Monday, 31 October 2011

Film of the Month: The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The movie: ‘The Exorcist’ is quite possibly the scariest movie ever made. Controversial and truly harrowing; its release roused audiences back in the 70s by questioning the existence of god and offering Satan the squatting rights to the body of a 12-year-old girl. 

The reality: The film took its inspiration from the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States, where priests attended to a 13-year-old boy after his parents complained about his aggressive behaviour. The facts are a little murky, so whilst there may be some truth to reports that the boy spoke in a demonic accent and moved objects with his mind; he almost definitely didn’t spin his head entirely round, levitate or talk gobbledygook.

Even spookier however is the so-called ‘Exorcist’ curse, which afflicted the film’s crew. Depending on who you ask, between four and nine people involved with the movie died either in production or shortly after; whilst filming was repeatedly delayed by a spate of mysterious fires and serious on-set accidents. 

Local Business: The Convenience Store - Golborne Gardens

The Convenience Store focuses on housing purely key styles and exclusive pieces from some of the most sought after and challenging design talent around today. With a nod to the traditional convenience store, items are limited in number concentrating on hand-picked, niche and somewhat unconventional products unavailable elsewhere. Extraordinary, sought after pieces are retained for loyal customers, unveiled only on special request.
Offering innovative, unpredictable product in a non-conformist environment, The Convenience Store takes a thoroughly left field, yet highly desirable approach to high fashion retail.
Opening times:
Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/: by appointment only
(email for appointment)
Friday/Saturday: 11am-6pm

Find the Convenience Store at 1a Hazelwood Tower, Golborne Gardens, London W10 5DT or call +44 (0)20 8968 9095.

Friday, 28 October 2011

2011 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

2011 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
21 October 2011 - 11 March 2012 

After months of anticipation, the winners of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 have been announced and the exhibition is now open at the Natural History Museum. 

This world-renowned yearly exhibition at the Natural History Museum provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world.
Enter an atmospheric space inside the exhibition gallery and be inspired by this year’s competition winners. The images are selected from 1000s of international entries and are beautifully displayed in sleek backlit installations.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Associate Creative Friends : Nelson Muller

In his restaurant "pod" in Essen, he enraptured the lovers, "cooks spear" in TV shows such as and "cooking battle" He conquered the sympathy of the audience by storm: Nelson Mueller is Ghanaian by birth, but rooted in Germany - thanks to his foster family where he was given a preliminary introduction to the secrets of good cooking. His cooking skills are today dominated by the cut he received in his career at stations in the Ruhr area and Sylt. In his first cookbook Mueller Nelson now presents his best recipes for body and soul and spice them with scattered childhood memories and private experiences that make this band cook on a very personal book.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

"It is most true, stylus virum arguit, — our style betrays us."

-- Robert Burton