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Forbidden Forest Cinema – Halloween Horror Screenings


The Forbidden Forest Cinema are hosting a collection of immersive fright night Halloween screenings.  ( from 23 Oct to 15 Nov) Visitors must brave their way through a forbidden forest before discovering an eerie woodland cinema, the perfect setting for their favourite film. 

 


Films include Halloween horror favourites such as: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hereditary, It, Beetlejuice, Scream, The Shining and The Blair Witch Project as well as cult classics like Donnie Darko, Rocky Horror Picture Show, From Dusk Till Dawn, Labyrinth and The Craft (see full schedule below).



Forbidden Forest Cinema Screening Times: 


Friday 23 October

7:30 pm - A Nightmare on Elm Street


Saturday 24 October

4 pm – The Lost Boys

7:30 pm – The Blair Witch Project


Sunday 25 October

4 pm – Labyrinth (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Us


Monday 26 October

12:30 pm – Moana (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – The Sixth Sense


Tuesday 27 October

12:30 pm – Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Get Out


Wednesday 28 October

12:30 pm – Minions (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – The Invisible Man


Thursday 29 October

12:30 pm – Onward (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street


Friday 30 October

12:30 pm – Toy Story 4 (half term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Scream


Saturday 31 October

4 pm – The Craft

7:30 pm – It


Sunday 01 November

4 pm – Hocus Pocus (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Beetlejuice


Monday 02 November

7:30 pm – The Blair Witch Project


Tuesday 03 November

7:30 pm – It


Wednesday 04 November

7:30 pm – The Shining


Thursday 05 November

11 am – Where the Wild Things Are (parent and baby screening)

7:30 pm Ghostbusters


Friday 06 November

7:30 pm – Joker


Saturday 07 November

4 pm – Cabin in the Woods

7:30 pm – Hereditary


Sunday 08 November

4 pm – Goonies (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Seven


Monday 09 November

7:30 pm – Rocky Horror Picture Show


Tuesday 10 November

7:30 pm - American Psycho


Wednesday 11 November

7:30 pm – From Dusk Till Dawn 


Thursday 12 November

7:30 pm - Beetlejuice


Friday 13 November

7:30 pm – Friday 13th


Saturday 14 November

4 pm – Donnie Darko

7:30 pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street


Sunday 15 November

4 pm – Onward (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Doctor Sleep


Half term screenings of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Onward, Moana, Minions and Toy Story 4 will also be part of the schedule, coupled with a family-friendly magical adventure through the mysterious forest.

 

Adult tickets will be priced from £22 (incl. all fees), with concessions for family tickets and half-term screenings. A limited amount of VIP tickets will also be made available at £27.50 (incl. all fees, premium seats, and a drink).

 

Tickets can be booked from www.popupscreens.co.uk



The Climbing Hangar


The Climbing Hangar has a new indoor climbing centre which is located on the Matchworks estate in Speke, Liverpool. The Climbing Hangar is a centre for climbers of all levels to practice their rock climbing skills they also offer courses and practice sessions, there is coffee when you need a break.


As part of a phased approach with strict social distancing and safety measures in place The Climbing Hangar, re-opened the doors of its facilities on 25th July including Matchworks a 11,200 sq foot brand new facility which is an upgrade on the existing Birchall Street venue and follows the success of its flagship climbing wall.
If Liverpool is a little far The Climbing Hanger also has centres in London, Liverpool, Swansea and Plymouth. Tickets must be booked in advance https://www.theclimbinghangar.com

TANDOORI MARINADE RECIPE


Tandoori cooking is great for meat products but It's also a great way to make vegetables and vegan burgers even tastier. It's easy to make some spicy tandoori style marinades that are going to bring everything to life. This delicious recipe is gluten and dairy-free so will cover a lot of allergies and special diets in one go.

Tandoori Paste for Marinade:
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1 cm cinnamon stick
12 cloves buds 
1 onion peeled and roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
3cm ginger root peeled and roughly chopped 
2 tbsp coconut oil 
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp chilli
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp curry powder
1 teaspoon salt 
1 lemon (juiced)
400ml coconut or other vegan ​yogurt
1 tbsp tomato puree
A handful of fresh coriander (chopped)

Method:
Grind the cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon in a grinder or pestle and mortar. Put the ginger, garlic and onion in a food processor and blend until it is a smooth paste. 
Heat the coconut oil in the pan and add the pureed onion mixture cook for 2-3 minutes. Add freshly ground and powdered spices and cook for another 2 minutes.
If the mixture gets too dry, add 1-2 tbsp water. 
Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice, yogurt, salt and tomato paste. Mix well and reheat then add the fresh coriander.

Recipe courtesy of the author, presenter and plant-based chef Keith Squires who share a host of tips and ideas for vegan recipes online https://keithonfood.com

Adventures In August


We have had a very busy and amazing August, I have been working mainly from home, but thankfully I had a couple of weeks off, plus as it was officially the half term for the boys, so we wanted to make the most of the sunshine and our time together.


Chessington World Of Adventures
It has to be one of my favourite places to visit, we had to wear our masks on some of the rides which was fine, our tickets were timed which meant there was no queuing on entry, and queuing for rides was socially distanced which made everyone feel safe, it was feel good vibes and a very fun day.


It was reasonably busy, but not as busy as it would normally be, overall we had the most amazing day and had the opportunity to go on many of our favourite rides.


St James Park & Horse Guard Parade
We headed to St James Park to enjoy the sunshine, amazingly we came across these stunning and very friendly Parakeets, we watched as a family fed them, the family kindly gave us some apple and we managed to capture some awesome images.

 

We also headed to Horse Guards Parade the city is pretty quiet (pre-COVID) so it was nice to get the opportunity to take some images of the city less crowded.


Park Life
We took the opportunity to visit the park almost every day, it has been a great relaxing way to de-stress and spend some quality time together.



I also started the Couch to 5k challenge which has been amazing for me and very therapeutic, unfortunately, I strained my knee quite badly which took over a couple of weeks to heal, I have started exercising at home rebuilding my strength before I head back to jogging in the park.


Camden Market
Camden Market in London is a pretty cool place to visit, there are lots of amazing street food and unique stalls.

 

We spend the afternoon mulling around looking at the stalls and eating of course.


Among The Trees
We headed to the Haywood Gallery in London to spend some therapeutic time exploring the among the tree exhibition, read more about our day on my new blog at www.shahnazinlondon.com.


Birthday
It was my birthday yay, mixed emotions as it was the first one without my mum, but overall I had a great day and lots of love and gifts and cake, we headed to London Zoo to celebrate on the day, and hubby took me out for a meal the following evening.


London Zoo
What an amazing day, we were super excited as it had been a while since we last visited the Zoo, there was, social distancing rules in place at the Zoo and we had to wear masks when inside enclosed spaces, tickets were timed so it wasn't too busy, such a great memorable day.


I hope you all had a fabulous summer break. 

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