Live review: Keston Cobblers’ Club at Islington Assembly Hall, 12/10/2019

Now four albums and ten years old, ultra-folksy quintet Keston Cobblers Club brought their eight-date UK anniversary tour to a close at London’s Islington Assembly Hall to a rather fervent crowd numbering around the 1,000 mark. There is plenty of self-indulgence from the Cobblers throughout, but it is hard to begrudge them a second of [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Yuriko Kotani At Pleasance Courtyard – The Attic

As someone who struggles to tell a joke in their native language, I feel entirely under-qualified to pass judgement on the whip-smart comedy of Yuriko Kotani. A resident of the UK for 15 years now after emigrating from Japan, Kotani has a veritable treasure trove of anecdotes and culture clashes to draw upon in her [...]

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Exhibitions

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]