Pop Up Screens is Giving Away 200 Cinema in the Snow Seats to Essential Workers

The sell-out Christmas experience Cinema in the Snow returns for its 6th year to a new home in Peckham.

Independent cinema Pop Up Screens is back this winter, taking over Peckham's popular Copeland Park and Bussey Building with ‘Cinema in the Snow’ – and to spread some much needed Christmas cheer they’re giving away 200 seats to essential workers.

The festive-themed cinema will kick off as soon as Lockdown lifts on 03 December with Gremlins and feature new and classic movies like Elf, Love Actually, Last Christmas, Home Alone and The Holiday until 20 Dec.

To enter the lottery, essential workers (that’s health care and social professionals, those working in education, the postal services and in supermarkets, fire services police and armed forces) need to fill in the sign-up form which can be accessed here: https://mailchi.mp/popupscreens/frontline-workers-giveaway


Winners will be chosen at random and each will receive two tickets to a screening of their choice (the full T&C’s can be found below the sign-up form).


If you’re not an essential worker but still want to book, tickets (priced from £16) can be booked by visiting



Cinema in the Snow Screenings 

Thursday 03 December 

7:30pm – Gremlins

Friday 04 December 

7:30pm – Elf 

Saturday 05 December 

12pm – Frozen 2

4pm – Muppets Christmas Carol

7:30pm – Love Actually 

Sunday 06 December 

12pm – Miracle on 34th Street

4pm – Home Alone

7:30pm – Elf

Monday 07 December 

7:30pm – Nightmare Before Christmas

Tuesday 08 December 

7:30pm – It’s a Wonderful Life

Wednesday 09 December 

7:30pm – The Greatest Showman 

Thursday 10 December 

7:30pm – Home Alone 

Friday 11 December 

7:30pm – Elf  

Saturday 12 December 

12pm – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

4pm – Muppets Christmas Carol

7:30pm – Love Actually 

Sunday 13 December 

12pm – Nightmare Before Christmas

4pm – Elf 

7:30pm – Home Alone

Monday 14 December 

7:30pm – Elf 

Tuesday 15 December 

7:30pm – The Holiday 

Wednesday 16 December 

7:30pm – Love Actually

Thursday 17 December

7:30pm – Muppets Christmas Carol


Friday 18 December

7:30pm – Last Christmas

Saturday 19 December 

12pm – Elf

4pm – The Grinch 

7:30pm – Love Actually

Sunday 20 December 

12pm – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

4pm – Home Alone

7:30pm – Elf

All COVID-19 safety precautions can be viewed here. Tickets will be refunded if events are cancelled due to COVID-19.

A Christmas Carol - Brand New Retelling Of The Classic Family Christmas Tale

A Christmas Carol, a brand new retelling of the classic family Christmas tale, will be coming to both cinemas and select theatres nationwide from 4th December, as Scrooge looks to help save Christmas.

Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis lend their voices to the tale, whilst dance performances are led by former Royal Ballet Principle and BalletBoyz founder Michael Nunn as Scrooge, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras.   

A Christmas Carol follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy-theatre for their annual performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets. The tale unfolds on screen in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, haunting and theatrical drama with characters portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of incredible actors. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings a completely new and exciting dimension to Dickens’ characters whilst remaining true to the beauty of his original narrative.

We were fortunate to spend an evening watching this truly inspiring theatrical spectacular, the storytelling of the Christmas Carol told through movement and dance will entice and intrigue the audience, we loved every single minute watching this classic tale.

Audiences will be able to catch A Christmas Carol in cinemas and select theatre venues nationwide from the 4th December.

Asda Christmas

Be the favourite this year with ASDA photo this Christmas, give a gift that has been personally created by you, for that someone special.

Calendars from £8.50
Enjoy your favourite photos every day of the year with our Photo Calendars. Choose from a wide range including wall, kitchen and desktop calendars.
Our calendars are easily customisable - Perfect for designing once and printing multiple copies.
Perfect for
Kitchens, Offices and Gifts Under £10.

Cushions from £14.00
Have fun gifting this Christmas with our high
quality Photo Cushions.
Choose from a range of beautiful designs (including the trendy sequin cushions) and customise them with their favourite photo and words onto one side of the cushion to make a unique present.
Perfect for
Teenagers, Stocking Fillers and Gifts Under £20.

Photo Books from £6.00
This Christmas create a Photo Book for someone special. Photo Books make for a lovely keepsake and are great for reliving a happy moment.
Available in different sizes and styles; including our popular lay-flat photo book - perfect for capturing landscape photos.
Perfect for
Newly Weds, Mums and Gifts Under £10.

Slate Photo Panels from £11.00
Unleash the photographer in you and create a truly unique Christmas gift for someone special.
The chiselled edge of our Slate Photo Panels naturally frames the photo making them ideal to show off wedding memories and family portraits.
Perfect for
Dads, Gifts Under £15 and Stocking Fillers.

Add a touch of fun to games night by creating your own Personalised Jigsaw. Great for kids and adults alike, our puzzle comes in a range of sizes and difficulty levels to keep everyone entertained.
Whilst our pairs game makes for a great stocking filler.
Perfect for
Children, Gifts Under £15 
Children, Gifts Under £
15 and Stocking Fillers.

