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January 31st, 2018 by Cherry

The stars of CMT’s Nashville will serenade a goodbye to fans with a final season concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Rainee Blake, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jake Etheridge and Nic Luken are scheduled to perform in Nashville for U.S. fans with tickets on sale February 2, 2018. The NASHVILLE Farewell Tour heads to Europe in April with shows in the United Kingdom, Ireland and more. Cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio will head to the UK and Ireland in April for the NASHVILLE Farewell Tour. The shows will feature songs from the series as well as artists’ original material. Tour stops on the Farewell Tour include Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Dublin and Belfast.

“The cast of NASHVILLE are incredibly excited to play what is surprisingly their first true ‘hometown’ concert,” Steve Buchanan president, Opry Entertainment “It will be a bittersweet farewell to a city they love as production will soon wrap for the final season currently airing on CMT.”  


Tickets and VIP Packages for NASHVILLE In Concert: Final Season Celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House on March 25 will go on sale February 2 at 10 AM

The final season show was so popular in the United Kingdom and Ireland that they opened additional seats for the London O2 show on April 21 and shows were added in Dublin and Belfast for April 23 and 24 respectively.

For ticket information on all announced shows, go to  VIP ticket packages are available on all dates:

March 25            Nashville, TN (USA)                       Grand Ole Opry House

April 14               Birmingham                                  Genting Arena

April 15               Leeds                                            First Direct Arena

April 17               Glasgow                                        SSE Hydro

April 18               Manchester                                   Manchester Arena

April 20               Cardiff                                           Motorpoint Arena

April 21               London                                         O2 Arena

April 23               Dublin                                           3 Arena

April 24               Belfast                                          SSE Arena


The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.   

“Nashville” airs in 225 territories worldwide. Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, including a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over 5 million single-track downloads to date. It has also been nominated for multiple Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Critics Choice awards. Currently in production, “Nashville” is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment. The sixth season of “Nashville” premiered in the U.S. on January 4, with new episodes airing Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT only on CMT.  The 16-episode season will air in two parts, with the finale airing in the summer (exact date TBD). Long-time SVOD partner Hulu will continue to bring fans new episodes of “Nashville” by making them available to stream the day after they air on CMT, and the complete series can be streamed exclusively at


About “Nashville”

“Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows the lives of country music superstars as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm, driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top. “Nashville” stars Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Kaitlin Doubleday as Jessie Caine, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. In addition, Season 6 features Ilse DeLange as Ilse, Rhiannon Giddens as Hallie Jordan, Cameron Scoggins as Zach Welles in recurring roles. The series is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (the creators of “Thirtysomething”), Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri, who created the series.


About Opry Entertainment

Opry Entertainment®, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP), is a producer of multi-media entertainment experiences with primary interests in location-based entertainment and television and stage production. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, its core business segments include the world-famous Grand Ole Opry®, the historic Ryman Auditorium®, and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM.


About CMT

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music, CMT App, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.


About Lionsgate

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world.  In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies.  Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure.  The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

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October 27th, 2016 by Cherry

I saw the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie aka MCU: 14 Doctor Strange. I must admit when Marvel announced they were making the film I got SO excited. I’ve been a fan of the character since I was a kid and would read the comics.

I must admit I was over the moon imagining whom they would cast as this character that I had loved as a little black girl in Iowa that scoured the comic book shop for characters of color (COC). I decided a long time ago that my Doctor wasn’t black but he wasn’t white either I always thought he was Indian or from Asian country that after his injuries decided to explore the medicine of his ancestors (who he had turned away from as he completely assimilated to American culture) so when they announced they had cast Benedict Cumberbatch I was very upset. Disappointed that once again a character that could have no SHOULD have been a man of color was instead cast with one of the whitest men on the screen. Now in his defense he’s a great actor and I’m a huge fan of Benedict. So I weakly decided to forgive Marvel for that choice since I was sure the Ancient One would be an Asian actor either someone US audiences know already like Jet Li or Daniel Dae Kim or Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa but instead they cast Tilda Swinton freaking TILDA SWINTON the whitest woman in the entire world. mind blown I got so mad that I pledged to not see the film EVER! I was done DONE with the two leads. Even after they cast Chiwetel Ejiofor I was no. But than my friends insisted we see the Suicide Squad and I saw Benedict in the cape I started to yearn for the movie. Despite my pledge to stand strong with my Asian Brothers and Sisters against the whitewashing of the first superhero film that SHOULD have been predominately Asian but I still thought I will not see the film BUT will watch it on HBO or DVD.

