Soul of Shaolin


Playing in London for the first time, the internationally-acclaimed Soul of Shaolin is an action-packed theatrical experience combining a jaw-dropping mix of martial arts, acrobatics, rousing music and stunning theatrical design.

Originally presented at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the first production from the People’s Republic of China ever to appear on Broadway, Soul of Shaolin has earned nominations at the 63rd Tony Awards for ‘Best Special Theatrical Event’ and the 54th Drama Desk Award for ‘Unique Theatrical Experience’.

Centered around a touching and universal story of loss and redemption, audiences will delight in a high-octane, vivid and extraordinary demonstration of Shaolin Kung Fu, handed down through generations in the legendary Shaolin Monastery, a Chán Buddhist temple at Song Shan near Dengfeng in China.


Caught up in war and turmoil, the story follows a young boy, Hui Guang, separated from his beloved mother and cast adrift in a frightening world. Rescued by monks of the Shaolin Monastery, he trains in the ancient art of Kung Fu. As fate intervenes and his mother returns, will Hui Guang be able to triumph over the barriers holding them apart?

Following more than 500 performances worldwide in countries including the US, Australia, Italy, Norway, India, Korea, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, Soul of Shaolin will celebrate its UK debut when it launches for 18 exclusive performances this September at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a new flexible 1,000-2,000 seat capacity theatre that opens this summer at Wembley Park, north West London’s dynamic new cultural neighbourhood.

Dates:
26th September – 6th October

Performance timings:
Weekdays: 7.30pm
Weekends: 12.30pm, 4.00pm and 7.30pm
(N.B. No performance on Monday 30th September)

Venue:
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Fulton Road
London HA9 8TS 

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WIN: UglyDolls Video Game


I have teamed up with Outright Games and STX Entertainment to give one of my lucky readers the chance to WIN their very own UglyDolls An Imperfect Adventure Video Game.


The UglyDolls Adventure official game An Imperfect Adventure, the robots are on the loose and are trying to make Uglyville perfect and we all know that Uglyville is an imperfect fun world where every day is full of fun and differences are embraced, so it's up to you and your Uglydolls friends to stop the robots.


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PlayMobil The Movie Playsets


PlayMobil the movie is now out in cinemas across the UK we were privileged enough to see the UK screening (read about the movie here). Playmobil now has The Movie playsets to help bring the movie and action to life at home, so you can recreate your favourite scenes using the characters from the movie.



We were ever so delighted to get our hands on Del's Food Truck, Del is a crazy food truck driver who assists Marla on her journey to find her lost brother in the Playmobil Movie. The cool truck looks amazing once completed, but best of all it's really simple to build, the bus and contents are in individual bags for ease of use, altogether there are 110 pieces inside, the truck features a removable roof and windshield which helps you get your characters in and out. The truck is furnished with a sink, fridge and even a phone (just like the movie) best of all there are cool cooking utensils burgers and burritos. 



We had the most amazing time building the truck and adding in the accessories, the set is completed with Del himself and his friend Marla. Del's Food Truck (RRP £44.99). 

  

Playmobil has a host of cool playsets for you to build and collect from Rex Dashers sleek Porsche to Emperor Maximus Colosseum. You can also collect the characters from the movie with these, Playmobil Movie character packs RRP £4.99.



For more information on Playmobil http://www.playmobil.co.uk/ and to start you PlayMobile collection check out www.playmobil.co.uk/onlineshop/products/the-movie

UglyDolls


We were delighted to watch the animated UglyDolls in Central London last weekend. UglyDolls is a heartwarming adventure-based on the adorable toys from Uglyville. The adventure begins is Uglyvile where Moxy and her friends live their fun lives without any worries or stress. but everydayMoxy (Kelly Clarkson) dreams of being loved by a child and hopes each day her dream will come true.


One day Moxy decides to turn her dream a reality, she enlists the help of her friends and they all head off on an unexpected adventure, on their journey the UglyDolls soon learn that they different, and what it means to be different, ultimately they discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.


UglyDolls is a fun, yet touching animation which shares the story that we are all unique individuals that come in different shapes, sizes and personalities will strike a chord with children and adults alike.


David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim Created as a plush toy UglyDoll toy line, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults like the distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” of UglyDolls, where differences are celebrated and embraced. Whilst waiting for the movie why not check out these Ugly Dolls Downloadable Activities.

UGLYDOLLS is out in UK cinemas from 16th August 2019


FREE Tickets to Pre-Release Screenings of Dora and The Lost City of Gold


FREE Tickets to Pre-Release Screenings of Dora and The Lost City of Gold on 13th August :To celebrate the release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Cert PG), Paramount Pictures are offering the chance to get FREE TICKETS to a screening at selected Showcase Cinemas (listed below) on 13th August, three days before theatrical release on 16th August.

Free tickets are only available to a limited amount of people, so offer codes will be allocated on a first come first-served basis. Good luck!

