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Podcasts. Publishers. Punks. Exhibitions and Elvis Costello. 26ers share what’s been inspiring them this month. And a few of my favourite things Music: Elvis Costello at the de la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. A man, a guitar and a lifetime on stage and lo! we have the Beloved Entertainer he half mocked in his youth. Those […]

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From ballet and books about actors to feel-good films and documentary festivals. 26ers offer some of their favourite things for you to enjoy.   Chinese Puzzle I loved Chinese Puzzle – the French/American co-produced film starring Audrey Tatou. It’s a clever and gentle summer romance movie about the complexities of modern life and love. You’ll leave […]

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Queen Lear My BIG recommendation this month is ‘Lear‘ at the Union Theatre under the arches in deepest Southwark. I’d already seen the posh and pricey NT version, and though Simon Russell Beale’s performance is deeply moving I found the production a bit too self-consciously impressive with its familiar wartime tropes and fascist architecture. Lear […]

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A Diary and a Twist Nathan Penlington’s interactive Choose Your Own Documentary show is back for a short spell at the Soho Theatre. When I wasn’t laughing I was nearly in tears. Approved by Jeff Goldblum, too! Kirsten Irving Un Peu de 1930’s Chanson in Battersea Orpheus translated into a French music hall romp at […]

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A superb Easter drama, must-see plays and stories inspired by photography. We’ve gathered our favourite books, films, lectures, plays and projects to keep you busy over the next month.   Return of a King by William Dalrymple The British Army is withdrawing from a war-torn country. A swift, successful invasion has descended into chaos. The […]

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From a book that will make you get out more to Grimm Tales in a basement, 26ers offer their recommendations for spring. Books for the future Best thing I’ve heard on Radio 4 in ages (among many good things) Why it’s okay to own lots of books you’ve never read Man Booker judge Richard Gekoski […]

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Things we like this month from the perfect film to Turner & the Sea at the National Maritime Museum; Drysalter – 150 poems of 15 lines each; a UK premiere of The Dead Dogs by Jon Fosse and the most absorbing six hours and 10 minutes of theatre to be enjoyed in a single day. […]

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We bring you recommendations from…   From Lost to Found A friend gave me this book for Christmas, saying: “I started reading and just carried on reading it for two days straight.” It’s that engrossing. It’s the story of a woman in her mid 20s who hikes 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from […]