Cinema by the Pool


Pools are great but do you know what would make them better, a movie. Imagine laying on a lounger with your drink of choice, relaxing, and then a movie starts adding to your chilled out-ness, great stuff.

This sound good to you? Then you need to head to the Sheraton Skyline Hotel in Hayes. 

Once a month from Jan 2019 you can watch a classic movie, with a complimentary drink and popcorn, while sitting by an indoor pool (nobody wants to by an outdoor pool in the cold) enjoying the scenery. That may help to drive away the winter blues.


Where:  Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport, Bath Road, Hillingdon, Hayes UB3 5BP

When:  From 25th January 2019, 7.30pm – 11.30pm, Movie showing on the 25th will be Pretty Woman

Tickets:  Tickets cost £18 from here, available to ages 15yrs +

Travel:  Onsite parking available, Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Express a short walk from the hotel.



Barnes Film Festive 2017


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.


The Time:  29th Sept – 1st Oct

The Place:  Various location around Barnes

Price:  Tickets for the event start from £4, click here to purchase.

Contact: for details on how to submit your films click here.



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Who likes games (raises hand), who likes movies (raises other hand – now typing with my nose), put them both together and what do you have?

Some questionable character choices, unrecognisable storylines and bad green screen effects, in other words 2 hours of f***ing awesomeness and an urge to play Street Fighter into the wee hours, that’s where Joypad steps in.

Joypad bar aims to bring the joyous memories of retro gaming to the Call of Duty generation. On the last Tuesday of the month they host a pop up event called Cinedouken where they screen movies based on a retro games at Trapeze on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, a tournament throughout the evening playing the game the movie is based on will also take place, seeing the last man standing at the end of the night win a £50 bar tab.

On Tuesday 26th July they’ll be showing Doom with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Karl Urban.

So if 90’s beat ’em ups give you warm & fuzzy feelings then get your backside over to Trapeze, fun is guaranteed to ensue…and maybe some free booze.



  • The Place:  Trapeze Bar 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HX
  • The Time:  Tuesday 26th July from 7pm
  • Contact:  For more information click here




Barking Good Movies



Oscar & Rupert based in East London are a Doggie-centric events company, because let’s be honest who doesn’t like dogs…oh you don’t, you’re a monster!

People also like going to the cinema when they have a bit of free time, well these geniuses have combined the two. Doggie Friendly Cinema does exactly what it say on the tin, watching movies with your 4 legged best friend in a welcoming environment with others who who don’t mind the odd woof every now and then.

On the 15th May Oscar & Rupert will be showing Paris Texas at Wringer + Mangle in London Fields East London, so if you and your canine companion are in the mood to get your movie on then click here.

Tickets also entitle you to 20% off food and drink in Wringer + Mangle, click here to book your table.





  • The Time:  Sunday 15th May, doors open at 2pm movie starts at 3pm
  • The Place:  The basement at Wringer & Mangle, Sidworth Street, Hackney, E8 3SD
  • Tickets:  £18.50 per human, dogs go free
  • Contact:  For more info click here, for tickets click here, for info regarding Wringer & Mangle click here



Happy Watching

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Hot Tub Cinema


It’s September, the days are getting shorter, the clothing becoming thicker and thoughts of laying on that sun soaked beach in a bikini are but a distant memory. But what if your swimwear could be saved from the oblivion of the back drawn, would you do what you can to help?

I thought you’d say that, your charitable nature is truly remarkable.

Hot Tub Cinema encourages people to don their finest Speedo garb, jump into the nearest whirlpool (the term ‘hot tub’ & ‘whirlpool’ are mostly interchangeable)  and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to grab some friends, – up to 8 people per tub – some silly bath toys and a waterproof camera to capture the madness.

Throughout September they’re showing ‘The Best of the Noughties’ movies, so here are your current choices:

  • The Hangover – 17th Sept
  • Team America, World Police – 18th Sept
  • Dodge ball, A true underdog story – 19th Sept
  • Finding Nemo – 20th Sept
  • Bridget Jones Diary – 21st Sept
  • Anchorman, The legend of Ron Burgundy – 22nd Sept

Over 8 years the company has evolved from a private party with 1 tub, to a 30 tub public screening event in London, New York and Bristol. During the summer the movies are show on a rooftop in East London, however everything moves indoors during the winter months, so you don’t have to worry about freezing your bits off. Also the hot tubs are filled with 40C water, which will keep you nice and warm.

Over 18’s only so bring your ID just to be safe. The venue is licensed so food and alcohol are available to buy, but must be consumed on the premise,  and no you can’t BYO.



The Place: Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3NN

Tickets: or

What to bring:

Swimwear, a towel, a plastic bag for the wet bits, some dry clothes, flip flops, silly (not rude) toys, inflatables, wigs, hats etc, waterproof camera, some cash and a smile.

Further info: Have a nosy at or email


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Your decision to act has saved a pair of swimming trunks from obscurity, you should be very proud!

Watching movies with celebrities


Everybody loves going to the cinema, fresh overpriced popcorn, huge screen, surround sound and sticky floors, all key components to the cinematic experiences.

How can watching movies get any better right? What if you could watch them with the stars…wax stars…wax celebrities under the stars…former stars, sufficiently confused?

For 2 nights only you can watch films at Madame Tussaud’s cinema dome, (formally the London Planetarium) after having an access all areas A lister party, where you can take many-a-selfie with your favourite celebs.

