All posts tagged: London

MidWk Updates: Online Workshop & Poetry London Prize

4.23.2020 Got another tip coming in from The Writers Harbor Poetry Week and Maine Media & Workshop College, which will be online in June.  Just a few things to look at below… Credit source: Maine Media & Workshop College Three Amazing Poets, One Incredible Week of Workshops, Seminars, and Readings Online! Dates:Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 19, 2020 Levels: AllWorkshop Fee: $895Class Size: 12 Max per Instructor THE WRITERS HARBOR POETRY WEEK WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE – JUNE 14-19 REGISTER EARLY FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WORK ONE-ON-ONE WITH ONE OF THREE AMAZING POETS! RICHARD BLANCO   *    ELLEN BASS   *  KEVIN PILKINGTON To register to go to https://www.mainemedia.edu/product/the-writers-harbor-poetry-week-jun-14-20-2020-richard-blanco/. Once you get to the site you will able to see to register with either Ellen Bass or Kevin Pilkington.  For information about the workshop go to https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/the-writers-harbor-poetry-week/.     Credit Poetry London   Poetry London Prize The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem. Entries are open from 13 February to 1 May 2020.  First Prize: £5,000 Second Prize: £2,000 Third Prize: …

Film News…

2.10.2020 I am so late with this, I know. At first, I wasn’t going to put this together, but then I thought, why don’t you? So I did. The BAFTAs, or British Academy of Film and Television had their awards ceremony last weekend. Here is the list of the winners. Then we have box office news, courtesy of IMDb and Box Office Mojo, and a film review from Mr. H Reviews.  Credit source: CNN Best Film “1917” *WINNER “The Irishman” “Joker” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” “Parasite” Outstanding British Film “1917” “Bait” “For Sama” “Rocketman” “Sorry We Missed You” “The Two Popes” Best Director Sam Mendes (“1917”) *WINNER Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) Todd Phillips (“Joker”) Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”) Leading Actress Jessie Buckley (“Wild Rose”) Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”) Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”) Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) Renée Zellweger (“Judy”) *WINNER Leading Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) *WINNER Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”) Supporting Actor Tom Hanks (“A …

Best of Theater 2019

12.21.19 We are continuing our best of 2019 with theater. West End theater in London or Broadway in NYC, there are always good theater performances to choose from. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to really see a play. Hopefully in the year 2020 that will change. The Hollywood Reporter and Time have their list of great theater performances. Credit source: The Hollywood Reporter & Time The Best New York Theater of 2019 by David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter chief theater critic’s top 10 includes formally inventive reflections on racial identity, illuminating revivals that found new shadings in familiar works, a peerless solo show and a kickass concert that doubles as a cure-all elixir. Clockwise from top left: ‘Slave Play,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Fleabag,’ ‘American Utopia’ and ‘Fairview’ Courtesy Photos It’s been a sleepy fall on Broadway, with few real surprises to galvanize the 2019-20 theater season. But enough strong holdovers from the spring nonetheless made it tough to carve out a list of just ten standouts. The majority of the more …

Best of Fashion 2019…My Top Five Fashion Shows

12.19.18 Hello and Good Afternoon. Another Best of 2019 and I’ve picked my favorite top five fashion shows this year. From New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week. Take a look!         My top five shows for 2019. Did you have a favorite? Share and tell us! Enjoy your Hump Wednesday, be blessed!   Featured image: Depositphotos      

Where To: British Museum, London

7.20.19 Hey…heading over across the pond to London for this month, August, and September. Lots of things to see in London. Like the British Museum. Credit source: British museum This should be on my list of places to see while I’m in London. The British Museum has a long-standing history with the city of London. History of the British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning, it granted free admission to all ‘studious and curious persons’. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today. The eighteenth-century: origins of the British Museum The origins of the British Museum lie in the will of the physician, naturalist, and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753). Over his lifetime, Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted to be preserved intact after his death. So he bequeathed the whole collection to King George II for the nation in return for a payment of £20,000 to his heirs. …

London Fashion Week 2019 Update

3.10.19 Hi…more Fashion Week Update, this time London. Actually, it should’ve been London, then Milan, but that’s ok right? Thank you FF Channel! BURBERRY     J.W. ANDERSON     MARY KATRANTZOU     MARGARET HOWELL     ERDEM     ROLAND MOURET     JASPER CONRAN     VIVIAN WESTWOOD     VICTORIA BECKHAM     SHOPYET     SIMONE ROCHA More to come Monday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!   Featured image: 1ZOOM.Me

Where To…London, England

9.22.18 We are now traveling across the pond over to London, England or the United Kingdom to see what activities to do, and there is a lot! Thanks to VistiLondon.com. Credit source: Visit London Top Shows in September: Eugenius! at The Other Palace Enter a world of comics and superheroes with cult musical Eugenius!. In this teen love story, a comic book fan tries to find the hero within himself. 1 Sep-7 Oct.   Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR. Don’t miss hit show Heathers The Musical, as it transfers to London’s West End following a successful run at The Other Palace. A cruel clique runs a high school until a new boy arrives and changes everything, in this show based on a cult 1980s film. 3 Sep-24 Nov.     Museums Tate Modern FREE A visit to London isn’t complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world is housed in the former …