The Lost World + Live Score at BFI Southbank

The Lost World (1925)
The Lost World (1925)

I’ve had dinosaurs on the brain since going to see a 25th anniversary screening of Jurassic Park at the Prince Charles Cinema a few weeks ago, so was very happy to have the opportunity to check out an even earlier example of dinosaurs in cinema. The Lost World, based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel and directed by Harry O. Hoyt, was made in 1925; once thought lost, it has now largely been recovered, and was shown at the BFI Southbank with an accompanying live piano score from Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

I absolutely loved this movie; the animation was incredibly impressive for the time and I particularly loved the section which saw the diplodocus rampaging through the streets of London. I believe it’s available on YouTube, and it’s well worth a watch.

2018’s greatest Christmas jumpers

I remember when Christmas jumpers were uncool. When Mark Darcy wore one in Bridget Jones’s Diary and it wasn’t a good look. Thankfully (in my opinion) things have changed, and a festive jumper is a strong choice for the season. I’ve collected a few of my favourites below.

This Literary Christmas Jumper from the British Library is perfect for anyone who loves books.

Literary Christmas Jumper

This Attenbrrr Christmas Jumper from notjust is great for fans of our greatest national treasure.

Atttenbrrr Christmas Jumper

The Labyrinth Christmas Jumper from Truffle Shuffle is perfect for fans of the classic Eighties movie.

Labyrinth Christmas Jumper

I used to love playing Spyro the Dragon on PlayStation, and this Spyro Christmas Jumper is fab.

Spyro the Dragon Christmas Jumper

Cheaper options include the Dobby Christmas Jumper from Primark.

Dobby Christmas Jumper

For a more traditional look, this Embroidered Robins Christmas Jumper¬†adds a festive touch without being tacky.Embroidered Robins Christmas JumperWhat’s your favourite?