Saturday, 31 March 2012

Celebration concert for David Fanshawe (1942 -2010) father of my dear friend Rachel, Royal Festival Hall tonight
Chocolate Festival on the Southbank is well worth a visit - try the delicious chocolate chili by Teabag Chihuahua
Unimpressed by forced trip to St. Thomas' Hospital, nasty reaction to something I ate, Huge thanks to Deborah Collins for keeping cool head.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Getting used to doing my film producing on the decks of The Yacht; sunshine, wifi & screwdrivers. Working should always be this pleasureable

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Jamon croquetas with tomato mayonnaise & Buckwheat ravioli with Swiss chard, absolute musts at Aurelia Restaurant
Love it when a glass, turns into a bottle, turns into a dinner, turns into a night - thanks to Ponni & Jennette for an impromptu at Aurelia

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Ideas for tagline for our film Vigilia "Do what is right & do it now" as said by Virgina Apgar, seems appropriate.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Film, The Hunger Games, @RitzyCinema, which is still a great place. Girl kills for TV entertainment, Lord of the Flies for next generation?
Glad to be able to help Chris Gourlay get on BBC Radio 4's Today program. Excellent initiative worth your support
Met the amazing Richard Stoker at Dr. Bryant's spring party - regailing stories of working with Johnny Depp & co!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Cinema followed by Art & finally a romantic night time stroll along the River Thames.
Love the fact London just decided to ignore the clocks going forward an hour last night; places supposed to be open at 09:00 opened at 10:00

Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Alighiero Boetti Exhibition at Tate Modern clearly not a sellout show, some interesting pieces nonetheless, but not for the entrance fee
Film, Carancho at Renoir Curzon Cinema, is reminiscent of 21 Grams, but has some comic relief. Thanks Yvonne Brown & have a Happy Birthday!
During research into Free Schools, came across Local Schools Network website, anti idea, but read to believe; Mad

Friday, 23 March 2012

First Hyde Park, then passed St. James's, finally settled on the River Thames. No better place on the planet than London in spring sunshine.
Night out in Groucho Club, celebrating success of producer Soraya Miam, loads of anecdotes, too long for a tweet!
Director of Investigative Journalism Rosie Waterhouse, persuaded me to write about experience of growing up in Wales under Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Chris Gourlay of Spacehive proving that local communities can come together & raise £1/4 million to improve lot

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

If anybody has attempted to contact me by phone today, apologies for not getting back to you, It's temporarily out of order - back tomorrow!
Thanks to everybody who attended my birthday party last night (over 150) & the texts, cards, tweets, facebook messages but especially kisses

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Hair by Gavin at Adee Phelan, Clothes by Marco at Energis & Spencer Hart, Saville Row, Hat from Locks. Penniless, off to party on The Yacht!
I am the penniless millionaire. Sitting outside Angelus in the sunshine for my Birthday Brunch. Eggs benedict & 1st champagne of the day.
I've been wished Happy Birthday in Dutch (twice), Spanish, German, Polish & English (though not Welsh yet) - I have such wonderful friends:)
Thanks my 12 year old son Charles Atherton-Laurie, for calling me & singing Happy Birthday. Couldn't have asked for a better start to my day

Monday, 19 March 2012

Manager, Arron Dorjbat, Tune Hotel, Westminster, offers 5 star service at 1 star prices, for anyone that's wondering where to stay in London
Watching the sunset over a London skyline from the Thames. Hope guests for my Birthday Party tomorrow, can make it around 18:00 to enjoy it.
Great news for the film industry as Ben Roberts from Protagonist is announced the new Director of BFI Film Fund,

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Walk in Greenwich Park & I see the masts of The Cutty Sark on the skyline. A constant reminder of how things can be rebuilt after disasters
Although my Mother is still alive, her Alzhiemers often means I don't see my Mum. But sending her all my love for a happy #Mothersday anyway

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Triple Crown, Grand Slam, RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship, Wales are forgiven for losing to England at home in my 21st year roll on year 44

Friday, 16 March 2012

@Benugo_BFI Bar, has best waiter in London in shape of Rosario. Mention my name if you ever go see a film at the NFT - he'll look after you
Views over London from 15th Floor (Heights) of St. Georges Hotel, with an early Birthday drink & BBC gossip thanks to (you know who you are)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Thanks to Rhianna Pratchett I'm reading the Vigilia film script for the 'nth time & still laughing out loud. "Vigilante Barbie" indeed:)
First ever TV production, Silent Voices, to be repeated on the Community Channel, tonight, shout if you catch it?
First production Silent Voices to be repeated on the Community Channel at 22:00 tonight Sky 539 • Virgin Media 233 • Freeview 87 • BT Vision

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Crossed swords with Lemm Sissay on TV on adoption last year. Nuts, but responses to his Guardian piece fantastic
Watched film, John Carter, ironically, with the special effects team in the audience, who'd come to see it for the first time @Ritzycinema

Monday, 12 March 2012

Doing research for our feature film Vigilia, has been enlightening, in how people can really affect social change

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Driving through the Chilterns in an open top care makes me want to campaign against HS2. Beautiful countryside, should be left unspoilt.
Son, Charles Atherton-Lauire watches Wales beat Italy from stands of the Millenium Stadium for the 2nd time, but this time Sadly without me!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

London proving it can still surprise me. Thanks to Carli De'la Hughes, Krissi Lucas & Sally Angel for a legendary night of coincidences.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Excellent opinions from friend Joy Carter on Radio 4's Today Program Black/White adoption, completely mirror mine

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Silent Voices, addresses Domestic Violence, on the Community Channel next week to mark International Women's Day

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

To mark International Women's Day, my domestic violence, docudrama, Silent Voices, on Community Channel next week

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Robert B Sherman with brother Richard wrote the soundtrack to my childhood (and my sons). R.I.P. Here's my London

Monday, 5 March 2012

Amazing work by editor Catarina Oliveira on Free School video for Katharine Birbalsingh thanks to all involved.
3 month stay in St. Thomas Hospital only 2 things kept me going @MediCinema & being interviewed for Sacred Cinema

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Play, Travelling Light, at Lyttleton Theatre in the NT, definitely worth a watch. Humble beginnings of filmmaking

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I'm living like the "Lincoln Lawyer" but the "Mini Producer" really doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
Spring has definitely sprung in St. James's Park beautiful walk & even learnt something new, the Pelicans have been in residence since 1664!
Impossible to sit in the Riverfront Cafe at the BFI without remembering that scene from Four Weddings & a Funeral
Where to go to try the best food that whole of Wales has to offer? Why London, obviously, never need to leave:)
Some people just make you smile regardless. Thanks to Rachel Fanshawe for turning what could have been a disaster into a much better night.
Great to support Paul @Wiffen's CD Launch last night. But avoid 5 Cavendish Square as a venue like the plague - mismanagement & surly staff

Friday, 2 March 2012

A magically eerie London evening, Big Ben glinting through the mist & bumped into film director of Wall-E, Andrew Stanton at The Apple Store

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Annual admission, I was in fact, born in Wales. Happy St. Davids Day. Still a Londoner through & through though