Aspiring young film makers charge your cameras, finalize your scripts and get to filming because the Barnes Film Festive wants to show your movies to the world.
From September 29th – October 1st Barnes will be hosting their second annual festival showcasing the talents of movie makers under the age of 25 from across the Country. The submission deadline for the festival was initially set for September 1st but has been extended to the 15th due to popular demand.
A number of workshops, screenings & Q&A sessions along with an Opening Ceremony Gala and Competition Awards Ceremony will be on during the event. click here for the full schedule.
“Competition will be judged by leading film industry professionals, and will be screened during the Festival. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Festival”
So if movies are the name of your game then head over to Barnes for tips on how to get into the Industry.
On August 21st North America will see it’s first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years, lucky them, we won’t be so fortunate (I’m not bitter), but we will see a partial eclipse so not all is lost.
The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the UK (weather permitting) in the early evening, for Londoners it will start from around 7.40pm, will reach maximum eclipsieness at just after 8pm and will end at roughly 8.25pm.
Viewing an eclipse with the naked eye can be dangerous, watch the vid below for handy hints and tips on how best to view the event:
The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 23rd September 2090, so enjoy this while you can!
On the 12th August the UK will bear witness to the most active meteor shower all year, with up to 80 meteors streaking through the sky..if we’re lucky, this sodding “summer” whether is doing my ******* head in, but I digress.
The duration of the shower is actually from the 17th July – 24th August, however the event will reach it’s peak on the 12th due to the earth passing through the most dense part of comet Swift-Tuttle’s trail.
According to timeanddate.com the best direction with which to view the shower is as follows:
“Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.”
The best place to see the shower well be up high and away from artificial lighting, not the easiest thing to do in a city, so if you have access (legally) to a flat roof or can get to a hill/open late park (again legally) then that’s your best bet.
The meteors will start to be visible from the early evening, so grab a blanket (hopefully not an umbrella), a buddy, some snacks and enjoy the show.
The musical fruit has taken up temporary residency in Selfridges Foodhall to celebrate 50 years of the bean’s popular slogan ‘Beanz Meanz Heinz’.
From 27th March to 23rd April you can visit the pop up bean bar on the department store’s ground floor to grab a beany bite (how many times can I say ‘bean’ in one post), dishes include ham hock, scrambled egg and crispy bacon all teamed up with the famous tomato bean.
So if you’re a fan of the nation’s favourite orange food, after the Wotsit, then pay the bar a visit this Easter holiday.
The Time: Every day of the week between 27th March – 23rd April, 9am – 7pm Mondays to Saturdays and 11.30am – 6pm Sundays.
The Place: Selfridges Ground Floor Foodhall, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB