From Animal Farm, illustrated by Joy Batchelor and John Halas, Penguin Classics

Seventy years since its first publication, Orwell’s classic of Animal Farm, still resonates, writes Gerald Isaaman.

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The concert will unite artists who live in political freedom with banned acts from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
A new opera for families and young people, Ulla’s Odyssey, is getting its world premiere this weekend in an OperaUpClose staging at Kings Place.
The­ story of the Suffragettes and the sacrifices they had to make to win the vote is the perfect fodder for an epic. Maud (Carey Mulligan) works in a sweatshop laundry in the East End. She and her fellow workers are paid a pittance...
Join the Royal Society of Marine Artists for the annual exhibition celebrating the sea and the marine environment in all its variety.
The annual Belsize Music Festival in St Peter’s, Belsize Park, this weekend features violinist Carol Slater, and singer Carol Jewel.
Highgate-based crime writer Matt Baylis, who will be discussing his Rex Tracey creation at the Archway With Words literary festival next week, reveals that Rex is loosely inspired by reading the Camden New Journal. Talk, Saturday October 10th.
Although perhaps not as original as previous Ridley Scott offerings, The Martian is an enthralling, often spooky and occasionally funny film that is purely enjoyable cinema.
Sicario, stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent drafted into a special taskforce aiming to take out the kingpins responsible for sending tons of cocaine from Mexico to the USA.
Mercury Prize-winning Roni Size is bringing his full seven-piece Reprazent band to the Roundhouse on October 23 – his birthday – to play a huge Playground and Soundcrash party.
This company began life importing fine Iberian produce: charcuterie; paprika; fragrant olive oils. Now they also run five restaurants across London, with Morada Brindisa their most ambitious to date...