Bobbi Brown Pop Up Cafe Launches in London

Many of my lovely readers and supporters live in London and the surrounding areas. I also know that a lot of you head off down to the big smoke to frequent the West End for a trip to the theatre, for a family day out or to see a gig. If you’ve followed my blogging journey this year you’ll know that I’m delighted to be collaborating with the wonderful Bobbi Brown UK and that my friends and I were treated to a magnificent make-over before we headed to the National Television Awards at London’s O2 in January.

My Make-Over for the National Television Awards thanks to the wonder of Bobbi Brown UK

How would you like to experience the Bobbi Brown magic for yourselves?

The good news is that for three days only you can drop in to the Bobbi Brown pop up cafe in Soho, where they are offering a complimentary shade-match and 7 day sample to help find your new skin-true shade, as well as a free coffee for all attendees. All the details are below so why not take a trip to see the Bobbi Brown team and treat yourself!

Where:

·         Bobbi Brown Pro Studio, 1 Poland Street, W1F 8PR

When:

·         Friday 1st March: 10am – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4pm

·         Saturday 2nd March: 10am – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4pm

·         Sunday 3rd March: 12pm – 4pm

T&Cs

·          One shade match and sample per attendee

·          One coffee per person

Buckt ~ Review

Have you explored your City and its surrounding areas recently? Are you aware of all it has to offer? As I discovered when I signed up to Buckt, when my family and I plan a day or evening out, we’re only just scratching the surface of what Birmingham has to offer.

Why Buckt?

Buckt is an innovative new company who offer a fantastic option to subscribe on a monthly basis to receive vouchers. These vouchers come complete with a code which enable you to participate in lots of different and fun activities in the area you live in. There’s a good selection to choose from, and the best thing is that your booklet of fun comes in a box, hand-delivered to your door each month.

How Much Does It Cost?

£25 for a duo box (just £12.50 each) or £17 for an individual box. When you see the 5 mystery activities available to go out and do locally, you’ll clock just how much you’re saving by subscribing to Buckt.

What Are the Activities on Offer?

Here at Entertainment Views we’ve received three of these little boxes of wonder from Buckt so far this year and the activities we’ve been offered include:

  • Go Karting at Full Throttle Raceway
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter – Birmingham Museums Trust
  • The Donkey Sanctuary
  • Laser Tag – Laser Quest Birmingham
  • ‘The Ward’ – Walsall Scare Maze
  • Improv Class with Box of Frogs
  • A choice of three Ice Hockey Matches – Coventry Blaze
  • Board Game Night at Northfield Arts Forum
  • The Jungle Hut – The Jungle Ranger Wild Experience
Are They Worth It?

Absolutely yes! So far we’ve tried the Donkey Sanctuary and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and we can’t wait to try everything else in our Buckt boxes!

Christmas Gift Guide

Are you looking for an alternative Christmas Gift? This year Entertainment Views have compiled a Christmas Gift Guide jam packed full of Entertainment goodness and we highly recommend a subscription to Buckt as a brilliant festive gift idea! Why not give the gift of mystery activities and fun? *

To find out more about Buckt and to subscribe, click the link and take a look: Buckt

 

*For our full published gift guide check back soon!

Collectormania 25 (Showmasters) ~ NEC, Birmingham

Showmasters run numerous events throughout the year, check out all the details here and book your tickets for their upcoming shows: Showmasters Events

Comic Cons are a must for Entertainment Views, we’d not attended a Showmasters event previously – however this show had so much to offer, we’ll be regulars from now on.

With an astronomical number of star guests signing their lives away for fans as well as posing for photographs with their eager followers, a wide variety of stalls offering memorabilia overload and some props that were out of this world – Collectormania was the place to be last weekend.

If you need any more reasons to go, here are some highlights which might twist your arm:

