Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Romantic Comedy Little Italy | Starring Hayden Christensen & Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen star in new romantic comedy Little Italy 


12th February, London, UK: The Movie Partnership is delighted to announce that the romantic feel-good comedy, Little Italy, starring Emma Roberts (Wild Child, We're The Millers, Scream Queens) and Hayden Christensen (Star Wars, Awake, Jump) will be released on UK digital download platforms from 11th March

Former best friends Sal and Vince run rival pizzerias in Little Italy, spending their days plotting against each other's restaurant. But when love blossoms between Sal's daughter Nikki (Emma Roberts) and Vince's son Leo (Hayden Christensen), they must hide their romance from their oblivious fathers' eyes. When news of Nikki and Leo's relationship slips out into the open, Sal and Vince reach boiling point. These cobblestoned piazzas ain't big enough for two legendary pizzerias, so a wager is declared: the two restaurants will compete in a high stakes pizza cookout, where the loser must leave Little Italy for good. As tempers rage hotter than a wood-fired pizza oven, will Nikki and Leo's love become the victim or victor in this ridiculously epic food fight?

Kernow in the City 2019 | The Cornish music festival to return to Rich Mix for 10th Anniversary

Kernow in the City 2019

London’s annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture returns to Rich Mix on 2nd March for its 10th Anniversary!
Cornish Music Royalty - The Velvet Hands to headline
12th February - London, UK: Now in its tenth year, Kernow in the City will return this Pirantide with London’s annual mini-festival of Cornish contemporary music and culture. Once again, the Rich Mix venue in the heart of Shoreditch plays host, with an eclectic mix of Cornish pop, folk and rock music, comedy and poetry in celebration of St Piran’s Day, Cornwall’s patron saint.
Headlining this year are acclaimed garage rockers THE VELVET HANDS - born out of the NME-coined ‘Kernow Wave’ rock scene and renowned for blending slacker story-telling with belting guitar riffs, reminiscent of The Strokes or The Vaccines, and rousing punk choruses that recall The Clash. Firing on all youthful cylinders with effortlessly cool style, The Velvet Hands have art in their heart, as evidenced by last year’s stand-out album ‘Part’s Over’ which gained them national air play on Radio 1 and 6Music.

In support we are delighted to welcome back Cornish royalty, the KERNOW KING, already a national treasure back in the homeland. He brings his comedic take on everyday Cornish life to London once again and, well, he’s the King of Kernow so you better be there – it’s your duty!
Musical support also comes in the form of DAVEY & DYER, leading components of traditional Celtic music, who can kick up a storm armed only with bouzouki, fiddle and viola. Their repertoire of new and old Cornish music, taken from their recent album Dynamite Quay, will have your moving your feet to their jigs, reels and polkas, not forgetting the exotic beauty of the Cornish five-step.
The YouTube generation probably need no introduction to DAISY CLARK, who burst onto the scene a few years ago with her unique cover version of ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ which led to her being voted ‘Best Unsigned Female at the Best of British Radio Awards in 2017. With much success on the festival and acoustic following on, we are delighted that Newquay’s Daisy will open Kernow in the City 2019 this year.

Finally, poetry has long been a feature of this event and we are sure you will love the exceptional talent that is TARAN SPALDING-JENKINS. His work deals with his relationship with Cornwall and childhood there, drawing on its rich culture of legends and language, as well as more contemporary issues that befell the modern Cornish back home and abroad.

The night will be fuelled with ales from Skinner’s Brewery and Cornish pasties from Warrens Bakery in St Just-in-Penwith and will include a rousing collective ‘shout’ of Trelawny and all your favourite Cornish pub songs, led by the Wrecker’s Wednesday team, KitC’s monthly social night spin-off event. So, if you’re in London and you love Cornwall, come one and all to celebrate our national day at Kernow in the City on March 2nd.


Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are thrilled to announce that the next headliners for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019 are Nile Rodgers & Chic, Caro Emerald and Jools Holland. Tickets can be purchased from

The quite simply iconic Nile Rodgers & Chic will make their Hampton Court Palace Festival debut on 14 June. Attendees will be able to see the band perform all of their incredible hit songs including Le Freak and Everybody Dance, as well as songs from their recently released album ‘Till The World Falls’ – the band’s first new album in 25 years.

The dutch songstress Caro Emerald will return to Hampton Court Palace on 12 June, having previously performed at the festival in 2012 and 2016. Festival goers can expect Caro and her band, the Gradmono Orchestra, to play some of her biggest hits including Liquid Lunch and That Man, as well as material from her recently released ‘Emerald Island’ EP.

