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Star Wars Day: How to celebrate

From the UK to galaxies far, far away, fans of the Star Wars franchise can be found clad in capes, a collectors t-shirt and ready with a lightsaber. Since 2011, May the 4th has been heavily regarded as Star Wars Day with a play on words of the famous line, ‘May the force be with you’.

Although not affiliated with George Lucas or his former film company Lucasfilms, the day is recognised by the creator, and is celebrated by fans every year. From viewing parties, to costume parties, and even a murder mystery, here are the best ways to spend Star Wars Day 2019. And may we just say, ‘May the force with be with you’.

Events in and around London

Star Wars Experience at Madame Tussauds

The Star Wars Experience at Madame Tussauds is a permanent fixture but what better way to spend May 4th than immersing yourself in the Star Wars world? Travel to a galaxy far, far away with 18 life-like figures of famous Star Wars characters and 12 sets. From Jabba the Hutt to Chewbacca, and Yoda to Darth Vader, there’s everything you need to become part of the franchise. Prices start from £29 for an adult (16+) ticket.

May the Fourth Be With You Cabaret at The Apple Tree 

Hosted by Marc Anthony and headlined by Lily Snatch Dragon, why not head to The Apple Tree in Mount Pleasant, London for a night full of sci-fi themed cabaret? Priced between £5-£10, the independent pub is offering alien themed performances, karaoke and a DJ to celebrate one of their favourite days of the year. The venue is encouraging dress up so you might as well go all out and channel your inner Yoda for the night.

Star Wars Day Stand Up Comedy at the South Kensington Comedy Club

We all love a bit of comedy so, if you’re celebrating May 4th, head to the South Kensington Comedy Club for a night of Star Wars themed comedy. Hosted by the club’s resident MC Star Wars fanatic Ashley Gorman, the night will be full of laughs – especially if you really embrace the theme and dress up. Oh, and it’s free!

See our other Star Wars coverage here: 

May The Fourth Be With You: The Jedi Robe Shop

Star Wars fans and actors pay tribute to Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew 

If you can’t get to London, don’t panic – there are plenty of other ways you can celebrate.

Dress up!

What’s more fun than becoming someone else for a day? Especially when it’s your favourite movie character.

Throw a Star Wars party

Grab your friends and get partying. Make it a viewing party – you can watch the films in order of release or spice it up a little. This is the order that we prefer:

WNOL'S STAR WARS TIMELINE

Comics

Interestingly, Free Comic Book Day is on May 5th. What better way to continue your celebrations of May 4ththan reading the Star Wars Adventures comics? Set in the Star Wars universe, the comics are the perfect way to experience the franchise in another way.

How to celebrate the royal wedding in London

If your invite to the royal wedding got lost in the mail, the city has plenty on offer to so you can still celebrate the big day. Here is our list of what you should check out:

1. Right Royal Knees Up, 19 May, 10am – 5pm

The Book Club is offering an East London twist on the royal wedding. Expect plenty of Pimms, prosecco, drag queens, bingo, markets and live music – all the whilst the wedding is being broadcasted on screens. Advance tickets are £5.

2. The Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, Thursday, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays in May

Step aboard a classic Routemaster Bus that will take you around the must-see sights of London. On the road you’ll be treated to an afternoon tea that includes Californian-inspired avocado and crab verrine in ode to Meghan Markle’s heritage. Tickets start at £55.

3. Throwback Royal Wedding Disco, 19 May, 8pm – 2am

Put on your dancing shoes for this celebration. Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is bringing you a night of disco, soul and house music whilst supplying retro photo booths and a lot of glitter. To put a royal spin on the night, there will also be royal fancy dress and cardboard cut-outs of the royals.

4. A courtyard celebration with food and drinks, 19 May

Join the Bluebird in Chelsea as they deck their courtyard with bunting, screen the wedding, cook a BBQ and host a live DJ. There will even be a special Royal Wedding cocktail. Tickets are priced at £25 and include a glass of champagne.

