To celebrate the highly anticipated release of The Addams Family 2, Showcase Cinemas is launching a Halloween dress-up competition and giving away free family tickets to the best entries. 


The spook-tacular ‘Scaredy Kids’ competition will run throughout October in the lead up to the hair-raising holiday and encourages parents to send in pictures of their little monsters dressed up in their best - and scariest - Halloween costumes. 

The giveaway is being launched to coincide with the release of the new animated comedy The Addams Family 2, which is out now – just in time for the season’s spooky celebrations to begin. 

The family-friendly film sees A-listers like Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Snoop Dogg, voice the iconic characters, and serves as the sequel to 2019’s The Addams Family.


The main characters Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and consumed by "scream time". To reclaim their bond, they cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. 


The eventful adventure across America takes them out of their element and into run-ins with their cousin Itt and other kooky characters – it’s a movie not to be missed this autumn. 


Showcase Cinemas UK General Manager, Mark Barlow, said: “We’ve loved seeing our customers return to the big screen and watching guests enjoy the cinema experience with their families is amazing to see. We have so many exciting new releases coming out this autumn, so what better way to celebrate the family-friendly film, The Addams Family 2 than with a creative and creepy competition. We can’t wait to see the entries and look forward to welcoming the children and their family to a complimentary screening at their local Showcase Cinema.” 


To enter the ‘Scaredy Kids’ competition and be in with a chance of winning one of 10 family tickets to see a film of your choice between 1-30 November, simply email a picture of your child dressed up in their favourite trick or treat outfit to


The Addams Family 2 lands in cinemas nationwide today, to book your seat at your local Showcase Cinema, head to the website here:

PINKTOBER - Hard Rock Cafe supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October


  • Hard Rock Cafe supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October – with its annual PINKTOBER fundraising campaign including three NEW burgers, live music from female artists and more at its London restaurants. 
  • Three new pink-themed burgers – with £1 from every burger sold supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.
  • Female up-and-coming artists take to the stage to entertain PINKTOBER guests on 13 and 14 October.
  • Limited-edition merchandise includes a PINKTOBER-themed Hard Rock t-shirt and a newly designed PINKTOBER pin, with 10% of proceeds donated in support of breast cancer awareness causes across the globe.
  • Proceeds will benefit the Caron Keating Foundation, the fundraising charity set-up by TV presenter, Loose Women panellist and presenter of BBC’s Rip Off Britain, Gloria Hunniford.

This October, Hard Rock International launches its annual PINKTOBER® campaign as the brand comes together to support breast cancer awareness and research with limited-edition menu items, merchandise, and local events.

Throughout the month, Hard Rock’s London restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe London – the first and original restaurant on Old Park Lane which celebrated 50 years in June – and Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus will be hosting fundraising events to support the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®, the charitable arm of Hard Rock, with proceeds benefiting the Caron Keating Foundation – a fundraising charity set-up by television presenter Gloria Hunniford and her sons Paul and Michael. Gloria lost her daughter Caron Keating in 2004, at the age of 41, after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Television presenter and Founder of the Caron Keating Foundation, Gloria Hunniford said, “Hard Rock has been an incredible support to Caron’s Foundation over the years, and after this unprecedented time with the pandemic, their support means even more. It is wonderful to see light at the end of the tunnel with the return of real-life fundraising events like PINKTOBER. I can’t wait to come down to the Hard Rock Cafes in London on the 13 and 14 October, to see people unite for breast cancer awareness and research. From female vocalists to pink-themed burgers, it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hugely appreciate anybody who wants to come down and get involved. Most of all, enormous thanks to all Hard Rock personnel for their continued support

PINTOKBER events in London: 

The Flavours of Pink – 3 new burgers 

Throughout October, guests to the London restaurants or those ordering on delivery can enjoy a limited-time menu of pink-themed items such as a Mushroom & Bourbon onion burger, the ultimate “pub” burger and the Blue Cheese & Bacon Burger, with a new Tropical Margarita to wash it all down. £1 from every burger sold will go to Hard Rock Heals to support PINKTOBER

PINKTOBER Takes the Stage – with entertainment from female artists 

Powerhouse female vocalists will amp up the PINKTOBER celebrations at Hard Rock Cafe London on Wednesday 13 October and Piccadilly Circus on Thursday 14 October, with performances from 6.30pm. Artists include:

Hard Rock Cafe London 

  • Natalie Shay - an indie pop artist hailing from North London with influences including Haim, Little Comets and Fickle Friends.
  • Erin Bowman – with music inspired by pop artists of the 90’s.

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus 

  • Laura Jeanne – singer, songwriter & artist with a powerful, lush voice. 
  • Natalie Shay - an indie pop artist hailing from North London with influences including Haim, Little Comets and Fickle Friends.
  • Brooke Law - taking on influences from a number of iconic female artists such as Annie Lennox and Joan Armatrading. 

