ALEXANDRA PALACE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL RETURNS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER


Alexandra Palace annual Fireworks Festival returns for 2019 with awe-inspiring displays and unmissable entertainment for all ages. Taking place over two nights in November (1st & 2nd) the festival is London’s biggest and best bonfire night celebration with over 100,000 people expected to attend. Against a backdrop of Ally Pally’s breath-taking panoramic views of London, fireworks will light up the skyline in a unique display, set to a soundtrack curated by former Radio 1 DJ and Bestival founder Rob da Bank.


Proceedings will begin with a new addition to the festival, a pagan-inspired fire-lighting ritual, designed by Mutoid Waste whose previous work has been featured at Glastonbury. This dazzling spectacle will culminate in the lighting of a 30ft effigy, designed by young people in collaboration with local artists, which will sit atop the bonfire. 


The 2019 Fireworks Festival will welcome back a bigger and better family area. This year it will play host to music, cabaret, bars, a funfair filled with retro rides, the great bonfire and some surprises to be unveiled on the night. Café de Pally, also situated in the family area, will be hosted by critically acclaimed comedian Ed Night who will present live bands, cabaret and stand-up sets from comics, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the gathered crowds.


Festival goers can also catch a film at the Luna Cinema, located in the palace’s newly renovated Victorian theatre which opened in December 2018. The cinema will show a selection of much-loved family favourites such as Ghostbusters and Toy Story 4 plus late-night screenings of dystopian political thriller V for Venetta and cult horror classic The Shining. Alternatively, festival revellers can go for a spin on the Ally Pally ice rink which will be open throughout the festival.
StrEATlife Village, one of London’s top street food and craft beer festivals, will be serving up refreshments in the family area all evening from some of the finest names on the street food scene. The village will also host live sets from Rob da Bank and legendary music producer and Soul II Soul founder, Jazzie B. The UK’s largest German Bier Festival will run alongside the firework festivities, serving some of the finest German beers with show-stopping headline performances from unmissable tribute bands The Killerz and Elton on stage. 


The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival continues the long-held tradition of spectacular displays held in the grounds dating back over 140 years, which included an astonishing recreation of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in The Last Days of Pompeii and The Destruction of the Spanish Armada on the boating lake. The Fireworks Festival continues to celebrate Alexandra Palace’s story of innovation and entertainment whilst shining a light on its work with partners and communities across Haringey.

For more information check out Fireworks London

The ADDAMS Family


I'm extremely happy to that The Addams Family is back. We were excited to head to Leicester Square CineWord in London to watch the new all star cast animated movie.

Movie Synopsis 
The Addams Family is a wonderful fun fantasy animation which shares the life of the family and how the family begun their life together, which is great for the new generation of fans and was welcomed by us die hard fans who grew up watching the movies and TVseries.


The movie follows the quirky characters of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma, as the family prepare for a visit from their extended family members to celebrate Pugsley Mazurka (coming of age ceremony), as Pugsley struggles with the pressure of his performance, Wednesday wants to experience the world outside of the mansion after finding a single red balloon and heads off to high school to experince life outside the mansion where she makes friends with Parker. But things get even more complicated when TV personality Margaux Needler learns that the Addams Family eerie mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in her neighbourhood, so she plots a shady plan to get them out.


Our Thoughts On the Movie 
The Addams family is entertaining movie with a positive message that everyone is different and should be accepted no matter who they are, which we loved.  The Addams Family is filled with lots a funny memorable unusual moments, and will be loved by old and new Addams Family Fans. Lets now snap our fingers  and sing along to that cool theme tune that we all know and love (I cant get it out of my head).
Favourite Movie Scene -  My most favourite part of the movie has to be when Lurch sings, lets put it this way its unexpected, but very cool.


The Addams Family out UK Cinemas on the 25th October, the perfect movie for the whole family to watch this Halloween.





Abominable


We were delighted to be invited along to the Gala screening of Abominable in Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square London.


Abominable is a touching adventure animation which follows Yi a young teenager who is still morning the loss of her father, she and has a somewhat distant relationship with her mother and grandmother and spends most of her time keeping busy making money so she can follow her dreams of traveling.


