Tags : christmas

My Brother Is 21 And Has Autism – At Christmas,

How do you recall Christmas Day in your early twenties? Perhaps you remember an in-depth, wine-fuelled interrogation of your love life by extended family members. Maybe it’s the sheer luxury of coming home from your dingy rental flat to a glorious homemade feast – a welcome contrast to your usual fare of Sainsbury’s ready meals […]Read More

Album Review: A Year To Forget But A Christmas To

There is no doubt that this year has been difficult for all of us and a Christmas without our loved ones is definitely not what we need. However, Keywest are bringing a silver lining to the festive season with their new Christmas album A Year To Forget But A Christmas To Remember. Keywest is an Irish […]Read More

The Joys of Working in an Independent Bookshop

I started working in an independent bookshop the day after the second national lockdown was lifted. The White House Bookshop is in Burnham Market, on the north Norfolk coast. It sits halfway around a large green, looking over to a coffee shop, the fishmonger, and an independent deli. It’s about as idyllic as you could […]Read More

Book Review: A Christmas Memory // Truman Capote

If they haven’t already, many a bibliophile will be lighting their fires, settling in an armchair and dusting off their copies of A Christmas Carol, the literary quintessence of the holiday season. Finally, like Michael Bublé, it can come off the shelf and into the spotlight. For some of us, however, Dickens is not our […]Read More

Track Review: Winter Wonderland // Beabadoobee

Beatrice Laus, known more commonly as Beabadoobee, has released her own rendition of Christmas classic, ‘Winter Wonderland’ through Apple Music. Each December, ‘Winter Wonderland’ makes its appearance on playlists curated both by major applications such as Apple Music but also on our own seasonal playlists. Beabadoobee’s cover of this iconic song not only reflects her success this year, especially […]Read More

Track Review: two queens in a king sized bed //

It’s that time of the year when you hear the same 10 songs on repeat, drink mulled wine and pyjama days are not only welcome, but encouraged.  None of us have had a great 2020 but there is still time to make the most of this festive season. What could get you more into the […]Read More

Miranda’s Hart-y Christmas Special

Miranda Hart is returning to BBC One, to host a one-off  Christmas special.  The show titled Miranda’s Games With Showbiz Names has been described as being “full of merriment and mayhem” and will feature as part of BBC One’s festive schedule.  The show, running for half an hour, will feature three celebrity couples competing in […]Read More

Theatre News: Royal Court Christmas show to go ahead

Liverpool’s Royal Court have confirmed that their Christmas show can go ahead as planned, after the city was placed into the second tier of COVID-19 restrictions. The Royal Court Selection Box will run until the 30th of January, as long as current restrictions are not tightened. Whilst each show will feature a reduced cast of six […]Read More

How Ecological Are Your Christmas Gifts This Year?

A new study by the sustainable and vegan online retailer, Shop Like You Give a Damn, has discovered the extent to which Christmas presents impact the environment and society. Using YouGov and carbon emissions data, this company investigated the environmental impact of the UK’s most popular Christmas gifts, including socks, pyjamas, makeup and toiletries, jewellery, […]Read More

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Film Lovers

What with the constant film release delays and cinema closures, the cinephile in your life may be feeling a little dejected this year. Luckily for them, we’ve compiled a mammoth list of gifts to cheer them up with this Christmas—the majority of which are sold by small businesses. From novelty treats to vouchers, merch and […]Read More

London Theatres Prepare To Open Doors, Whilst Other Cities Suffer

New Coronavirus regulations in England mean that London theatres will be allowed to reopen, while many other areas must keep their doors closed. The capital has been categorised a Tier 2 area, meaning indoor entertainment venues can reopen from 2ndDecember. However, cities like Manchester and Birmingham will face harsher restrictions as part of Tier 3. This […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Theatre Christmas Gift Guide

2020 has been a bleak year, and we’re all desperately in need of some Christmas cheer! With less than a month to go until the big day, there’s not long to finish buying all of your presents. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a theatre-lover, or looking for inspiration for your own wish list, there’s […]Read More

‘Lost At Christmas’ Takes A Few Wrong Turns, But Gets

As a passionate Scot, I thought my review of Lost At Christmas could only go one of two ways. Either I was going to embrace every cheesy, clichéd moment of ‘Scotland’s first Christmas Movie,’ shamelessly pointing at every Scottish landmark I could find. Or, I was going to be humming and hawing at every inaccuracy and overplayed […]Read More