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The best non-fiction books to look forward to in 2022

2022 is the year of the memoir - here’s our complete guide to the best new non-fiction arriving this year

Exhibitions

Culture in London: the faces to watch in 2022 - Visual art

Whatever’s thrown at the artists of this city, still they keep on making great work

TV

Adelayo Adedayo: Meet the breakout star of BBC One’s The Responder

As principled rookie cop Rachel, Adelayo Adedayo goes toe to toe with Martin Freeman in the BBC’s new police drama

TV

What can we expect from jeen-yuhs, Netflix’s three-part Kanye doc?

The feverishly anticipated “trilogy” is arriving next month

Theatre

The Rubber Merchants at the Old Red Lion review: stupefyingly awful

This inept production won’t do much for the reputation of Israeli absurdist Hanoch Levin

Theatre

Gandini Juggling: opening show of London Mime Festival is mesmerising

The England cricket team could do with catchers of this calibre in Australia

TV

Rules of the Game review: Maxine Peake is on dazzling form

This cleverly crafted miniseries interrogates the roles of women in and out of the workplace with intelligence

Film

Culture in London: the faces to watch in film this year

These six Londoners are ready to smash the silver screen

Music

Culture in London: the faces to watch in music this year

The city is bursting at the seams with exciting new talent

Exhibitions

At Peace exhibition: new Soho gallery celebrates art by black women

The owners want to broaden the conversation about contemporary art

Film

Why I’m thrilled Steven Spielberg is remaking West Side Story

Being cast in a local production as a teenager started a love affair with Leonard Bernstein’s creation that has stood the test of time

Music

LSO/Rattle review: Julian Anderson premiere makes a dramatic display

Covid restrictions not only initiated the creation of the work but also added unexpected drama to the performance

UK

Prince Charles: Painting transports me into another dimension

Largest ever display of the Prince’s paintings to be staged at The Garrison Chapel in Chelsea

Music

The best dance, opera and classical music to book in London in 2022

From a celebration of the power of the voice to an adaptation of a dystopian novel, the worlds of dance, opera and classical music are looking firmly forward

Theatre

David Suchet - Poirot and More... review: gentle and self-deprecating

It’s baggy in places, but Poirot fans will love this night of anecdotes from David Suchet

Music

The Weeknd - Dawn FM review: Abel Tesfaye reaches his pop prime

The singer doubles down on pop in his latest album with resounding success

Music

David Bowie - Toy:Box review: Lost album deserves its rescue

Featuring material first recorded in 2000, the three-disc release finds Bowie in confident mood

Theatre

Force Majeure review: this trip down the slopes is a treat

Michael Longhurst’s stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 film looks amazing - and acts out a big moral debate

Film

The 355 review: Warms up after a slow start to pack a lovely punch

Despite the slow start, the globe-trotting that ensues when this starry cast gets together is a blast

Film

Boiling Point film review: Fine dining high drama will leave you sated

Stephen Graham’s turn in this one take, real time drama will cement his growing reputation as a national treasure

Music

The best new albums arriving in 2022 — from Wet Leg to Liam Gallagher

Gigs might be up in the air but we’re sure to get some fantastic recorded music coming out this year

Film

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon review: a wildly entertaining neon riot

This playful horror is elevated by excellent performances

Film

Faya Dayi film review: a mesmerising portrait of a country

This is a clear love letter to the land of the filmmaker’s youth

Film

Wood and Water film review: a meditation on age and motherhood

This debut feature has some very beautiful moments

Theatre

The best London theatre to book in 2022, from Prima Facie to Henry V

A packed twelve months of big shows and big names await theatre audiences in the capital - here’s our guide to what to book

Books

Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston review: gripping

The extraordinary life - and death - of the media mogul whose boundless ambition included becoming Prime Minister reads like a gripping novel which happens to be true