Mugs from £7.00
"Just their cup of tea" - Our Personalised Mugs and travel mugs are a sure-fire way to brighten up even the dullest of mornings.
Choose from our wide range including ceramic, porcelain, latte, kids and the travel mug - perfect for the early morning commuter.
Perfect for
Coffee Lovers, Gifts Under £10 and Stocking Fillers.

Canvas Prints from £12.00
Relive the happy moments you’ve shared this year and turn these memories into beautiful Canvas Prints.
Available in a range of sizes and designs including collage and retro prints. Create a touching gift that they can proudly display on the walls.
Perfect for
New Homes, Gifts Under £15 and Offices.

Tea Towels from £13.50
Add a personal touch to your grandparents’
kitchen this Christmas.
Made from 100% cotton, your photo will be printed edge to edge to create a stunning end product. The top stitch finishes and sewn in hook for easy hanging makes this a beautiful little Christmas gift for someone special.
Perfect for
Grandparents, Parents and Gifts Under £15.

Magnets from £1.00
Make your favourite memories stick... to
the fridge this Christmas.
Our Magnetic Prints are an ideal stocking filler and a great way to brighten up a loved one’s kitchen. Pick the moments that they can enjoy over and over again.
Perfect for
Stocking Fillers, Parents and Gifts Under £10.

Blankets from £28.00
A Photo Blanket makes for a great keepsake for a loved one, reminding them of their favourite moments in life.
With a range of sizes and designs to choose from and with traditional edge stitching, you're sure to find a blanket that they can wrap up in on those cold nights.
Perfect for
Children, Book Lovers and Gifts Under £30.

Max Winslow And The House of Secrets - Coming to Cinemas on October 23rd

Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12A) on October 23rd just in time for school UK school half term. 

The film was released in Scotland on Friday to coincide with earlier half terms, and will have showings from this Friday at Showcase Nottingham, Showcase Leicester and Savoy Nottingham. 

The movie features Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max, Chad Michael Murray and Marina Sirtis, the plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. But the night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.

We were lucky enough to be invited to watch Max Winslow And The House of Secrets at home last weekend, the movie will have you on the edge of your seat, with nail-biting movie moments filled with amazing graphics and cool effects. I won't give to much away, but all is not what it seems in the House Of Secret and sometimes you need to confront your fears and face your truths to truly move forward. A must-see movie which will be loved by the entire family.

'Max Winslow And The House of Secrets is proven to be entertaining for all the family following a #2 spot in the US Box Office and an 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Munro looks forward to introducing this title to a UK audience.

For more information check out  www.maxwinslowfilm.co.uk

Cinema is still alive


You may have come to your attention through various media outlets that cinema is done and dusted. However, we all know that not to be the truth. Just because one chain of cinemas shuts down operations, or a film shifts to 2021, it doesn't mean there isn't a fine selection of films for all ages out now and coming up that people can go and enjoy and safely. 

Cinema provides escapism, a chance to get lost in a story, to be taken to faraway lands, be touched by fear, by love, by painful situations. It provides a safe space for people from the outside world, a social space for those meeting with friends and somewhere to catch forty winks in a dark room if you so wish. 

The news this week that Cineworld will be temporarily closing its operations from Thursday and Odeon closing some venues during the week came as a blow and it is easy to assume that nothing is coming out. That is not the case. Between now and Christmas, there are tonnes of releases for all groups and ages to enjoy and to do so safely. Here are some fab movie which are still set for theatrical release.

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Distributor: Munro Films
Release Date: 23rd October with previews in Scotland from October 9th

Honest Thief

Honest Thief
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Release Date: 23rd October

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Distributor: Sky Cinema
Release Date: 23rd October

The Climb

The Climb
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Release Date: 23rd October

The Forty-Year Old Version

The Forty-Year Old Version
Distributor: Netflix (In Cinemas)

On The Rocks

On The Rocks
Distributor: Trafalgar Releasing


Distributor: Munro Films

The Elfkins

The Elfkins
Distributor: Signature Entertainment


Distributor: National Amusements
Release Date: Previews 7 & 8th, General Release 9th October

Stay tuned for more movies releases coming soon.

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 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)

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.

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. 

London Transport Museum Is Re-Opening

We have always loved visiting the London Transport Museum and have really missed not visiting over the summer, but we are happy to share that London Transport Museum will reopen its doors on 7 September 2020. The Museum including its much-loved shop and cafĂ© Canteen will reopen daily between 11:00 and 19:00, except for Thursdays and Sundays when the Museum will close earlier at 18:00. But you will need to book your timed tickets in advance online. Book online here https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit.

London transport museum

If you haven't visited the London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, then I highly recommend you go, The London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton will reopen for visitors to explore for its first-ever summer season.

The depot full of transport treasures will now be open for 10-days of summer family fun from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 and Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 August 2020.

Families will enjoy the cool collection from vintage London buses to classic Tube trains, and kids will receive a special activity pack. Timed tickets must be booked in advance online. For more details about the Depot opening can be found on the Depot Summer Season page.

The museum has also recently launched a fundraising appeal so head over and show your support as the museum doesn't receive regular funding from central government and it costs over £25,000 a day to open the Museum. By donating, you will help the Museum and care for our world-leading collection and deliver our vital employability and skills programmes to get young Londoners back on their feet with job opportunities and apprenticeships in the transport industry.

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