Last weekend, I went to my first convention outside of London! Jen, Abbie, Jess and I attended the Telford Fanzone at the Telford International Centre in, you guessed it, Telford. I’ve previously attended MCM London Comic Con at the Excel Centre, which wasn’t for me due to the excessive amount of people. I’ve also attended London Film and Comic Con for the Young Adult Literature Convention, … Continue reading Five Convention Season Tips If You’re a Noob like Me.
For a born and bred Londoner, it seems like an obvious choice for performers to stop off and perform in the city. But it’s rare for a performer that I like to be performing just fifteen minutes down the road from me. You may know Lea from her Broadway career in shows like Spring Awakening & Fiddler on the Roof. You may know her from … Continue reading Lea Michele @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Title: Bitter Harvest
Director: George Mendeluk
Writer: Richard Bachynsky Hoover
Cast: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp
Based on true events BITTER HARVEST is a powerful story of love, honour, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.
Having been watching Jack Whitehall’s stand up on various TV shows and on YouTube for years, this was only the second time I had seen Jack’s live arena show. I first saw his Gets Around tour in 2014 at Wembley with my dad. Not ideal in terms of content but I still had a good laugh. In fact, the performance I went to is the … Continue reading Jack Whitehall: At Large @ Wembley Arena
Things you may not know about me: I love comedy. I love good comedy that makes people laugh without feeling like it has to offend a group of people to be funny.With The Tenderloins and their show Impractical Jokers, you get a group of friends who have known each other for 20+ years bantering with each other. And it’s hilarious because they just remind you … Continue reading A Sappy Post About Impractical Jokers
Last week, my friends Jen, Claire & I went to a signing at Selfridges to celebrate the release of Tom Fletcher’s book The Christmasaurus! And what with the news of a stage show of The Christmasaurus being released earlier in the week,I thought I would write about the signing! I was particularly excited about this one as I had grown up with McFly from when I … Continue reading Tom Fletcher – The Christmasaurus signing @ Selfridges
On Wednesday, my friend Tema and I attended the panel & signing at Waterstones Islington where Holly Bourne was interviewing Jennifer Niven about her YA career so far. I was super excited to see two fantastic and groundbreaking authors speak about topics from mental health to grief to them both being Ravenclaws. *Both authors were actually there, I promise – they’re not invisible in the picture … Continue reading Holly Bourne in conversation with Jennifer Niven @ Waterstones Islington
A couple of weeks back, I had seen on Twitter that one of my favourite comedians was doing a show at the Soho Theatre. Having seen Joel on stage twice before, both times being at the Soho Theatre, I knew I had to go again. This time was special though as the show was being recorded for a DVD. You may recognise Joel from TV shows … Continue reading Joel Dommett @ Soho Theatre.
I’ve decided to keep my content on my blog very varied. I think seeing the same thing in one area of the internet can get very boring. So while I will continue to post about books & theatre, I will also share some insights into my life. So you can find out more out the blogger, rather than what they are reading/watching.
Now, about the title.
Let me explain…
It’s been a week now since I attended YALC 2016 and I am still exhausted! I had such a fantastic time. I have got to do the full weekend next time, there’s still so much I didn’t get to explore across the whole weekend!
I wish I spent more time in the LFCC section of the event. There was a massive Suicide Squad exhibition that displayed the costumes which I thought was cool. And I got my photo taken with the squad!
But I did spend most of my day in YALC so let me tell you all about it!