File under: St Pancras, station, London, Christmas, tree, decoration
File under: Instagram, London Film & Comic Con 2017, Benedict Cumberpatch, Phelps twins, Christopher Lloyd, Back To The Future, John Rhys-Davies, TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon, Inktober
File under: Spotify, playlist, history, Bowling For Soup, Good Charlotte, Pink, The Struts, Katy Perry
This is only the second time I've seen Good Charlotte perform despite liking their music for around 15 years. They're one of those bands that I wish I'd experienced earlier in smaller more intimate venues. Good Charlotte have been going for an unbelievable 22 years, yet they still remain as dedicated to their fans as ever. Tonight it's a sold out gig and tickets are like gold dust. I myself very nearly didn't get one.
It's worth going to see them just to witness the crowd going absolutely crazy for them. Everyone knows every line of every song. At times they even drown the band out with their enthusiastic singing.
There are no fancy pyrotechnics. Good Charlotte don't need any of that gimmicky nonsense when they've got a wonderful live set that they've honed to perfection. They know their loyal fans have come simply for a night of good music and they don't disappoint; their playlist takes you through all their albums and no hit single is left out.
Would definitely recommend you see them when they next hit your town or city.
File under: Good Charlotte, Manchester Academy, review, gig, concert, show
File under: graffiti, street art, Manchester, worker bees, Jake, Adventure Time, Batman, The Joker, Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton
File under: Vox, Technicolor, film, movie, art
File under: Great Big Story, Microsoft Excel, painting, digital art
File under: Coca Cola, Christmas, truck, tour, Father Christmas, Huddersfield, Holidays Are Coming
Braved the appalling weather to come down to Huddersfield Library for a Harry Potter themed 2018 preview, in keeping with the exhibit they're doing with the British Library.
Read my review about the British Library Harry Potter exhibit HERE
And read my review about the Hudderfield Library Harry Potter exhibit HERE
Upon entry we were treated with magic potions, owls & the Sorting Hat. I have taken the sorting quiz on Pottermore three times and ended up with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. According to the Huddersfield Sorting Hat, I am undeniably Slytherin. Hiss hiss.
Volunteers had really got into the magical spirit and it made me wish we could have more themed events like this in Huddersfield because it was so much fun.
We were given a brief overview of what to expect at the festival. A lot of the details were a little sketchy because they were still in the process of booking guests and organising the finishing touches (it's not until March) but there is a good mixture of events that will appeal to the Huddersfield community. It should also hopefully attract visitors from the local surrounding towns and cities as well. There's poetry, dance, theatre, family days, a cosplay ball and even a specialised event looking at how horse therapy can help people with Autism. A lot of the events are also FREE as well, thanks to the ever generous sponsors and arts funding.
I've been attending the festival since 2015 and I always look forward to it. It's just a shame it will clash with my trip to Las Vegas next year. Hopefully I'll be able to catch a workshop before or after I go!
For more information and tickets please visit the festival website HERE
Runs from 8th - 18th March 2018
File under: Huddersfield, Literature, Festival, books, fiction, Harry Potter
What I'm Reading In 2017
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