Day: 5 May 2017

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – ‘The English Garden Margarita’

With the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo (5th May) upon us – this evening, and weekend, calls for a wealth of tequila. This week’s featured cocktail recipe, no less, is from OXO Tower Restaurant bartender Sophie Bratt, having represented the UK and Europe in Patrón’s third annual ‘Margarita of ...

Watch – Boy vying for world record for most flexible man

Watch – Boy vying for world record for most flexible man

Yash Shah, 18, started training himself in contortion as a child by watching videos and tutorials online. He claims he can turn his head half way round and videos show him bending him arms and legs into bizarre shapes which make it look like he has no bones. He can ...

London Dance and Parkinson’s Group Obtains Charity Status!

London Dance and Parkinson’s Group Obtains Charity Status!

In 2014, West London-based dance teacher Donna Schoenherr conceived of the idea of a dance organisation that would provide weekly top quality dance and movement classes for those living with Parkinson's, as well as with other mobility restrictions. Donna, a former professional dancer, and founder of dance organisation Ballet4life.com®, had supported ...

Watch – Herd of alpacas given hilarious hairdos

Watch – Herd of alpacas given hilarious hairdos

A herd of alpacas have been given hilarious hairdos - including one styled to look like a poodle and another like a DINOSAUR. Helen Kendall Smith, 53, cut ten of the 30-strong flock's locks to celebrate her tenth year of breeding the animals. The mum-of-three, of Cirencester, Glos., sketched some ...

Get healthy this summer… by getting creative

Get healthy this summer… by getting creative

The programme for this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017 has just been announced. The festival, led by London Arts in Health Forum, takes place from 12-18 June and features hundreds of events including talks, discussions, theatre shows, mass sing-a-longs, music performances, dance, film screenings, death cafes, art exhibitions and ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Le Trou (1960)

Forgotten Film Friday: Le Trou (1960)

By Michael McNulty Released in 1960 and based on José Giovanni’s novel of the same name, which chronicled his involvement in a real life escape plan from Parisian prison La Santé, Le Trou was Jacques Becker’s 13th and final film. He died during the films post-production leaving his son, Jean, ...

Penguin Essentials: WIN the newest editions!

Penguin Essentials: WIN the newest editions!

The Penguin Essentials 'are essential reads' that include 'some of the most important books from the last 100 years – with covers designed by contemporary artists so that they feel fresh and unexpected, appealing to a new generation of readers.' (Including the super-stylish Dave Eggers cover above!) Titles range through ...

Sleepless: Film Review and Competition

Sleepless: Film Review and Competition

By Linda Marric There is something rather familiar about the new Jamie Foxx vehicle Sleepless, and it isn’t just because the film has been adapted from a far superior French movie. What is familiar about it is its attempt at emulating the highly successful Fast and Furious franchise; it’s big, ...

Mindhorn: Film Review

Mindhorn: Film Review

By James McAllister Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) is Mindhorn… or rather he was Mindhorn, back in the 80s. Armed with a robotic eye that allowed him to “literally see truth”, Detective Bruce P. Mindhorn was the Isle of Man’s answer to Bergerac; a treasured TV sleuth with dapper looks and ...