Limited-Edition Pinktober Merchandise

This year, Hard Rock International will offer uniquely designed, limited-edition merchandise in support of breast cancer awareness and research, which include a PINKTOBER-themed Hard Rock t-shirt and a newly designed PINKTOBER pin. Additionally, through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation, 10% of all proceeds will go to charities that help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Those looking to shop the PINKTOBER merchandise can visit the Rock Shop at Hard Rock Cafe London and Piccadilly Circus or the online Rock Shop at

Hard Rock continues to live out its mottos of “Love All – Serve All” and “Take Time To Be Kind” with its steadfast support throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the goal of lending a hand to the people and communities that need it most.

To help Hard Rock Cafe in supporting Breast Cancer awareness and research, make a reservation via the websites below:

PINKTOBER Menu Details

  • MUSHROOM & BOURBON ONION BURGER - 2 stacked burgers topped with bourbon onions, mushrooms, bourbon aioli and Swiss cheese, served with shredded lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes.
  • THE ULTIMATE ‘PUB’ BURGER - 2 stacked burgers topped with house-made pub sauce, American cheese, bacon, pickles and shoestring onions, served with shredded lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes.
  • BLUE CHEESE & BACON BURGER – 2 stacked burgers topped with blue cheese crumbles, classic buffalo sauce and bacon, served with shredded lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes.

ALL PINKTOBER BURGERS £11.50 Add a side of fries £5.25 | Make it a Triple Stack £3.00 

£1 from every PINKTOBER burger sold will go to Hard Rock Heals to benefit The Caron Keating Foundation.

  • TROPICAL MARGARITA £12.75 Patrón Silver Tequila, house-infused with fresh strawberries, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, and the fresh flavours of guava, pineapple and lime juice. 

PINKTOBER menu poster is available to download here:

 About The Caron Keating Foundation

The Caron Keating Foundation is a fundraising partnership set up by Gloria Hunniford, Paul & Michael Keating and Russ Lindsay. The Foundation will offer financial support to professional careers, complementary healing practitioners and support groups dealing with cancer patients, as well as individuals and families who are affected by the disease. It also financially helps a number of cancer charities with their ongoing quest for prevention, early detection and hopefully an ultimate cure. For more information, please visit


Culture meets food meets empowerment - London at its finest 

Lady Lane Catering Co and The Canvas are proud to bring you Lady Lane Kitchen: a veritable pop-up feast during the month of October and beyond. 
The cooperative brings together six women from all different backgrounds who tell a story of their love, their lives and their dreams through their food. 

These women set up Lady Lane Catering Co in 2020 and they haven’t even let a pandemic stop them. They have persevered and have made it to this standout London pop up, even as other hospitality businesses are struggling.

Strong women coming together through a love of food, a fierce drive to succeed, and a vision to bring their family and heritage recipes to more people. These single mums and superwomen unite to collaborate in an explorative and culinary experience. Five of them will be sharing their skills and flavours at this pop-up, which kicks off on Wednesday 6 October.

They all have an important story to tell and do so with passion and flavour. 

Single mum Leila has created a Caribbean menu and  is quick to point out the parallels between cultures; "Pilau rice is used in Caribbean cooking too - food shows us that we're not so different after all!" Leila runs Munchbreaks, an eclectic multicultural catering service from the heart of East London (a bit like the person behind it).

Woin, Ethiopic Kitchen is passionate about making traditional Ethiopic food 100% vegan and has created her business to create high quality, plant-based menus, full of rich flavours.

Aseel’s Kitchen was started 5 years ago by Sophia, a mother of four lovely children. Providing for her family and friends great quality and scrumptious food has always been a point of great joy and pride and she specialises in providing great flavoursome dishes from the southern Mediterranean, Levant and Arabian Peninsula kitchens.

Dadu’s Kitchen LDN opened in 2019 as a way of spreading love and joy through full bellies! Syeda, a mother of 6, and a grandmother has had over 40 years of experience cooking a wide range of Bangladeshi foods, using aromatic spices from the south of Asia. Her passion is to extend the joy and love for her food beyond her family and friends, with a vegan twist! Syeda has a bad leg and walks with a stick. But her daughter and friends are supporting her in the kitchen to make this happen for her, because, as she says: "this is the opportunity we've all been waiting for." 

Amiira started making her own hot sauce Basbaas (which means chilli) after she lost her job in 2017. She noticed there was a gap in the market for Somali foods and condiments, and decided to use this downtime to launch her own business, as it had always been a dream of hers.

Lady Lane Kitchen is a cooperative of women in partnership with business and government: 

● Tower Hamlets Council 

● The Canvas - East London Profit for Purpose Cafe hosting the pop-up 

● Heura Foods - proactive vegan meat brand who are donating products for the ladies' menus 

● Lady Lane Market - London’s first women-led market, in east London 

The pop-up restaurant will be happening Weds-Sat evenings over the month of October. 

About The Canvas 

Their purpose

The Canvas unites people with space and support to solve local problems and make life better for everyone around us.

