Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre
Me and my bff, Sara, went to London when she came down for the weekend and decided to see if we could get last minute theatre tickets. We set ourselves a budget and crossed our fingers. We ended up with half price (£37.50) tickets for the dress circle and we were pretty chuffed. Then we arrived and GOT MOVED TO THE STALLS! And not only that, we were only 10/11 rows back! It was basically a dream come true. And the show was PHENOMENAL. We walked out and wanted to see it again.
HP Studio Tour (again)
Then the following weekend Sara turned up again (she’s impossible to shake off!) and we headed off to the HP Studios for Hogwarts in the Snow. It was my third visit and I loved it so, so much. Since I last visited some things had been added: snow (obviously), the Hogwarts Express, photo op in a train carriage and a whole new food area with Butterbeer ice cream! And just to add to the magic, as we left the studio, it actually began to snow. I know, perfect, right?
#FeminismInYA with Holly Bourne, Holly Smale and CJ Daugherty
Waterstones Piccadilly really do win at book events! Anna James led the panel with these three authors and discussions all aspects of feminism and its role in YA. It was a fantastic panel full of thoughtful discussion, Holly Bourne raging and some really interesting points. If you want a full wrap up, check out my post on Maximum Pop! Books – I'm one of their new book writers!