5. Royal Poutine

This Instagram-ready, plant-based cafe by Chloe, is serving a vegan alternative to Meghan Markle’s favourite food; poutine. By Chloe have created the dish using air-baked fries, spicy seitan chorizo, cashew mozzarella, gravy and chipotle aioli.

6. A royal-inspired cabaret dinner, 19 May, 6pm – 10pm

Alongside hosting a dinner, the famous cabaret club Café de Paris will capture Meghan and Prince Harry’s love through an exciting performance. The show will follow their relationship starting with their early dates in Soho to the day of the proposal. Tickets start at £30.

7. Try the Meghan Markle Cocktail

Whiskey, champagne, violet liqueur and cherry bitters create the Meghan Markle inspired floral cocktail that will be served at London’s oldest restaurant, Rules.

8. A royal wedding Garden Party, 19 May, 11am – 6pm

The Devonshire Club is opening up to non-members for a day of afternoon tea and sparkling wine held in their Garden Room and terrace. The club will be screening the wedding as part of the celebration. The event costs £32 per person.

9. Prince Harry Tour of London, 20 May

This two-hour walking tour will take you on a journey of some of the most important moments in Prince Harry’s life. Locations include Trafalgar Square where he began his charity trek to the South Pole and Westminster Abbey where he was the Best Man at Prince William’s wedding. An adult ticket costs £12.

10. Bottomless brunch, 19 May

Gastro pub Galvin is offering a bottomless brunch accompanied by a special royal menu. And of course, they will also be screening the royal ceremony whilst you feast. The meal costs £15 per person.

Find an interactive map of the events by clicking this link.

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Read more WNOL posts about the royal wedding here and here.

How to celebrate the royal wedding in London

If your invite to the royal wedding got lost in the mail, the city has plenty on offer to so you can still celebrate the big day. Here is our list of what you should check out:

1. Right Royal Knees Up, 19 May, 10am – 5pm

The Book Club is offering an East London twist on the royal wedding. Expect plenty of Pimms, prosecco, drag queens, bingo, markets and live music – all the whilst the wedding is being broadcasted on screens. Advance tickets are £5.

2. The Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, Thursday, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays in May

Step aboard a classic Routemaster Bus that will take you around the must-see sights of London. On the road you’ll be treated to an afternoon tea that includes Californian-inspired avocado and crab verrine in ode to Meghan Markle’s heritage. Tickets start at £55.

3. Throwback Royal Wedding Disco, 19 May, 8pm – 2am

Put on your dancing shoes for this celebration. Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is bringing you a night of disco, soul and house music whilst supplying retro photo booths and a lot of glitter. To put a royal spin on the night, there will also be royal fancy dress and cardboard cut-outs of the royals.

4. A courtyard celebration with food and drinks, 19 May

Join the Bluebird in Chelsea as they deck their courtyard with bunting, screen the wedding, cook a BBQ and host a live DJ. There will even be a special Royal Wedding cocktail. Tickets are priced at £25 and include a glass of champagne.

5. Royal Poutine

This Instagram-ready, plant-based cafe by Chloe, is serving a vegan alternative to Meghan Markle’s favourite food; poutine. By Chloe have created the dish using air-baked fries, spicy seitan chorizo, cashew mozzarella, gravy and chipotle aioli.

6. A royal-inspired cabaret dinner, 19 May, 6pm – 10pm

Alongside hosting a dinner, the famous cabaret club Café de Paris will capture Meghan and Prince Harry’s love through an exciting performance. The show will follow their relationship starting with early dates around Soho to the day of the proposal. Tickets start at £30.

7. Try the Meghan Markle Cocktail

Whiskey, champagne, violet liqueur and cherry bitters create the Meghan Markle inspired floral cocktail that will be served at London’s oldest restaurant, Rules.

