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Samantha Willis

Samantha Willis

Samantha Willis is a Social Media Editor for London and EMEA. She has been with Time Out since 2018.

She has been working in Social Media for 10 years, across various sectors including fashion, events and industry awards, and writes about anything London-related and/or internet-worthy. Her favourite colour is brown, she once got run over my a tractor at Kew Gardens and her phone is always on 2% battery.

Reach her at samantha.willis@timeout.com or connect with her on Instagram @samanthawillis

Articles (5)

La nueva exposición de Andy Warhol del Tate Modern, en un recorrido gratis y en línea

La nueva exposición de Andy Warhol del Tate Modern, en un recorrido gratis y en línea

El señor como da, quita. Al menos eso es lo que sucedió cuando la retrospectiva de Andy Warhol se inauguró en el Museo Nacional Británico de Arte Moderno (Tate Modern) el 12 de marzo, antes de cerrar rápidamente el 17 del mismo mes debido a las medidas de cierre que se están intensificando en Londres. Solo unos pocos afortunados londinenses lograron ver la exposición durante su duración extremadamente limitada. Bueno, ahora el señor devuelve (¡decídete, amigo!). El Tate Modern subió un recorrido en línea (que se puede ver desde cualquier parte del mundo) por la muestra a través de su canal de YouTube y el sitio web de la galería, disponible desde el 6 de abril. La exposición, que presenta pilas de latas de sopa de Warhol, docenas de Marilyns y sus hiperfamosos Elvis, se presenta como una visita gratuita y guiada por un curador. El editor de arte y cultura de Time Out Londres, Eddy Frankel, visitó la galería antes de que cerrara y, aunque no le impresionó, dijo lo siguiente: "Hay un montón de trabajo ultradébil aquí: Hizo mucho arte, y mucho no fue genial. Sin embargo, el éxito de esta exposición recae en la demostración de que Warhol era político, cachondo y estaba obsesionado con la muerte". No es solo un mito del arte moderno, sino algo mucho más identificable: un humano". Los amantes del arte podrán ver virtualmente a Aubrey Beardsley apartir del 13 de abril por el canal de YouTube del Tate Britain. ¡Disfrútalo! Recomendado: Recorridos virtuales por el Museo de San I

How to not give a shit about getting older

How to not give a shit about getting older

Did you hit 30 and decide that life should now be about anti-wrinkle creams and watching Saturday night TV? We're sorry to tell you that you’ve got it all wrong. The partygoers at Hackney’s The Posh Club are keeping the good vibes going well into their eighties – and it’s all thanks to things like skydiving and line dancing, rather than skincare and rest. The weekly social club, running at St Paul’s Church Hall on Wednesdays, is always packed with glam looks, drag shows and dancing. Find out how some the event’s most legendary attendees live life to the maximum.  Find out the places Londoners go to cheer themselves up

Daniel Kaluuya: ‘The whole Oscars season was f**king mental’

Daniel Kaluuya: ‘The whole Oscars season was f**king mental’

It’s surreal meeting Daniel Kaluuya in Soho, having watched him in Channel 4’s ‘Skins’ when I was at uni, partying to the same soundtrack of Gossip and Foals that I was. He’s come a long way since then, having secured an Oscar nomination for ‘Get Out’ and a starring role in ‘Black Panther’. His US successes have made his new film, ‘Queen & Slim’, a must-see. A fugitive drama-cum-romance, it starts with an awkward first rendezvous but takes a violent jag when Kaluuya’s Slim, and his blind date, Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over by a racist cop. Lots of people are likening the film to ‘Bonnie and Clyde’. What do you think of the comparison? ‘Because you have this couple on the run, it’s always going to have connotations of “Bonnie and Clyde”, but the only crime our characters actually commit is being black. Structurally, it feels a bit more like “Thelma & Louise”. The crime is committed because of oppression – they are standing up for themselves. [The racial profiling is] triggering for both of them and it’s the thing that leads to their connection.’ Would you have done the same thing that Slim does in that scenario? ‘We’d have to run because of the US state they’re in [Ohio]; it would mean the death penalty.’ Lots of ‘Queen & Slim’ is filmed in a car. What was that like to shoot? ‘It’s way more difficult than it looks: each shot takes two hours to set up. The weather would affect how hard it was: if it was hot, it was good for her; if it was cold, it was good for

