James Anderson reacts during the fifth day of the 2nd Investec Test match between England and the West Indies at Headingley (Image: GETTY)

There’s only one reason for summer – Test cricket

For some, including me, the end of the summer comes as a blessed relief. The capital, such an endless hive of activity at other times, becomes a desert with nothing to see, do or say. Everyone just waits until we can begin again with a programme of politics, culture and activity that oils the wheels. There are one or two …

Giles BroadbentThere’s only one reason for summer – Test cricket

My Name Is Prince exhibition heads to The O2

In 2007, Prince played The O2 for sold-out 21 nights – a record-breaking residency that stands to this day. And now for 21 days only, the Greenwich venue will play host to the props that turned a The exhibition My Name Is Prince opens on October 27 and will feature some of the singer’s most recognisable fashions and accessories, including the ruffled …

Giles BroadbentMy Name Is Prince exhibition heads to The O2
Jupiter and Mercury Clippers on the Thames together for the first time

New Thames Clippers vessels enter service

Two new Thames Clippers are now working together on the thames. Jupiter began service on Thursday (August 17) after completing the 200 mile journey from the Wight Shipyard Co Ltd on the Isle of Wight to Clippers HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf. She joined sister ship Mercury which was put to work on the Thames in June. MBNA Thames Clippers’ co-founder and …

Giles BroadbentNew Thames Clippers vessels enter service
Bros at The O2

For two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation

For five tempestuous, scream-filled, jean-ripped years between 1987 and 1992, Bros dominated the music and fashion scene in a way that now seems impossible into today’s fragmented pop culture. That they had few hits didn’t really seem to matter – although 25 years on it takes its toll on two stretched but sold-out return gigs at The O2, Greenwich.The duo …

Giles BroadbentFor two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation