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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life - John le Carré

Gerald Isaaman finds John le Carré’s account of his own story in his own words proves he is so much more than a ‘spy novelist’.

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Transcender the Barbican’s annual fusion of transcendental and hypnotic and electronic music, returns for the seventh year running this week with a distinctly Moroccan influence, writes Roisin Gadelrab.
World-leading musicians are playing in this autumn’s Hampstead Arts Festival in 10 concerts spanning chamber music, solo recital, orchestral and choral works. Read Sebastian Taylor's preview.
Formed to fight off a ludicrous idea to dig a tunnel under the Heath, the Highgate Society has just published a book celebrating five decades of campaigning, writes Dan Carrier.
Norwegian singer Moddi has given himself quite a task. Not content with taking on one controversial song that has attracted censorship, he has collected and recorded banned and suppressed songs from all over the world.
Dario Coates – best known for playing Alex Neeson in Coronation Street – gives a captivating performance. For 50 minutes he bares all in a soliloquy where you are invited into the alienating world of a punk-obsessed, northern teen. Read Lucy Mansfield's review.
With Cold Feet back on the TV, it doesn’t feel quite so wrong to have another instalment of the life and times of Helen Fielding’s 1990s smash-hit adaptation of her newspaper column, writes Dan Carrier.
Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of Norma, to be screened live from the ROH in cinemas on Monday September 26.
You can’t help but be charmed by this documentary that has seen Apollo 13 director Ron Howard trawl through tons of archive material to bring us the Fab Four at a period in their lives when they smashed it globally.
A £285million airport on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena lies unused. Why? Because the planes can’t land, says Paul Cowling.
This remake of the classic 1960 Western (and featuring Denzil Washington) was not wholly necessary, as the original hasn’t dated. But here it is, creating a decent homage to a film that included Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. Read Dan Carrier's review.