It’s the first restaurant in the UK where the bar is 100% gluten-free. The menu is, too. If you consider food as ‘medicine’, then The Willow is the place for you more

20 Apr 2017 17:17 Food

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Pamela Raith

4 STARS, April 5-16. This is a grossly funny stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's disgusting antiheroes, says Jane McGowan. "By far one of the best children shows I have seen in a while.." more

7 Apr 2017 11:32 Theatre/Arts

Elmbridge and Kingston editor Rosanna Greenstreet lists some of her favourite local features of Cobham more

3 Apr 2017 11:07

4 STARS. The Rose Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's literary masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is a bold and adventurous piece of theatre that gathers momentum as it progresses says Amanda Hodges. more

13 Mar 2017 10:33 Theatre/Arts 1 Comments

5 STARS. Rhys Mancell Smith is mesmerised by the magic of master illusionist Jamie Raven, the cheeky chappy magician that first burst on to our screens in the 2015 series of Britain's Got Talent more

13 Feb 2017 15:38 Theatre/Arts

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2.5 STARS. Amanda Hodges finds the latest offering from Sandi Toksvig to be well intentioned but ultimately uninspiring in its portrayal of five mature characters fighting flood water in their retirement home more

13 Feb 2017 11:56 Theatre/Arts

Local Kingston artist Richard Williams will be exhibiting his latest work at the Rose Theatre in Kingston Feb 11-23 to raise money for Royal Marsden Hospital where he has been receiving palliative chemotherapy more

10 Feb 2017 14:51 News

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jamie Raven has gone on to achieve some truly magical things since first hitting our screens in 2015. Jane McGowan is spellbound ahead of his performances at Camberley Feb 5 and Kingston Feb 12 more

26 Jan 2017 12:12 Interviews

The world stage premiere of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend previews at the Rose Theatre in Kingston this month. Rosanna Greenstreet talks to the team who made it happen more

18 Jan 2017 17:18 Theatre/Arts

The Kingston pound is heading for your pocket. Rosanna Greenstreet finds the local currency poised to get physical more

26 Oct 2016 15:35 News

Ahead of his latest directing role for All My Sons at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, acclaimed director Michael Rudman chats to Hattie Curl. more

24 Oct 2016 15:49 Theatre/Arts

Three families married on the same day in the same chapel gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short lived, however, when they discover the vicar wasn’t licensed and they aren't actually married! more

12 Oct 2016 14:25 Theatre/Arts

Zach Helm’s mesmerising portrait of mental illness and literary inspiration is a compulsively watchable but deeply disturbing play too, one of those rare dramas that engage, provoke and unsettle but undeniably haunt you long, long after they finish more

22 Sep 2016 14:20 Theatre/Arts

Hollywood star John Malkovich is making his English directorial debut at the Rose Theatre this September. Jane McGowan caught up with him to find out more more

18 Aug 2016 10:00 Interviews

Kingston celebrates the upcoming Olympics with a Brazilian Culture Festival, July 23-24 more

28 Jun 2016 12:06 News

Local Surbiton community group Seething Wells is in the running to win a regional Britain Has Spirit Award. The volunteer group with the most votes will secure £1000 worth of funding for local community projects. Get voting people! more

16 Jun 2016 10:31 News

Just moments from the centre of Kingston there is an artistic hub collectively known as Hawks Road Artists. Miranda Jessop meets four of the creatives occupying the space more

2 Jun 2016 11:58 Theatre/Arts

The inimitable Charlie Raspin (my predecessor as online editor) was mightily impressed by Sir Trevor Nunn's slightly modified production of Shakespeare's King John, giving it 4 stars more

20 May 2016 16:26 Theatre/Arts

A fitting play to see in a month that commemorates the 400th anniversary of the bard's death, the Herbal Bed's plot focuses on the accusation of Shakespeare's daughter Susanna for adultery. Amanda Hodges gives the performance 4.5 stars more

28 Apr 2016 12:27 Theatre/Arts

Once all kids played outside on the street, now very few do. Samantha Laurie looks at one North Kingston community that is reclaiming its roads by closing to traffic on a Sunday. more

20 Apr 2016 13:43 Kids/Schools 2 Comments

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