Letters Live – London, October 2019

Last night I went to the Royal Albert Hall, to attend – for the first time ever – Letters Live in London. Letters Live is a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of Letters Live is that one never knows who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring alive. Letters Live has brought to the stage letters written by people as varied as David Bowie, Marge Simpson, Mohandas Gandhi, … Continue reading Letters Live – London, October 2019

‘Black Panther: The Album’ – listening session in the dark –

The future of music listening. Music sounds more appealing in the dark. The Guardian When? 18/09/19 Where? Number 10, Hackney More info HERE and you can also check out their Spotify Playlist 25% of ticket profits go to Black Lives Matter. Continue reading ‘Black Panther: The Album’ – listening session in the dark –

BFI London Film Festival – 2019

he 63rd BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express announces its full programme today, presenting 229 feature films from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and emerging talent.  For 12 days from 2-13 October 2019 the LFF will celebrate the diverse landscape of international cinema, showcasing films set to entertain and inspire, provoke debate and tackle the urgent issues of our time.  Amanda Nevill, CEO, BFI said: “At this moment when the UK is adapting and reshaping our place in the world, the BFI London Film Festival really underlines the soft power of the art of film … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – 2019

The Beatles and The Cavern Club – Liverpool

Liverpool’s Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960s. It is the cradle of British Pop Music. Impressively, 60 years after it’s foundation, it survives and thrives as a contemporary music venue. The Beatles first played here on Thursday 9 February 1961 and after this performance they made another 291 appearances at the club. The Cavern Club celebrated its 60th year in 2017 and their ethos has very much been about the Past, Present and Future. The events celebrate the history … Continue reading The Beatles and The Cavern Club – Liverpool

A conversation with Ian McKellen – National Student Pride

I updated this post with a new video from the Ian McKellen interview. You can also find it on my Youtube Channel! No labels. No flags. I am what I am. And if we could just get that into our heads that we accept someone regardless of what they look like or where they were born or what their accent is or what their sexuality might be or is going to be… IAN MCKELLEN I was at the National Student Pride last Saturday at the Westminster University and I have to tell you, it was a blast! Thank you for everyone involved with … Continue reading A conversation with Ian McKellen – National Student Pride

Michelle Obama talks Brexit, Democracy and voting

” While we are sitting home cynical, other people are voting and in a democracy their vote still count. No one is taking away their vote because you were just a little too uninspired. Democracy is an everyday thing and it moves on without you, so we have to be involved.” Check out my video of Michelle Obama talking about Brexit & politics at Stockholm. Continue reading Michelle Obama talks Brexit, Democracy and voting

Radio & Film Festival, London, April 2019

The very best of British Television gathered for a weekend at the BFI Southbank in London. There were various panels, special screenings, Q&As and of course, many stars. I’ve attended ‘From the BFI Archive – David Bowie’ screening which was a collection of clips featuring David Bowie performing and in conversation. John Wilson is a British journalist who joined this screening and shared some of his personal stories about David Bowie. Check out this video of what John Wilson and his co-host (the person who put this montage together) had to say about Bowie and the process of collecting unique … Continue reading Radio & Film Festival, London, April 2019