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The Upcoming is a daily online magazine founded in the summer of 2011 to publish and promulgate thought-provoking stories, cultural insights and interesting news.

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Maia Jenkins

Maia Jenkins

Writer, Content Creator, Researcher and Editor

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Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond

Experienced English content writer living in Copenhagen.

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Skills: Proofreader, Creative Writing, Copywriter
Hannah Dixon

Hannah Dixon

24 year old Film and Media/Journalism graduate who has created content for Cineworld, The Upcoming and Helensburgh Advertiser.

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Sophia Moss

Sophia Moss

Features writer currently focusing on sex, relationships and health. Social media manager for Southwark Day Centre for Asylum …

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Maia Hall

Maia Hall

British-Japanese, based in Kyoto. Freelance travel, arts and culture writer.

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Naomi Schanen

Naomi Schanen

Writing and documenting history.

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Latest Articles

The Plot Against America | Show review

The Plot Against America, David Simon and Ed Burns’s six-part miniseries for HBO, is released on Sky this week. It’s a work of alternative history that asks the question: What if Charles Lindbergh – transatlantic aviator, public idol and notorious antisemite – had run for and won the US presidency in 1940 on a ticket of hard-line isolationism?
By Malin Hay
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Quiz nights, character comedy and mutual aid: The theatre companies launching humanitarian efforts during the coronavirus

Coronavirus is shutting down theatres left, right and centre, forcing theatre companies and directors to cast about for ways to occupy their time for the foreseeable future.
By Malin Hay
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Misbehaviour | Movie review

A protest at the 1970 Miss World competition in London, which involved around 60 demonstrators heckling host Bob Hope and showering the stage with debris, is the subject of Philippa Lowthorpe’s Misbehaviour, which takes us behind the scenes at the competition and into the early Women’s Liberation movement. It’s a pity it does it so sluggishly and unimaginatively.
By Malin Hay
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The hidden toll of the hospitality industry – and the steps being taken to combat it

The word sustainability normally brings to mind acres of newly planted trees, stuffed recycling bags and ethically-sourced ingredients. But those thinking and discussing trends in the hospitality industry are increasingly expanding its definition to include the wellbeing of those who work in the field, especially chefs.
By Malin Hay
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Sharon Wauchob spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show | LFW

Sharon Wauchob has a tomboyish femininity to her designs – whimsy and often slouchy yet elegant. The Irish designer’s new collection echoed her very contemporary modus operandi and was an engaging narrative of her love affair with unique fabrics, folds and textures. Sharon once again showed at a resplendent church setting like the past two seasons. Breezing through the circular runway were loosely structured overcoats and softly sculpted sling dresses with feathers accents. The relaxed silhouet
By Nida Hasan
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Superfood at Heaven | Live review

By rights, we should be utterly sick of the 90s revival by now. After at least two years of wading through crop tops, scrunchies and Loaded magazine relaunches, it should be nigh-on impossible to mine anything fresh from an era that really wasn’t that long ago. And then you see a band like Superfood, and realise how wrong you are. Dressed, like his bandmates, in a fairly non-descript black top and trousers, Dom Ganderton isn’t the most visually flashy of frontmen, but he oozes a charisma that m
By Sophia Wyeth
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Sheppard at the Borderline | Live review

It’s often espoused by pop theorists that certain parts of the world excel at producing certain kinds of bands. Sunlight-starved parts of Norway and Finland have a knack for producing doomy goth metal outfits such as Nightwish, while former factory towns in northern England are famous for eloquently brutal social commentators like Pulp. Australia, a land that according to certain TV shows is populated almost entirely by bronzed surfer dudes and lovable kangaroos, is adept at birthing sunny, chir
By Sophia Wyeth
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“It’s a story that transcends culture and age”: An interview with The Lion King’s Nick Afoa and Janique Charles

It’s The Lion King’s 20th anniversary! Since opening in 1999, the beloved show has entertained over 16 million theatregoers. It remains the West End’s best-selling stage production and the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. The Upcoming had a chat with Nick Afoa (Simba) and Janique Charles (Nala) to find out what it’s like to perform in this iconic musical.
By Sophia Moss
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Tommy Hilfiger spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show | LFW

For his debut at London Fashion Week, Tommy Hilfiger presented a grungier take on his traditional American pieces. Entitled Tommy Hilfiger’s Rock Circus, the garments for this third collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid channelled rock ‘n’ roll vibes amongst catwalk theatrics such as a circus aerial show to finish, whilst at the iconic music venue the Roundhouse. A star-studded audience were in attendance, including the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Brazilian footballer Neymar, Daisy Lowe, Poppy D
By Chloe Davies
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Tata Naka spring/summer 2018 collection presentation | LFW

With previous lines described as exciting, directional and avant-garde, the collection this season, created by twin sisters Tamara and Natasha, uses colours that explore summer with notes of blossom, saffron and pearl being transpired through the range. Inspired by 40s and 50s femininity, the line features a colour palette of purples, cream and pink with other pops of colour in the form of hair pieces (in yellow and orange) as well as large decorative metallic earrings and gold buckle belts for
By Chloe Davies
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Faustine Steinmetz spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show | LFW

Parisian designer Faustine Steinmetz has reimagined wardrobe universal items, such as the trench coat, jeans and sweatpants for her SS18 line. She’s reproduced these classic items using different finishes and fabrications and crafted all the pieces according to her belief of craftsmanship over trend – whereby normal staple pieces can be reimagined and go beyond their usual textile components and traditional recognisable form. The artisan pieces most significantly shredded knitted tops, show Ste
By Chloe Davies
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Topshop spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show | LFW

Topshop’s SS18 collection is inspired by the contrasting characteristics of London’s Soho and offers a see-now, buy-now collection with pieces going on sale online and advertised in emails just a few short moments following the show. Fashion enthusiasts could get their hands on lurex roll necks, yellow satin shoes and metallic pieces in silver and on-trend red mere moments after being presented to everybody in the UK’s fashion capital. The collection follows a “party girl and show girl” vibe wi
By Chloe Davies
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