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An all-night cinema? The fascinating history of the Scala

Film programmer Jane Giles on her personal relationship with the famous King’s Cross nitespot

Acrobats in action
Film & Theatre

MUST DO: International Mime Festival, Platform Theatre

Four of the UK’s hottest acrobats comes to the multi-use space in Central Saint Martins this weekend

Film & Theatre

1985 review – a very 2018 take on the AIDS film

It’s the perfect tonic to brainless Netflix romcoms this Christmas, says Stephen Emms

Dandelion
Film & Theatre

Dandelion: How Section 28 crushed queer female sexuality

A new play at Islington’s King’s Head explores the impacts of the infamous Thatcherite legislation

Cardboard Citizens Terrence Rising
Film & Theatre

Watch a free livestream of Femi Keeling’s topical play Rising

A crucial piece of theatre exploring the implications of Universal Credit on those just released from prison

Interior of Everyman bar. Everyman and Spiritland are uniting
Drink

Everyman and Spiritland combine classic movies with after-parties

An artistic collision of films, bass and bevvies in N1C as two titans unite

Drip Feed's Brenda in a bin
Film & Theatre

Drip Feed, Soho Theatre review: ‘a dark undertone’

Final week to catch Karen Cogan’s perceptive, amusing insight into lesbian life in county Cork, 1998

Max Hubacher and Aaron Altras in yellow football kit in Mario
Film & Theatre

Mario – film review: ‘Being gay is not good for your market value’

The latest movie to address the silence surrounding homosexuality and professional football is a solid tale

The cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie leaping into the air
Film & Theatre

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review: ‘it will bring a tear to your eye’

The smash hit musical has been extended for another year. But is it any good?

a clown stands in a pink room at Phobiarama
Film & Theatre

You have to catch Phobiarama in King’s Cross

It’s an immersive ghost train ride taking you face to face with fear. Yikes!