I’d heard glowing reviews about this film and with a cast including Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy, the odds of it being good were looking pretty favourable. It was better than that, it was great. Written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus, Pride is an historical comedy drama fusing social, gender […]
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A fairly cold November evening’s walk along the dark glistening waters of London’s Southbank found me heading towards the British Film Institute (BFI). ‘Distant’ (Uzak), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, was not going to be a block-buster action film. I knew that and that’s why I chose it. The film’s title was my mental mirror […]
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I have felt pretty apathetic about the current state of music today. Feeling that I am either too old to appreciate music that appeals to teenagers or that it’s all just dull background noise that peppers our multi-channel existence. Then you hear the latest album Give My Love to London from Marianne Faithfull which is infused with […]
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A keen keeper of diaries, Nick Cave scribbled a calculation determining the number of days he had spent on earth. Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard took this idea and created a film that featured a fictionalised 24 hours in the life of Cave on the 20,000th day. The results? A beautifully made film. Nick […]
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In this moving speech, actor Emma Watson delivers an emotive speech inviting not only women but men to the discussion over gender equality, since it affects everyone. As someone who has shied away from the word ‘Feminism’ in recent times for it’s prolific presence in the columns of The Guardian, I have to say this is […]
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I’d never heard of Louis Kahn before but on first glimpse, his Warhol blond/grey hair, pointy face and round glasses made him a figure that you’d associate with the creative 1960s. Dark suit, bow tie, pacing around drawing boards and re-writing the course of architectural history, his influence on the world of architecture has been illuminating […]
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Join the Stokey WI for a talk with artist Lucy Sparrow about her exhibition ‘The Cornershop’, an installation of a shop made entirely out of felt. Each item – from the bean cans, to the cigarette packets and chewing gum – will be made entirely out of felt: each item meticulously hand sewn, stuffed and […]
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RIP Rik. You brought many tears of laughter into my life, much to the confusion of my parents (yeah!) Rik Mayall’s Facebook fanpage have set up a JustGiving page for the head injury charity Headway, in memory of Rik. You can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/FlashCashforRik #flashyourcashforrik Also, let’s get Rik’s ‘Noble England’ to number one for the […]
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12th May AGM meeting at HOMA 71-73 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS Come and join us for a talk with the Refugee Women’s Association in the lead up to our charity bake sale on 7th June in aid of the charity. If you would like to bring cakes and biscuits for the charity sale […]
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Local author Debora Robertson shares her passion for cooking with us as she talks about her book ‘Gifts from the Garden: 100 homegrown presents’
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
at White Rabbit Cocktail Bar, Church Street, N16
Debora Robertson’s book contains a range of fabulous and varied ideas from pesto to soap, from bouquet garni to dog biscuits. As well as writing this beautiful book full of amazing things to make, Debora is an accomplished cook and has worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the River Cottage. She will be coming in to talk to the Stoke Newington WI on 14th April. Click here to book your attendance.
Entry fee for non-members is £5. If you are not yet a member and wish to join us, we will deduct the entry fee from your membership should you wish to join. Memberships close before the end of March 2014.
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