Festival favourite Jools Holland also returns to the stunning Tudor courtyard, Base Court, and will perform on 6 June. Having just released his new collaborative album with Marc Almond, ‘A Lovely Life To Live’, attendees can expect stellar boogie-woogie and blues classics performed by music maestro Jools and his infamous Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Already announced to perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival are new-wave legends Tears For Fears and pop royalty The Jacksons, with general and VIP tickets for their concerts already on-sale now. Kylie Minogue is also set to perform in the palace courtyard but only VIP and corporate packages are available to purchase for her concerts as general tickets sold out in record time.

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of truly special and unique open-air concerts. Artists perform in a 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace. Attendees will arrive at the sumptuous Palace Gardens to enjoy a spot of picnicking. This year, the festival’s picnics will be provided by Fortnum & Mason for the very first time. Crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients fresh from Fortnum’s famous Food Halls, and packed with summer-ready tipples, four picnic options will be available for guests to enjoy.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019




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Glitterbox has revealed the line-up for its debut event at London’s Printworks on Saturday, 23rd February 2019. With a huge additional headliner to be announced in the new year, Purple Disco Machine and Jellybean Benitez will be joined by Glitterbox head Simon Dunmore, The Shapeshifters and young residents Melvo Baptiste and Katie Goodman. Printworks will also be taken over by the usual crew of ferocious drag queens and performers, bringing the Glitterbox phenomenon to life.  

Welcoming nu-disco’s man of the moment Purple Disco Machine, the soundtrack to the party’s Printworks debut will be fresh vocal house sounds, brand new disco cuts and dancefloor anthems from the Glitterbox label, plus well-loved soulful classics and rarities from the disco archives. One selector who has his roots deep in those archives is Jellybean Benitez, a legendary producer and musician who honed his DJing skills during disco’s golden era. Four of Glitterbox’s finest residents make up the billing, including hitmakers and disco devotees The Shapeshifters, Simon Dunmore and the voice of Glitterbox Radio, Melvo Baptiste and newest recruit Katie Goodman.     

The daytime Glitterbox party at Printworks will kick off at midday and close at 11pm, a consistent set-up for the forward-thinking venue making it accessible to all. Situated south of the river in Surrey Quays, Printworks’ groundbreaking multi-purpose venue is changing the face of London’s cultural scene, with staggering lighting and sound production, original machinery and industrial features retained from its time as a fully operational printing press. Through its thoughtful, broad programming the club shares Glitterbox’s dedication to breaking ground in nightclub culture, heralding a new chapter for London’s clubland.   

2018 has been a defining year for Glitterbox, with a record-breaking season at Hï Ibiza alongside parties in New York, Zurich, Amsterdam, Belgium, Croatia and Manchester to name only a few. By the close of this year, over 150,000 people will have experienced a Glitterbox dancefloor within just 12 months. With its immersive, uplifting confetti moments, all-inclusive crowd and soundtrack of nu-disco, classic house and fresh vocal sounds, Glitterbox is synonymous with unforgettable moments, the most spectacular production, dancers, and performers – a truly 21st century disco.

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Monday, 11 February 2019

The Cinema Museum - Kennington Stories, Mata Hari (1931), Kennington Classics, Kennington Noir

Kennington Stories February 12th - 13th

Mata Hari (1931) February 15th

Kennington Classics February 17th

Kennington Noir February 20th
Kennington Stories Film Festival,
Tuesday February 12th - Wednesday February 13th
Kennington Stories is a two-day film festival produced in collaboration between Anthology, The Cinema Museum and Created Out of Mind. Anthology’s initiative is a celebration of their exciting new development proposals for Kennington Stage. Along with proposing new private and affordable homes and courtyard spaces, Anthology are also working with The Cinema Museum to allow them to remain in the Masters House and secure their long-term future on the site, supporting culture and history in Kennington. The festival coincides with The Cinema Museum’s 21st anniversary in the Masters House, a former workhouse in which local-born star Charlie Chaplin was once an inmate.
The event will involve a series of film screenings and a film competition. Go back in time and enjoy the cinema experience. There is something for everyone!
Event Programme:
Tue 12 Feb 16.00-18.30 Children’s film screening: Mary Poppins (1964)
Pop in for a supercalifragilistic screening of the 1964 original Mary Poppins film with added popcorn and soft drinks.
Tue 12 Feb 18.45-20.30 Created Out of Mind short film festival
Created Out of Mind is a team aiming to explore, challenge and shape perceptions and understanding of dementias through science and the creative arts. The team explore what dementia means to us all, challenge traditional definitions and common misconceptions, and unlock what we can learn about art consciousness and the brain from the experiences of people living with different dementias. Following on from a successful film festival in 2018, Created Out of Mind will be screening a selection of short films which explore unique and diverse stories of dementia.
Wed 13 Feb 15.00-16.30 LCC Showcase
A screening of short films by students past and present from London College of Communication.
Wed 13 Feb 17.30-19.30 Music from the Movies: The Greatest Showman(2017)
Join us for an interactive sing-a-long of the hit 2017 musical film with added popcorn and soft drinks.

