New short documentary about a mother raising a child with three cultures premieres on 1000 Londoners

May 17 2014
How far would you go to have a baby? And how do you bring up a child with multiple cultural backgrounds? A new short film on 1000londoners.com profiles a woman who has had to deal with both of these issues. Rose is a Spanish mother who grew up within Stockwell and Brixton’s Hispanic community. Her husband, Artif, is from Egypt and speaks Arabic as his first language. After unsuccessfully trying for a child for many years, Artif took Rose to Egypt for fertility treatment, where it’s a third of the price of comparable treatments in London.

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Film Review: Postman Pat: The Movie

May 13 2014
Postman Pat: The Movie hits the UK cinemas on 23 May 2014. If you are a big fan of Postman Pat like my 7 year old son who has watched absolutely ALL (with no exaggeration) series many times on TV and on DVD, you are certainly disappointed for the first 10 minutes of the movie while you are getting used to the different voices and CGI faces. But then the characters become familiar again and you start enjoying the gags which the movie has plenty of. In fact it has so many great gags that I think I missed a few while I was still laughing at the previous one.

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Film reviews – our movie marathon: Tarzan and The Amazing SpiderMan 2

May 13 2014
Last Saturday my son and I took a trip to the cinema for our first movie marathon together. We headed to Vue at Westfield London (in Sheperds Bush) because of the very comfy chairs and great viewing from any seat of the cinema there. Vue Cinemas are also launching an ‘All-inclusive Family Package’ in conjunction with First Choice holidays. The package gives families entry into a film, as well as a snack of choice and a drink each. Prices start from £10 per person so a family of four will save over 20% on the cost of a trip to watch the latest blockbuster together. This is a really great offer especially with the Summer holidays upon us! We made the most of it and used the offer to watch Tarzan 3D (PG), a classic tale told in a cartoon created with the most innovative CGI technology and special effects, and later on we stayed to watch The Amazing SpiderMan 2 (12A).

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