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  1. Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon

    Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon
    Captain-Cutthroat-CostumeAye Matey, ‘tis true! Coming up on the 19thof September is the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day. It started over a decade ago as a funny idea that was celebrated by a few friends. However, it has grown into an international celebration of pirate speech that is enjoyed all over the world. Many people have turned this event into an excuse to party with pirate themed festivities, rum drinking and much more! The History of International Talk Like a Pirate Day So how exactly did International Talk like a Pirate Day originate and how did it grow into the holiday that it is today? Continue reading →
  2. 7 spooky facts you never knew about Halloween

    7 spooky facts you never knew about Halloween
    “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.” Halloween has a rich past, filled with lore and tradition. Yet today it is very different from the festival it once was; ‘Samhain’, a Celtic celebration which marked the end of summer. Pagans once believed that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest on...
  3. New CGI Series Star Wars Rebels Soon to Be Released

    Supreme-Edition-Darth-Vader-CostumeAfter the cancellation of The Clone Wars due to the recent Disney acquisition of the Start Wars brand, Star Wars fans are looking forward to the October release of a brand new CGI animated series produced by Lucusfilm Animation. The series, Star Wars Rebels, will take place 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith so about the time that the game series The Force Unleashed was set in. Continue reading →
  4. Bestival September 2014

    Bestival September 2014
    Bestival September 2014 All the kids are back to school, so it’s time for the big kids to come out and play! From Thursday the 4th to Sunday the 7th September, Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight will be booming with funky music and even funkier people! It’s time for Bestival, a prime fancy dress festival that should be...
  5. Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year

    Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year
    It's hard to believe that on the 27th August 2014, 50 years have passed since Julie Andrews took to our screens as everyone's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, in the 1964 musical film. The film, which brought to life the lead character from a series of eight children's books created by Australian author P.L. Travers, was directed by Robert Stevenson and...
  6. The Best Abba Outfits to be Seen in This Summer

    The Best Abba Outfits to be Seen in This Summer
    The event of the summer is right around the corner, so if you're considering booking tickets for the Abba Reunion show in Bournemouth on 31st August, it's probably time to start thinking about what you're going to wear! Whilst fancy dress isn't mandatory, the 70s was such a cool era that dressing up for the occasion will be lots of...
  7. Bournemouth Air Festival 2014

    Bournemouth Air Festival 2014
    Air Festival From the 28th-31st August the seafront will be alive with the excitement of the Bournemouth Air Festival, one of the biggest local events of the year with people coming from far and wide to see the best aircraft displays our country has to offer. As always the infamous Red Arrows will be gracing us with stunning displays and...
  8. The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming

    The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming
    Whovians all over the world are counting down the days until August 23rd as this is when we will get to see the newest regeneration of our favourite Timelord. The time travelling doctor in his police-box shaped TARDIS (time and relative dimensions in space) that is bigger on the inside will be played by Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi. He takes...
  9. ABBA TRIBUTE BOURNEMOUTH 2014

    ABBA TRIBUTE BOURNEMOUTH 2014
    ABBA Tribute ABBA is coming to The Pavilion on the 31st August! Ok, so it may not be the real Abba but trust me, you will be whisked back to the 70’s when you see this incredibly authentic performance. The tribute has been put together by Sweeney Entertainments and the producer, director and choreographer from the original Abbamania musical from...
  10. Fairy Festival New Forest 2014

    Fairy Festival New Forest 2014
    New Forest Fairy Festival The spirit of summer is in all of us at the moment with all this glorious weather so why not let it loose at this year’s New Forest Fairy Festival. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of August will be filled with magic and wonder for anyone visiting Burley Park, the site will be open from 10am-6pm...
  11. 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman Movies this August

    25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman Movies this August
    Back in 1989 a superhero film summer blockbuster directed by Tim Burton was released based on the ever popular DC Comics character Batman and tomorrow sees its 25th anniversary. The film was an enormous commercial success and it starred Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl and Michael Gough. The film was...
  12. Summer Party Time!

    Summer Party Time!
      Throw your very own Summer/Hawaiian themed party! With the summer well and truly here, why not make the most of this gloriously sunny weather and get your party on?! Seeing as Party is literally our middle name we’d like to think we know a thing or two about how to put one together. So here we have a few...
  13. Your guide to Boomtown 2014

    For a magical experience this summer, keep the 7th – 10th August free in your diary, as BoomTown returns to the Matterley Bowl Estate in Winchester. Since 2009, BoomTown’s annual fair has brought the whole community together with its music, performances, theatre and creativity, attracting visitors from across the globe looking for a different type of festival. The districts Now...
  14. DC vs Marvel – The REAL Clash of Titans

    Whilst comic books appear to have gained a certain amount of legitimacy amongst mainstream audiences over the last decade thanks to Hollywood's obsession with everything 'super heroic', many still don't truly understand the difference between the comic world's two major players. DC and Marvel comics have both been around since the 1930's and together amount to around 65% of the...
  15. 7 Reasons to Check out Camp Bestival This Year

    7 Reasons to Check out Camp Bestival This Year
     The UK's biggest and best family-friendly festival is back this year, from Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August. If you're looking for reasons to snap up a weekend ticket, keep reading, as we've collated seven ideas that are sure to leave you inspired! This is a festival the whole family can enjoy, from tots to teens and mums and...
  16. Disney Characters - Most Famous Female's – Who is Your Favourite?

    Disney Characters - Most Famous Female's – Who is Your Favourite?
    We all have our own favourites when it comes to Disney characters and Disney has created some truly great female characters. Whether you dream of being whisked away to a life of luxury by your very own Prince Charming, or would prefer to be brave and fearless like Princess Merida, we've compiled a list of Disney's most famous female characters...
  17. Superheroes DC vs Marvel, Which Side are You?

    Superheroes DC vs Marvel, Which Side are You?
  18. Camp Bestival 2014

    Camp Bestival 2014
    Camp Bestival 2014 Hello happy campers! In need of some family friendly fun this summer? Do you love the circus? Then look no further than Camp Bestival! From Thursday 31st to Sunday July-3rd August Lulworth Castle will be surrounded with thousands of happy faces of all ages and this year a lot of them will be clowns! Roll up! Roll...
  19. Charlie Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday

    Charlie Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday In 1964 one of the greatest children’s stories ever told was released in book form and it is still going strong to this very day, I am, of course, talking about Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate factory” It’s a true classic that has been seen, heard and read by every generation since...
  20. How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle

    How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle
    40's Pin Up Wig with Victory RollsThe 1940s was an elegant and sophisticated era in the world of fashion and hair. Ladies wore beautiful dresses, stockings, hats and jewellery – always looking sweet, feminine and polished. When you look back through photographs and advertisements of the time – you can get a sense of the ladylike grace that this period embraced. Perhaps ladies spent so much time making their hair look gorgeous, because their clothing, stockings and fabrics were rationed and this was the only way to feel stylish and dressed up. Continue reading →