Category: Music

Gig review: Martha Wainwright + Bernice at Revelation Ashford (5 stars) by Anna Morell

Martha Wainwright by Carl Lessard

“Hello,” she says simply, hand placed as if for reassurance across her heart, before piercing a pick-a-note electro-lounge soundscape with a clear, bright vocal somewhere between Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley, Judy Tzuke and Scout Niblett on a more tuneful day. Robin Dann, here playing under the moniker Bernice, is a cerebral support act, imagining…

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The Rochester and North Kent Music and Drama Festival

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Entry is now open for this wonderful annual event, celebrating amateur dramatics and all genres of music from across the area. Formerly known as the Medway Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, the event is in its 41st year and has expanded to include North Kent. It will take place at the Pilkington Building, University of…

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Review: Black Dog at Revelation, Ashford by Anna Morell (5 stars)

Black Dog, Revelation, Ashford

14-18 NOW is a centenary arts commissioning body, the goal of which is to reconnect people with the First World War. As such, it commissioned acclaimed illustrator Dave McKean to produce a performance. His response was Black Dog, a graphic novel reimagining the life and works of war painter Paul Nash as a chronology-hopping dreamscape….

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Theatre Review: ‘Buddy’ at the Orchard Theatre

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This is the best show I’ve seen at the Orchard Theatre this year. It was the night the music lived. The Buddy Holly Story, one so tragically short – I hadn’t realised how short – of a young man from Lubbock, Texas, delighting fans worldwide and having a huge influence on everyone from Dylan to…

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