This Week We Have Been . . .

…showing off our cultural side by helping local artist Lucie Conoley prepare for her debut exhibition in Brixton. It opens tonight, where she’ll be displaying a collection of original paintings and limited edition prints of bespoke maps covering areas such as East London, Brixton, Chamonix, The Isle of White, Balham, Norfolk, Macclesfield, Portobello Road and South West London… and she’s only just beginning! The exhibition runs for two weeks at Studio 73 in Brixton Village (opposite Honest Burgers).

…massively enjoying the Tomb Raider reboot. Not only is it the best Tomb Raider to date, in our opinion, but it’s an incredibly good game in it’s own right. Exciting, surprising, with the perfect mix of combat and exploration and great set pieces.

…loving that Parks & Recreation has finally made it to UK screens. The excellent mockumentary series centres around the parks department of fictional US town Pawnee, as they attempt to turn an abandoned construction pit into a public space. Although it’s a comedy about a group of local government employees, it’s more US Office than The Thick of It’s DoSAC – if you’re familiar with Amy Pohler or Aziz Ansari, you’ll know what to expect. Catch it on BBC 4, Wednesdays at 10pm.

…getting all ‘Matthew Bourne’ at Sadler’s Wells, watching ballet troupe Balletboyz 2013. The troupe takes the pick of the crop of male dancers with two choreographers, creating unique and amazing pieces. For us, the best of the night was Russell Miliphant’s Fallen. The powerfully performed piece skilfully used lighting to bring an emotional element to a story that evoked a feeling of distant battlegrounds through an Arabic-flecked score. Watch some footage from the 2012 here:

…and finally: THE ALAN PARTRIDGE MOVIE TRAILER IS HERE!!!

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