This Week We Have Been . . .
…getting cultured at The National Portrait Gallery’s Late Shift. Opening its doors after regular hours on a Thursday and Friday, with added live music and a bar, it’s a pre-weekend must. The 2012 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition was stunning, and included shots of Olympic athletes Mo Farah and Victoria Pendleton. Our favourite though, is Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair. Filled with photographs of Marilyn when filming in Britain, on top of some classic movie posters, it’s a film enthusiast’s dream.
… defying January diets… we took a trip to the underground branch of Hawksmoor in Seven Dials to indulge in one of the best fillet steaks going. Don’t forget to order a selection of their delicious side dishes – our favourite being the amazing Mac’n’cheese – and make sure to swot up on your whites and reds before choosing from their extensive wine list! We even spotted Professor Green on the way out…
… seeing a master of filmmaking find his feet at a screening of Fear and Desire – the first feature film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s no technical masterpiece that’s for sure, but there are some great moments in the film, which follows four soldiers lost in enemy territory after their plane crashes. Well worth a watch, if only to see how much Kubrick had evolved over his career!
… getting competitive at TeamSport Go Karting. The entertainment team kicked off an all-agency meeting this week with a spot of go-karting to get everyone hyped up and ready to get creative. Sadly, there are no podium places to report but one of the team managed a semi-respectable 4th place!