The Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend returns to the Portobello Pop-up Cinema

Tee’s and Cee’s, the creative duo behind the ‘We Love The 90’s Film Fest’ are excited to announce the second annual ‘Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend’, a three-day fright fest dedicated to celebrating the best in classic and musical comedy horrors.

he Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend returns to the Portobello Pop-up Cinema

The Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend returns to the Portobello Pop-up Cinema

Cult classic ‘The Lost Boys’ starring 80’s teen heart-throbs Corey Haim and Corey Feldman and Stanley Kubrick’s chilling ‘The Shining’, will be screened alongside the delightful musical comedy horror ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ starring Emmy award-winning comedians Steve Martin, John Belushi, Bill Murray and John Candy.

This year’s ‘Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend’ see’s the launch of a partnership with Caribbean burger joint ‘Boom Burger’, offering guests dishes such as the Signature ‘Boom Burger’ with Jerk Bacon Jam, all from the comfort of their cinema seat.

‘The Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend’ begins on Friday 31st October from 6pm:

  • Friday 31st October – The Lost Boys (1987)

  • Saturday 1st November – The Shining (1980)

  • Sunday 2nd  November – Little Shop of Horrors (1986): Sing-a-long

Tickets are available from Monday 15th September at £5 per person via: for further information please visit:

The Potobello Pop-up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road, London, W10 5TY is a 30ft screen, lurking under the Westway.

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Facebook: eyewear collection ill.i Optics today launches his first-ever eyewear collection, ill.i Optics saying I see a gap in the world of eyewear and this is my instalment of what I feel is missing. launches his first-ever eyewear collection, ill.i Optics. launches his first-ever eyewear collection, ill.i Optics.

The entrepreneur and glasses connoisseur has partnered with Australian friend and designer George Gorrow, best known as co-founder of ksubi, to create a collection of sunglasses and optical styles for men and women – designed in LA, handmade in Italy and born from a life-long passion for experimental eyewear. with George Gorrow - ill.i Optics with George Gorrow – ill.i Optics


The collection pays homage to the evolution of eyewear; drawing inspiration from rare vintage shapes – twisted and reworked to create something new, progressive and timeless.

Key influences include the frame choices of 1980s hip hop pioneers and the oversized glasses worn by graffiti characters of the decade; as well as memorable moments from’s early career.

Every pair of ill.i Optics is designed with material combinations of acetate and metal – with bold technical aspects such as flatter, four-point lenses.

ill.i Optics - Optical glasses for men & women (WA507V05)

ill.i Optics – Optical glasses for men & women (WA507V05)

ill.i Optics - Sunglasses for men & women (WA507S01)

ill.i Optics – Sunglasses for men & women (WA507S01)

More optical shapes launching early next year adopt a world history of eyewear, redefined and modernized with diverse use of finishes and materials.

The campaign film, shot in LA, takes a look at’s carefully curated personal collection: spanning over twenty years.

The online home of ill.i Optics,

ill.i Optics eyewear is available from selected retailers worldwide from 16 September 2014.

For more information and stockists, visit

Starting price USD ($): Sun from $310 / Optical from $300
Starting price GBP (£): Sun from £180 / Optical from £170

Backyard Travel’s Photography Competition: Voting Begins to Find the Winner of the $8,000 Holiday in Asia

Voting has now begun on Backyard Travel’s photography competition to win US $8,000 trip to Asia.

Backyard Travel have been asking for photos to be submitted that have been taken of people’s hometown or city, or ones that tell the story of their culture or heritage.


Chhath Puja Festival, Bihar, India by Manoj Bishwas

Chhath Puja Festival, Bihar, India by Manoj Bishwas

As the deadline for submissions has now passed all the photographs in Backyard Travel’s gallery can now be voted on, thus the process has begun to find the winner. Anyone with a Facebook account is allowed to have one vote, and when voting ends on 14th December 2014, the 10 most ‘liked’ photographs will go into a final group from which the winner will be chosen.

Backyard Travel provides tailor-made luxury tours filled with insider experiences and with the prize of US $8,000, the winning photographer will work with Backyard’s team of Travel Specialists to create their very own holiday of a life-time in Asia.

Checkers strategy, Bangkok, Andy Brown

Checkers strategy, Bangkok, Andy Brown

“Whether staying in a luxury resort on an idyllic Thai island or riding on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over stunning temples in Bagan, the options for incredible holidays in Asia are endless.” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “With their $8,000 winnings the winner will be spoilt for choice on how to spend this once in a life-time prize.”

The gallery of photographs can be viewed and voted on through Backyard Travel’s Facebook page at:

Glass Igloos in Finnish Lapland at the Arctic Snow Hotel

Northern lights news

Overnight stays in the igloos cost from £373 per night from 1 December 2014- 5 January 2015 and from £306 per night from 6 January- 31 March 2015. Prices include breakfast.