Food Chain: A look inside chefs' favourite restaurants

Food Chain: A look inside chefs' favourite restaurants

Always wanted to know where your favourite chefs go when they’re hungry? Welcome to our new video series Food Chain. It’s your inside guide to the places London’s most clued up foodies go to eat. Wanna know how it works? First, one of London’s top chefs, Magnus Reid, will show you the place where he loves to eat most. Then the chef from his chosen restaurant, Wei Guirung, will tell you about her favourite food spot, and so it will go on until the masters of our city’s eating scene have taken you to all the holes-in-the-wall, elegant fine diners and bustling bistros you might ever want to venture into in this lifetime. Warning: it’s addictive stuff. But hopefully, by the end of your ‘Food Chain’ binge you’ll have a fair idea where our city’s top chefs and culinary insiders go when they’re hungry. Maybe you’ll even spot one of them in front of the counter on your next eating-outing.  

Time Out Chefs New York Competition Terms and Conditions

Time Out Chefs New York Competition Terms and Conditions

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‘Ghost Stories’ review

‘Ghost Stories’ review

3 out of 5 stars

This review of ‘Ghost Stories’ is from the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2019. It transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre in October Having seen ‘Ghost Stories’ during its West End run, I happily agreed to watch it again as it returns to its original home of Hammersmith. If you’ve got a friend whose head you’d really like to fuck with, and you know what’s coming, it’s worth the journey for that reward. The format is brilliant. Our host is Professor Goodman – originally played by the show’s co-creator Andy Nyman, now by Simon Lipkin – who regales us with a series of spooky tales he deems both terrifying and unexplainable. The unexplainable bit is questionable, but still – it’s a real recipe for jokes, and jumps, as things appear unexpectedly in the dark, and it all wraps around to a smart surprise finale. (It’s better to not spoiler any of it). As with the first time I watched all this unfold, the tension emanating from my companion was palpable. She gripped my arm each time something looked to be untangling and shrieked with a mixture of fear and joy at the end of each account. She also howled with laughter when the biggest man in the room let out a ladylike scream. So there we go, mission accomplished. Jeremy Dyson and Nyman’s spectre baby may have grown up but it hasn’t grown tired. It’s still your go-to if you want to well-and-truly wig someone out. 

Cut and Run

Cut and Run

4 out of 5 stars

Approaching the entrance (right next door to biker apparel shop Bolt), you’re instantly welcomed by some of London’s motorbike community, who are a far less intimidating than you might imagine. They’re standing in the doorway shouting friendly hellos and beckoning you in, and in my case, offering me a beer. A little wooden staircase leads up to the salon itself, which is small but instantly feels like home. David and his wife Tera, the salon’s owners, have kept the 1960s wallpaper left behind from the previous owner and added their own touches – a little art deco booze bar, a neon ‘Salon de Coiffure’ sign, old cinema seats and a record player. It’s all sprinkled with Americana-cool: courtesy of stars and stripes banners, ‘An American Werewolf in London’ print and a little ode to Bill Murray. In fact its aesthetic is somewhere between ‘Easy Rider’ and a Wes Anderson film. You feel immediately at ease when you sit down in the uber-comfy vintage salon chairs and talk through your options with David. He’s worked for lots of big salon names, but has now settled in London after taking some time off to travel, he’s dedicated to cutting all types of hair (the pricelist is genderless – win!) for the love of the craft. The cherry on top is the vegan and all-natural products he uses, all of which are divine. You’re definitely more likely to want a cut, than to run. New customers receive 20% off all services.

