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Denis Quilligan; illustration by Mario Herran; Skopje
Denis Quilligan; illustration by Mario Herran; Skopje

Playerist Poets Live @ Poetry Cafe

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Some enchanted evening for ‘Playerist Poets Live’ at the Poetry Society in Covent Garden. Although the ‘Poetry Place’ was quite literally drank dry. More’s the pity when last time time had to be called; ‘more’ being the operative word next time.

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Category: Art
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Illustration by Chris Sav (exclusive commission for PPL).

Playerist Poets Live // March 14 // Poetry Cafe

Playerist performance collective returns to the Poetry Cafe on Friday March 14 for a very special night indeed. Doors open at 7.30pm from when guests will be treated to the ethereal folk music of the immensely talented singer-songwriter Skopje. The cafe is open all afternoon so why not arrive early and relax with the scrumptious food and drink on offer. This comfy and cosy venue is centrally located, in the heart of Covent Garden, but tucked-away so check the map. For literary lovers there are shelves of magazines for browsing, with the guarantee of no loud pop muzak.

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Category: Art
Sofia Hagen
Sofia Hagen

Independent Spook Flick: Inside Shadows

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All arty angles on the mundane accoutrements of urban life, I very much enjoyed Londoner Chris Silver’s Vauxhall-based low-budget chiller ‘Inside Shadows’. Coupled with a hauntingly jangly soundtrack by John Harris, acoustic instruments blending with real-world sounds, it instantly captures that eerie essence of home-alone-ness. Although nothing much happens during the first half it does prove immersive, a little like those infant episodes of ‘Big Brother’. Are the actors playing themselves? Is it scripted or improvised? Who cares, if it works. Seventy minutes is the ideal length for an independent production, as for many other movies I should say. The film tends to abstraction, a continual cinematic survey, perfectly-paced to effect an intimate and nervy atmosphere. At points I wanted to drain the colour, it could certainly take a monochrome ‘print’.

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Category: Cinema