This week in London: Moving East

No Film Fashion Friday this week, instead it’s a random round up of what I’ve been up to this week in London and a few links I’ve liked.

Why? I moved into my new place this week. It’s a (teeny little) basement studio in East London. I’m pretty much Carrie Bradshaw now, right? Actually I’d have no idea if I was, I kinda hate SATC.

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A realistic portrait of a girl trying to call her mum while moving across London, trying to juggle work, 4 article deadlines and sort out her finances in one day.

I’ll update this post with some photos as soon as I sort out my internet out. Not only is there a lack of good internet, there’s also no phone reception. I keep jumping out the window and climbing up to the fire escape to have a cigarette and check my phone but I think the novelty of this will wear off  very soon and you’ll just never hear from me again.

Currently watching Stranger Things on Netflix (who isn’t?) It’s full of flaws but embraces them, succeeding in keeping us enthralled despite them.

One of my favourite articles of the week was 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature.

Currently reading The Girls by Emma Cline.

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Can not recommend enough. It is fantastically written and thought provoking. Cline has created a semi-fictional account of the Manson Family ranch in 1969 using the lens of the women involved as seen through the eyes of 14-year-old newcomer, Evie.

I told myself there were things I didn’t understand. I recycled the words I’d heard Russell speak before, fashioned them into an explanation. Sometimes he had to punish us in order to show his love. He hadn’t wanted to do it, but he had to keep us moving forward, for the good of the group. It had hurt him, too.”

Shivers down my spine. Keep them coming.

Best movie of the week was, Summertime from director Catherine Corsini. Can not stop thinking about this sensational film.

“In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.”

Beautiful cinematography and a delightful unapologetically real look at romance.

I had a few exciting adventures this week, including heading out to see CUT by Duncan Graham and Hannah Norris. 

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CUT was the winner of Best Theatre Award at Adelaide Fringe last year and was playing as part of London Wonderground at The Vaults.

A one woman play (performed by Norris), CUT deals with anxiety, fear and the male gaze. It has been described as ‘Lynchian’ and it was certainly that: creepy – peppered with just the right amount of confusion and suspense.

Enjoy your Friday/weekend, baby dolls.

About Hol Roy (53 Articles)
Feminsit pop culture addict, writing about feminist pop culture.

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