Highlights

Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest London
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Women Filmmakers Triumph At Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest, London At the first-ever UK festival dedicated to the surreal and uncanny, filmmaker Rocio Rocha from Argentina wins the trophy for Best Film as her experimental short The Inhabitants Of Me wows the judges. Lisa Battocchio from Italy wins the coveted Best Director category for her […]

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Features

Top 3 Casino Movies With British Actors
Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows

If you’re a fan of casino movies, you’ll love this list of the top three films with British actors, with glamour and elegance guaranteed! From Bond flicks to modern classics to underrated gems, this list of the top 3 casino movies with British actors, is among the very best and most exhaustive out there – […]

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Reviews

Highlights

  • War & Peace BBC1
    War and Peace – First take
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel about Napoleon’s invasion of Russia is certainly a book and a half. Renowned for being one of the longest ever written, my earliest memories are of buying a copy as a teenager and being determined to read it cover to cover. The ‘big read’ factor didn’t put me off, in fact […]

  • London New Years Eve Fireworks _ London New Year Parade
    London on New Year
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Sydney, Auckland, Dubai, Rio all do it. But no one quite does it the way British do in London. As with every new year’s eve, this year too Big Ben struck 12 at the midnight bell, ushering in the new year 2016 with a magnificent display of fireworks on the Thames around the iconic London […]

  • Celebrating the Longest Night: Solstice Shorts Festival
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    National Short Story Day falls on the same day as the Winter Solstice, December 21st, so it was timely of short story anthology publisher Arachne Press to put the call out to Britain’s literature lovers for The Solstice Shorts Festival: Longest Night, a mix of short stories, poems and folk music. The solstice, as you […]

  • Spellbound by The Dreamwatcher
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    In the run-in to the festive season if you were looking for a Christmas evening with a difference, with that unique cultural edge, I have to inform you that you’ve just missed it! British-Bulgarian storytelling performance company A Spell In Time performed The Dreamwatcher, Winter Tales of Hidden Bulgaria to a packed audience at the […]

  • TinTin Treat
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Fans of TinTin will love this new exhibition at Somerset House in Temple. Families with young kids will find the wallpaper style floor to ceiling length prints a welcome alternative to the heavier fare at other galleries and it’s a little like walking into a comic book. Created by Belgian illustrator Georges Remi, more commonly […]

  • Britain’s Child Migrants
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Child migration in Britain began to gain momentum around the turn of the century when grinding poverty amongst the Victorian working classes meant they had two choices, send their children to the workhouse or if they were too young to work, to families abroad where they had a chance of survival. As you enter the […]

  • Black Inked Pearl Book Launch
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    If you find the idea of a novel combining African story-telling and Gaelic lore intriguing then you’ll be intrigued by Ruth Finnegan’s latest work Black Inked Pearl. If you also hear it was written from the author’s actual dreams and taken straight from the subconscious unedited, then attending the book launch is a no-brainer. The […]

  • Christmas Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Run
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Middle distance runners seeking a festive challenge need look no further than the Christmas Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k and 10k run on December 13th inspired by none other than Mo Farah himself. The run finishes outside the Olympic stadium, and in case you need reminding that’s where he won Olympic golds for both those […]

  • A Night In With Audrey Hepburn
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    An invite to a weekend screening of Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Harper Collins offices proved a little too hard to resist for an unashamed fan like myself. Organised in conjunction with BFI Love Fest it was to promote Lucy Holliday’s novel A Night In With Audrey Hepburn and took place at […]