  1. Guest Stars – the sheer number of guest stars astounds me even now the show is over. From Richard Wilson from One Foot in the Grave (I don’t believe it!), to stars from Wrestling and Sports, there is somebody for everybody and too much choice, in fact. Where else would you get the opportunity to have your photograph taken with six ex-Liverpool football legends? Remember Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon? He was there answering questions on the main stage (a fascinating man to listen to) and meeting and greeting fans back out in the hall. There’s always more to a Comic Con than meeting celebrities, but this event really makes the most of as many fandoms as they can muster.
  2. Organisation – the crew and staff are plentiful, helpful and want everybody to have a good time. From queue control to directing fans to their desired area in the hall – these stewards are the best in the business and deserve all the praise they can take.
  3. Shopping! Comic Cons are the perfect place to find the items you didn’t know you needed in your life – or that you may not have even known about before. I often keep my eyes peeled for gifts, dealer will often give a cheeky offer or two. I am delighted with my Masters of the Universe tshirt, it is one of the best finds I’ve ever happened upon whilst in shipping mode at a Comic Con. Make sure you’ve got plenty of pennies so you don’t have to walk away from must-haves!
  4. Props galore – If cars are your bag then there were a few to get up close and personal with. From the famous blue car belonging to the Weasleys in Harry Potter to a rather cool Batman car which I think we’d have brought home if nobody had been looking! Jurassic Park was also represented which was excellent timing with the next film in the franchise about to be released. Meanwhile, if you fancy yourself as 007, why not stand next to his wheels?
  5. Family Friendly Fun  – Comic Cons are increasingly becoming popular with families, small and big kids alike can enjoy a convention and at Entertainment Views we’ve been asked for advice from many fellow parent pals about which is the best convention to start off with as their toddler would surely love this genre of event (and so would they!). Our little boy is in his element with cosplayers, in the image below he met a few furries who were game for a giggle. We’ll be recommending Collectormania as a perfect place to start, with friendly staff who go above and beyond and more famous faces than you can think of under one roof, it’s been a pleasure, Showmasters! See you soon….

 

Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment ~ PREVIEW

Tonight the Entertainment Views family are off to the Genting Arena in Birmingham to see Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment! We are Disney nuts so we can’t wait to see the show and from our past visits we already know we will be in for a magical treat.

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“Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into adventure with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s enchanted undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure ever! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn that true love comes from within. What’s more, don’t miss the chance to warm up at the Fit to Dance pre-show party!

From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favourite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.”

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If all that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s a Fit to Dance education programme associated with the show, so before you sit down to enjoy the best of Disney performed before your very eyes – you and your family can get up and get pumped ready to cheer on all of your favourite characters!

Find out more about Fit To Dance, here: Disney On Ice Fit To Dance

Book your ticket for Disney On Ice tour, here: Disney On Ice Tickets

Album Review ~ Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood

To coincide with her current tour, Liza Pulman has released an album entitled Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood, and it’s really worth a listen.

Liza Pulman

The Diva from trio Fascinating Aida, has included a selection of classic Hollywood movie tracks on the list and none of them disappoint. So spot on is the quality of this album that it’s difficult to pick favourites to give you an idea of what to expect. However, the most notable songs for me, personally are:

Alfie – it’s one of Liza’s favourite songs and it shows, her vocals are beautiful and delicate on this number as she connects with the lyrics on a high plain. Even though this is one of the late Cilla Black’s classics, Ms Pulman makes this her own.

Evergreen – when I saw Liza sing this live I thought she gave Ms Streisand a run for her money. Listening to it on audio, she definitely gives Ms Streisand a run for her money!! A stunning piece which bring to memory clips from the movie as the number progresses.

Diamond’s Are A Girls Best Friend – this song epitomises our Diva’s character, glamorous, glitzy and full of pizazz! It’s a great indication of what a treat you’re in for at her concert.

Moon River – a jazzy version which I have taken to my heart. It demonstrates her vocal ability, beautifully and has the making of an excellent single release.

You’ve Got A Friend In MeDisney films are among my favourites, and this hit from Toy Story is a perfect addition to the album. I think the pitch of the number lends itself well to female vocals and it’s one of Liza’s best. Love it!

For details of how and where to purchase this superb album, visit http://www.lizapulman.com – it is certainly worth a listen.

 

 

 

Book Review ~ Hunt for the Enemy, Rob Sinclair

Rob Sinclair’s trilogy of novels about the enigmatic agent, Carl Logan have literally been flying off the shelves, with over 150,000 copies sold. The first book, Dance with the Enemy, kick-started the popularity of Logan and his adventures, this was followed by Rise of the Enemy, and now Sinclair has completed the story with Hunt for the Enemy.

Logan was one of the best Intelligence Agents that the JIA had, however this story sees Logan at a low ebb, far from the untouchable professional he once was. Left out in the cold because he is considered a traitor and has been linked to the murders of fellow JIA agents and other officials. The question is, who is pointing the finger at Logan for these crimes?

Angela Grainger (with whom Logan has a past), is on hand when he needs someone to turn to, he is on a mission to find out who is putting him in the frame for murder him and why. Meanwhile the new Head of the JIA is trying desperately to piece together this ceaseless jigsaw puzzle with the CIA intervening.

This final novel in the series is quick, slick and gripping, Sinclair’s characterisation remains top-notch and as always, I can picture every individual in the story. The ending is pretty close to perfect, it makes sense and is not altogether predictable. A triumph for an excellent author whom I hope we will see much more from in the future.

Be sure to visit http://www.robsinclairauthor.com/ for information about the author and his thrilling trilogy.

 

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