Offer link: https://www.weticketit.com/seeitfirst/booking/Event/detail/OPD82053

Available at the Showcase Cinemas Listed Below:

Bluewater
Bristol CDL
Cardiff
Coventry
Derby CDL
Glasgow
Leeds
Leicester CDL
Liverpool
Manchester
Peterborough
Reading
Southampton
Teesside
Walsall

Movie Synopsis:
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Release Date: In cinemas August 16th 2019
Cert: PG
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Brainiac Live! At The Garrick Theatre London


We were extremely happy to be invited to Brainiac Live at the Garrick Theatre in Central London.
Brainiac Live is based on the popular television show Brainiac which is a fun and entertaining series sharing science experiments. So imagine our delight when we knew we were going to have the opportunity to see live experiments, on stage, we knew we were in for a real treat.


The show kicked off with an introduction to the Brainiac team, followed by several different segments of fun wacky science experiments from electric conductivity to liquid nitrogen. The show was really interesting and very entertaining, there was also an opportunity for the audience to participate in a fun hearing experiment.


The show was fast-paced and the Braiaics kept us entertained with their witty jokes and fun stage presence, we were defiantly entertained from start to finish. Brainiac Live is a fun family live show which both kids and adults will enjoy, The live show is educational and fun, filled with amazing stunts and experiments that left us wanting more, the loud explosions made us jump with delight, and we also learned the best way to spin an office chair.


Brainiacs Live is on now at the Garrick Theatre until the 1st of September and is suitable for children 5+, we loved the show and we are sure you will too. For more information and to book tickets check out https://www.garricktheatre.org/brainiac-live.



Angry Birds 2

If you loved the first 2016 Angry Birds movie which was based on the popular mobile game Angry Birds, then Angry Birds 2 is a must-see movie for you. We excitedly headed to Leicester Square Vue to celebrate the new release of Angry Birds 2.


The movie stars the much-loved birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and their feathered friends who are in for a shock when their usual battle with the green pigs comes to a halt when their pig enemies want a truce.


But things are not what the seam and there is a reason for the truce, Red and friends need to join forces with the green pigs to take on Zeta the purple feathered villain who is looking to take over both islands by destroying them with balls of ice. Red and his new found frenemies Leonard Mudbeard set out to recruit the best pigs and birds from amongst them, and come up with a plan to take on Zeta and stop her.


Angry Birds 2 is a long-awaited squeal which did not disappoint and was even better then we could have possibly imagined, not only was it fun, but it had hilariously funny moments throughout, without giving to much away watch out for the bathroom scene when the Angry Birds and Pigs are attempting to infiltrate Zetas island. Filled with catchy songs and funny dance moves, The Angry Birds 2 movie will keep everyone entertained.

Angry Birds 2 is out across UK cinemas on the 2nd August, a must-see movie this summer.

VityBox Beauty Supplement Shots


I was really intrigued to try Vitybox, Vitybox are the creators of the worlds first 15ml supplement shot that caters for all your beauty needs. Each Vitybox shot contains nine simple ingredients with patented Bioactive collagen, hydrolysed keratin & hyaluronic acid and supported with anti-ageing boosters, the beauty supplement promises to give you gorgeous glossy & stronger hair, reduced wrinkles & hydrated skin, plus stronger smoother & flawless nails all combined in a tasty 15ML citrus shot.


Vitybox is a convenient on the go shot and as it is a liquid supplement it absorbs into
the body far more effectively than a tablet, and contains vital ingredients to give you healthy and glowing skin.

Collagen – Collagen is the building blocks of our skin. Its what gives our skin rigidity and structure and is also what helps our cells to stay hydrated. Using Collagen supplements gives them the boost they really need!

Keratin – over 95% of your hair is made up of Keratin. Vitybox uses Keratin a patented ingredient that is clinically proven in double blind placebo trails to improve hair
appearance. It provides a beautiful shine, while also reducing hair loss by strengthening the root.

Hyaluronic acid – Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body and boosts skin elasticity, hydration and smoothness. Unfortunately, you lose a third of this acid every day, which makes the benefits less effective.


Vitybox’s “VityPod” supplements are refreshing, citrus flavour, the great news is that there is no bad after-taste and are completely sugar-free.If you would like to know more about Vitybox and where you can purchase check out www.Vitybox.com

Playmobil The Movie


Playmobil The Movie is a fun animated comedy movie inspired by the fabulous role play Playmobil toys. The adventure follows Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) who dreams of adventures travelling around the world.



But that all comes to an abrupt end when Marla and her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) have to deal with some devastating life-changing news. As time passes Charlie becomes fed up with his situation and set off for a mini-adventure, Marla follows Charlie and soon they both find themselves on an unexpected adventure of a lifetime, but the pair soon become separated.



