at the Flower Market […]

Edinburgh Festival reviews

Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder (Udderbelly) ⭐⭐ Making sense of this proved well beyond my investigative abilities. I wasn’t alone. Having scarpered after an hour I chatted to some twenty […]

Edinburgh Festival reviews

Jazz Emu (Pleasance) ⭐⭐⭐ An un-categorisable mash up of musical parody, Terry Gilliam style animation, brilliantly filmed spoof pop video inserts and much more besides. A bit of Tim Minchin here,  […]

Edinburgh Festival reviews

No Love Songs (Traverse) ⭐⭐⭐ In which a young couple with no distinguishing features and a newborn child hit a crisis when he goes off on tour with his band. […]

Edinburgh Festival reviews

The Grand Old Opera House Hotel (Traverse) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In which two cleaners at a very beige luxury hotel which was once an opera house fall in love without actually meeting. The […]

Edinburgh Festival reviews

Adults (Traverse) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In which a repressed, married teacher of English Literature and father of two finally summons up the courage to visit a male prostitute but it all goes […]

Edinburgh Festival – Lena review

LENA (Assembly, George Square) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Those of you with children at Chiswick’s Arts Ed should look away now: this excellent play with music about  tragic 70s child star Lena Zavaroni […]

Our Man at the Edinburgh Fringe

Top joke of the festival The TV channel Dave sponsors the Top Ten Best jokes at the Edinburgh Festival. The Dave Funniest Joke of the Festival fringe award this year goes […]