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Storyville hosted by Nightjar, August 11 2012

Storyville hosted by Nightjar, August 11 2012

Photos by Sophia Whitfield Last Saturday, trendy Shoreditch was home to an event hosted by Nightjar and inspired by New Orleans and the licensed pleasure houses of the fin de siècle French Quarter, otherwise known as Storyville. Nightjar was able to toss up a fabulous evening of antics, entertainment and delicious cocktails that harked back to the Big … Continue reading

The Manganiyar Seduction at WOMAD

The Manganiyar Seduction at WOMAD

Photos by Alexandra Petropoulos There are few things more disappointing than a show that doesn’t live up to its hype, and nothing more satisfying than one that does. The Manganiyar Seduction is one of the shows that not only lives up to its expectations, but surpasses them. Put together by theatre director Roysten Abel, the … Continue reading

Sounds of Bengal at Southbank Centre

Sounds of Bengal at Southbank Centre

The Southbank’s Alchemy Festival is now in full swing and already chalking up some hit performances. Sunday night’s concert by the sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta and the young tabla wizard Arif Khan has got to be at the top of the list. Let’s just get it out there in the open: I’m obsessed with soundscapes. … Continue reading