Marla finds herself journeying across new and strange worlds to locate her lost brother, on her journey  Marla makes some unlikely friends who help her on her quest, from food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and the cool charisma of secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), but just when Marla is about to give up hope a fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) give Marla some advice that will help her save the day.



The Playmobil movie is filled with humour and fun characters that you will love, the perfect movie that the whole family not only will love but will relate too, a story sharing an important message that you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself. Playmobil The Movie is out across UK cinemas on the 9th August.


London Transport Museum Depot Open Weekend In Acton


We had great day at the Family Fun Museum Depot Weekend at Acton in addition to the fantastic collection in the museum in Covent Garden, London Transport also have a museum Depot in Acton which contains over 320,000 exhibits and three times a year they open their doors to let you in to explore the stunning treasure trove of transport memorabilia.



The event is on this Saturday 13th July and on Sunday the 14th July and is perfect for the whole family, with so much to see and do its a great family day out. 


On arrival we were given a programme of events which included a puppet show a bouncy bus and soft play,as wells as family crafts and fun activities.


Best of all we also had the chance to explore the treasures of the Depot.


We had an amazing day, it was fascinating to see so much of London Transport under one roof, and with the additional activities available it certainly was an amazing family day out. If you cant make It down to this Open Weekend why not head down to their next one on the 28th and 29th September, You can find out more on the Transport For London website: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/open-weekends/family-fun

Exploring London Bridge


I love living in London as there is so much to see do and explore. London offers the best in transport links, we can jump on the tube and be anywhere in Central London within 20 minutes. Last weekend we decided to visit one of our family favourite locations in London, London Bridge and Tower Bridge, to get the most out of our day we headed to Westminster Bridge Pier to catch a riverboat cruise along the Thames, this gave us the chance to view London from the river, its also a great way to travel and very relaxing.

 

We arrived at our designation London Bridge and took a nice stroll along the river bank passing the large moored HMS Belfast which is an old WWII warship-turned museum with naval guns, its the perfect place to explore if you want to know what life was like living at war and at sea, close by is Hays Galleria a small shopping area which was buzzing with visitors and tourists, it has a small array of eateries and shops which makes it a nice place to visit and grab a quick coffee.

  

We headed onto London Bridge which is the picture perfect place to capture London life, its also home to London's tallest Buildings in the UK the Shard, the Shard is a 95-storey supertall skyscraper where you can experience the best views of London, I really wanted to visit but the boys are a little reluctant due to its height, so I'll defiantly be heading back again soon to experience the views for myself.


If you are looking for another boat to explore then close to London Bridge is The Golden Hinde I was fortunate to take the boys a few years ago, an immersive history experience exploring the fascinating stories behind Sir Francis Drake's historic circumnavigation of the globe, I highly recommend visiting we had a great time, or if you like things a little scarier then why not pay a visit to The London Bridge Experience where you will step back in time and experience the gruesome history of London.


We headed onto Borough High Street which is home the world famous Borough Market which is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London and is well knows for its British and International produce. 


We had already planned where we wanted to eat, so we made our way to a delicious Indian Curry House called Est India in Union Square, which was only a 10 minute walk from London Bridge the small square has a few restaurants and bars neatly tucked away, which is great if your looking to escape the hustle and bustle, the food was absolutely delicious.

 

We finished our day with a stroll back along the river heading towards Tower Bridge it was really really busy but the vibe was great as there were lots of pop up food and drinks stalls by Tower Bridge, I was hoping to get inside the Tower Bridge Museum but unfortunately we had just missed the last admission, another good reason to return for another mini family adventure.




 “The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.” 

Gatorade


I love drinking Gatorade and have been drinking it for many years. Gatorade is a delicious sports drink that is designed to help replenish the body after physical activity which is great for me after I exercise each day, it contains sugar and electrolytes like sodium and potassium which can help replace what we lose during longer durations of exercise, it is designed to maintain and enhance your performance. Gatorade is the perfect way to help with sports endurance especially in the heat.


The drink was developed in 1965 by University of Florida researchers and is now owned by PepsiCo and is now the number one global leader sports drink in the world, and is used by all athletes across the globe. Gatorade and now boasts an innovative range of ready-to-drink sports drinks and sports drink powders, along with cool Gatorade equipment, so there is something available to suit everyone's endurance ability and taste. Gatorade not only is a useful sports drink  that will replenish and replace and fuel you through your workouts but it also tastes extremely good and comes in different flavours from

Gatorade Sports Drink Lemon
Gatorade Sport Drik orange
Gatorade Sport Drink Blue
Gatorade Sports Drink Red Orange


Each drink comes in a squeezable plastic lidded bottle for ease of use during exercise to maximise use. Gatorade can be purchased across the UK online and in store, Amazon also stocks Gatorade which is great if you want it delivered to your door check oit out here www.amazon.co.uk/Gatorade, they stock a range of variety packs which is great if you are looking for a mix of flavours and accessories.