What to Watch

This is a quick film and TV round-up for this month of things you should watch. If there's anything that you watch this week, please let it be these two things: 1. I, Daniel Blake A film directed by Ken Loach. A fantastic piece of fiction based on the truth of the welfare system in…

Monet’s Garden

If ever in the Parisian area, take a train out to Giverny to visit Monet’s beautiful garden. Visiting Monet? I have one major piece of advice, and one major piece of advice only. Pick your season well. This visit was taken in mid-September, and luckily for us, the sun was still shining down on the…

Magazine Choices of the Month!

A new exciting feature that will probably never show its face again! Just thought I’d mention two magazines that I happened to pick up this month. (Both out now, this June.) Which magazine? Art Monthly. What was the price? £5 UK (and 7 Euros and $8 in all those other places.) Why did you buy…

Lace Market Theatre and the Bard

To coincide with all things Shakespeare (and today being his registered day of birth) read below for a Nottingham secret and piece of TV that must be seen. On Saturday, I had the good fortune of booking tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the 400th anniversary of his death day. (Unknown to me.)…

Review: Austentatious (PLAY)

Austentatious: a fantastic, improvised Jane Austen novel. Something everyone should go and see. Something that you could see over and over again, as it is different every time. As you enter the theatre, you are given a sheet to write out your own, none existent Austen title. Our party suggested the fine story: The Mystery…

#perfectstrangers

This is just a quick little note/shout out to a lovely magazine that does lovely things. They are called ‘Oh Comely’ and you can find them here. They do lovely things that remind you of the loveliness of people and the everyday. The above photograph is a collection of the things I was sent from…

Persephone Books

This is just a little note about a lovely independent book shop in London. As the title suggests, the book shop is called ‘Persephone Books’ that reprints forgotten fiction and non-fiction usually written by women from the 20th century. The photo above is the swag that me and my flatmate ended up walking out with.…

Tower of London: Poppies

This is just a little note about the current installation at the Tower of London. It’s something I have been curious to see since it started in August, and almost being 11th November (the last day of this installation) I thought it was time I paid it a visit. (Just a little F.Y.I incase you…

BBC Audiences: Hannah Gadsby

Just a quick little post on this gem of a find. I did know that you could apply to be in audiences of recordings, but for some reason this actually never really clicked in my brain as being an actual possibility. Until my brilliant mother set me on the trails of Hannah Gadsby. She’s a…

We’re Seeing Stars

There’s stars in their eyes! Or my eyes as it were. One of the best places to learn about the stars is Greenwich. If you are in London, you must pay a visit to the Royal Observatory. The website can be a little confusing, in terms of what is free and what you have to…