Teatulia

Teatulia

3 out of 5 stars

I almost mistook Teatulia for another of Seven Dials’ many smart boutiques, sandwiched between make-up and shoe shops (it took a few zooms on Google Maps to confirm its unlikely location). But that’s probably because it sort of is – a fancy single-origin tea shop that doubles as a bar and sources leaves from its garden in Bangladesh. Upon entering, we were greeted by friendly staff, plus shelf upon shelf of loose-leaf teas in pretty pots and the wonderful scents that accompanied them. It looks more like a bourgeois organic shop than a bar at first glance, so you may be unaware of the tea-infused cocktails until you take a seat in one of the comfortable armchairs and have a look at the menu. It’s a short read, consisting of around seven cocktails in total, some of which are non-alcoholic but sound just as tantalising. Suffering from seasonal cold and flu symptoms during our visit, we picked the Chai Hot-Butter Rum, which came with a side of salted caramel candyfloss, and a bittersweet Ginger Snap infused with coriander, basil and cucumber – both costing £10. We’d had the bar staff pegged as tea specialists as opposed to mixologists until we tried these surprisingly delicious concoctions, each using tea leaves at their core. There isn’t a great deal of choice, but Teatulia could be a great option if you’re doing Dry January – alcohol-free cocktails like the Green Tea Ginger Cooler looked particularly palatable. Although the space is beautifully designed (complete with its own l

‘Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online)’ review

‘Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online)’ review

3 out of 5 stars

Directed by Dominic Shaw, Alex Oates’s story of a teenager who gets sucked into the world of online drug-trading is the very first play to be (aptly) funded by Bitcoin investments. It focuses on Bruce, an unlikely tech genius from Tyneside. Following heartbreak and a few seemingly ordinary misadventures, he finds himself at the centre of Whitley Bay’s underground drug ring after discovering the dark web. His incredibly likeable nan becomes the unwitting provider of a decoy product, her hand-knitted tea cosies, and even brings her friend Brenda on board to fulfil demand. In this one-man show, Josh Barrow not only energetically plays Bruce, but his nan, Brenda and all of the other parts in the script. So well, in fact, you wonder if dissociative identity disorder had been written into his character. Sometimes that energy leaves the audience confused about who’s speaking or whether the scene is a flashback, but generally, it makes for a humorous and exhilarating ride through one man’s descent into illegal trading. A distinct relatability to the characters and the situations they find themselves in reinforces the mission statement of the play from Shaw and Oates – to highlight the demonisation of young people who fall into the dark web’s trap. You leave Trafalgar Studios thinking one of two things – ‘that could have been me’ or ‘that could have been my son’.

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Where to find this week’s copy of Time Out magazine in London

Where to find this week’s copy of Time Out magazine in London

The latest Time Out hits the streets imminently. It is, as you’d expect, crammed full of wonderful London stuff. The absolute antidote to city-based boredom. You’ll love it. In this frankly jaw-dropping issue we share our definitive list of rooftop bars that won't make you feel like an arsehole, chat to Bad Boy Chiller Crew and present an exhaustive list of the best festivals happening across the country. You’ll be able to collect a copy from a member of our street team or a stand at one of the following stations or areas:  📍 Tuesday 10 May 7am-10am       Wimbledon Brixton Vauxhall Clapham Junction Camden Town Kentish Town Warren Street Barons Court Walthamstow Central Finsbury Park Highbury & Islington   Noon-3pm   Camden Town Leicester Square Tottenham Court Road   3.30pm-6.30pm   Oxford Circus Bond Street Tottenham Court Road Charing Cross/Embankment Westfield Shepherds Bush Kings Cross Holborn Victoria Waterloo   📍 Wednesday 11 May 7am-10am   Old Street Liverpool Street London Bridge Moorgate West Hampstead Finchley Road (outside Waitrose) St. John’s Wood Queen’s Park   11am-3pm Hampstead (High Street) Muswell Hill (High Street) Crouch End (High Street)   11.30am-2.30pm   Hampstead (High Street) Muswell Hill (High Street) Crouch End (High Street) Ealing Broadway (Broadway Shopping Centre) Hammersmith Broadway (Hight Street) Fulham Broadway (High Street)   3.30pm-6.30pm   Oxford Circus Piccadilly Circus  Covent Garden   You’ll also find

