Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Before we talk about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, let’s talk about Harry Potter. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the last 20 or so years, it’s the story of a boy who finds out he’s a wizard and maybe the chosen one. He goes to a magical boarding school, learns […]

Backyard Cinema Screen

Backyard Cinema 2015

Last night saw the launch of Backyard Cinema 2015, an outdoor cinema bonanza based in Camden Market. What started three years ago as a way of bringing films to the masses outside traditional cinema venues (and which has been highly successful, if projects like this and Rooftop Cinema are anything to go by), the 2015 […]

Review and Giveaway: Clariel by Garth Nix

I first heard about Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series (alternatively known as the Abhorsen series) from a housemate during my university days. She was kind enough to lend me her copies of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, which I remember finishing in a matter of days (no small feat during those postgraduate days) and then gushing about them to everyone […]

Chocolate, Beer and Hop, Burns and Black

Anyone who knows me even in passing is well aware of my love of craft beer and chocolate (among other things). So when Hop Burns and Black, my local craft beer shop, announced a chocolate and beer pairing in collaboration with local Peckham chocolatier Melange, I knew I needed to be there (I was, also, a lucky ticket […]

Craft Beer Rising 2015

Today marks the end of the first edition of London Beer Week which, in the similar vein of London Cocktail Week, featured £3 beers (most, it must be said, from craft breweries across the globe), pop ups and hoptails. It was, in my mind, a fantastic and resounding success and hopefully it will return next […]

Review: Mockingjay – Part 1

The third instalment of The Hunger Games takes place immediately after the end of Catching Fire, with Katniss having escaped the arena, but with Peeta and Johanna left find as captives in the Capitol and District 12 razed to the ground, Katniss finds herself becoming the unwilling face of the revolution as the Mockingjay. In the tried […]