But happily I’m on a screening list and got to see a sneak preview of the film with a good blerd chick friend. So lucky you get a review of the film.

So I’m going to go on and say one of the things that I found strange ABOUT Dr. Strange. How the holy freck is a movie that takes place in a mythical Asian country that all of the supporting stars are either WHITE or a Black guy (notice I say GUY as in the ONE). Now they do have two supporting Asian actors one is Wong (Benedict Wong) the librarian and an actor who I can’t even find listed on IMDB <URGH>.


But it’s a solid MCU origin story where you get to know Dr. Strange (and yes you will call him DOCTOR) a hotshot surgeon who’s a bit of a talented douche who likes to take high profile cases that will go in his ‘win’ column so that he can keep collecting awards and money to fund a very expensive Manhattan lifestyle. All that changes when he gets in car accident in his BMW (should have sprung for the self driving) where he mangles his precious surgeon hands but no his mind . This starts him on a path to fix his hands so he can get back to his life as a world class surgeon and so be first tries Western medicine (the best money can buy) before finally deciding that he wants to figure out how a former patient of his rehabilitation nurse was able to get back on his feet (I think releasing personal medical records to prove your right is illegal but let’s just go all in and ignore that too). This path takes him half way across the world to and he begins a journey that eventually leads him to Kamar-Taj (Tibet to everyone else). Once he meets the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) or The White Ghost the story picks up the pace and careens to the final showdown with the big bad. Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) is an OK villain seduced by power but despite his being a solid actor I don’t think the part was as fleshed out as I’d have liked and it just felt like so many other villains that he didn’t make that big of an impression. But of course as a nod to diversity he gets a black bestie Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and enigmatic Asian guy Wong (Benedict Wong) who seems to a stick in the mud ‘follow the rules’ type of guy both characters seem to be all about making Dr. Strange a better white superior to all . Did I mention that they justified the Ancient One with a throwaway line of how she’s Gaelic and doesn’t talk about how she got to be the leader .


I don’t want to throw shade but Benedict get a major tan because he’s not as pearly as he normally looks!

At least we have the Black Panther … but my Asian Brothers and Sisters get bupkis with this film. I felt like a kid when I’d watch TV or movies desperately looking for someone who looked like me that were always either in the background or were the hooker or drug dealer. Things have changed but comic book movies still aren’t moving fast enough for me.

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April 4th, 2016 by Cherry

 BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who spin-off series Class

image003I’m just joking Dr. Who doesn’t have any kids yet (that I know of) but we are getting a new spinoff called ‘Class’. They don’t get their own Blue (Police) Box but instead our at Coal Hill School navigating teen angst and the end of the world! The cast will include

“An Unearthly Child”, Doctor Who (William Hartnell) bulletin board Coal Hill School from

Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah and Katherine Kelly will be the teacher in charge of the kids and maybe the school? I’m curious as a cat and am excited about this new series. I’d always hoped for more Time Lords … or maybe Time Ladies but it’s always exciting to see new adventures in the universe.  We don’t have all the details but we do know that the four students will be dealing with major issues as they hide out from enemies as well as dealing with being on a new planet and of course homework (eek), friends, parents and hormones! The Coal Hill School has been part of the Doctor Who universe since time immortal but it’s not the safe haven your high school may have been. This school is smack dab in the middle of trouble with a capital ‘T’ from all the time travel the walls have become thin and a bit malleable so the big bad wolf is scratching at the door trying to blow this school house down. The shadow is hell bent on killing everyone and everything and all that’s standing between total annihilation our four kids and their teacher! I hope they are up to the challenge of fighting the Shadow alone .. or will we get a few visits from a special guy with a sonic screwdriver! I’m excited that the YA series will take place in contemporary London and is supposed to be a bit scary and funny. It’s a peak into the Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 10.48.23 PMWhoniverse that none of us have seen and should be quite the ride since it sounds as if it’s going to appeal to be geared towards teen and adult fans so it won’t be for small kids like the Sarah Jane Adventures (which I did enjoy). I have my fingers Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 10.51.41 PMcrossed that we might get a K-9 to help out with the adventures! 

