Day: 22 February 2017

Tomato Red: Film Review

Tomato Red: Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel Tomato red is almost the colour of Jamalee Merridew’s hair, and it’s the name of the Daniel Woodrell novel from which this film is adapted. Woodrell has written nine novels to date, a number of them set in the bleak forgotten lands of the Ozarks; mountainous ...

It’s Only the End of the World: Film Review

It’s Only the End of the World: Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel On cursory inspection, the new film from French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan, the sixth already from a man not due to turn 28 until next month, is a distant proposition. It seems sterile and forbidding, full of stagey artifice, which is not necessarily a surprise given it’s ...

We Are The Flesh: DVD Review

We Are The Flesh: DVD Review

By Leslie Byron Pitt I’m sure some will consider me a philistine for my dislike for We Are the Flesh. Some may perhaps consider me a wuss. Indoctrinated on too main mainstream cinema to deal with the more shocking aspects of Emiliano Rocha Minter’s transgressive art film. It’s clear that ...

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Beer of the Week – Wild Card Brewery ‘Jack of Clubs’

Brewed: Walthamstow, London Strength: 4.5% ABV Founded on the back of a hobby that turned into an obsession, Wild Card Brewery functions from its own site in Walthamstow, having opened at the beginning of 2014. Since launching, Wild Card has become renowned for producing no-nonsense, uncompromising beers with a four-strong core range ...

Theatre Review: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre

Theatre Review: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre

A tall narrow bookcase dominates Iona McLeish’s set design on director Mehmet Ergen’s stage. It’s never ending length, reaching to the stars, and with a cherry tree exploding up and ripping through its belly, is a metaphor for Mme Ranevsky’s pipe dream that somehow her family estate will be saved ...

Britain in the grip of a Caravan and Motorhome Boom

Britain in the grip of a Caravan and Motorhome Boom

Britain is in the grip of a caravan and motorhome boom, according to new research, with more families than ever opting for touring holidays. There are currently 755,000 UK touring caravans and motor homes in use and this figure is set to rise to 807,000 over the next five years – and ...

Water Fooler: See if you can hydrate in the Highlands

Water Fooler: See if you can hydrate in the Highlands

We all love the magic of the great outdoors, but this mind-bending puzzle could put your head in a spin. This is the latest puzzle which has the internet in a water-whirl contains 12 words related to water and hydration hidden within the landscape. The makers of Highland Spring created the ...

4 unique team building exercises to welcome new starters

Starting a new role can be tough for anyone. Making that leap into the unknown can be nerve-wracking enough, but thinking about joining an already close-knit team can give any new starter the jitters. As an employee or manager, the best thing you can do for a new team member ...

Top 40 British artists of all time revealed

Top 40 British artists of all time revealed

The top 40 British artists have been revealed ahead of the Brits 2017. With Adele, Calvin Harris, One Direction and Stormzy up for nomination among others, a survey has revealed a definitive top 40 of all time, with The Beatles topping the list followed by Queen, David Bowie, Elton John ...

Parliamentary Sketch

PMQs 22nd Feb – A dab hand on a furrowed brow

It is a huge week for Labour battling the Stoke and Copeland by-elections. In normal circumstances they shouldn’t worry about it, but these are not normal times. Even with UKIP’s Paul Nuttall shooting himself in the foot virtually every day, Labour could easily find themselves shell-shocked when the votes are ...

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Restaurant Review – Sakagura

It’s something I’ve written about before, but even so, I adore Japanese food. Over the past ten years, the UK has become far more accustomed to the land of the rising sun’s national cuisine. And with so many specialist restaurants constantly opening across London, I couldn’t be happier. There’s just ...

How the West is funding terrorism

How the West is funding terrorism

This morning's Metro led with the news that British taxpayers footed a £1 million bill for the Daesh bomber who is suspected to have blown himself up in Iraq. Manchester-born Ronald Fiddler had been freed from Guantanamo in 2004 following a legal case that reportedly ran into the millions. On ...

10 Festival escapes for 2017

10 Festival escapes for 2017

The global festival scene is thriving, with a diverse array of unique festival escapes in exciting new destinations. From mountain top snow festivals and exotic Moroccan escapes, to adventures in the Costa Rica jungle, wallet friendly Eastern European hotspots and amazing city festivals to combine with long weekends of culture, ...

Interview with British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland

Interview with British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland

Sport News 24/7 Flats and Shanks Rugby Podcast Episode 24: The Warren Gatland one... TheLondonEconomic.com Sport brings you Flats and Shanks Rugby podcast.  If you love rugby, sport or just idle chat, you'll love Flats and Shanks. This week the guys talk about a few things but, to be honest, it’s all about a ...