FESTIVE FILMS: Notting Hill to host Xmas pop-up cinema

A special pop-up cinema where filmgoers have to enter through a wardrobe is set to make a return to the fashionable district of Notting Hill in London, local culture online magazine Londonist reports. The cultural initiative, called Pop Up Screens, will see what Londonist describes as a ‘winter wonderland of Christmas films‘ will bring a selection of festive films to the 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill for twelve days, between and including the 12th and 23rd December 2014. Among the Christmassy highlights to get people into the Yuletide spirit will be classic and vintage films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street and a selection of films suitable for children, including … Continue reading FESTIVE FILMS: Notting Hill to host Xmas pop-up cinema

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL: Thousands expected on day 2

Hundreds of thousands of revellers are expected to head towards west London as the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival runs into its second day. The biggest street festival in Europe, which is held in August every year in the roads of London’s prestigious Notting Hill district, celebrates Caribbean culture, dance, food and music and draws in thousands of locals and tourists looking for the ultimate end-of-summer street party. Today the festival opened at 9:00 am BST with weather forecasters predicting clear skies and temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius, after a Bank Holiday weekend which saw milder conditions and a deluge in … Continue reading NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL: Thousands expected on day 2