Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday and are raring to go with no detox in sight. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this year, hello 2014!
On the movie front this is the perfect time of year to get excited. It’s almost as though when they planned Oscars season they had are faces, deflated by the realisation that yes, that really was the last Quality Street, in their minds.
Right here, right now you can go and see American Hustle which looks epic on several levels, but for me it resonates because Bradley Cooper wears the setting curlers my Grandma wore. Men setting their own hair, now that’s fashion.
Her by Spike Jonze, The Grand Budapest Hotel as Wes Anderson’s latest outing although frankly the website is enough to whet your appetite. Oh, the colour! And of course the Coen Brother’s Inside Llewelyn Davies is a must.
Hey sports fans, we’ve not forgotten about you – do you know the story (real life, good God) of Mark Schultz? Foxcatcher stars Channing Tatum as the Olympic wrestling star with Mark Ruffalo in support while Steve Carrell has a Robin Williams-style One Hour photo moment.
If we hit up London then we do love a good cultural unit to offset feeding our faces and there seems to be a real collage theme to the biggest picks. From the Matisse cut out story at Tate Modern, Richard Hamilton’s Pop Art photo-montages (also housed there) or Hannah Hoch’s captivating mix of found imagery.
The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the V&A and Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? At the Hayward Gallery are on the list too.
Duck & Rice on Berwick St intrigues me no end. A gastropub by Alan Yau set in a former student joint The Endurance. Sold! The House of Ho on Old Compton Street looks pretty excellent as well. And more locally, you all recommend that we go to The Fox at Broughton Gifford.
The American Season at Bath’s very own Ustinov Theatre was fantastic, if not somewhat bleak, last year and we’ve high hopes for opener A Steady Rain.