A night out with Beauty and the Beast…

On the 9th of December the Royal Albert Hall played host to the Philharmonia Orchestra

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with Disney in Concert: Beauty and the Beast.

It was breathtaking. From the minute the orchestra filled the stage for the European premiere of the film as a live concert experience the audience was transfixed on them.

The Philharmonia were skilfully conducted by David Firman and were joined on stage by the English Chamber Choir.

Hearing the live orchestra play the introduction music for Beauty and the Beast truly lived up to the magic of Disney.

The original singing and talking parts of the film were kept but the backing to it and the songs were performed live by the orchestra. Including the most popular ones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Be Our Guest’.
The whole night was split in two with an interval at the perfect point in the film and it gave the night a more theatrical feel to it.

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To the end of the show the Philharmonia Orchestra accompanied the final track of the film, ‘How Does a Moment Last Forever’ sung by the ever talented Celine Dion, while the end slides were rolling.

It was a magical night and I can only hope that the Royal Albert Hall will continue to do these more diverse nights in their upcoming events calendar.

Lucy xox

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Pureple Outfit Planner – App Review

So when watching the legendary 90s film Clueless I was always envious of Cher Horowitz’s wardrobe and even more envious of the computer programme she created that helped her choose her outfits for the day. So cue 22 years later and Pureple has finally done it!

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Cher’s computer programme in Clueless

So anyway onto the app…

I first saw Pureple on Safiya Nygaard’s YouTube channel where she let the app pick her outfits for the whole week. (Check out the video below!)

So I was sceptical of the app actually working, being able to pick my outfits and make an outfit that I didn’t realise I had.

I can see the app being very helpful in certain situations whether it’s for an event, work or a date night, but for just normal every day? Maybe not…

 

Pureple is a fairly straight forward app to use, first you have a list of options on what to do, once you’ve done the boring choosing a name and password you can start choosing your outfits.

So now for the tedious part… To be able to choose your clothes, the app needs to know what you have in your closet, so it is time to take photo’s of your wardrobe and start adding your pieces.

Once it’s all put into the app, you choose what category of clothing you want to wear and then you let the magic happen and it will search through your clothes, shoes and accessories and choose you an outfit.

Once it’s decided you get a list of outfits you can save by either swiping right for it being a good choice or left for it being a bad outfit. (it’s tinder for clothes…)

It’s a free app in the app store, and as long as you can deal with the tediousness of putting in every item of clothing you have then it could be really good for you.

Lucy xox

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Waterstones Book Haul

I have been quite restrained when it comes to buying books over the last few months, but that all changed at the weekend when I took a trip down to my local Waterstones, with a gift card in hand and spent over £50… Continue reading “Waterstones Book Haul”

11 things you didn’t know about Rogue One

With Rogue One’s still being such a talked about film we thought it was about time to let you in on some secrets from the film that you just NEED to watch out for in the release.

1 – Many of the new Storm Trooper helmets in Rogue One have been seen before in the Poe Dameron comic books.

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2 – Blue milk (which appears to heal the injured) is first seen in the galaxy being endured by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope (which makes sense if it’s the sequel to Rogue One).

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3 – There was a surprise cameo in Rogue One by Rian Johnson the director of the much anticipated Star Wars episode 8 The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson and his assistant can be seen standing next to the planet destroying Death Star.

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4 – The animated Rebels series has been spotted in a few scenes of Rogue One, mainly in the final battle you can spot the Rebels ship ‘Ghost’ by its unique set of lights at the rear of the ship.

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5 – Make sure you look out for one of the most famous lines in the Star Wars universe ‘I have a bad feeling about this’ which was originally said by Han Solo but has since been recreated by K-2SO (also said by Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and C3PO in the originals).

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6 – The inside shots of the Rogue One squad running through the Empire Base was shot in Canary Wharf tube station! So all you film fanatics can look out for that when you’re next on the tube.

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7 – C-3PO and R2D2’s quick cameo – in a scene set on Yavin IV in the Rebel Base you can see the two legendary characters having a chat.

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8 – During a scene where Bail Organa and Mon Mothma are talking, Bail mentions his ‘Jedi friend’ who is in hiding, this is in reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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9 – At the end of Rogue One we see the transition into A New Hope, as Princess Leia is given the plans for the Death Star – which is right before the Empire captures Leia on Tantive IV.

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10 – The prop department definitely had fun during the making of Rogue One, but did you notice the extra prop of a toy Storm Trooper? It’s held by a Death Trooper as they search Erso Farm which was left behind by Jyn.

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11 – The story of Rogue One actually ended up coming from the opening credits of A New Hope.

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Film & Soundtrack Review – Begin Again

If you follow me on Twitter you know that it is no secret how much I LOVE Begin Again.
This was the first film that Keira Knightly had sung in and goodness, she has such a unique voice I’m surprised she has never shown her talent beforehand.

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