The Last Jedi

Darkness rises…and light to meet it. The Last Jedi is episode VIII in the long-running intergalactic saga. The film features the return of some well-loved characters including Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO as well as more recent introductions such as Rey and Finn. It is also the last Star Wars film to feature Princess Leia played by the late Carrie Fisher. Reviews so far … Continue reading The Last Jedi

The King and I

The award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I will transfer from Broadway to London in summer 2018. Following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theatre, the show will move to the world famous London Palladium in June. Both lead actors will reprise their roles following the move and make their West End debuts. Kelli O’Hara won a … Continue reading The King and I

The media need to go back to basics

I have written before on this blog about the urgent need for media organisations to raise standards. Having seen the front pages today and read some of the tweets from professional journalists I am compelled to write again. Much of the coverage of Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference focuses on the antics of a self-aggrandising ‘comedian’, problems with the set and poor … Continue reading The media need to go back to basics

Previews announced for new cat documentary

It has been announced there will be five preview screenings of KEDI, the new film about the street cats of Istanbul, starting on Monday 26 June 2017. The short UK tour will visit London, Nottingham and Sheffield before a nationwide cinema release on 30 June. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Ceyda Torun who will explain more about the … Continue reading Previews announced for new cat documentary

Netflix grabs new Star Trek

The new series in the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the UK on Netflix in Autumn 2017. Star Trek: Discovery will follow new missions to find undiscovered worlds and exciting new lifeforms. The series will feature one particular Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The run will include 15 episodes, up from the … Continue reading Netflix grabs new Star Trek

The street cats of Istanbul

A new documentary about the cats of Istanbul is to be shown in UK cinemas. Ceyda Torun’s film KEDi, which means feline in Turkish, follows the lives of 7 cats – Sari, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Psikopat, Deniz, Duman and Gamsiz – as they roam through the streets of Turkey’s biggest city. The film makers designed and developed innovative cat cameras and techniques to capture the … Continue reading The street cats of Istanbul