Category Archives: Entertainment

Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

Soon to be released in UK cinemas, indie horror flick, The Eyes of My Mother, is the gross-out creep-fest you’ve been craving. Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are X

We Are X is a new documentary about ultra mega superstar metal band, X Japan. Never heard of them? Well, to say they’re big in Japan would be an understatement. Having sold 30 million singles and albums combined since starting in the early 80s, these guys are the biggest band in Japan ever. Continue reading

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The Founder Burger at BRGR.CO

To celebrate the release of The Founder, the Michael Keaton film about Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame, BRGR.CO has launched a limited edition burger consisting of two blade steak patties with melted cheese, shredded iceburg lettuce, pickled gherkins and secret recipe BRGR.CO sauce on a triple layer sesame bun. Continue reading

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Dinner and a Show at Circus, Endell Street

Dinner and a show! That’s what’s on offer at Circus on Endell Street. Continue reading

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BFI Brings Back GoodFellas to the Big Screen

The British Film Institute is rereleasing the classic 1990 gangster film, GoodFellas, in cinemas across the UK on 20 January. Continue reading

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A Decade Down | Ten Years of tikichris

Before 2016 comes to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap the 10 team ups I co-hosted over the year in celebration of my blog’s tenth anniversary and – more importantly – to thank the folks involved in helping me make each of those 10X10 events happen! Continue reading

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Preview: Sleight of Hand on the Strand

International award-winning magicians Tony “Sonic” Middleton ‘Sonic’ and Dominick Zwolinski bring their up close style of conjuring to a small audience in a private room at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for one night only this month with their show Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Continue reading

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Preview: Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis at Leicester Square Theatre

Comedy hypnotist, Simon Warner, brings his mesmerising act to the West End stage for the first time in 15 years with Viva Hypnosis for two nights only at the Leicester Square Theatre just before Christmas. Continue reading

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On Set in France | The Incantation

Based on the original script written by Jude S Walko, The Incantation is the first original content feature film for Blue Falcon Productions. It follows young American Lucy Bellerose as she pays a trip to her family’s ancestral castle in rural France. Continue reading

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Live at Zedel: Miss Hope Springs at Crazy Coqs

A night on the town wound down with a maudlin performance replete with twinkling piano keys in a swank cocktail bar was the right mix for a Saturday outing in Soho. Continue reading

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easyJet #WhyNot Pop-Up

As part of its #WhyNot campaign, easyJet is hosting a free immersive theatre experience in Shoreditch that celebrates the joys of European travel with a quick pop-up passage to Holland and the chance to win free flights. Continue reading

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Taking a Break with Magician Tony “Sonic” Middleton | 10X10 with tikichris

For my next 10X10 episode to celebrate ten years of blogging, I’m going to disappear, and I’ve got my magician friend Tony “Sonic” Middleton in on the act to help out. Continue reading

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Review: Magic & Mixology at The Vaults

So yeah, maybe I was a cocktail or two into my evening. Still, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and even the most sober of eyes would not be able to work out the illusions and tricks presented up close and in front of small audiences during the hour set of Magic & Mixology at The Vaults. Continue reading

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Preview: Walthamstow International Film Festival

The 2016 Walthamstow International Film Festival runs tomorrow (Sunday 24 July 2016) at Vestry House from 11am to 5pm. Continue reading

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London Clown Festival

As clowning is intended (I suppose), performers allowed themselves to be the butt of their own jokes to reflect the follies and quirks of all of us. I especially loved the sneering, nervous-laughter-inducing improv of The Establishment; the manic miming of Inda Perada; the preposterous gags and observations of Ben Target (pictured above); and the athletic dithering of Helen Duff. Continue reading

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Sunset at the Villa Thalia at Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

Arty, middle class Charlotte (Pippa Nixon) from London and charismatic American – and CIA operative – Harvey (Ben Miles) are frenemies to the highest degree. There’s instant affinity and sometimes even smouldering attraction between them but also deep-seated belief on both sides that one completely misunderstands the other and that the other is absolutely wrong about how the world spins on its geopolitical axis. Continue reading

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Send in the London Clown Festival

Hosted at London’s newest Arts Hub, The Omnitorium at Manor House, from 10 to 19 June London Clown Festival is “a festival of physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance” exploring “what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences.” Continue reading