8. A royal wedding Garden Party, 19 May, 11am – 6pm

The Devonshire Club is opening up to non-members for a day of afternoon tea and sparkling wine held in their Garden Room and terrace. The club will be screening the wedding as part of the celebration. The event costs £32 per person.

9. Prince Harry Tour of London, 20 May

This two-hour walking tour will take you on a journey of some of the most important moments in Prince Harry’s life. Locations include Trafalgar Square where he began his charity trek to the South Pole and Westminster Abbey where he featured as Best Man at Prince William’s wedding. An adult ticket costs £12.

10. Bottomless brunch, 19 May

Gastro pub Galvin is offering a bottomless brunch accompanied by a special royal menu. And of course, they will also be screening the royal ceremony whilst you feast. The meal costs £15 per person.

View a map of the locations here.

Saint Patrick’s day – What’s it all about?

With the unpredictable fate of this year’s St. Patrick’s day parades, it’s a good moment to reflect on past years and what the 17th of March really means to many people. 


The 17th of March appears in everyone’s calendars as St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday. Whether they celebrate or not it’s known to be a widespread celebration. Yet, many are unaware of the history behind the date, and why it’s so significant to many across the world. 

Everyone knows that St Patrick’s day is a traditional Irish celebration. There are usually big parades, dances, marches and music in many major cities across the UK, Ireland and The United States. The focus of these celebrations is Irish culture. But what people don’t know is that this is actually an anniversary for the death of Saint Patrick. 

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Credit: History.com – The patron Saint Patrick was not Irish, but instead British

So who was Saint Patrick?

According to History.com, Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland who started out as a slave. It’s said that he was born in Roman Britain and kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish pirates. During this time, St. Patrick became hugely committed to Christianity, believing that the Irish should be Christians like him. 

Eventually Patrick broke free from enslavement and entered priesthood in France. After being ordained as a priest, he was sent to Ireland to spread Christianity in Ireland and support the Christian community. It’s believed that he died in circa 461 A.D.

His most recognisable work was the legend of St.Patrick where he used the now symbol of Ireland, the Shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. The three leaves represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

When was the first celebrated St. Patrick’s Day?

The first recorded Saint Patrick’s Day parade was in Florida, USA – not Ireland. It’s believed that it was held in 1601 in what is now St. Augustine and in a Spanish colony. Over a century after, in 1772, New York City saw homesick Irish soldiers march the streets to honour Saint Patrick. From there, the celebrations and marches only grew into what we know and see today. 

It’s unclear when the first celebrations were in England. According to numerous sources, there appeared to be debate over celebrating Saint Patrick alongside Saint George. However, parades have grown more prominent in the UK, with parades being held in London each year.

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Credit: Pintrest.com – Dublin is the number one place to be for St. Patrick’s Day

The first parade to be held in Ireland was in 1903, in Waterford. Since then, Dublin has been named as one of the best places to be on the 17th of March. Today, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin run over five days and nights, showcasing the best of Irish culture. However, due to the current health concerns, the traditional parades won’t be going ahead.

Dublin’s Saint Patrick Festival typically includes many different events and displays, such as walking tours of history, art displays and performances from live musicians. However, due to the growing health concern surrounding the Coronavirus, many of these events have been cancelled or postponed. Check their website for more details. 

BAFTA Television Awards 2019: Full list of nominees

The best of British television will be celebrated on Sunday (12th May) at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards. Killing Eve leads the nominations with 15 nods, while A Very English Scandal follows with 12. Here’s the full list of nominees – and you can find everything else you need to know about the awards here.

Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment (voted for by the public)

Coronation Street – Gail’s monologue on Aidan Connor’s suicide

Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, the Doctor and her companions make sure historical moments remain

Killing Eve – Eve stabs Villanelle

Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale

Bodyguard – The bomb during Julia Montague’s speech

Queer Eye – Tom completes his transformation

Comedy Entertainment Programme

The Big Narstie Show – Ben Wicks, Obi Kevin Akudike, Nathan Brown, Aoife Bower – Expectation Entertainment / Dice Productions / Channel 4

The Last Leg – Andrew Beint, Ben Knappett, Lisa Kirk, Cimran Shah – Open Mike / Channel 4

A League of Their Own – David Taylor, Jack Shillaker, Ish Kalia, Murray Boland – CPL Productions / Sky One

Would I Lie To You? – Peter Holmes, Rachel Ablett, Ruth Phillips, Adam Copeland – Zeppotron / BBC One

Current Affairs

Football’s Wall of Silence (Al Jazeera Investigations) – Production Team – Al Jazeera English

Iran Unveiled: Taking On The Ayatollahs (Exposure) – Production Team – Hardcash Productions / ITV

Massacre at Ballymurphy – Callum Macrae, Gwioh Owain, Mark Williams, Charlie Hawryliw – Outsider Television / Channel 4

Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Production Team – Evan Williams Productions / Mongoose Pictures / Channel 4

Drama Series

Bodyguard – Production Team – World Productions / BBC One

Informer – Jonny Campbell, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, Julian Stevens – Neal Street Productions / BBC One

Killing Eve – Production Team – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Save Me – Production Team – World Productions / Sky Atlantic

Entertainment Performance

Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV Studios / Mitre Television / ITV

David Mitchell – Would I Lie To You? – Zeppotron / BBC One

Lee Mack – Would I Lie To You? – Zeppotron / BBC One

Rachel Parris – The Mash Report – Zeppotron / BBC Two

Entertainment Programme

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – Pete Ogden, Saul Fearnley, Tom Locking, Helen Kruger Bratt – ITV Studios / Mitre Television / ITV

Britain’s Got Talent – Charlie Irwin, Amelia Brown, Lee McNicholas – Thames / Syco Production / ITV

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show – Dan Baldwin, Claire Horton, Christian Fletcher, Michael McIntyre – Hungry McBear Media / BBC One

Strictly Come Dancing – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One

Factual Series

24 Hours in A&E – Production Team – The Garden Productions / Channel 4

Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution – Production Team – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Three

Louis Theroux’s Altered States – Production Team – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Two

Prison – Richard Melman, Paddy Wivell, Kathy Myers, Jack Wood – Spring Films / Channel 4

Features

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip – Martin Dance, Chris Brogden, Steph Weatherill, Sam Campbell – Studio Ramsay / ITV

The Great British Bake Off – Production Team – Love Productions / Channel 4

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – Production Team – Owl Power / BBC Two

Who Do You Think You Are? – Colette Flight, Sarah Feltes, Anna Kirkwood, David Vincent – Wall To Wall Media / BBC One

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Daisy May Cooper – This Country – BBC Studios / BBC Three

Jessica Hynes – There She Goes – Merman / BBC Four

Julia Davis – Sally4Ever – Various Artists / Hush Ho Productions / Sky Atlantic

Lesley Manville – Mum – Big Talk Productions / The Money Men / BBC Two

International

54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis – Regina Ziegler. Killian Riedhof, Holger Karsten Schmidt – Ziegler Film / ARD Degeto / BBC Four

The Handmaid’s Tale – Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Mike Barker – MGM / Channel 4

Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Storyville) – Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman, Justin Wilkes, Dan Cogan – Radical Media / BBC Two

Succession – Production Team – HBO Entertainment / Project Zeus / Gary Sanchez Productions / Sky Atlantic

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose – Two Cities / Sunnymarch TV / Little Island Productions / Sky Atlantic

Chance Perdomo – Killed By My Debt – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Three

Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal – Blueprint Pictures / BBC One

Lucian Msamati – Kiri – The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4

Leading Actress

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Keeley Hawes – Bodyguard – World Productions / BBC One

Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson – Snowed-in Productions / BBC One

