Music

Gemini

Who?

A 21 year-old Electronica/Dubstep musician and DJ born in Leicester, England, also known as as Thomas Slinger.

What?

This guy found a niche and released a steady stream of music that displayed a continuous change in style and desire to experiment. Don’t be fooled by his age either- he’s produced 3 EPs already and features heavily on BBC Radio 1’s night time shows.

Sounds like…

Something different. The title track for his latest EP, Fire Inside, is exquisite.

Where can I listen?

His latest EP was released earlier this month. You can catch him at the Wireless Festival in London on July 6th.

Film

Lars and the Real Girl

Who?

Man of the moment Ryan Gosling, with Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider and Kelli Garner in supporting roles.

What?

Lars (Gosling), is a quirky, socially inept young man who develops a romantic relationship with an anatomically correct sex doll named Bianca. The film follows his story and how his older brother, his brother’s wife, and the rest of the small town grow to accept and welcome Bianca into the community.

Looks like…

Ryan Gosling is a beautiful, beautiful man.

Where can I watch?

It crops up on Film4 every now and again, otherwise you can find it in HMV or on Amazon for less than a fiver.

Literature

I Capture the Castle

Who?

Author Dodie Smith, writing from California in the 1940’s.

What?

The Mortmain’s, an eccentric English family, are struggling to live in a crumbling English castle during the 1930’s, seen from the perspective of Cassandra Mortmain, the youngest daughter.

Where can I read it?

You might have bagged yourself a free copy when the English Society were doing their book giveaway for World Book Night on April 23rd. Otherwise you can find it in all good bookshops.

Events

Karima Francis @ Sin City

Who?

A Blackpool-based singer/songwriter, with support from Monument Valley, Sophie Eleanor-Davies, and Beth Angharad, all performing at Sin City on Saturday 28th April.

What?

Karima was named as the number 1 act to watch in 2009 by The Observer, and signed with Vertigo Records in 2011.

Looks like…

You’re in for a treat, judging by her performance on Jools Holland in 2009.

How do I get in?

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets are £7 in advance.

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