The Power of Summer Press event

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] still maintain that some of the best plans are the spontaneous, out of the blue ones. Sarah’s (The Prosecco Diaries) email inviting me to join her and Jesse (Hecticophilia) at the press event for The Power of Summer at Battersea Power Station in the morning came at a good time just before I was about to tear my hair out. Which, by the way, I kind of did and got a very short (to me) hair cut during lunch. Oopsy daisy. Running an hour late, I sped across the Chelsea Bridge and then promptly got lost. Finally, walking along the river I spotted the The Power of Summer entrance, collected my wristbands and went off to find the girls.

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The Power of Summer has taken over the area of grass outside the iconic Battersea Power Station, before the site goes full speed ahead into being redeveloped as posh apartments. Everyman Cinema has pitched up some outdoor seating complete with bean bags and headphones, with a different movie showing every night. Feeding and watering everyone will be the guys of Street Feast and The Indytute will run fun workshops in the afternoon.  Three brilliant concepts joining together to become one big ball of awesome! You can see the movie lineup on the Everyman Cinema website. On this evening, Reservoir Dogs was showing.

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Once I found Sarah and our ‘spot’, I went off in search for an El Diablo top up and a Mojito at the Bar- lovely PINT sized cocktails to quench my thirst and numb the start up stress. I spotted a certain sassy French lady snapping away with her new toy! Whilst waiting for my order from those handsome fellas at Le Bun, I took a closer look at the mural in progress. About 15 minutes later my name was called out- and I ran away to savour my slow cooked beef short rib sandwich in peace. All I could utter was “mmmm” with each bite. Shortly, Sara from Hello The Mushroom joined us and we squeezed in a few photos whilst I quizzed her about burlesque. I also met Jess MacDonald, Instagrammer extraordinaire, whose workshop at Cath Kidston I missed a little while ago- super friendly and down to earth, she gave me some useful tips about using VSCO which I’m going to start implementing.

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J’ADORE LE BUN! I don’t think I will ever tire of eating anything with brioche. I have nothing bad to say about this glorious bun. If you happen upon Le Bun at any other Street Feast  or food event- eat one. It’s worth the queue (and easy on the eyes!) Also present were the lovely chaps of You Doughnut, who I first tried at Hawker House a few months ago.

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Hot little doughnut bites, drizzled with chocolate sauce and sprinkled with chopped pecans. Yup. That masterpiece lasted me, oooh about 10 seconds. Worth every delicious calorie.

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We were ushered out at 9pm, just as the sun was setting. The time had flown by so fast, that we didn’t get the chance to catch the movie! Too much laughing and catching up- I had a seriously lovely time.  And sadly, the two trampolines onsite were for kids only…what’s that about?!  Pay £4 for entry to eat, drink and be merry or download the YPlan app to purchase the Everyman cinema tickets. I’m seriously considering Jurassic Park at the end of August.

*my pass to this evening was complimentary*

Author: Angela Shek

just a clueless mama in East London

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