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Live Event

Open Heart Surgery: Live – Production Team – The Garden Productions / Channel 5

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One

Stand Up To Cancer – Suzi Aplinn, Andrew Charles Smith, Murray James, Gabe Turner – Fulwell 73 / Channel 4

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Alex MacQueen – Sally4Ever – Various Artists / Hush Ho Productions / Sky Atlantic

Jamie Demetriou – Stath Lets Flats – Roughcut TV / Channel 4

Peter Mullan – Mum – Big Talk Productions / The Money Men / BBC Two

Steve Pemberton – Inside No.9 – BBC Studios / BBC Two

Mini-series

A Very English Scandal – Russel T. Davies, Stephen Frears, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Dan Winch – Blueprint Pictures / BBC One

Kiri – Jack Thorne, George Ormond, Toby Bentley, Euros Lyn – The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4

Mrs Wilson – Ruth Kenley-Letts, Richard Laxton, Anna Symon, Ruth Wilson – Snowed-In Productions / BBC One

Patrick Melrose – Production Team – Two Cities / Sunnymarch TV / Little Island Productions / Sky Atlantic

News Coverage

Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons (Newsnight) – Production Team – BBC / BBC Two

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Production Team – ITN / Channel 4

Good Morning Britain: On a Knife Edge – Production Team – ITV Studios Daytime / ITV

Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive – Production Team – ITV Studios Daytime / ITV

Reality & Constructed Factual

Dragon’s Den – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC Two

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! – Production Team – ITV Studios / ITV

Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds – Murray Boland, Trish Powell, Benjamin Leigh, Louise Bartmann – CPL Productions / Channel 4

The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night – Production Team – Spun Gold TV / ITV

Scripted Comedy

Derry Girls – Lisa McGee, Michael Lennox, Caroline Leddy, Liz Lewin – Hat Trick Productions / Channel 4

Mum – Stefan Golaszewski, Richard Laxton, Kenton Allen, George Fallon – Big Talk Productions / The Money Men / BBC Two

Sally4Ever – Production Team – Various Artists / Hush Ho Productions / Sky Atlantic

Stath Lets Flats – Production Team – Roughcut TV / Channel 4

Short Form Programme

Bovrill Pam (Snatches From Women’s Lives) – Vanessa Caswill, Vicky Jones, Debbie Christie – BBC Studios / BBC Four

The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk – Spencer Jones, Jon Riche, David Simpson – Tiger Aspect / BBC iPlayer

Missed Call – Production Team – Field Day Productions / Little Dot Studios / Real Stories

Wonderdates – Lydia Hampson, Tim Key, Jonathan Van Tulleken – Two Brothers Pictures / BBC iPlayer

Single Documentary

Driven: The Billy Monger Story – Caroline Hawkins, Charlie Russell, Will Grayburn – Oxford Scientific Films / BBC Three

Gun No.6 – Jmaes Newton, Zac Beattie, Georgina Cammalleri, Rupert Houseman – The Garden productions / BBC Two

My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me – Production Team – Dragonfly / BBC One

School For Stammerers – Jill Worsley, Rachel Bloomfield – Shiver / ITV

Single Drama

Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) – Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, David Slade, Russell Mclean – House of Tomorrow / Netflix

Care – Donna Malloy, Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, David Blair – LA Productions / BBC One

Killed By My Debt – Production Team – BBC Studios: The Documentary Unit / BBC Three

Through The Gates (On The Edge) – Lisa Walters, Georgia Christou, Stella Coraddi – Backlight TV / Channel 4

Soap & Continuing Drama

Casualty – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One

Coronation Street – Production Team – ITV Studios / ITV

Eastenders – Production Team – BBC Studios / BBC One

Hollyoaks – Bryan Kirkwood, Emily Gascoyne, Colette Chard, Kevin Rundle – Lime Pictures / Channel 4

Specialist Factual

Bros: After The Screaming Stops – David Soutar, Joe Pearlman, Leo Pearlman, Heather Greenwood – Fulwell 73 / BBC Four

