Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Add colour to your home with this summertime's interior trends @GA_Interiors

Our Interior Design correspondent Gwendoline Alderton of GA Interiors shared top tips and advice for this season's trends.

Colours to use..

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The colour for spring has been yellow, which is perfect for teaming with one of the summer's top colours; orange! and its a spicy orange to go with the Moroccan trend which will stay popular through to the winter and Christmastime.

 Add moroccan lamps, with copper and gold shades...

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Green is also popular right now and ties into the tropical themes that are trendy too.  Try adding plants inside your home with tropical print cushions.

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Gwendoline also suggested freshening up your bedroom with tropical print bedding.

If you love pink then you'll enjoy using the currently fashionable pastel pink, great when mixed with any neutrals whether beige, white or grey.

Accents..

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Very contemporary images and items are Flamingoes, especially fairy lights for indoor or outdoor decoration and white feather lampshades. Don't forget, updating lampshades create instant pattern and interest.

Fantastic top tips from Gwendoline also include door knobs and handles.  Its so easy and economic to update furniture by replacing the handles or knobs.  Experiment with ceramic or crystal.  Use the attention to detail to build up a theme with your rooms.

Visit Gwendoline's website: www.ga-interiors.co.uk

Chris' Film Club: Braveheart

The theme for this week is 'biographical films', and so I've plumped for the incredibly successful 1995 epic Braveheart. It stars and is directed by Mel Gibson, and it's about the legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace. Nominated for 10 Oscars, and winner of 5 - including Best Picture - it makes up for it's lack of historical accuracy with lots of blood, guts and macho posturing.

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 22nd May 2015

The feud with Mayor Matthew Broderick seems to have abated a bit, and no-one at the station has heard anything from St Albans' evil, yet democratically-elected (98% of the vote, with a turnout of 135%), leader for a whole week. As a result it was quite quiet in the studio, and Simon was even a little subdued. This was partly down to the presence of the show's Science Correspondent, Samantha Rolfe. Last week Sam hit Simon with a glass beaker to get him to do his job properly, and as such Simon has become a little timid around Sam.

Sam was back in the studio to help out on the show because Honor is taking another week off, as she has not quite recovered from Mayor Broderick's creepy attentions. While Sam's position as studio assistant is temporary, she has seemingly started to take over a little. She's decorated the walls in her favourite colours (zombie skin green and nightmare blue) and has hung up pictures of her family everywhere. We heard her on the phone to a locksmith trying to get a new lock fitted on the studio door. Basically, it appears that she might have moved in. Hopefully Honor gets back before Sam gets too comfortable.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office, new releases in the cinema, and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story
 9.00pm – 10.55pm
5*

Saturday
Apocalypse Now
9.00pm – 12.05am
ITV4

Evil Dead
11.00pm – 12.50am
Film4

Sunday
Jurassic Park
3.10pm – 5.40pm
ITV2

Monday
Dances with Wolves
2.25pm –  5.15pm
BBC2

Tuesday
We need to talk about Kevin
9.00pm – 10.45pm
BBC4

Wednesday
Warm Bodies
9.00pm – 10.55pm
Film4

Jagged Edge
11.45pm – 1.30am
Film4

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Chris' Film Club: Mean Girls (2004)

Written by Tina Fey (who also has a small role, along with SNL alumni Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows and Ana Gasteyer). The film stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron who becomes a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Amanda Seyfried makes her big screen debut in the movie.

Tongue In Cheek

We were joined in the studio by Claire and Belinda from Mardibooks this evening, who are involved in the local writers' group, Mardi Writers. They spoke about their upcoming event, 'Tongue In Cheek'; a spoken word open mic evening taking place at Cote Brasserie on Thursday 28th of May, at 7pm.



Tickets are £4.50 on the door, including a drink and nibbles. To book a spot, email claireyformardi@icloud.com

The event is supporting the local charity, The Cresent.

More information about Mardi Writers can be found on their website: http://www.mardibooks.com