Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

I went to see Side Show this week and was blown away by the high calibre of this performance, which is set in a small, unassuming venue in Elephant and Castle. This musical is based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who were born in England and performed on the stage in …

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The BBC is streaming live feeds from Glastonbury all weekend. You can pick your stage and artist and settle in to the listen to some great artists from the comfort of your home. While my two visits to the festival have been an amazing experience, I’m happy to be out of the rain and mud …

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Bonfire Night falls on the 5th of November each year and commemorates the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the English parliament in 1605. In the lead up to bonfire night you’ll see and hear many fireworks each night. These can be legally purchased from local shops. Some communities burn an effigy upon the Bonfire …

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London’s got many museums and galleries that are worth a visit and many of them are free. Others you can visit at a discount using the London Pass.   Art Galleries Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (ICA) National Gallery National Portrait Gallery Royal Academy of Arts Saatchi Gallery Serpentine Gallery Tate Britain Tate Modern Wellcome …

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Save when you buy online and get free discount cards to help you stretch your money further. You can save money every time you shop online…

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For all your London Olympics 2012 information checkout the official website. There’s a London 2012 mobile app to help you plan your way to free and ticketed events.  Watch all the action live on 24 BBC channels. If you missed the opening ceremony you can watch some of the highlights: Highlights of the opening ceremony Dress rehearsal …

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The UK comes alive with events and festivals during the summer time.  In December the main streets in many towns are lit with Christmas lights and there’s Christmas markets and outdoor ice-skating to experience.  

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The UK comes alive with events and festivals during the summer time.  In December the main streets in many towns are lit with Christmas lights and there’s Christmas markets and outdoor ice-skating to experience.  

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Friends of mine are filming their next music video for their band Life Thru Iris on the evening of Friday 8th June, 2012 at Roadtrip, Old Street, London and need people to take part. As well as getting to be in the clip, there’ll be comedy and an acoustic set to follow.   Take a …

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There are stacks of live comedy shows on around the UK and while Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular you will find shows running through the week in bigger cities. The Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Laughing Horse have clubs in major cities across the UK. Expect to pay between £10-£20 for tickets, although you can …

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Want to rent films and TV shows without having to visit a video store? If you sign up to one of the following subscription services you can either: stream the video to your computer, Blu-ray player, smart television, iPad or  games console*.  rent DVDs or Blu-Ray discs that are delivered and returned in the post …

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England & Wales,  Northern Ireland and Scotland all have slightly different holidays. See when the bank holidays are this year and start planning your vacations…   New Year’s Day – Monday 2 January 2012 (substitute for Jan 1) 2nd January (Scotland only) – Tuesday 3rd January 2012 (substitute for Jan 2) St Patrick’s Day Holiday …

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If you aren’t heading away for the 4 day weekend from 2-5 June 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee you might like to check out some of the events happening around the UK instead. More info about these events is available here…   10-13 May – Windsor Castle – Diamond Jubilee Pageant 2 June – …

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17th March – Put on a green outfit and head out to celebrate Irish culture. St Patrick is the patron saint credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Around the UK there are festivals, markets and parades on and around the day itself. In London there’s the annual St Patrick’s Day parade and festival: http://www.london.gov.uk/events (info available close …

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It’s worth travelling to experience the Christmas celebrations around the UK and Europe. Mulled wine and German sausages are a popular feature at Christmas markets and worth sampling if you haven’t tried them before. If you aren’t a fan of mulled (spiced) wine, try mulled cider or stick to lager.

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