PLUG – Insane Animals – Cast Recording

In February this year (only 6 months ago but the Before Times seem a long way away now), I travelled down to HOME in Manchester to watch a time travelling genera bending musical/play. Our alien entertainers And what a play it was! (My immediate reactions are HERE) Based on the Epic of Gilgamesh - one … Continue reading PLUG – Insane Animals – Cast Recording

Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

Here’s the video in case you need a sound guide https://youtu.be/hqbS7O9qIXE When a humble bardGraced a ride alongWith Geralt of RiviaAlong came this song From when the White Wolf foughtA silver-tongued devilHis army of elvesAt his hooves did they revel They came after meWith masterful deceitBroke down my luteAnd they kicked in my teethWhile the … Continue reading Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is 'Truth' No Second Troy BY William Butler Yeats Why should I blame her that she filled my days  With misery, or that she would of late  Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,  Or hurled the little streets upon the great,  Had they but courage equal to desire?  What … Continue reading National Poetry Day

QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/X56x44mVFJM Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/9tEhpdMixYI Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

TRAILER – The City and The City

We've recently read China Mieville's The City and The City for not one but two book clubs this year and were absolutely thrilled by it. I podcast about it in January, before suggesting it to the Book Elf (@bookelfleeds) who mentioned it during our February podcast - and she's now passed it onto the Silent … Continue reading TRAILER – The City and The City

PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale of love, loss and hidden truths, Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that … Continue reading PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

Date:    27th February 2016 Time:   4pm Venue: The Arch Cafe, LS2 8JA Book:   Online Ticket Office Cost:   £5 Tweet: @MinicineYorks NEVER LET ME GO From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale … Continue reading MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

Alan Rickman reciting Sonnet 130 

One of my favourite poems, read by an incredibly talented actor, who passed away this week at 69 years.  RIP Alan Rickman    

INTERVIEW with Minicine

Recently I headed down to the beautiful Armley Mills Industrial Museum to have a  natter with the fabulously funny Minicine team - Woody and Abi. As regular readers will know, I'm a long time supporter of Minicine, but only recently attended one of their screenings (check out my review for Westwood HERE and Wayne's World HERE), who are … Continue reading INTERVIEW with Minicine