Shakespeare in the Square: Twelfth Night
The Earls Courtiers are proud to bring back ‘Shakespeare in the Square’ for the second year running.
This year they will be performing the Bard’s classic comedy Twelfth Night and will be in Barkston Gardens on the 26th, 27th and 28th June. Shows start at 7pm.
Tickets can be booked by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or going online to www.earlscourtiers.org
On the 27th and 28th June, there will also be a Children’s performance of Charles Perrault’s Blue Beard from 6pm to 6.30pm put on by Marianne Badrichani and Laure Fretigne’s Earls Court Drama Workshop.
Ticket details: £10 and include an Illyrian Buffet and a Free Drink.
Proceeds will go to the St Cuthberts Church Restoration Fund, a beautiful local church in Philbeach Gardens. Admittance is Free for Blue Beard but any donations given at the end of the performance would be more than welcome!
Music: Troubadour Friday
Fancy watching a Grammy Nominated Rock Star hit the stage this Friday down yer local? Well, look no further than The Troubadour. They always deliver don’t they?
Belén Arjona is a Spanish singer songwriter who has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for the Best Rock Vocal Album. She has had an extensive career in the Spanish market and she has collaborated with bands such as [Maná] or Efecto Mariposa. She currently lives in London where she is starting to gather a London and UK following with her new material.
Bel is now working on new material with a view to releasing songs towards the end of the year while she is also performing live across some of London best known music venues.
Oh, did you think we were done? No, no, no my friend. there’s more.
If after that you are all raawked out the have no fear, there’s some rootsy folk from the dark ages that has been reimagined and reignited by The Orange Circus Band. Enjoy!
The Troubadour 265 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 9JA 020 7370 1434
Screening: SEA SHELL / TREE OF LIFE
Kinsi Abdulleh presents award-winning shorts by prominent Somali film director and writer Abdulkadir Ahmed Said. Sea Shell (1990) and Tree of Life (1988) reflect on the impact of modernisation and industrialisation on the environment, lives and culture of Somalia. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Abdulkadir live from South Africa.
Sea Shell (25 min): A woman artist on a beach picks up a beautiful shell. She places it to her ear and listens, she hears the painful story about a young girl’s trauma in the nearby coastal village. She begins to understand the pain of the young girl – the pain caused by reckless actions of multinational corporations and its impact on the lives of a fishing village. This is a film dedicated to “all the victims of humanity’s lack of conscience”.
Tree of Life (24 min): Somewhere in Africa there is a Tree that regulates life, if it is destroyed then all life as we know it comes to an end. Xassan (Cilmi-Qori Sabriye) walks through his beautiful native forest in Somalia, selects a tree and begins to chop it down. Suddenly he finds himself in a desert. A previous winner of Best Film, International Short Film Competition category, at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema, this film is an impassioned plea for conservation awareness in Africa.
Kinsi Abdulleh is a visual artist, editor and educator. She is the founder of NUMBI Arts, a London based non-profit Art Bureau – (Somali Film Arts & Culture -an open archive and ongoing forum for shared desporic experience), and the editor of bespoke literary arts magazine SCARF. Her work as an artist educator focuses on social justice, histories and women’s voices.
All films with English subtitles.
2 APRIL 2014, 7.30PM BOOK TICKETSThe Mosaic Rooms Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road London SW5 0SW Telephone: 020 7370 9990
The Mission – Personal Fitness in Earls Court
The sun has been threatening to come out for some time here in Earls Court, but only in the last few days has it made good on those warnings and, as such, I haven’t felt the suffocating sensation of trying to squeeze into last year’s summer dress… until today.
I remember the days when summer wasn’t solely designed to make you feel rotund and desperately guilty with every lick of your ice-cream cone. The nauseating knowledge that after a certain point in your life these sweet distractions actually do make a semi-permanent pitt stop on your hips. In my case it’s as if I have been encased inside a whole extra person, a life sized Russian doll made of cellulite and claiming squatter’s rights on my body. And at times like these I need all the help I can get.
Lucky then that The Mission has opened its doors on the Old Brompton Road. A private exercise studio offering one on one services for those of us who are truly serious about shifting that bulk. A team of seven trainers, all with their own specialties, will knock you into shape in no time using the local parks as a backdrop as well as their private studio facilities.
As well as all the expected options that a personal training group might have, The Mission goes a few steps further, well, all the way to Andelucia for an exclusive (only 6 spaces are available on any one retreat) fitness camp away from all the temptations and divertissement of every day life.
If you can’t get away this summer then might I point you in the direction of the Vacu Therapy that they offer? It sounds a lot like what it is; get your self into some shorts and a tank top and climb inside the vacu booth. Its fat burning straight from the USA and your first session is free. There are some who swear by it, particularly those who are having trouble with that post-natal drift…
Oh wait, that’s me. See you there then.The Mission 249 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9HP