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Sideways: The Play at St James Theatre

If you loved the movie, to be sure you’ll love the play, adapted for the stage by original Sideways novelist, Rex Pickett and deftly directed David Grindely. Continue reading

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Madam Butterfly at ENO

A tearjerker of a show, thanks in large part to a profoundly sympathetic performance of soprano Rena Harms, English National Opera’s staging of Madame Butterfly delights the eyes as much as it moves the hearts of its audience. Continue reading

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London Eye Goes Wonka for Easter

The London Eye offers a taste of pure imagination this Easter by partnering with the West End hit musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for an immersive experience for families. Continue reading

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The Magic Hour with Tony Middleton (aka Sonic) at the Grand Royale

Do you believe in magic? Whether you do or not I am certain you will be amazed and have a fantastic night out if you attend The Magic Hour and allow magician Tony Middleton (aka Sonic) to perplex and entertain you with his sleight of hand, illusions and Victorian spiritualist theatrics. Continue reading

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Infographic: Iconic Furniture in Film and TV

Check out this fun infographic put together by the furniture experts at Oldrids and featuring some of the most famous furniture from the movies and on TV. Set design plays a massive role in creating the look and atmosphere of … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Evening of Fun Friends and Murder Mystery

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Want to plan an office party that employees will actually want to attend? An unforgettable evening of fun friends and murder mystery awaits at Murder Mystery Events. Murder Mystery Events offers several … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute at ENO

Mozart’s fanciful The Magic Flute is on now for a limited run at the London Coliseum with a spectacularly staged production from the English National Opera. I had the pleasure of attending a performance last week and very much enjoyed … Continue reading

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Stripper Wear Fair | David Bowie Burlesque Tribute | Pole Dancing Werkshop at Red Gallery, Shoreditch

This weekend – Valentine’s weekend – do something special for yourself and that significant other at one (or all) of three super sexy events hosted by the East London Strippers Collective at Red Gallery in Shoreditch. Continue reading

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wonder.land at the National Theatre

wonder.land: it’s a tale we all know well, this time reexamined through the prism of our 21st century addiction to the digital doings on our gadgets’ screens and good old fashioned teenage malaise. Continue reading

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Window to the World with LG OLED and Bompas & Parr

Promising “maximum picture quality and minimum power consumption,” LG reckons its new OLED TV is a game changer. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Youth

Something about director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film Youth reminded me of taking the time to watch a sunset: an exalted if everyday occurrence that’s slow paced but ends too soon. Continue reading

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That Time I Met David Bowie

He told us not to blow it ‘cause he knows it’s all worthwhile. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sherpa | Trouble on Everest

The term Sherpa refers both to the ethnic group of Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet and to the high-skill, high-altitude mountain guide work undertaken by so many of them. It’s also the name of a new film documenting Everest activity, mostly from the perspective of the guides, at an especially volatile time as more and more foreigners seek to ascend the world’s highest mountain … and as global climate change makes this momentous task trickier and more perilous than ever. Continue reading

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Getting to Know Lady Unknown Playwright Lauren Johnson

Lady Unknown is the third production from ensemble group Theatre Untold. As with its two previous productions, the aim of Lady Unknown is to shine a light on a “forgotten historical figure.” This time round that disremembered person is 19th century philanthropist and chum of Charles Dickens, Angela Burdett Coutts. Continue reading

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A Musical Visit to Memphis Sure Sounds Good! (OneTravel)

Love American music? Then get yourself to Memphis, Tennessee where the roots of rock ‘n roll, country, blues and soul are on dynamic display for you see and of course to hear! Have a look at this list for some … Continue reading

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Preview: Thank Ya Papa NOLA Style Thanksgiving Dinner

Guests to the Thank Ya Papa celebrations can expect a ten-course Thanksgiving feast designed by Michelin trained chef and replete with seasonal cocktails, candied yams, deep fried turkeys and “the best live Dixieland music this side of the Mississippi,” from the 25th to the 28th of November. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to BBC Good Food Show London 13 or 15 November

Interested in nibbling your way through an array of some of the UK’s best food? I’ve got a pair of tickets to share with one lucky reader for the upcoming BBC Good Food Show at Olympia London (plus tix to the Supertheatre). Keep reading to find out how you can win. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #46

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Lazy Arm With its 700mm … Continue reading

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