Royal Festival Hall

Drum 'n' Bass Legend Goldie Speaks After 'Timeless' Gig

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

I've known Clifford Joseph Price, aka Goldie, since the eighties, when one of my best friends used to date him. It was around the time that he was selling gold teeth in the UK and USA, and generally hustling hard.

The Machman Cometh - Gary Numan Live 20th March 2015

Mik Scarlet | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Anyone who remembers Gary Numan from his heyday will picture a cold, distant robot like character who sung of alienation and a dark future. While the songs of alienation are still key to his art, the man himself now takes on the persona of a preacher spreading the word to the converted.

Offices Are Over. How We'll All Be Working Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

The success of virtual companies that thrive via remote working means the traditional office has had its day. Yet just because we can now virtually wo...

Sad Demise of the Skateboard Graveyard

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

At some point over recent years it has become tradition among the kids who hang out there to chuck worn-out and broken boards and destroyed trainers onto the bridge support closest to the Festival Hall - creating an incredibly poignant memorial to TimothyBaxter... Which makes Westminster City Council's clean-up crew abseiling down to remove the lot both sad and a bit of a massive cock-up.

Concert Review: Anoushka Shankar at The Royal Festival Hall

Sumeet Grover | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

On Friday, 23 May 2014, Anoushka Shankar, a Grammy-nominated Indian Sitar player performed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, to a fully occupied audience of around nine hundred.

Ending the Euro Tour, on the Road With Madeleine Peyroux and Christmas Shopping

Josephine | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Madeleine is a very sultry, smoky voiced, jazz/blues singer (in case you didn't know). She was wonderful backstage, really chatty, and she's got a wicked little sense of humor, as did her band, who were also very accomplished musicians (some people have everything).

A Composer of Our Time: How Sir Michael Tippett's Activism Could Be an Inspiring Example in Our Modern World

Meirion Bowen | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Meirion Bowen

Michael was that rarity, a creative artist who was fanatically devoted to his work, yet enjoyed and indeed relished the company of ordinary people. The classical music world nowadays is in need of figures like Tippett: in this time of economical uncertainties and general disillusion, people would benefit greatly from the example a composer who constantly engages with the world outside his studio.

Five Reasons to Love Jessye Norman

Paul Hewitt | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Hewitt

When a friend falls sick the least you can do is relieve them of their, one night only, Jessye Norman sings the American masters tickets and, surprisingly enough, I did - I am such a good friend.

The Dictator Makes Outrageous Claim At London Film Premiere

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sacha Baron Cohen declared "Death to the West", as the controversial comedian arrived at the premiere of his new film The Dictator on a tow truck. ...

Il prigioniero/Philharmonia; Wagner's Dream/BBCSO; Sarah-Jane Brandon/Classical Opera Company- review

Paul Hewitt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

A week of opera: The Philharmonia presented an interesting programme of Beethoven followed by Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero at the Royal Festival Hal...

'Tis The Season To Be Heckling

Paul Hewitt | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Hewitt

Tis the season to be heckling - The London Philharmonic Orchestra have been subjected to two incidents of heckling this November. The London Philharmo...