Take a front-row seat at this celebration of London’s sustainable fashion

Take a front-row seat at this celebration of London’s sustainable fashion

Last week, the glitz and glamour of London Fashion Week basically took up permanent residence on our newsfeeds. We watch slack-jawed as celebrities jetted in to attend incredible shows like this beauty at the Olympic Pool (or London Aquatics Centre, to give it its proper name) or got glammed up for the afterparties to rub shoulders with woman-of-the-moment Emma Raducanu. For us mere mortals, it was just another week of sitting with incredibly poor posture at our home-working desks, (also known as ‘the kitchen table’). However, there is a celebration of fashion coming the East End this weekend where you can see the latest runway collections from notable designers and learn more about becoming a sustainable fashion consumer. Which we all want to do, right? It’s called the Fashion District Festival and it kicks off today with a whole bunch of cool talks, workshops and a pop-up where you can shop guilt-free for new and pre-loved clothes. If, like me, you’re time rich and cash poor, I recommend you get involved in some of the workshops, which include: up-cycling scarves into elaborate kimonos, reworking pearls, chains and waste fabrics into jewellery and crocheting a humble piece of knitwear. View this post on Instagram A post shared by FASHION DISTRICT (@fd_ldn) There is also a bonus option for those of you who want to learn about conscious consumerism, but also remain encased within ill-fitting loungewear. Time Out is streaming the main event, a showca

ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカス、一部が歩行者専用に

ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカス、一部が歩行者専用に

ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカス、つまり、2021年初頭まで巨大なTopshop旗艦店があった辺りは人通りが多く、常に混雑していている。ここを歩く多くのロンドン市民は、いつも無事に道を渡りたいと考えているに違いない。しかし2021年6月中旬、今後数年でオックスフォード・サーカスを人々が行き来しやすい場所に変えていく計画が発表された。 この計画は、地元議会と王室所有の土地を管理するクラウン・エステートが発表したもの。ロンドンの2つの有名なショッピング通りとして知られる、オックスフォード・ストリートとリージェント・ストリートの交差点である、オックスフォード・サーカスの両側を歩行者用の「広場」にし、周辺を再整備するという。 現段階の計画では、オックスフォード・ストリート上のグレート・ポートランド・ストリートとジョン・プリンス・ストリートの間、150メートルの区間を歩行者専用区間に変更。バスとタクシーの通行も禁止にし、車はメリルボーン、フィッツロビアを経由して、オックスフォード・ストリートと並行して走るマーガレット・ストリートへ迂回(うかい)させる。 リージェント・ストリートでの車の通行は引き続き可能。横断歩道を制御して歩行時間が長くすることは計画に盛り込まれているが、そのほかのルールは未定だ。また現在の計画には、地下鉄オックスフォード・サーカス駅の入り口を新設する案も含まれている。 Photo: Westminster Council オックスフォード・サーカスの横断歩道や地下鉄駅入り口では、危険なほど人が群がる光景がよく見られる。冬のロンドンを訪れ、クリスマス直前に買い物をしている人たちの中に入ってしまい、二度とゴメンだと思ったことがある人も多いはずだ。こうした混雑が解消されるのであれば、これほど喜ばしいことはないだろう。 オックスフォード・サーカスでは2009年、今回と同じように混雑を解決するという目的で、膨大な予算をかけて人々が斜めに交差点を渡れる「スクランブル方式」が導入された。しかし、1時間に4万人もの歩行者が、信号機で「緑の人」が表示されるのを待つという現実への対処とはならなかった。 今後この計画はフェーズを分けて進められる。広場は2021年末までに設置され、地下鉄駅入り口の工事などは、2022年4月以降にスタートする見込みだ。2022年に予定されている、地下鉄エリザベス線の市内中心部までの開通が実現すると、オックスフォード・サーカスはさらに買い物客でごったがえすだろう。その時までに、混雑緩和の整備が終わることを望んでいる。  原文はこちら 関連記事 『シャンゼリゼ通り、大改修で緑豊かな場所に』 『ニューヨーク市がブルックリン橋に自転車専用レーンを整備』 『設計者が語るバンコクの新空中庭園、チャオプラヤースカイパーク』 『モントリオール市、中心部の通りを都市の森にリデザイン』 『タイムアウトが世界で最もクールなストリートを発表』