Admission to all events is free, but places are limited, so please register via Eventbrite
Women & Cocaine presents Mata Hari (1931), Friday February 15th @ 7:30pm
Women & Cocaine Presents is back! And what better star to represent the month of Love and Romance than Greta Garbo – a woman who’s portrayal of love and sacrifice makes every other human emotion or endeavour seem trivial.
Come and find out why she was dubbed the ‘Divine Garbo’ in her most commercially successful film Mata Hari (1931), the fictional portrayal of a real life spy.
Set during World War I, Mata Hari, the German spy is working in Paris. She’s already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer – played by the ill fated Ramon Novarro. In order to get her hands on secret documents in his possession, she sets about seducing him. But the secret police is on to her, and it’s only a matter of time before they catch up.  Find out more details here.

Tickets are £10.02 and must be reserved from Eventbrite.
Kennington Classics presents; The Grapes of Wrath (1940),
Sunday 17th February @ 2:30pm

John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize – winner was optioned by Darryl F. Zanuck following publication and filmed the following year by John Ford, with a screenplay by Nunnally Johnson and cinematography by Greg Toland. This story of the Joad family’s migration from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the orange fields of California, and the persecution that they undergo along the way, is widely considered as one of the greatest American films of all time. Towering performances from Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, and Oscar-winner Jane Darnell as his mother.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum .
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Kennington Noir presents; Hollow Triumph (1948), Wednesday February 20th @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Hollow Triumph (1948), directed by Steve Sekely, and starring Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett and Eduard Franz. The film was also known as The Scar and The Man Who Murdered Himself.
John Muller (Paul Henreid), medical school dropout and also brilliant crook, plans a holdup at an illegal casino. The robbery goes wrong, and he soon finds the vindictive casino owner is after him. At the end of his tether, Muller stumbles onto a lucky chance to assume a new identity as psychiatrist Victor Bartok, but irony piles on fast as Muller finds it’s a case of “out of the frying pan, into the fire”.
Featuring top notch atmospheric cinematography by John Alton, this was the first of two “by the miracle of plastic surgery” films starring Paul Henreid, the other being a Hammer production in England, Stolen Face (1952).
Digital presentation. Plus full supporting programme. If you want to see only the main feature, please arrive by 8.15 latest. This will be screened in the small downstairs cinema, so early booking is recommended.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum .
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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Museum of London - There's so much to do this half term

Amazing days out this half term
If you're looking for family days out this half term that are as interesting as they are fun, we've got you covered.

From Roman fun and games to amazing moments in the East End’s history, there's something amazing for the family every day at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands.
Museum of London
Fun with Roman Londoners
Take a trip back to ancient Londinium this February. Learn about Roman funeral traditions; get crafty at a mosaic making session and meet a Roman soldier.

It's like really going back in time, but without the Latin, wars and other dangers.
Styx, stones & Roman bones
Sat 16 - Mon 24 Feb, from 12-12.45pm, 1.30-2.15pm & 3-3.45pm
Museum of London
Meet ancient Roman Londoner Claudia and learn about Roman funeral traditions as you help her soul cross over into the afterlife.

Learn what she's seen over the centuries, explore the differences between Roman and modern London and help her finish her journey in a fun and interactive setting.

Ways to die in Roman London with Caroline Lawrence
Wed 20 Feb, 1-2pm
Museum of London
Meet award winning children’s writer Caroline Lawrence, creator of the Roman Mysteries and Roman Quest series and discover what made Roman London so dangerous. 

Learn more about where she gets her inspiration, listen to a reading from her upcoming novel ‘The Time Travel Diaries’, and get the chance to ask her questions.
Museum of London Docklands
The East End
The East End of London is steeped in all kinds of social history for the family to explore this half term.

Whether it's learning how the kids of the East End entertained themselves in the past, learning about a different kind of royalty or getting your head around cockney rhyming slang, there will be fun and games of all kinds from 10.30am on every day of half term at the Museum of London Docklands.