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Josh Spero

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Josh is the editor of Spear's magazine. He has written for The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, the Economist and the National Theatre. He is a regular guest on CNBC and has been interviewed on the BBC World Service and other TV and radio channels.

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Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review...

"Genius" is a word to be used sparingly, but Django Bates surely is one. “A musical polymath and prodigiously gifted composer” went the citation...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in...

One of the features of the converted barn that forms the theatre at Longborough is a trio of statues that tops the front pediment of the building...

Bob Dylan and Neil Young, BST Hyde Park review - flat-out br...

It was billed as a moment of musical history: two of the great icons of rock'n'roll sharing a double-headline. A dream ticket. Except, of course,...

Robin Ince, Soho Theatre review - fun among the chaos

How to describe a show that by Robin Ince’s own admission doesn’t have a narrative strand, and for which he has written several pages of notes...

Florence + the Machine, BST Hyde Park review - mastering the...

It’s a rare thing that musicians sound better live than they do on Spotify. But Florence Welch sings a note perfect set – even when jumping up and...

CD: Sabaton – The Great War

It’s been 20 years since Sabaton’s formation in 1999, and the Swedish power...

Gina Apostol: Insurrecto review – a treacherous archipelago...

As in other countries born out of 19th-century uprisings against imperial power, the literary roots of the Philippines run deep. Executed by the...

theartsdesk Q&A: Lia Williams on the challenges of theat...

Lia Williams is not an actor who looks for easy options. Twice she has played two characters in the same production, switching between them for...

Reissue CDs Weekly: John Renbourn

Although British folk-jazz stylists Pentangle played...