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Arts in Hammersmith and Fulham

Reviews, previews and flashbacks to the borough's artistic heritage. Tell us your views too.

Interview: The Saw Doctors

Every December for the past 15 years, Irish band The Saw Doctors has been making a pilgrimage to the Shepherds Bush Empire for a two-night stand.

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Review: Elms are missing from Lyric tragedy

Two of the main characters in Eugene O’Neill’s rural American tragedy Desire Under the Elms are absent from Sean Holmes’ current revival of the 1924 drama at Hammersmith’s Lyric.

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Review: NOFX at Shepherds Bush Empire

Once NOFX (who are classed as punk legends) entered the stage the Empire and its four levels were packed.

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Review: Reel Big Fish at Shepherds Bush Empire

Over the last few sub-zero weeks I’ve been questioning my decision to leave Sweden for life here in London.

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Review: Charlie Parr at Bush Hall

It started out as a pretty quiet evening at Bush Hall last Thursday night (November 1). But it ended up a frenzied night of passionate blues and one-liners.

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Review: The Jim Jones Revue at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

Last Thursday I was pretty excited about going to see The Jim Jones Revue at the Empire, as I had heard about what an amazing live show they put on.

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Review: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at Bush Hall

When I go to a gig and see rows of chairs in front of the stage, my first thought is usually “Oh no...”. However, that was not the case on Friday night (October 7).

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Review: The Bonfire Band at the Albion

Based on two Sunday evenings at the Albion in Hammersmith Road, I have to say it might be one of my new favourite ways to spend my Sundays.

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Review: Sam Hare at the Albion

Sunday night (August 14) at the Albion was blues night as south Londoner Sam Hare and his acoustic guitar performed two sets of originals and covers.

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Review: Fat and Frantic at Bush Hall

On Friday night (July 23), an air of nostalgia filled the Bush Hall. On stage was Fat and Frantic, the pop band loved by teenagers in London in the late 80s and early 90s.

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Review: Social Distortion at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Thursday night (July 7) saw the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire packed to the rafters as Californian punk rock legends Social Distortion arrived.

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Review: Michael Franti and Spearhead at Bush Hall

On Sunday night (July 3), Bush Hall in Uxbridge Road was transformed into one big sweaty party as Michael Franti and Spearhead took the stage.

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Lyric gets a younger view

Young performers at the Lyric theatre landed a new starring role as part of a new youth board.

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Fulham Palace Art Fair 2010

Fulham Palace was the venue for a new exhibition which saw 100 artists flock to H&F.

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Serial thriller at large

Ray Connolly 60Fulham writer and journalist Ray Connolly gave his latest novel away for free...

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Indie cinema thrives in W6

Choosing which films to screen at the eclectic Riverside Studios can be a bit of a balancing act.

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Artist celebrates local landmarks

Digitally tweaked illustrations of local landmarks have proved an instant success for a Shepherds Bush artist.

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Memories of The Adverts

With her panda eye makeup, Gaye Advert was an iconic figure of the west London punk scene.

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Lewis Carroll and SW6

Author Jenny Woolf examines Lewis Carroll's connections with Fulham.

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Keith Allen interview

Keith Allen clearly relished the irony of playing an old-school comedy talent scout in the Lyric Theatre's runaway hit Comedians.

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Fifty years of Island Records

Our local record label is responsbile for launching the careers of scores of artists past and present.

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Rock heritage at the Red Cow

A Hammersmith pub made its name as a top London gig venue in the late 1970s.

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Dragons and Vikings

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for Hammersmith author Cressida Cowell.

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Henry Moore gets plaque

A plaque has been unveiled outside the Hammersmith studio where the British artist and sculptor Henry Moore began his legendary career.

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