HAVE A LAUGH: Elephant & Castle Community Hub Virtual Comedy Night
The Elephant & Castle Community Hub is hosting virtual events throughout March. On Sunday 21st March at 7pm, tune into a Zoom comedy night featuring stand-up by local comedians, a laughter workshop, and a screening of classic clips from British comedies including Tommy Cooper, Monty Python and the Two Ronnies. There’s also a comedy quiz where you can put your British TV knowledge to test, as well as an open mic performance if you want to showcase some of your own gags. Tickets are free.
TUNE INTO A NEW PODCAST: Big Man Beard
This new podcast features a range of guests chatting about a variety of mental health topics. From getting through home schooling during lockdown to the impact of social media on mental health, its two hosts talk candidly about their own experiences with guests including James Adam, David Beeney and Vanessa Jay. Aiming to open up the conversation on men’s mental health, this podcast is an important listen.
EAT WELL AT HOME: Carluccio Kits
Carluccio’s has launched a kit so you can create an authentic Italian meal at home. Staying true to the late Antonio Carluccio’s philosophy of ‘minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour’, each kit features some of the group’s best-selling dishes. Choose from penne giardiniera with antipasti of homemade focaccia and olives; a caserecce picante – a spicy tomato pasta with Italian sausage – plus focaccia with ’nduja and burrata; or a creamy mushroom soup served with Carluccio’s classic mushroom risotto. Kits start from £29 for two and can be delivered nationwide.
CHILL WITH THIS NEW SERIES: Dealer
Dealer is the latest French crime drama to land on Netflix. Franck, a music video director, infiltrates a rough neighbourhood in the south of France to film Tony, a charismatic but unpredictable drug dealer wanting to break into the rap music scene. Using his camera to reveal the hidden, true face of drug dealing, Franck ends up caught in the middle of a bloody gang war.
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Portraits Exhibition by Blag Magazine
Before it closes at the end of the month, check out Blag Magazine’s online exhibition full of cool portraits of some big names in music. Featuring over 70 unseen photographs of the likes of Amy Winehouse, OutKast, NERD and Beastie Boys, this curated collection is not to be missed. If you’re looking to line your own walls, limited-edition prints are available to purchase. Tickets are free, with donations encouraged.
WATCH THIS NEW FILM: Creation Stories
Creation Stories lands on Now TV this Saturday. It tells the story of the man who discovered the Gallagher brothers, Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee (Ewen Bremner), tracking his rise to unprecedented indie success that helped him change the face of British culture. A must-watch for anyone who remembers the Britpop era.
UPGRADE YOUR COFFEE: WatchHouse Subscriptions
Premium coffee brand WatchHouse has created a subscription service. Choose from its signature 1829 house blend or the Villamarie Decaf, which has notes of orange and biscuit. Whether your go-to cup is an espresso or a cappuccino, there’s something for everyone. The Roaster’s Spotlight offers a rotation of five or more carefully selected coffees, updated each season. Bags start from £10 and orders over £100 include a free one-to-one online brewing tutorial with the team.
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