Overnight stays from £373 per night at the Arctic Snow Hotel Finland

15 new Arctic Glass Igloos
New for winter 2014/15 and opening on 1 December are 15 glass roof igloos in a rural area near the Arctic Circle. Designed for overnight stays the 20m² glass roof igloos provide guests with the optimum viewing platform for watching the northern lights whilst in the comfort of a warm igloo. The spacious igloos are completely insulated with thermal glass roofs and heated floors. Each igloo has twin beds, a bathroom and the option for breakfast to be served in the igloo.

from the outside

from the outside

The igloos are located in a wooded area 26 kilometres from the capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi and are part of Finland’s Arctic Snow Hotel. Whilst staying in the igloos guests will have access to the hotel’s facilities with three restaurants, including an ice restaurant, saunas, an outdoor Jacuzzi and hot tub as well as activities from snowshoe hiking to ice fishing and ice sculpting.

Overnight stays in the igloos cost from £373 per night from 1 December 2014- 5 January 2015 and from £306 per night from 6 January- 31 March 2015. Prices include breakfast.

Airline news
New Finnish airline offers more direct flights from London Gatwick to Lapland
New Finnish airline, Snowbird, will expand the options for direct flights from London Gatwick to Lapland this winter with two direct flights a week between London Gatwick and Enontekio from 25 November 2014 – 25 April 2015. The flights will operate on Saturdays and Tuesdays and return flights cost from £285.

New Aurora Adventure Break from Discover the World
Discover The World is introducing an Aurora Adventure Break with an overnight stay in the brand new Aurora Hide. Located in the rural Urho Kekkonen National Park on the north-eastern Finland border and part of the traditional wooden Muotka Wilderness Lodge, the comfortable and fully insulted hide has a large north facing heated window to give an uninterrupted view of the northern lights and double bed to watch the natural spectacle from. Activities on the trip include learning how to lasso a reindeer with a local herder, reindeer and husky sledging, a snowmobile safari and aurora hunting on snowshoes. The trip is available for three, four or six night stays between November 2014 and April 2015. The trip costs from £1,236 per person including return flights to Ivalo, full board accommodation, activities and transfers. Full details:

For further information on Lapland please visit

Alex Polizzi Helps HECK to Sausage Success on BBC2 The Fixer

Heck logoMonths of hard work is paying off for family run sausage company HECK, since they worked with retail guru Alex Polizzi as part of her new BBC2 series The Fixer.

In addition to Tesco who gave the Yorkshire-based company their first break just over a year ago, the Keeble family behind HECK has also struck deals to supply Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda and Booths and is on track to hit £5m turnover in the next 12 months after receiving advice from Polizzi and her team.

The Fixer follows family run businesses that need a helping hand to take them forward.  The episode featuring HECK  airs on Monday 8 September BBC 2 at 9pm and looks at trading with the big supermarkets.


Andrew & Debbie Keeble of Heck sausages with Alex Polizzi

The Keebles are already a well-established family of farmers turned food producers who have started a business in Britain’s notoriously congested food market and independently grown it into a major player with more than £3m turnover in its first year.  But, like many small producers, they rely heavily on the supermarkets to sell their product to survive.

With major expansion planned for the brand, Alex was brought on board to help steer the Keebles in the right direction, and to advise them on how to survive the shelves of the supermarkets and realise their goal to become the UK’s No. 1 premium sausages.

Covering everything from recipes and seasoning, pitching to the supermarkets and their use of marketing and social media, the episode also delves in to the psyche behind the layout of supermarket shelves and goes behind the scenes at Morrison’s food development kitchens which reveals some interesting results.

Whilst working with Alex, the Keebles made their first foray in the festival world with a Yorkshire Sausage & Beer Festival in association with Camp Hill. With the aim to showcase their brand and get people trying their sausages, they gave away free sandwiches to the 1,000-strong crowd, tried out new recipes, sponsored the ‘best sausage’ competition between local butchers and introduced the Keeble siblings as the new faces behind the brand.

Busch Gardens Tampa new thrill ride Falcon’s Fury

Falcons Fury logoBusch Gardens Tampa is taking your thrill experiences to new heights with Falcon’s Fury, the first drop tower of its kind in the world, mimicking the dive speeds of the fastest animal on earth.

Falcon’s Fury stands at 335 feet (102 metres) and takes riders plunging 60 mph straight down.  At the ride’s highest point Busch Gardens has added an element of surprise.  Like its bird of prey namesake, riders pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later riders plunge 60 mph straight down with speed and power like never experienced. Once riders are seated, the gondola takes approximately one minute to rise to the top of the tower. Riders will experience approximately 3.5 Gs.

Falcon's Fury - takes riders plunging 60 mph straight down!

Falcon’s Fury – takes riders plunging 60 mph straight down!

The ride has been compared to skydiving by its designers who have used special sequencing technology so that passengers can’t anticipate when they will drop each time.

With no connecting structures, it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America and passengers will be able to see as far as St, Petersburg Clearwater.


Pantopia - jewel in Florida's crown

Pantopia – jewel in Florida’s crown

The surrounding area of Falcon’s Fury has also been redeveloped into Pantopia an elaborately jewelled them, feature thrilling rides and attractions,  new food and beverage outlets, entertainment and shops.

UK visitors to Florida can now experience three parks for the price of two until 31st December 2015.   The 3-Park Ticket offers 14 days unlimited entry to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica AND Busch Gardens Tampa. Prices start from£85 for adults and £81 for children, for more information and bookings go to

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