Patrick Ness the award-winning YA writer is helming the new series ‘Class’ and said “We searched far and wide for this amazing cast, fantastic actors who understand what we’re aiming for with this show. And how lucky we are to get Katherine Kelly! She’s been stunning in Happy ValleyThe Night Manager and Mr Selfridge, just wait until you see her here.”


Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who executive producer, says: “There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them. Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy – it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”

From Writer Patrick Ness, Director Ed Bazalgette (PoldarkDoctor Who), Producer Derek Ritchie, and Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, the BBC Cymru Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide, starts filming today. The series will air on BBC Three in the UK.

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Meet the cast of Class in 360° on YouTube

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Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton — all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV in nearly 77 million homes, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at Find out more by visiting or follow us on

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March 17th, 2016 by Cherry

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EJ Johnson is using his platform to raise funds for the New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center with the most delicious green nail polish from Chrome Girl!


Chrome Girl – Chrome Girl LLC


Jaded by EJ Johnson $14.00


It’s such a pleasure to see someone use their fame to leverage it for good and EJ working with Chrome Girl makes perfect sense as the stylish young man is in charge of using fashion for self expression! I LOVED the camouflage style he and his crew were rocking that compliments this limited edition color.


  It was fun and so individual reflecting each personality! I might have go pick up a pair of camo pants to freshen up my wardrobe for the summer!

Cherry Davis, Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer

 Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer came and tried out the new polish at the Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge with the entire cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills supporting their friend.       Steve, Pia and I went green and have to say that it’s NOT just for St. Patrick’s Day! This color complimented all three of our skin tones so don’t hesitate to support LGBT kids to get off the street AND be fashionable! I especially loved Steve’s French Manicure for those who just want to test such a vibrant rich shade. The Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge staff manicurist even suggested great ideas to keep my manicure looking my best! I will have to go back before Wondercon at the end of the month for some geek nail art using EJ’s ChromeGirl Jade Polish. I LOVED the yummy food and the Sprinkles cupcakes with the ChromeGirl polish on it <yummy>. IMG_5763IMG_5760Refreshments included champagne with H2Rose that comes in Apple, Wild Berry, Peach and Mango. All ending with my fingers dancing on the red carpet AND a lovely goody bag from Chrome Girl that has their Genie Remover Pads Piña Colada scent so the party doesn’t stop when I change nail color! You might even see me dancing on a show!



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January 14th, 2016 by Cherry

If you are in London head to the Ace Hotel for a little Adam Yauch Beastie Boy love to check out a retrospective of his work behind the lens.


Ace Hotel

London Short Film Festival: Adam Yauch Retrospective: Homage to Homeboy + Mower [live]


7PM – FRI JAN 15, 2016


Many of you will know Adam Yauch as a co-founder of the successful American hip-hop band The Beastie Boys. However, it is not very well known that he also directed many of the group’s music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hörnblowér, a quirky Swiss film maker. Yauch was the driving force behind the ambitious and humorous videos that were at least as influential for the music video genre as the Beastie Boys’ music was.

The programme celebrates Yauch, who died in 2012, as an indie artist, who was neither bothered by style nor technique and certainly didn’t worry about good taste. All that counted for him were lunatic ideas, a fearless love for experimenting and the courage to produce creative trash, true to the motto “Fight For Your Right – to party”.

In association with “Independent Cinema USA” at the Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland

SHADRACH (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1989, 5 mins)

CIAO L.A. (Spike Jonze, US 1994, 7 min)

INTERGALACTIC (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1998, 5 mins)

THREE MCS AND ONE DJ (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1999, 5 mins)

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NATHANIEL HÖRNBLOWÉR (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 2006, 26 mins)


FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED (Adam Yauch, US 2011, 30 mins)

89 mins

MOWER [live]

Mower are a London based band initially formed in 1999, and signed to Blur’s Graham Coxon’s Transcopic label. After a second album produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths), and tours with British Sea Power and more, they split in 2007.  Tonight we welcome them back with a live set that will include some Beastie Boys covers.

