See it, Read it, Play it - DECEMBER
Updated: Feb 28, 2019
As featured in the December issue of Aspire Magazine, here's a few recommendations to keep you entertained this month.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
UK RELEASE DATE: 21st December
DIRECTOR: Rob Marshall
STARRING: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Ben Wishaw & Emily Mortimer.
Bringing the Disney classic back to the big screen for a new generation to enjoy.
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
UK RELEASE DATE: 7th December
WRITER/DIRECTOR: David Lowery
STARRING: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits & Casey Affleck.
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
THE GIRL WHO CLIMBED EVEREST:
Lessons learnt facing up to the world’s toughest mountains.
AUTHOR: Bonita Norris
“What I've learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable of, and it's outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen”.
The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the story of Bonita Norris' journey undertaking the world's toughest and most dangerous expeditions. Once an anxious teenager with an eating disorder it was the discovery of a passion for climbing that inspired Bonita to change her life. Drawing on her experiences to capture the agonies - both mental and physical - and joys of her incredible feats Bonita also imparts the lessons learned encouraging you to harness greater self-belief.
I was lucky enough to meet Bonita at a recent Women@Work networking event. Her presentation was as inspiring as her book. Thanks to AWB Charlesworth and Natwest for organising the event. To keep up to date with future event info, follow @wawairevalley.
FLEETWOOD MAC – 50 YEARS. DON’T STOP.
UK RELEASE DATE: November 2018
The legendary Fleetwood Mac celebrate a half century of music with a 50-song collection that explores the group’s entire career, from its early days playing the blues, to the superstardom and rock/pop of the late 1970s, 1980s and beyond. The 50 tracks span from 1968 to 2013, treating us to music from every incarnation of the band. This fantastic career-spanning compilation is available on CD and vinyl.