But Yi life takes a dramatic turn when she stumbles upon a Yeti on her apartment roof, Everest the Yeti managed to escape from the clutches of wealthy explorer Burnish and zoologist Dr Zara, when Yi realises that Everest is in danger, she helps keep him safe and with the help of her friends Jin and Peng, Yi and her friends set off on an epic adventure to help Everest return home to his family.


Abominable is a magical animation is touching and heartwarming, filled with beautiful music and lots of laugh out loud moment, which makes this a family feel-good movie, that will be enjoyed and loved by all. Watch the trailer here to get a hint of the magic to come, we absolutely loved this movie and would love to watch it again. 

Abominable is out across UK cinemas on the 11th of October 2019.

Soul Of Shaolin - A Mother's Love A Son's Struggle


We were super excited to head to Troubadour Theatre in Wembley London to watch Soul of Shaolin
Soul Of Shaolin is a stunning theatrical production of martial art and acrobats all choreographed together with dance and music.


Sharing the touching story of Hui Guang who is separated from his mother as a baby, Hui Guang is then rescued and raised by the Shaolin Monks. Over the years Hui Guang is trained in the ancient art of Kung Fu living out his years in the Monastary, Years later Hui Guang mother unexpectedly reunited with her son, but will the Shaolin Monks let him leave the monastery to be reunited with his mother for good.


The story was breathtaking as each scene of the story was told to the audience and then followed by the stunning acrobats and action-packed kung fu moves all choreographed to perfection to the music and changing scenery, it was stunning to watch the ancient art of Kung Fu live on stage.


The high energy show will keep the audience in awe and wanting more, Soul Of Shaolin is a great show for children and adults alike and will not disappoint.


Soul Of Shaolin is now on until the 6th of October.


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 



Cadbury Dairy Minibites


Cadbury now has a delicious range of chocolatey bite-sized treats, the mini treats are perfect for any occasion and ideal snacks for on the go or relaxing with friend and family.


Cadbury Dairy Milk Minibites come in five tasty varieties


Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Mini Cookies - 16 soft crumbly cookies packed with Cadbury Dairy Chocolate and mini caramel pieces.


Cadbury Dairy Milk Cornflake Cluster Bites - 15 crunchy cornflake cluster bites, each delicious bite is covered in tasty Dairy Milk Chocolate.


Cadbury Dairy Mini Mini Cookies - 16 delicious mini cookies filled with Dairy Milk chunks.


Cadbury Dairy Milk Flapjack Bites - 16 Flapjack bites topped with Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate.


Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Flapjack Bites - 16 Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Flapjack bites topped with Cadbury Dairy Milk.


Each of the Cadbury Mini Bite are £2 which is great for Cadbury lovers who are looking for a mini bite treat. Carbury Mini Bites can be found for two for £3 at all Asda and Tesco. We absolutely love the Cadbury Dairy Milk Bites its lovely to have our favorite chocolate treat in a crunchy, chewy biscuit bite.






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 

WIN 1 of 100 Cadbury Chocolate Bars With Wow Free Stuff


I adore Chocolate especially a delicious velvety smooth bar of Cadbury Chocolate, and even more so when it's free. so if you are a chocolate lover and like freebies then head on over Wow Free Stuff where you could be the lucky winner of 1 of 100 Cadbury Chocolate Bars.

Wow Free Stuff are fining aways 100 free Cadbury Chocolate to their new subscribers each month, to enter simply click on this link www.wowfreestuff.co.uk/free-cadbury-chocolate-bar to enter.


For more free stuff Check out wowfreestuff.co.uk where they host amazing free to enter competitions.

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.


Game Features: Play as Moxy or Ox and team up with fellow UglyDolls friends Babo, Ice-Batt, Wage, and Ugly Dog, work with your UglyDoll friends to unlock new areas of Uglyville.
Explore Uglyville and trap those relentless robots and send them out of Uglyville.
Play together with a friend in the 2-player game mode.


UglyDolls is available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC and STEAM from https://www.outrightgames.com/uglydolls.


Now is your chance to WIN a copy of the UglyDolls Game on your chosen platform, simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter. Good Luck x

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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
#DoraTheMovie

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.