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November 10th, 2015 by Cherry

I’m so excited to see that Vice Press has released officially licensed limited edition screen prints for ‘Attack the Block’ by Matt Taylor and ‘Strontium Dog’ and ‘Judge Dredd’ by Matt Ferguson will be available at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds November 14 & 15!

If your a fan of sci fi horror and have never seen Joe Cornish’s  ‘Attack of the Block’ run out and grab this delightful British film (it’s one of the best movies ‘that you’ve never seen’)! Matt has created a print that evokes the horror of low income neighborhood on it’s own defended by a bunch of juvenile delinquents!

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor Edition of 185 24”x18” Screen Print Glow In The Dark Ink Layer Printed by VG Kids 100# Construction Pure White French Paper £30

Strontium Dog by Matt Ferguson Edition of 100 18”x24” Screen Print With Metallic Inks Printed by Lady Lazarus 100# Cougar Natural £25

Judge Dredd by Matt Ferguson Edition of 120 12”x6” Screen Print Printed by White Duck Fenner Flora Giglio, the weight is 240gsm £10



Both pieces will be released exclusively at the Vice Press booth in the New Dock Hall Foyer at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival  in Leeds on Saturday the 14th of November and Sunday the 15th of November with remaining copies going online at Vice Press on Monday the 16th of November.



Vice Press will also be bringing along copies of Carlos Ezquerra’s “Dredd” screen print as well as the Vice Press t-shirt designed by Matt Ferguson and inspired by the classic “2000 AD” logo which are both currently available via the website.


From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.


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November 8th, 2015 by Cherry

I saw the film ‘Olympus is Falling’ a few years ago in the theatre because of Gerard Butler love <swoon> I have a weakness for a man in a suit and he always fills his out very well <chortle>. Reading the trades it did pretty well worldwide and wasn’t too expensive to produce but I hadn’t realize it did well enough to have a sequel but <yahoo> more Gerard but in LONDON! I’m sure the move will be a delight full of yummy British men with a co-star of London landmarks. Gramercy pictures will release ‘London has Fallen’ nationwide March 14, 2016. The film will star Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Sean O’Bryan, Charlotte Riley and Waleed Zuaiter. The sequel is written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John and the film takes place after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.




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February 15th, 2015 by Cherry

It takes an adventurous stomach and big appetite for anyone interested in eating like a Red Wedding guest this weekend in London.

Hidden in a Victoria era London Hotel’s marble clad Masonic Temple has been transformed with candles and Baratheon and Lannister flags for a royal Game of Thrones inspired feast! As anyone can expect from a Lannister affair you will be graced with the prescence of knights, jesters singing ‘Incest is Best’, a contortionists and intrigue!


Only a lucky few contestants will be able to be a guest with by winning an exclusive invite to Chef Jamie Hazeel’s Game of Thrones inspired pop-up restaurant ‘All Men Must Dine’ celebrating the DVD release of season four of the HBO series. For those in attendance they were able to ‘enjoy’ a 15-course meal at the King’s Landing council chamber of the Seven Kingdoms well a restaurant whose interior design was reminiscent of everyone’s favorite gory fantasy series. Chef Hazeel wanted to make items described by George R.R. Martin’s prose but found that one of the delicacies (for example) traitor’s tongue with smoked serpent was difficult. He said that python is difficult to cook so they had to substitute smoked eel for one dish. Hazeel is not only a chef but he’s a fan of the show that uses medieval recipes for the many deadly banquets! As a co-owner of the Wandering Chef (catering company) he knows the importance of improvising and quick thinking that he used to create the recipes the guests were able to enjoy!


As any fan of the show knows the rich and powerful eat the very best and one of their favorite treats is honeyed fowl. I know when watching I always assumed they were eating chicken but to Hazeel luxury is something a bit more adventurous. So he created a honey and lemon-glazed quail stuffed with apricots, almonds and sultanas (have no idea what that is so google to the rescue! Sultanas is a “white”, oval seedless grape). His idea of food luxury is ten courses with lots of fruit and spices (something that the lower classes did not have access to in medieval times).


