Lockdown Combo

Josh O’Connor, British nostalgia and Bowie on tour
15 May 2020
This article is part of HERO Dailies – Essential culture, curated daily and also part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

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LONDON, FRIDAY 15th May – SUNDAY 17th May 2020

Q&A interview

This Sunday, Picturehouse Cinemas are hosting a live online Q&A with God’s Own Country writer-director Francis Lee and the film’s two stars, Josh O’Connor – who also fronts our HERO Winter Annual 2019 😉 – and Alec Secareanu. If you haven’t seen the film yet, watch it. Set in the heart of rural Yorkshire, it’s a frank and heart-warming tale of two lads each searching for their right path, beautifully redefining cliches of masculinity as they go. Be sure to tune in for the inside scoop.

Picturehouse host a live God’s Own Country Q+A via YouTube on Sunday 17th at 20:00.

Video stream

Remember the good old days?
London film curator Steven T. Hanley – aka Deeper Into Movies – has recruited British director Leo Leigh (Swansea Love Story) for a special livestreamed evening of lost British TV set for this Friday via paradisetv.xyz.

Pulling together clips ranging the birth of British TV in the 30s right through the following decades, we’re taken on a nostalgic trip through ol’ Blighty culture, moving between footage of reveling skinheads in the 80s to OAPs getting their weekly shop in hairnets and anoraks. Makes you proud to be British, don’t it?

Fashion livestream

Havin’ a right natter
British heritage brand dunhill is filling our quarantine hours with a series of “conversations with the dunhill community.” Chatting to its movers, shakers and collaborators, we’re introduced to a range of names and topics all filtered through the label’s rich history in tailoring and artisanal techniques. This Friday, dunhill creative director Mark Weston is in conversation with internationally renowned stylist Julie Ragolia. Tune in on dunhill’s Instagram on Friday for some inner info.

Watch Mark Weston in conversation with Julie Ragolia via dunhill’s Instagram on Friday 15th at 16:00.

New record

Bowie’s back
Bowie fans (ie. everyone) listen up, as of this Friday, the legendary man’s rare 1999 live album LiveAndWell.com is available on all major streaming platforms.

Previously only available to subscribers of BowieNet as a very lovely welcome gift, the record is now open for all. Recorded at shows in NYC, Amsterdam, Rio and the UK during his 1997 Earthling tour, whilst the original record came with ten tracks, this new remastered version includes a pair of bonus songs: Pallas Athena and V-2 Schneider, which was written about the late Kraftwerk pioneer Florian Schneider.

Hit play below, close your eyes and imagine you’re there. 



Food + Drink

Rounds on road
With this weekend set to be sunny (for most of us at least, sorry Cumbria), why not treat yourself to a cool, refreshing alcoholic beverage delivered directly to your door? If you can’t go to the pub, bring the pub to you. Those are the guiding words of Forest Road Brewing Company, a small east London business who are now chauffeuring lager locally via their Citroën-converted Pint Mobile.

Being a small, independent operation, the service is only available to those living in E2, E5, E8 and E9. For those who do, simply text 07507 096874 or place an order via Forest Road’s website, with all pints priced at a very reasonable £5 – cheaper than most east London pubs and a great way to support local business. Have one on us.


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