Radical new plans for a pedestrianised Oxford Street have been revealed

Radical new plans for a pedestrianised Oxford Street have been revealed

It feels like we've all been trying to cross the road in front of the ‘Big Topshop’ (RIP) safely for decades and now, all of a sudden, on the hottest day of the year so far – something's finally being done to make that intersection easier for shoppers to navigate.  The answer is a pedestrian ‘piazza’ on either side of the busy junction that links two of London's famous shopping streets: Oxford Street and Regent Street. Under the current plans, published by Westminster Council and The Crown Estate,  a 150m-long stretch between Great Portland Street and John Prince's Street will be shut to buses and taxis. They'll be rerouted around Oxford Circus through Marylebone and Fitzrovia along the parallel Margaret Street. Traffic will still be permitted along Regent Street, but will be controlled by longer green phases at crossings and other measures still to be confirmed. There will also be new entrances to Oxford Circus Tube station, to ease the bottleneck of passengers entering and leaving under the current design. Both pedestrian crossings and station entrances can become dangerously overcrowded. I mean, we've all joined the mass of late Christmas shoppers at some point and vowed never to be part of it again. Photo: Westminster Council The area was last redesigned with a distinctive diagonal format, at a cost of £5 million, in 2009 to address all of the same issues – but failed to tackle up to 40,000 pedestrians per hour waiting for the ‘green man’ at any one time. Let's hope the

Join Time Out for a virtual festival supporting API-owned small businesses

Join Time Out for a virtual festival supporting API-owned small businesses

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our cities and this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the diversity and impact of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) small businesses.  A recent study that revealed API-owned businesses have been the most negatively impacted of all demographic groups, with a 20% decrease of working business owners from February to December last year.  Join Time Out, in partnership with Facebook and Instagram, for a special day of live programming on Thursday 20 May 2021 spotlighting API-owned small businesses. Throughout the day, small businesses will take over Time Out’s local Facebook and Instagram channels for Live demos and an intimate look at API culture. The one-day Festival will feature businesses from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London. The full schedule is as follows: ⏰ 10AM GMT/3PM EST on @timeoutlondon's Instagram: Founder of Omni Na-Na Esha Ahmed will be talking all things sustainable fashion with Zeena Shah ⏰ 1PM EST on @timeoutnewyork's Instagram:  Asian pantry staple Omsom will be doing a live tutorial for their latest collaboration with Pepper Teigen ⏰2PM EST on @timeoutnewyork's Instagram:  Chef and owner of Mōkbar and Ms.Yoo Esther Choi provides a cooking demonstration and shows how she is elevating Korean culture with her food ⏰3PM EST on @timeoutchicago's Instagram:  Aloha Eats will provide a cooking demonstration of the ‘loco moco’ ⏰4:30PM EST on @timeoula's Instagram:  KESTAN is a sustainable fash

I’ve drunk hundreds of takeaway pints – these are the ones I’d recommend

I’ve drunk hundreds of takeaway pints – these are the ones I’d recommend

Ah, takeaway pints. I have consumed many in the months where regulations have allowed them, and while nothing compares to the traditional Glass On Lips, I’ve kind of developed a special fondness for the freedom they offer. Sipping a cold one while wandering around a pretty park or unlit back alley is a luxury I didn’t know I craved until now.  You’ve got two kinds of pubs doing them. The ones that have really considered packaging: some with lids and branding, others with eco-conscious cups (knowing that today’s pints are tomorrow’s London Fields litter). Then you’ve got the rustic folks, they’ve cash ’n’ carried a load of creaky plastic pint glasses and they’re serving lagers in them with a bit of cling film to curb spillage. Both are brilliant. I’m not picky. I love sloshing along in various London parks, savouring each sip of glorious nectar. In fact, I reckon that when it comes to takeaway pints, I’ve drunk my way through hundreds now. What I’ve learned from my commitment to the boozy art form? The surroundings very much make or break it. Here’s a couple of my fave places to grab a bev and go.  For a ‘catching up with friends’ pint: The People’s Park Tavern My partner and I have had a few, er, messy nights here over the years and for that reason we avoid a sit-in situation at all costs. I do, however, have a group of dear friends that I like to meet at Victoria Park for a few laps, a catch up and often a quick drink. Just a little one, mind. There’s always a group of peopl