Chose between Julia Roberts in her very high, rather shiny boots, croissants with Audrey Hepburn or high flying antics with Mr Cruise, either way it’s bound to be bloody amazing in a 4-D cinema.


The Time: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th Sept 2014

The Place: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone road, London., NW1 5LR

Tickets: Can be purchased from

Further info: Check Madame Tussauds website

Movies showing on the 4th:

Romeo & Juliet (1996), doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7.15pm

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, doors open at 7.45pm, film starts at 9.30pm   

Movies showing on the 5th:

Pretty Woman, doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7.15pm

Top Gun, doors open at 7.45pm, film starts at 9.30pm


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Unique cinematic experience revealed!

Dolce and Amaro, Willesden Lane North West London




Spring has finally reared it’s beautifully, cherry blossomed head, and you find yourself in North West London in serious need for a properly made, Italy Cappuccino but also need to pick up some pasta for dinner…what do you do?

You head over to Dolce & Amaro in Kilburn, that’s what. The new (and very lovely) comers to the area, having opened in late Jan 2014, offer a wide array of delectable yummies such as homemade hot and cold food, PROPERLY made coffees and teas, cakes, some pre-packaged foods for instance pasta (hence the comment above), all available to eat-in or take away, including the CAKE.

Bless their entrepreneurial hearts they open from 8am – 8pm Monday – Saturday, and 8.30/9am – 6.30/7pm on Sundays, those kinds of hours would kill me so I wish them every success!

Also I have it on good authority (the horse’s mouth, so to speak) that the owners, Dolce and Amaro, are quite found of people popping in for a chin-wag, so if you happen to be on Willesden Lane and are in need of some friendly banter, I personally recommend stopping by. The Cappuccino is also pretty damn good too.


Open hours:

Mon – Sat: 8am – 8pm

Sunday: 8.30/9am – 6.30/7pm



98 Willesden Lane,

London, NW6 7TA


  • Info received first hand from the Co.Owner of Dolce & Amaro



Damn fine Italian coffee makers revealed


The poor crazies started to take over Leicester Square last night in anticipation of the last Twilight film, which premieres in London tonight…People going to the West End this evening YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

The fun and frolics start from 5pm, so if your not a fan I advise that you stay away from the Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Sq area.

If you’re a fan then don’t forget your costumes, camera and a picture to sign…oh and a pen!



An exciting and diverse range of film events at 12 different venues across the borough of Lewisham, South East London.

Later in the year, don’t miss the third Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival at community venues throughout London SE15 between 13-23 September.

Free Film Festivals is an award-winning south London community group run by volunteers. Our events bring people together to share a film and celebrate their local area.

They’d love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in organising an event or helping with the planning.

For more info visit their site www.


Date:  APRIL 27TH – 6TH MAY

Tickets:         FREE BABY!



Date Film Title Venue Area
19.00 h – 22.00 h
Festival launch event Old Deptford Police Station New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
20.00 h – 22.00 h
Bike-powered Harry Potter Somerville Adventure Playground New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
09.00 h – 23.00 h
Rudo y Cursi Deptford Project New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
13.00 h – 19.00 h
Freedom Cells Old Deptford Police Station New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
20.00 h – 22.00 h
Bike-powered Sherlock Holmes Fordham Park New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
09.00 h – 23.00 h
Rockers Deptford Project New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.00 h – 22.00 h
Film in the Garden Sandbourne Road Community Garden New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.00 h – 22.00 h
No DVD New Cross People’sLibrary New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.30 h – 21.30 h
The Lost Cinema of Deptford Big Red Pizzeria New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.00 h – 21.30 h
The Science of Sleep – on the ceiling Lewisham Arthouse New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.30 h – 21.45 h
The Gospel According to St Matthew St Nicholas Church New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
16.00 h – 22.00 h
LONGINgaze Sanford Housing Co-op New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
18.30 h
Co-operatives on film Sanford Housing Co-op New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
20.00 h – 22.00 h
Cinetopia presents Craters and Mirrors The Hill Station New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
20.00 h – 22.00 h
The Crisis of Civilization Sanford Housing Co-op New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
18.00 h – 21.00 h
Shallow Water, Deep Skin The Agency New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.00 h – 21.30 h
Coming to America Deptford Lounge New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
04.05.2012 – 05.05.2012
20.15 h – 06.00 h
Attack the Cross! – all night Goldsmiths Students’ Union New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
20.00 h – 21.30 h
Up in the Park Telegraph Hill Upper Park New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
15.00 h – 17.00 h
Talked about Pink (with Q & A) St Paul’s House New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival
19.00 h
The Tunnel Big Red Pizzeria New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival


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Free thing to do in London, Revealed!


A Fistful of films, event recommendation from Rhiannon Stephanie Docherty

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Why not help bring the good times back to Ealing today (from 5.30pm) by saddling up for Time Out Live’s ‘Fistful of Film’ evening, in association with MGM HD.

The main event is an outdoor screening of Sergio Leone’s seminal Spaghetti Western ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ in Walpole Park, featuring Clint Eastwood in his first film as the enigmatic ‘The Man with No Name’, but don’t let that distract you too much from a host of other rootin’ tootin’, gunslingin’ activities, all for only £3.

Live music comes courtesy of the fabulous Mariachi Tequila (could there be a more Mexican-sounding band name?) and should perfectly complement the cold beer and burritos on offer.


Price: £3

Time and Date:From 5.30pm on Saturday 13th August

Where: Walpole Park, Mattlock Lane, Ealing W5 5EQ


Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!