Sci Fi has become simultaneous with extravagance and CGI, sprawling SFX departments and money money money. Yet sometimes the most effective and thought provoking dystopias are the simplest. In the near future, coding expert Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a company competition to meet Nathan (Oscar Isaac) the reclusive yet infamous company head at his hideaway, … More EX MACHINA or do you want to build an android?
Christmas is almost here! It’s that time of year when loved ones reunite, give presents, drink Mulled Wine and Egg Nog. Christmas is the season spirit of togetherness. However, every year thousands of people are spend Christmas in isolation. In 2013, Community Christmas estimated that almost a quarter of a million elderly people spent Christmas … More Tis The Season To Volunteer
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an opera journey about two lovers and their mystical struggle to be together with numerous fantasia-esque characters who help them, while others obstruct them, on their way. The opera’s significance is not simply due to its mysticism or status as Mozart’s penultimate operatic work but because of its stunning and uniquely written … More Royal College of Music: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Autumn/Winter 2014 is well underway. Tis the season to reminisce on how much of a great summer we had, the fun we had in Ibiza, and how much the Barbecue season will surely be missed. Oh well! Never mind – its time to drink mulled wine and keep warm. There are still great things to … More Metallic Magic – A Countdown of our Top Ten Autumn/Winter 2014 Beauty Buys
The idea of Clapham Opera Festival started in Marie Soulier’s living room where she invited a soprano and pianist to perform in front of 30 people. After 16 ‘house gigs’ Soulier introduced the festival last year to promote young opera talent and opera to wider audiences including curious opera newbies and children. Off the back … More Clapham Opera Festival 2014: Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Flock to the Crown: Competition Win a pair of tickets to a performance of ‘Just Like That! – The Tommy Cooper Show’ at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury. Just tweet to @flocktothecrown the answer to this simple question: What is Tommy Cooper’s real name? The Museum of Comedy is presenting writer and actor John Hewer’s … More FTTC Competition: Tickets to The Tommy Cooper Show ‘Just Like That!
I was just minding my own business, casually reading the paper on my morning commute, when sexism was served up to me right on platform number 2, hours before the watershed. Metro was reporting that a BBC radio presenter by the name of Nick Conrad had descended a few rungs on the evolutionary chain, and … More Comment: Evolution or Castration?