Londoners react to the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Londoners react to the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Following the news of Prince Philip’s death today, aged 99, Londoners have taken to Twitter to express their sadness. The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing follows a four-week stay in hospital earlier this year, during which he underwent heart surgery. In a statement released by the Palace, he’d been recovering at his home in Windsor, alongside Her Majesty the Queen. In a statement shortly after noon, the palace said: ‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.’   Boris Johnson: On the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/rZlbY1matF — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 9, 2021 Sadiq Khan: Today, we mourn the loss of an extraordinary man, who devoted his life to public service and helping others. I extend my deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and the entire Royal Family at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/4mhQob0SVT — Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) April 9, 2021 Keir Starmer: The United Kingdom has lost an extraordinary public servant in Prince Philip. Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country - from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh.— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 9, 2021 David Lammy: Rest in peace Prince Philip. The nation mourns the loss of an extraordinary character who served the country in World War Two and for a lifetime afterwards as the Duke of Edinburgh. Sincere con

Join Time Out and Instagram’s virtual mini-fest helping London celebrate ‘Holi at Home’

Join Time Out and Instagram’s virtual mini-fest helping London celebrate ‘Holi at Home’

London’s Holi celebrations are somewhat on hold this year, thanks to our old pal the roadmap. Ordinarily, the capital’s Hindu community would come together to celebrate the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil – often characterised by street parties and large gatherings exploding with colour (you’ve likely seen the resulting rainbow commuters). In the new normal, we saw Diwali celebrations take on new forms, like Kumari Burman’s amazing light installation for Tate Britain and the floating flower inspired by rangoli patterns at Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park fountain – both of which could be enjoyed at a safe distance, using only your eyeballs. We also saw people from across the UK coming together to celebrate virtually, like those who took the #ShareYourLight challenge to share positivity and light with their communities on Instagram. This got us (and when we say us, we mean Time Out and Instagram) thinking – is there a way we can help Londoners safely celebrate the holy day of Rangwali Holi at home this Monday March 29? Yes, yes we can: by letting them enjoy and learn about its traditions, delicacies and dancing through some of Instagram’s inspiring Creators. Ahead of going Live with our virtual mini-fest, we caught up with the three Londoners who’ll be our hosts to find out exactly what to expect.  @cookinboots on Instagram @cookinboots – Chef, columnist and author As chef at Jikoni London, Ravinder Bhogal creates ‘immigrant cuisine’ by taking a playful approach t

'Framing Britney Spears': por qué no debes perderte este impactante documental

'Framing Britney Spears': por qué no debes perderte este impactante documental

Ah, los principios de los 2000. En un momento en que las bandas de chicos reinaban a nivel planetario, una mujer logró abrirse paso entre las listas de éxitos dominadas por hombres del pop y ganarse un ejército de fans que incluía a mujeres y hombres heterosexuales así como miembros del colectivo LGBTQ+. La imagen de la dulce Britney Spears se volvió más picante, violenta y controvertida, y fue un anuncio de lo que iba a pasar: su éxito y su caída. 'It’s Britney, bitch.' Pero, ¿cómo podría la vida de una mujer, tan importante en el mundo del pop como en el empoderamiento de las mujeres y su sexualidad, acabar en un centro psiquiátrico, en contra de su voluntad, y sin tener voz ni voto en su futuro? El movimiento #FreeBritney comenzó a ser tendencia en 2009, cuando sus fans empezaron a plantear preguntas sobre su tutela legal y este documental, producido por 'The New York Times', pretende ofrecer las respuestas. Una tutela es una ley que permite que una persona –normalmente un familiar directo o un abogado– administre la vida diaria y las finanzas de alguien que esté incapacitado mental o físicamente para tomar sus propias decisiones: en el caso de Britney, fue su padre, Jamie. Después de haberse emitido en Estados Unidos a través de Hulu y en Reino Unido en Sky Documentaries, 'Framing Britney Spears' se estrena en España el lunes 22 de febrero a las 22 horas en el canal Odisea, disponible en Movistar+, Vodafone TV, Orange TV, Grupo Euskaltel y Cable Local. Un doc

