Bring Banksy Home!
Banksy's child labor sketch as it appeared safely on the Poundland store wall. (HypeBeast) Banksy, the infamous graffiti street artist, has been robbed…
Australian musical comedy The Sapphires is one of the music-related highlights of the 2013 Mostly British Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 17-24 at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. Other festival selections that will be of interest to music fans include Hunky Dory, a musical from the producers of Billy Elliot that features popular songs from the '70s, and Backbeat, which focuses on The Beatles' pre-fame.
This week's Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco includes a popular Australian musical comedy plus films about The Beatles and music of the Seventies.
Midge Ure is currently on his first North American tour in over a decade, and will play the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco on January 23. Ure's last jaunt across the U.S. was an all-acoustic one back in 2001.
The Ultravox frontman and Band Aid mastermind is making his first appearance in San Francisco in more than a decade.
Yep, this blog post exists!
Tottenham's victory at Old Trafford yesterday was not a fluke - it had been coming for a very long time.
Five British desserts with disgusting names (yep, they included spotted dick):
Let's start with the classic, the one everyone knows: 1: Spotted Dick This steamed fruit pudding (I know, the innuendos are kind of hard of escap…
Eccentric, madly bonkers, and proud of it!
What do you get when you mix the Spice Girls, Fatboy Slim DJ-ing in a giant octopus and Eric Idle?
The 2012 London Olympics went out with many a bang, by closing in a spectacular, star-studded affair celebrating some of Britain's greatest commercial and…
Go Team Yorkshire! "Athletes from Yorkshire have now bagged five golds, two silvers and three bronze medals, and the county has produced some of the biggest stars of the Games so far."
Could the Olympics see the start of a call for a Yorkshire republic as the county decides, justifiably, that the rest of the UK is holding it back? The county, known as "God's own country", would be tenth in the medals table - above the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - if it…
Oooh, this is cool.
This is bigger than Zachary Quinto playing Spock, and even bigger than David Tennant showing up in a Harry Potter movie. Christopher Eccleston, best known in Nerdville for playing the ninth incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who , has snagged the lead villain role in Thor 2: The Dark World .
Doctor Who Series 7 - Can't wait!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho The Doctor returns to BBC One this Autumn with five epic episodes, featuring Daleks, Dinosaurs, Weeping Angels and the departu...
About me:Ms Powers is an international woman of mystery. She's a Brit who lives in LA, who relishes the clash of cultures and tries to keep a foot on each side of the pond. She's spent much of her time abroad trying to recreate the definitive M&S prawn & mayo sandwich, but deviates from the English norm when it comes to tea. She prefers pearl jasmine to anything resembling PG, and (gasp, horror) never drinks it with milk (which explains why she had to leave the UK). Nicole believes conversation is a highly underrated art form, and that it's always tea time somewhere in the world. Put the kettle on, and let's sit down and have a chat.
Who I'd like to meet:Eccentrics, conversationalists, tea drinkers, and Russell Brand (who I believe is all three).
MoviesThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sweeney Todd, Sherlock Holmes, Austin Powers, Get Him to the Greek, Borat, Trainspotting, Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Other Boleyn Girl, An Ideal Husband, Emma, The Importance of Being Earnest, Gosford Park, Finding Neverland, Bend It Like Beckham, Shakespeare in Love, The Full Monty, The Wicker Man (the original 1973 version - not the remake), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace
TelevisionDr Who, Torchwood, Graham Norton, The Tudors, Top Gear, Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey, Blackadder, The Young Ones, Robin of Sherwood (the UK TV series from the '80s feat. Michael Praed - Russell Crowe doesn't cut it for me), Extras, Footballers Wives, Law & Order UK, Top of the Pops (Thursday night isn't the same without it!), American Idol (which I think is better sans Simon Cowell), Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
BooksAnything written by Douglas Adams, Ben Elton, Russell Brand, or Dick Francis