It's a staple of the British film fan calendar but it will soon be time for the BFI London Film Festival 2019. The annual film festival sees the best and brightest talent of the film industry show what cinephiles can expect to hit the big screens in the following months. Last year's festival saw heavy-hitters shown such as Widows, The Favourite, Destroyer, and Wild Rose. Who will be loved and adored at this year's festival? Here is everything you need to know. BFI London Film Festival 2019 dates The BFI London Film Festival 2019 will be held from Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019. BFI London Film Festival 2019 line-up The full Festival programme was announced on Thursday 29 August 2019. Gala Presentations Opening Gala - The Personal History of David Copperfield (USA, United Kingdom, dir. Armando Iannucci) American Express Gala - Knives Out (USA, Rian Johnson) Headline Gala - Hope Gap (dir-scr. William Nicholson) Headline Gala - Greed (dir. Michael Winterbottom) … [Read more...] about BFI London Film Festival 2019 dates, film lineup, tickets, opening gala, late additions
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There are writers’ festivals that make you want to buy and read more books – and then there are the rare gems that shift every idea you’ve had about everything and leave you wanting to remake the world. The inaugural Broadside festival, held in Melbourne this past weekend, was billed as a feminist festival – but it was so much more than just one “ism”. And showing up was not enough: panellists regularly implored audiences to use their brains and do the work. The writer, Call Your Girlfriend host and Tech LadyMafia founder Aminatou Sow decried the “corrosive” nature of modern punditry. She believes the explosion of political podcasts and commentary in recent years indicates “everyone is outsourcing their thinking and their morals”. Indigenous Australian academic Aileen Moreton-Robinson urged audiences to consider their personal relationship to Indigenous sovereignty and what it means to live on unceded land. And finally, Monica … [Read more...] about Broadside 2019: how a feminist festival took on feminism – and forced us to think harder
EVERY year, Hindu brothers and sisters come together to celebrate the festival of Bhai Dooj. But what is it, how is it connected to Diwali, and why is it celebrated? What is Bhai Dooj? Bhai Dooj is a Hindu celebration of brotherly-sisterly love. There are two celebrations of this special sibling relationship every year. The other is called Raksha Bandhan. The word Dooj means the second day after the new moon, while Bhai means brother. Legend says that, on this day, the Lord of Death Yamaraj visited his sister Yami, who put the auspicious tika (a religious red mark) on her brother's forehead.The tika can also be known as a tilak or tilaka. Hindus believe that any boy who receives a tika from his sister on this day will never be sent to hell. According to another story, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra on this day, after slaying the Narakasura demon. She is said to have welcomed him with the holy lamp, flowers, and sweets and put the same protective spot on her … [Read more...] about When is Bhai Dooj 2018, what is the festivals meaning and how is it connected to Diwali?
DECORATING your home with natural foliage and shopping secondhand are among the top ways to have an eco-friendly Christmas - without losing the magic. Mounds of discarded present packaging, masses of uneaten food and waiting in traffic to do your Christmas shop mean it can be a struggle to be green, especially at this time of year. But leading sustainability expert and N4Mummy blogger, Karen Maurice, has teamed up with cardboard campaign group, Beyond the Box, to make the holidays more sustainable. Her suggestions include reusing old decorations year-on-year rather than buying new ones and keeping a reusable bag or cardboard box with you when shopping. Other tips include using a timer switch so decorative lights only come on when it’s dark and reusing cardboard boxes to wrap larger presents, and recycling them afterwards. The words of wisdom come after research by Beyond the Box found 62 per cent of adults think Christmas is bad for the planet.As a result, the study of 2,000 … [Read more...] about Thrifty blogger shows how to have a green Christmas, from reusing wrapping to turning down the festive lights
IT is a truth universally acknowledged that our partners are the hardest person to shop for at Christmas - and it's especially bad when they say they don't actually want anything. Well forget getting them yet another pair of socks - because this year, some very brave women are posing for kinky festive photoshoots for their partner's present. And trust us, it's a gift they won't forget any time soon. Photographer Nomi Ellenson - who runs the New York-based studio Boudoir by Nomi - came up the idea as a fun and festive alternative to cringey couples' photos. Rocking a Santa hat with some lacy lingerie (that's a combination you'd never think to put together), models can also opt for some sexy oversized PJs or a festive red negligee. The American photographer charges up to £300 for a session - but her clients insist it's money well spent.Tatiana Ruiz, 37, told the New York Post that the present was a hit with her boyfriend. She said: "My boyfriend's eyes lit up when he saw the … [Read more...] about Women are posing for kinky festive £300 photoshoots to make their other halves blush this Christmas