German Romantic Piano Music

German Romantic Piano Music

It has always amazed me how classical musicians are able to perform a twenty-minute long sonata without a note of music in front of them. Pianist Sasha Gerzelj-Donaldson was no exception, performing with precision and care a programme of her favourite German romantic music... 

Vintage Twelve

Vintage Twelve

Vintage Twelve’s debut at the fringe was a resounding and harmonious success. In the ringing acoustics of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, a cappella quintet Vintage Twelve took to the stage to perform an array of songs ranging from Purcell to The Beatles... 

Xaablargh the Conqueror's Guide to Humons

Xaablargh the Conqueror's Guide to Humons

‘If you have long been befuddled by humon behaviour’ the publicity states, then alien anthropologist, Xaablargh, can clear the air. Well, supposedly. Staged in The Phoenix’s Laughing Horse downstairs tiny bar by Cambridge comedy group No Fixed Abode, Xaablargh the Conqueror’s Guide to Humons is a sketch show that aims to answer our everyday questions on humanity from the perspective of the eponymous extraterrestrial, Xaablargh... 

Aberdeen a Cappella

Aberdeen a Cappella

Forget ‘Pitch Perfect’, the Aberdeen Chorus of sweet adelines are the real deal, putting on a great show in beautiful barbershop harmony at St Andrew's and St George's West Church... 

Hannah Gadsby: Nakedy Nudes

Hannah Gadsby: Nakedy Nudes

Torsos, buttocks and breasts were bountifully put on display in Hannah Gadsby’s comic art history lecture.If you’ve ever been to an art gallery and wondered why there were so many paintings of naked people, then Australian comic and Art History major Hannah Gadsby can answer your questions... 

After Hours with Todd Gordon and Friends

After Hours with Todd Gordon and Friends

Certainly adhering to it’s name, Todd Gordon and a multitude of talented musicians played well into the night.Situated in Le Monde’s sultry upstairs Dirty Martini bar and as a continuation of it’s British Vocal Jazz Festival, host and smooth singer Todd Gordon took to the stage with a plethora of friends, including the superb stock band of BBC Big Band drummer Tom Gordon, pianist David Patrick and German bassist Martin Zenker... 

Pretty On the Inside

Pretty On the Inside

When a group of three Geordie comedians come together, the results can be surprisingly interesting. Si Buglass, Lee Kyle and Jonny Pelham ‘outta’ Newcastle are ones to watch. Each having their own 20 minute stint in an hour show, all presented their own unique sketch to demonstrate that, despite not being much to the eye, they are pretty on the inside... 

On the Unusually Useful Contents of Kitchen Cupboards

On the Unusually Useful Contents of Kitchen Cupboards

If you’ve never really enjoyed camping, then Hendrick’s Gin will show you why you should change your mind: Add a few Tom Collinses and some wild animals to a camper-van and voila: A camping trip to enjoy... 

Rosie Wilby: Is Monogamy Dead?

Rosie Wilby: Is Monogamy Dead?

It may have just been that I was a good 20 years younger than most of the audience, but I felt like I’d gone back in time with Rosie Wilby’s Is Monogamy Dead?With frequent references to George Michael’s sex life and a live (if not corny, and in an awkward way) audience game of Family Fortunes, the show felt dated...