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Review: Abigail’s Party

Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party occupies a fond place in British popular culture not usually reserved for either plays or pieces of cultural criticism. Which...
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UEA literary festival

UEA literary festival 2016 kicked off with ardent literary humourist, interpreter of the academy and longtime friend of the festival, David Lodge. Now in...
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Anselm Kiefer: Artist Provocateur and Architect of Memory

Born in Donaueschingen, a medieval town where a confluence between two points of the Danube meets in Southwest Germany, Anselm Kiefer was born into...
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New album releases

Bastille – Wild World Despite opening with catchy guitar riffs, Bastille’s latest offering merely delivers an uninspiring indie-pop album filled with songs simply designed to...

Live Review: Easy Star All Stars play Radiodread

Reggae collective East Star All Stars played Norwich's Waterfront venue on the 2nd of July. Westley Barnes headed down to the show. Reggae often...
Sia - This Is Acting. Illustration: Ana Dukakis for Concrete

Album Reviews – Sia, DIIV and Foxes

Sia - This Is Acting Exploding into the mainstream music scene in 2014 with 1000 Forms of Fear, after simultaneously performing and writing songs for...