Author: Simone

Turtle Bay Table Service – The Wait Is Over!

Are you sick of spending half your night out queuing at the bar for a drink? Well, you no longer need to as Turtle Bay have come up with the answer, a table service where cocktails are delivered to your own personal table all night. That’s right, you’ll waited on hand and foot and all…

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ART REVIEW: Isaac Julier – Ten Thousand Waves

Isaac Julien’s installation Ten Thousand Waves combines documentary, fantasy and film essay elements to explore issues surrounding labour migration and landscape and is part of a series of moving image acquisitions by The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. Julien is a Turner-Prize nominated filmmaker and installation artist from London who specialises in multi-screen installations. His…

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BOOK REVIEW: Lulllaby by Leila Slimani

I first saw Lullaby by Leila Slimani being talked about as part of Erica Davis’ book club. (There’s more here if you’re interested in seeing the other books she’s reading  Edited Recommends) All I knew about it was that it has won the Prix Goncourt in France and was being labelled a ‘nanny killer’ novel.…

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BOOK REVIEW: Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak

“It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.” Three Daughter’s of Eve by Elif Shafak These are the opening lines of Elif Shafak’s latest novel Three Daughters of Eve. The…

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ARt REVIEW: Alison Wilding at The Whitworth Art Gallery

Of all this summer’s exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery, with the exception of Isaac Julien’s, this was the one I was most interested in seeing. I knew nothing about Alison Wilding’s work but I was keen on expanding my knowledge of sculpture, an art form I feel I know the least about. I’m always…

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ART REVIEW: Phil Collins – Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong

For those that don’t know and until today I’d count myself as one of those people, Phil Collins is a Turner Prize nominated visual artist (not to be mistaken with the singer) who lives in Berlin. I’d visited HOME last week to watch a film called Pin Cushion and whilst I was there I noticed…

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FILM REVIEW: Pin Cushion

Last Friday I attended a special screening of a new British film called Pin Cushion, courteously of Bird’s Eye View. The movie forms part of their Reclaim the Frame initiative; a series of films highlighting the work of female directors. The screening was followed by a Q&A hosted by Mia Bays founder of Birds Eye…

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New directions

When I first set out to write this blog in January there were two main areas I wanted to write about, food and home d├ęcor. I’d recently moved from one rented place to another and was keen to write about my experience as someone from a generation who may never be able to own their…

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THEATRE REVIEW: Queens of the Coal Age – Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Queens of the Coal Age – Royal Exchange Theatre Fancy watching a play that makes you laugh out loud? One with a fantastic female cast of strong women who aren’t afraid to admit their weaknesses? How about a play written by the ever-fantastic actress Maxine Peake? Then Queens of the Coal Age is the play…

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Cutting down on single-use plastics without breaking the bank

If only being eco-friendly wasn’t so damn expensive. As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I have been chronicling my attempts to cut down on amount of plastics I use, especially single-use plastics. Sure plastics are cheap hence why we’ve become so heavily dependent on them. But I started to wonder if…

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