• Arts

    Cat in the Hat at Pleasance Theatre

    We all love the Dr. Seuss novels and when I was to hear that Pleasance Theatre were showing the London revival of the National Theatre’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s ‘Cat in the Hat’ by Katie Mitchell, I had to get myself down there with my daughter and her cousins. The show sold our during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and after what was an impressive immersive performance I could definitely see why.  “From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appeared around the door, Sally and her brother knew that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the…

  • Arts,  Blog

    Kosmos: A web-series from Simon Horrocks Kickstarter Campaign

    Kosmos is sci-fi web-series from Third Contact director Simon Horrocks. The KickStarter campaign enters its final week in effort to raise the £30,000 budget. Kosmos is set in the near future and follows a research scientist as he desperately tries to save his wife’s life, who lies in a deep coma. Using a newly developed technology, he steps across an electronic bridge into her unconscious; into her dreams and memories, probing buried ‘psi-complexes’ to discover the mystery of her illness, and her families reluctance to help. This promises to be a mind-bending journey that will refuse to spoon feed the…

  • Arts

    Last Tuesday Society: Vivienne Westwood & Ian Kelly Biography

    Back again. Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Curiosities may become a regular haunt. This time the Last Tuesday Society was presenting an introduction to Viviennne Westood’s latest book: a biography written by herself and Ian Kelly. Introduced as one in a series form the Theatre is Fashion lectures, Kelly delivered a number of small readings from the book itself as well as anecdotal stories about working with Vivienne and her opinions on herself and the global fashion brand she has created. As a biographer widely known for his historical figures, one of the audience questions asked whether working with a living…

  • Arts,  Events: Food,  Food

    LOVENpresents Kickstarter Campaign

    The LOVENpresents team are nearing the end of their Kickstarter campaign! With only a week to go the guys are digging in deep, and serving pizza until their doughy hands fall off! Pizza and wine for £10? We say yyeeessss!!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1065845773/lovenpresents-a-food-and-arts-space A note from Kate and Fabrizio: “We are trying to raise the money through www.kickstarter.com: a now widely-used and successful crowd-funding platform; this means we need the power of the crowd, as many people to get on board and pledge as little (£10 for a pizza and a glass of wine?) or as large (1 year’s worth of artwork and handcrafted products?)…

  • Arts

    Champions of Magic

    On Friday 21 November, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, I witnessed a mesmerising display of magic from five phenomenally talented entertainers, Edward Hilsum; Magic’s Latest Sensation offering us some good old fashioned magic tricks and producing five doves that were very well behaved if I may say so myself. Alex McAleer; Master Mind Reader and an extremely funny man. Fay Presto; Queen of sleight of hand performing tricks right under spectators noses and even more cunningly in the palm of their hands and last but not Young & Strange; Grand Illusionists and dynamic duo, four words, RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT haha (insider…