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Chatting with star mum Anna Williamson about Relationships

Nov 26 2022
Anna Williamson posing with London Mums magazine reporters at Coppa Club Putney

,As part of an ongoing series of uplifting lifestyle talks hosted by Coppa Club, Putney, London Mums Magazine‘ editor Monica Costa and I were able to meet and chat with well-known speaker Anna Williamson a couple of weeks ago. Yes, the famous dating agent in Celebs Go Dating! She came beautifully turned out in a soft leather burgundy mini-dress and 10” high silver stiletto heels. Her hair was styled so it had perfect volume and cascaded sexily over her shoulders. One stylish lady.

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FILM REVIEW: Living starring Bill Nighy

Nov 19 2022
Living movie poster showing star Bill Nighy looking at his watch

English hierarchy and convention in the 50s are beautifully represented in all their stultifying glory in this slow-moving, painful but funny drama, about a Departmental Manager at the London County Council, coping with loss in the traditional manner, by repressing all his emotions.

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Film review: Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Nov 11 2022
Poster of Wakanda Forever black panther warriors posing

Considering that it was an impossible task replacing the irreplaceable Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Black Panther, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler did justice to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his Wakanda Forever. The movie is an emotional tribute to the late actor who was a wonderful super-hero. Our London Mums‘ editor Monica Costa met him at the first Black Panther‘s premiere in 2018.

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Royal Opera House Ballet: ‘Mayerling’ at a cinema near you

Nov 11 2022
Ryoichi Hirano and Sarah Lamb in Mayerling. © Helen Maybanks, courtesy the Royal Opera House

Mayerling at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in a cinema near you.

Ballet as you’ve never seen it before, with classically trained dancers properly acting out the story thanks to modern choreography by the great Kenneth Macmillan. Out with the cardboard cut-outs, out with the repetitive Russian symmetry, out with the synchronised swim in tutus.

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Film review: The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson

Nov 09 2022
The Banshees of Inisherin movie poster showing two men and a dog on a beach looking at the sea

The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is a black comedy about a very badly managed falling out. When BFF (Best Friends Forever) becomes BFNM (No More), it is painful for all concerned. 

It doesn’t help that the story takes place on the suffocating little fictional Irish isle of Inisherin where the only privacy is to be found by escaping to The Mainland – Ireland in this case. Great grey sea vistas are juxtaposed with dim-lit cottage interiors, to give a feeling of the beauty and harshness of life, where pulling together is the only option. Until Callum starts pushing back.

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