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About clivedav184z

Journalist and reviewer for The Times & Sunday Times, etc Twitter: CliveDavisUK Facebook: www.facebook.com/clive.davis.10 Instagram: clivephotos

The right kind of rant

Introducing the quartet’s new recording, “Reverie”. I have a feeling it will up there in contention in my end-of-year top ten. Julie Fowlis and Ewan McLennan make guest appearances.

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Notebook

It is hard to believe that my parents’ generation would walk into a cinema when it suited them, without paying any attention to what film it was that they were going to see. Indeed they weren’t even concerned whether the … Continue reading

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Zac Goldsmith, Bollywood fan

As we say goodbye and good riddance to his wretched mayoral campaign, a chance to savour his vintage red carpet moment.

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A name to watch

My review [£] of “Reasonable Doubts”, the new show from stand-up Dane Baptiste: The material is uneven, and he sometimes takes aim at too many targets, but you can tell from the outset that Dane Baptiste has presence. The same … Continue reading

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Philosophizing, West End

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Apple days

Daily life in Savile Row. From Philip Norman’s new biography of Paul McCartney [B]y far the greatest extravagance was that of the Beatles themselves. Whenever John and Yoko were expected, Beluga caviar had to be fetched from Fortnum & Mason … Continue reading

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The 60s revisited

One of the songs on my album of the week [£] in the Sunday Times. Judith Owen covers that flower power anthem, “Aquarius”. I like the bucolic backdrop.

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Life according to Zac

Very, very funny. Craig Brown presents a household tips Q&A with Zac Goldsmith: Hi Zac! I just wanted to know the best way to unblock a kitchen sink. Geoff, Clapham. ZAC SAYS: Great question, Geoffrey. Just give me a moment, … Continue reading

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Looking for laughs

Marcus Brigstocke at Soho Theatre. From my review [£] in today’s Times: It isn’t easy to warm to Marcus Brigstocke. There’s the problem, first of all, that he’s one of those overexposed comics who are the first call for TV … Continue reading

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Touchdown

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