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage – Grayson Perry, Neil Crombie, Joe Evans, James House – Swan Films / Channel 4

Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – Production Team – Brook Lapping / BBC One

Superkids: Breaking Away From Care – Guy King, Emily Turner, Simon McMahon – Expectation / Channel 4

Sport

2018 Six Nations: Scotland V England – Production Team – BBC Sport / BBC One

2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England V Sweden – Production Team – BBC Sport / BBC On

England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell – Production Team – Sky Sports / Sky Sports Cricket

Winter Olympics – Production Team – BBC Sport / BBC Two

Supporting Actor

Alex Jennings – Unforgotten – Mainstreet Pictures / ITV

Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal – Blueprint Pictures / BBC One

Kim Bodnia – Killing Eve – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Stephen Graham – Save Me – World Productions / Sky Atlantic

Supporting Actress

Billie Piper – Collateral – The Forge Entertainment / BBC Two

Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve – Sid Gentle Films / BBC One

Keeley Hawes – Mrs Wilson – Snowed-In Productions / BBC One
Monica Dolan –  A Very English Scandal – Blueprint Pictures / BBC One

Tune in to the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards at 8pm on Sunday 12thMay on BBC One.

Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia.

BAFTA Television Awards 2019: Everything you need to know

On Sunday, stars of the small screen will come together to celebrate the best of British television at the BAFTA Television Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about the ceremony showcasing the best in the industry.

When is the BAFTA Television Awards?

The ceremony takes place on Sunday 12th May at 8pm.

The BAFTA Television Awards have been a separate event from the British Television Craft Awards – which celebrate the best of the behind-the-scenes talent – since 1998. The BAFTA Craft Awards took place on 28thApril and saw talent from A Very English Scandal, Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose take home multiple awards.

How can I watch?

The awards will be broadcast on BBC One from 8pm on Sunday. The ceremony will not be live but a delayed, edited version will be shown.

If you can’t watch it on Sunday, BBC iPlayer will have a version available to stream shortly after its television broadcast.

Where will the awards take place?

The ceremony will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, where it has taken place since 2016.

Who’s hosting the BAFTA Television Awards? 

Graham Norton has been confirmed as the host for the 2019 ceremony. He previously hosted the ceremony in 2005 and has said it would be a ‘pleasure to reward brilliant talent’ at the awards.

Who’s been nominated?

Killing Eve leads the nominations with 15. A Very English Scandal follows with 12 nominations, and Bodyguard and Patrick Melrose each have 6 nominations.

BAFTA TV AWARDS

Click here for a full list of nominees.

Tune in to the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards at 8pm on Sunday 12thMay on BBC One.

Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

May The Fourth Be With You: The Jedi Robe Shop

As May the 4th approaches, many are getting ready to commemorate Star Wars Day. Even though your first instinct is to hit the online world for your costume you can still grab a Stormtrooper outfit at Jedi Robe in Northolt, London. The shop, which is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary is dedicated to all things Stra Wars with full-sized outfits, lightsabres and memorabilia.

Check the Jedi Robe Star Wars Shop at:

https://www.jedi-robe.com/star_wars_shop_london_uk.html

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Avengers: Endgame breaks the box office

Marvel Studios has dominated the box office this week with the release of Avengers: Endgame on the 25th of April. A culmination of 21 films, Endgame has grossed over £357 million at the box office in the US and Canada in its opening weekend. It’s now expected to pass Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time. This is all happening in the week before Star Wars Day (May 4th), a day celebrating another of Disney’s highest-grossing properties. Star Wars and Marvel have been neck and neck in box-office ticket sales since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

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Reactions to the latest film have been positive, with a rating of 95% from 427 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Matthew Norman of the London Evening Standard says in his review that “the only complaint about Avengers: Endgame is that it raises the bar so high that there may well never be a superhero movie to match it.”

Twitter has been packed full of fan reactions and emotional tributes to the 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

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