Highlights

London Fashion Week, LFW
London Fashion Week!
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

There was a definite focus on sustainability this year, with all the event branding emphasising ethical practices. The British Fashion Council hub on the Strand at the vast Store X was the place to be to catch the best of upcoming designers and fashion graduates. But we were spoilt for choice for showcases, presentations, catwalks, […]

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Features

Valentine’s Day – Was It Always Like This? [VIDEO]
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Videos

The idea that Valentine’s Day has become a capitalist ritual of perverse consumerism is not a new one, we’ve known about this for years. But less is known about how this came to be. When exactly did Valentine’s Day turn from a day of Catholic celebration into a day of stress and anxiety for millions […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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film review

  • The Seven, horror movie with Dean Cain, Dave Courtney, Sinitta
    The Seven [Film review]
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Film producer Amar Adatia has strong ties to London’s East End and Essex and was recently ranked at No.52 in a list of Essex’s top influencers. Living up to his reputation as an emerging movie mogul, for this latest film he secured the efforts of Superman actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark, 1993-1997) as both […]

  • FrightFest, Girl On the Third Floor, horror movie
    Girl On The Third Floor (Film review)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    It’s the 20th anniversary of FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival and it promises an entertaining selection of features and short films from home and international talent. There’ll be 78 films over five days, with legendary director Dario Argento attending for the guest of honour screening of his 1982 movie Tenebrae. FrightFest […]

  • It Comes at Night (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    OK, this zombie virus movie is not strictly horror and may have been given a horror title just to pull in the punters but it is still a class and a half above other 2017 releases in this genre. Its cheesy fright-flick title can work both ways and certainly put off those who abhor the […]