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Westend Bake Off Special with Christopher Biggins

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Christopher Biggins & Barbara Windsor were the judges at the first ever West End Bake Off held on 23rd May at St Anne’s Church Courtyard, London.

Baker-partakers included, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, Wicked, Beautiful –The Carole King Musical, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Book Of Mormon, Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Railway Children and War Horse.

All funds raised at the Bake Off, which is supported by The Mackintosh Foundation, will go towards Acting For Others, the umbrella organisation representing 15 UK theatrical charities that offer emotional and financial support to members of the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times.

Monday Matters are big flans of bake off’s and felt the knead to send along their rising reporter Bonnie Britain to see how much dough had been raised and get a slice of the action.

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Westend Bake Off

On the show tonight: Our reporter Bonnie Britain returns to the airwaves once again. Last month she was in London’s Westend for a charity event WESTEND BAKE OFF – where the stars of London theatre flashed their fairy cakes, showed us their buns and touted their Eccles cakes all – in aid of charity. She also chats to judge Christopher Biggins.

In our Night-Time Report – Prime Minister David Cameron has said he was “misinterpreted” over comments that implied Government ministers who did not back a “yes” vote on the EU referendum should resign. We have a full news update after 8.

Our featured artist tonight is Bonnie Tyler – it’s her birthday today – she’s 64. Welsh singer who had a worldwide smash with “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. ALSO tonight – if you were a fan of the Willo the Wisp stories in the 80s – acted by Kenneth Williams – for the first time tonight we will play an episode called The Bride-Groom.

has your photo been invaded?

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Taking pictures have now become a staple of everyday life – in fact, you can’t accidentally trip over or be involved in some kind of embarrassing fracas anymore – without running the risk that someone will have taken a snap of your unfortunate moment and already posted it online – by the time you’ve had chance to dust yourself off.

The ease with which one can snap anything and everything – does mean that there is an awful lot of white noise out there…everyone, and I mean everyone with a phone and a camera – consider themselves as photographers.  Of course, they have a little help along the way with various photo editing apps – but there are some photographs that not even a change of hue or focus can really make the photo into something of interest.

Step forward Lucas Levitan a London based illustrator who has started a project called ‘photo invasion’.  Lucus takes other people’s snaps and livens them up using cartoon characters.  Some are pure genius.

You can find more fantastic pictures via his website:  www.lucaslevitan.com

Edible Cinema Experience with Bonnie Britain

Edible Cinema Experience

Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain went along to the Electric cinema for their Edible Cinema event – a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Each guest is supplied with a tray of numbered mystery boxes containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.

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Reporter Bonnie Britain pondering over her nibbles

Bonnie talks to the creators behind the idea – Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters & the British singer, musician and DJ Bishi.

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Faye Stockley (far left), Ana Matronic, DJ Bishi, Bonnie Britain

 

Astronomy Update with Mike Culley July 2014

Mike Culley is the Education & Learning Officer at the Southend Museum & lecturer at the Planetarium; the only public Planetarium facility in the south-east of England, outside of London. He regularly speaks to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about the latest developments in our space and solar system.

WEST END LIVE 2014 with BONNIE BRITAIN

West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square

Thousands of people gathered together in Trafalgar Square at the end of June to enjoy West End Live – a free event that showcases the very best that London’s West End has to offer.

There were performances from 25 West End shows including an appearance from The Royal Opera House Chorus, conducted by Pla-ci-do Domingo; the English National Opera and an exclusive of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. A huge highlight of the weekend – saw old favourites take to the stage once more including Avenue Q, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical – all presented by Oliver Tompsett.

Monday Matters sent our roving reporter – Bonnie Britain along to cover the event which celebrated it’s 10th year – of showcasing, for free – the best of the West End.

Part 1 – Saturday highlights

Part 2 – Sunday highlights

LONDON’S WESTEND LIVE 2014

West End Live 2013 in Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2013 in Trafalgar Square

West End Live returns to trafalgar square later this month – showcasing the best of what London’s West End has to offer.

The best thing about West End  live isn’t just that it all happens in the iconic setting of central London in Trafalgar Square or that you get to see brilliant acts – one after the other, from the best productions currently playing in London…one of the main attractions about West End Live is…. IT’S FREE!!!!!!

All you’ve got to do is queue.

When: Saturday 21 (11-6pm) and Sunday 22 (12-6pm) June
Where: Trafalgar Square
Cost: FREE ENTRY – this event is NOT ticketed

For more information visit their website : West End Live

Last year, Monday Matters sent our roving report Bonnie Britain and her producer Noor to Trafalgar Square for West End Live 2013  where they spoke with the cast of Let It Be, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Mouse Trap and actor and singer Oliver Tompsett.

 

A swing vote for UKiP? Watch this…

People think that Nigel Farage is a refreshing change in politics because he talks like them, says what they want to say and is someone who is “not” like those “other politicians”!

Actually – he is completely like all those other politicians as his interview with LBC’s James O’Brien proved.  He uses skewed statistics, lavish claims and is only pretending to be one of “us”.

What you can’t take away from him is that – compared to us – he’s just a bit cannier.