Our values

1. We are locally rooted.

2. We champion solutions to global issues.

3. We incubate and support good ideas.

4. We're people people.

5. We work hard. We deliver the best.

6. We set a good example. 

Twitter @TheCanvasCafe 

Facebook @TheCanvasCafeE1 

Instagram /@thecanvascafee1

About Lady Lane Catering

Lady Lane Market is an East London women-only market running in Wentworth Street every Friday 10am - 3pm. Lady Lane Market provides a supportive environment that encourages more women from all backgrounds to trade at traditional street markets. While the last pots, pans and kitchens are being sorted for that, our traders are keen to bring their delicious food to East London as soon as possible. Enter the Lady Lane Catering Company! Six of our very best chefs are working together to cater lunches for your next gatherings and functions, cooking up food that is sure to have your guests coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds… Our traders, Hosna Begum, Leila Dansie, Sadiya Khan, Sophia Mohamed, Syeda Hussain and Woin Tegegn have culinary inspiration from around the world.

For more information check out..

Twitter @ladylanemarket

Facebook @adylanemarket 

Instagram @ladylanemarket 


London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink is returning for the 2021 winter season for the last time. Set against the beautiful backdrop of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, skaters can take to the ice from Friday 22 October 2021 until Sunday 16 January 2022. After a one year hiatus and difficult Christmas for many in 2020, the NHM Ice Rink is back to restore some festive cheer and reunite friends and families with a much-loved London winter tradition. 

After an incredible 16 years, this will be the ice rink’s last year at the Natural History Museum before the Museum’s five-acre site in South Kensington is transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London as part of the Museum’s Urban Nature Project. 

A perfect day out in a simply stunning setting, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink welcomes all ages and abilities. This year, the sparkling rink, located along South Kensington’s twinkling tree-lined streets, will once again be topped off with a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree, the perfect centrepiece to everyone’s skating experience.

The popular Café Bar will also return this year as well as a tasty array of hot food sold outside in the Museum Gardens. Skating lessons will be available via the website, and the Penguin Skate Club will make its return for children’s skate lessons on Saturday mornings from 6 - 20 November and 27 November - 8 January (excluding New Year’s Day). Please see the website for more details.

Book tickets for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink via Group bookings must be booked in advance. 
Check the website for daily session times.

DATES: Friday 22 October 2021 – Sunday 16 January.
TICKET PRICES: From £8.00 for children (aged 12 and under), £11.50 for adults, £36.00 for family 
(Booking fees may apply)

In-Person: at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink Box Office from 22 Oct 2021 to 16 Jan 2021
Email: (groups, including schools) / (all access queries, including booking queries)

TRAVEL: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Nearest tube – South Kensington

The Prince Of Egypt Hit Musical

Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

We were honoured to attend the much anticipated Prince Of Egypt musical at the Dominion Theatre in London. The story follows Moses and Ramses a true story of friendship and brotherhood as both young men discover their destiny.

The Prince of Egypt was an incredible show, full of energy from the start to the finsh the choreography and set changes were seamless as was vocals from the cast. We were captivated throughout the entire phenomenal performance and enjoyed every single minute. Highly recommended and would definitely go again.

The Prince of Egypt Musical is on at the Dominion Theatre In London

Tickets prices start from as little as £19.50 upwards, with bookings currently running from now until January 2022.

Hackney Empire - Jack and the Beanstalk

For the first time, Olivier-Award winner 
Clive Rowe and Hackney panto veteran Tony Whittle will co-direct and star in Hackney Empire’s 2021 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk which will run from 20 November to 2 January 2022. Both making their 14th pantomime appearance, Grande Dame Clive Rowe will star as Dame Daisy Trott while Tony Whittle will play Councillor Higginbottom.

Tony and Clive have a theatrical connection spanning the last 20 years and are really looking forward to working together as co-directors of this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Troilus and Cressida at Regent’s Park for the New Shakespeare Company was their first job together in 1998, a far cry from the custard pie-filled world they find themselves in now. 

Clive Rowe and Tony Whittle said:
“We have a similar sense of humour and it is not uncommon for us to be in floods of tears making each other laugh, sometimes even on stage. We are both really looking forward to working with this new exciting pantomime team and having the best fun whilst creating a multi-generational, traditional Hackney pantomime.

Full principal casting includes the legendary Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoe Curlett as Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom, Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot, Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom and Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott. 

So, as only Hackney Empire can, Jack and the Beanstalk will get the festive season underway once more, with all the fun, magic, mischievous mayhem, and razzle-dazzle that Hackney audiences love and sadly missed last Christmas. 

When happy-go-lucky Jack is tempted into selling his family’s beloved cow for a fistful of magic beans, he finds himself tangled in an adventure of epic proportions! Join Jack on his journey up an enchanted beanstalk as he tries to outwit a rampaging giant, all with the help of his larger-than-life mum. 
This tall-tale is packed full of slapstick comedy, laugh-out-loud gags, stunning costumes, dazzling song, and dance numbers, and plenty of chances to cheer, boo and hiss. Hackney Empire’s pantomime has become one of the city’s most anticipated annual highlights bringing West End value at East End prices to attract an ever-growing local, national and global fanbase. 

Over 44,000 people attended the 2020 pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat including 10,000 schoolchildren. 41% of the audience were first-time visitors to Hackney Empire. 


Marking the 22nd pantomime at the East End venue, Jack and the Beanstalk which was previously scheduled to open in December 2020 will have a press night on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Tickets are on sale now from

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