Email
Password
Forgot your password?

Members recommend

26 recommends

whitecube-gallery

The Listening Project on Radio 4. ‘But before Daddy was an alcoholic he built a snowman.’ Kiki and Faith on living with, and without, their Dad. ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’ at the Whitecube Art Gallery. Tiny bronzes, poetic, poised nudes. Tracey Emin can draw. Bimbimbap. Korean deliciousness in a hot, stone bowl. I may move […]


26 recommends

sapiens

From sapiens to a searing performance of “Streetcar named Desire” to  German art and mind-altering gardens, 26ers tell us what’s on their mind this September.   From the Beginning…. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, published by Harvill Secker – This is one of those grand, swashbuckling, swaggering, compendious books with a massive ambition. It’s nothing […]


26 members recommend

elvis-costello

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 […]


26 members recommend

toystories

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 […]


26 members recommend

king-lear

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 […]


26 members recommend

nathan-penlington

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 […]


26 members recommend

return-of-a-king

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 […]


26 recommends

matisse

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 […]