Pop Up Screens Cinema in the Snow features a Christmas cinematic experience in London

Dec 09 2020

Independent cinema Pop Up Screens is back this winter, taking over Peckham’s popular Copeland Park and Bussey Building with ‘Cinema in the Snow’ – a stunning cinematic Christmas experience set in a magical snow-filled wonderland.

After adjusting the dates due to the COVID pandemic, the festive-themed cinema has just kicked off with The Greatest Showman as well as new and classic Christmas movies such as Last Christmas, Home Alone, Love Actually, Elf, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Nightmare Before Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Gremlins, Muppets Christmas Carol and The Holiday.

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Young Family Panto: Dear Santa Live at Riverside Studios

Dec 08 2020

Last weekend I went to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith to watch Dear Santa Live, a Christmas Panto aimed at young families, with two lovely school girls who had a great time.  After months of lockdown, we have all been craving the return of live performance and were happy to get out to the theatre. Dear Santa Live is a great way to be part of a live audience (safely) after a year spent in isolation. 

Dear Santa Live is the first production of the Riverside Studios 2020 Christmas season. Norwell Lapley Productions’ stage adaptation of Rod Campbell’s family-favourite and much-loved picture book. Dear Santa Live, directed by Tim Wallers runs until 24 December 2020. At the end of the show, children can say hallo to Santa (at a socially distanced grotto appearance) and receive a Christmas themed gift bag.

The season at Riverside Studios includes a dazzling array of live cabaret, comedy, music and theatre that run throughout December.

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Tate Britain exhibition review: Turner’s Modern World 28 October 2020 – 7 March 2021

Oct 28 2020

A new landmark exhibition dedicated to JMW Turner (1775-1851) at Tate Britain called Turner’s Modern World explores what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime. Personally I believe that Turner is one of the most innovative artists of all time, ahead of his time and crucial to the inspiration of Impressionists and other artistic movements that started a century after he created some of his most famous artwork. Turner’s Modern World is absolutely unmissable for anybody including children of all ages. 

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