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The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead)

I will warn you in advance that this review is unlikely to be objective. I adore Glyndebourne opera in West Sussex and attend several times each summer. 700 more words

The Moderate Soprano

David Hare’s new play is about an art form I love and institution I loathe. The birth of Glyndeborne. It does come after a 26 day theatrical famine and a 36 day absence from London theatre, so perhaps that helped me enjoy it despite that – oh, and a brilliant performance from Roger Allam. 386 more words


South Side Six - Results and Photos

I was successful this year, at the first attempt of trying, to get a place in the, increasingly, popular South Side Six.  A local race, starting and finishing in Queens Park and running through five other parks in the south of Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. 268 more words


You & I


(out of 5)

Jonas can hardly wait to pick up his best friend Philip from the airport, the two of them embarking on a road trip that will take them on rural German roads towards Jonas’s family’s country estate for some much needed catch-up time, reunited after the years they spent as roommates when Jonas lived in London.   167 more words

LGBT Cinema

Superman 5 - a rival paper in Metropolis, and Superman's shape shifting ability

Two of the four stories in Superman 5 (Summer 1940) are significant, both are by Siegel and Cassidy, but Shuster only does the pencils on the second, the Luthor story. 317 more words

Superman 4 - Luthor hits Metropolis with an earthquake, and raises a sunken city

Superman 4 (Spring 1940) is the first issue of the comic to actually be what the series is renowned for being: original stories all featuring one character.  296 more words

Superman 3 - Lois Lane schemes to be a reporter

Superman 3 (Winter 1940) contains a mix of reprints.  Two of the stories are from early issues of Action Comics, and two are recut and coloured newspaper strips. 217 more words