Some of the inspiration for dishes were for the characters many flaws for instance honey-fried locusts and a dish of poached calf tongue called ‘the lies of Tyrion Lannister.’ Obviously this was not a vegetarian friendly dinner party! This was for carnivore fans since the meal was of fish, flesh and fowl that the average person does not find at the local grocery store. Well let’s just say you won’t find most of these proteins at your average grocery store! Now I’m sure some people enjoy a yummy pigeon pie (made with pigeon meat) or the ‘dinosaur Scotch egg’ from an emu and an entire roast suckling pig (that I have seen since I grew up in Iowa and were a ‘pork’ state) on a pyre but the average grocery shopper sticks chicken, pork, beef or seafood but don’t often try emu! But the Chef wanted to really make dinner for the ultimate fan boy/girl who would be willing to eat like the boy king (well before his unpleasant end). Unlike King Joffrey Chef Hazeel made sure his guests had desert with his bone-marrow crème brulee. YES BONE-MARROW served in a real bone dripping blood-red sauce. Never fear the guest will have nothing to fear from Lalie Jacout, Hazeel’s business partner. She said ‘We have a lot of surprises in store, but they will leave safely,’ but my only question is will they try every dish? As a House Stark I’ve learned to avoid ALL feasts since they are murder on stomach or should I say throat??


Thanks to the Daily Mail for the partial menu (click on link for great photos)!


A Guarantee of Safety: Bread and Salt

A Slice of Black Bread with Salt Cured Pork Fat, Smoked Salt, Chives and Roast Garlic

The Murder of King Joffrey

Spiced Pigeon, Dried Fruit and Almond Pie

The Lies of Tyrion Lannister and his Proclaimed Innocence

Poached Veal Tongue with Beetroot, Horseradish and Oldtown Mustard

Tales from the East of Daenerys’ Dragons

‘Dragon Eggs’: Giant Scotch Egg with Ham Hock, Prunes, Apple and Sage

House Tyrell’s Growing Power and Influence in King’s Landing

A Salad of Dandelion, Nasturtium, Mustard Flowers, Pickled Walnuts and Pear

The Greyjoy Sorties in the North, and the Slaughter at Moat Cailin

Bread with Seaweed Butter


What dish would you be willing to try?? Let me know in the comments.

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March 22nd, 2014 by Cherry

Get your passport out and head to London for major 007 fantasy of seeing original James Bond Vehicles .. Carporn!!!!



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Tickets will be available at the venue box office daily from 21.03.14, however, we are expecting the opening weekends to be extremely busy. To avoid the queues and potentially any disappointment due to demand, please purchase your tickets in advance [available now]. *Please check website for special event announcements as these may result in the Museum being closed.

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March 3rd, 2014 by Cherry

If you’re a fan of the British Import Downtown Abbey and have been wanting to live our your gentry fantasy but unable to afford the flight to the UK.   Well your dreams have come true with this exhibit at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.   It’s recommended you buy your tickets in advance since fans will be coming from far and wide to see the costumes up close and will likely sell out on weekends/holidays and popular times.



Costumes of Downton Abbey

March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Costumes of Downton Abbey


March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015

Detailed view of Edith’s wedding dress.

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.
Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century.

In addition, Winterthur will host a wide range of lectures, workshops, and exciting events for adults and families focusing on entertaining and country house life in Britain and the United States.

A co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece, Downton Abbey depicts life in an aristocratic household of the fictional Earl and Countess of Grantham and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced. It has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmys including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. It was the most watched television series in both the UK and the U.S. and became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial Brideshead Revisited. By the third series, it had become one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The Guinness World Records recognized Downton Abbey as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011.

The costumes will be lent by Cosprop, the world’s leading costumier to film, television, and theater. Winterthur’s most popular exhibition, Fashion in Film, which attracted more than 42,000 people over its three-month run, also featured costumes by Cosprop.

*Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Timed tickets are required for this exhibition. Included with general admission. Members free.

For more information on visiting Winterthur during Costumes of Downton Abbey, including tips for enhancing your visit and Members-only access and information, click here.

For information on Members-only programs and events related to Costumes of Downton Abbey, please visit the Member activities page.


Visit our online Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition store.

The exhibition at Winterthur is presented by

With support from the Glenmede Trust Company
Downton® and Downton Abbey®. A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production.

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