Monday, 17 August 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - August

How is it mid-August already?! It’s surprising how fast time is going when I’m not even working or studying, but August has been quite a busy month with birthday celebrations and going to Boardmasters Festival. I also finally got to see Gypsy at the theatre, which featured way back in my May Wishlist. It was even more incredible than I had anticipated, and a full review will be up soon!

But for now, here’s what I’ve had my eye on so far this month…heatrequite a busy month with birthday celebrations and going to Boardmasters Festival. I also finally got to se

The Great British Bake Off

After only catching the odd episode for the previous two years, I’ve finally decided to watch the whole series. And I’m loving it. Cake related drama is the best kind of drama.

I’ve never been much of a baker (in fact the last time I attempted to bake, things were pretty disastrous), but I’m already a little inspired to give it another try. Plus, BBC have really got it right with the presenting and judging combination, haven’t they?

Prides – The Way Back Up

I first discovered Prides earlier this year at Dot to Dot, and got to see them for a second time at Boardmasters last week. Prides released their debut album, The Way Back Up, in July and I’ve not stopped listening since. It’s definitely time to move away from Spotify and commit to buying the album.

Paper Towns

Having read and really enjoyed the book whilst in America, I’m keen to see what they’ve done with John Green’s novel. I always approach film adaptations of books I’ve loved with caution, but I think this book lends itself really well to a cinematic setting, so there can’t be too much they’d be able to mess up!

Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet - another example of me being a terrible literature student, or should I say graduate now. I actually only read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time in my first year of my degree, but it quickly became one of my favourite books.

Reviews have been mixed for this novel, so I’m going to keep my expectations fairly low. I just really hope it doesn’t ruin the classic that is To Kill a Mockingbird for me.

High Society

I’ve got some theatre tokens that I’m hoping to use at some point this week, and High Society is top of my list at the moment. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this production, and I can never say no to a bit of Cole Porter. Also, how lovely is the artwork on the poster?!

Fingers crossed there are a still a few tickets left…

What are you listening to/ reading/ watching at the moment? Is there anything you would recommend for when I’ve finished this lot?

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