‘Framing Britney Spears’: Why you should stream the hard-hitting doc

‘Framing Britney Spears’: Why you should stream the hard-hitting doc

Time Out’s social media editor – and Britney superfan – Samantha Willis digs into The New York Times’s new documentary on the pop superstar. Ah, the early noughties. At a time when boy bands reigned supreme, one woman managed to cut through pop’s male dominated charts to foster a fanbase that spanned straight women, straight men and LGBTQ+ people. Britney Spears’ sweet, girl-next-door meets spicy, writhing vixen image was an overnight recipe for both her success and her downfall. It’s Britney, bitch. But how could the life of a woman, so instrumental not only in pop, but in the empowerment of women and their sexuality – land herself in a psychiatric facility, against her will, and without any say in her future? The #FreeBritney movement began trending in 2009, when her fans started to raise questions about her conservatorship and this documentary, produced by The New York Times, seeks to provide the answers.   A conservatorship is a US law which allows a guardian to be appointed in managing the daily life and finances of someone who is mentally or physically unable to make their own decisions: in Britney’s case it was her father, Jamie. (The closest thing to a conservatorship here in the UK is a deputyship, although it's far less common.) Having already aired in the US on Hulu, ‘Framing Britney Spears’ lands on Sky Documentaries (and therefore, NOW TV) with important questions to ask about Jamie’s motives and Britney’s mental stability. But as with any good documentary, it al

Missing out on a fumble with your Valentine? Send them some naughty buns

Missing out on a fumble with your Valentine? Send them some naughty buns

Remember the good old days when you could head out for a meal at an actual restaurant with someone special on Valentine’s Day? Then, if you were both sober enough, stagger back to your place for a cheeky snog (and maybe even a grope!) without having to worry about hand sanitiser, face masks or even breaking the law (ooh, err)?   This year, if you want to get naughty (and a little bit sticky), now’s the time to think outside the box – or in it, as the case may be! Just like our friends at Bao London, who’ve created some, er, special Valentine’s Day versions of their token steamed buns – moulding them into a juicy pair of boobs and a rather questionable-looking willy. The three-piece delivery from BAO bakery (£14) comes with two Bao boobies filled with molten chocolate and cherry and one pink, sausage-like Bao penis made from molten chocolate and white chocolate chips.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by BAO Official (@bao_london) Annoyingly, the first batch of cheeky buns sold out within 24 hours. But if you keep an eye on @baolondon's Instagram you might ‘get lucky’.  Find these buns a bit too risqué? Try a Valentine's meal kit from one of London's top restaurants. Worried about making a lockdown date feel special? Find out how to set the mood.

Our Ultimate London Pub Quiz is here: are you up to it?

Our Ultimate London Pub Quiz is here: are you up to it?

Chances are you think you’ve had your fill of live-streamed quizzes. Completed all of that in Lockdown 1, didn’t you? How thoroughly wrong you are, friend. You only think you’ve had your fill. Because we can say without a shadow of a doubt you have never encountered a quiz like this. This Monday, at 7pm, we’re hosting what is essentially the Champions League winner of London quizzes. The Ritz. The Rolls Royce. It doesn't get better or tougher than this. We put this together with the fantastic folk at the Museum of London. Because when it comes to mind-bending trivia about the capital, who would know better than those guys? They are the gatekeepers of all London wisdom, from prehistoric times to the present. Call yourself a Londoner? Pfft. Prove it! You might as well be from Watford unless you can take The Ultimate London Pub Quiz and successfully answer the questions in six rounds, which include:   ❓ General knowledge👨‍🎤  Popular culture🖼️  The picture round🎡  London landmarks🚇  The tube🍺  London pubs We’ll read out the answers at the end of each round so you can see how well you’ve done. Each round will also feature a special-bloody-guest question – correct answers to those will bag you double points. We challenge you! Come and ’ave a go if you think you’re London enough. The Ultimate London Pub Quiz takes place on Facebook this Mon Nov 23 at 7pm GMT. Need to do some revision before you put yourself to the test? Let the Museum of Londo