- Words Notion Staff
From Britney Spears' memoir to the opening of Drumsheds and BFI London Film Festival, here's everything you need to entertain yourself this month.
Everything Now (Netflix)
If you’re a lover of the cheeky high-school drama of Sex Education and Heartstopper, then this is a must-watch for you. Everything Now follows protagonist, Mia Polanco, a London 17-year-old teen. After her recovery from an eating disorder, Mia returns home, only to be plunged back into the tumultuous world of sixth-form life. Surrounded by her best friends again, she soon realises that they have all grown up very quickly in her absence. Determined to make up for lost time, Mia makes the ultimate bucket list and titles it ‘The F**k It List’.
Stream from 5th October.
Totally Killer (Prime Video)
Imagine a fusion of Back To The Future and Happy Death Day, and you’ll get a taste of what Amazon’s new flasher horror-comedy, Totally Killer, has in store. As we unravel Jamie’s story, we soon discover her mother’s overprotective nature was all for good reason- she was the sole survivor of her group of friends, who were stabbed 16 times by The Sweet Sixteen Killer when they were only 16 years old (yes, it’s a bit cringy but perfect for a horror-comedy). After being transported back to the 80s, Jamie teams up with her teen mother and makes it her mission to stop the killings before they happen.
Stream from 6th October.
The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
The long-awaited memoir, The Woman in Me, is finally hitting shelves this October. Within its pages, readers are expected to find a sweeping narrative that explores themes of fame, freedom, motherhood, survival, faith and hope. Offering an intimate glimpse into Spears’ life in the public eye, The Woman In Me follows her remarkable rise to pop stardom as well as the significant hurdles that came along the way. We can expect the 13-year court-ordered conservatorship overseen by her father to be addressed, as we learn more about her hardships and become inspired by her resilience and bravery.
Available to buy from 24th October.
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton: Creating Infinity
Spotlighting the ongoing collaboration between French fashion house Louis Vuitton and trailblazing artist Yayoi Kusama, this new Rizzoli edition outlines the themes inspiring their creative relationship. The book includes statements and extended musings from the renowned sculpturist, who continues to approve across all mediums that she’s ‘the princess of polka dots.’
Available to buy now.
LL COOL J Presents The Streets Win: 50 Years of Hip-Hop Greatness
Commemorating the birth, rise and progression of hip-hop, this coffee table treat looks at the genre’s irrefutable influence on American culture over the past 50 years. From block party shots to studio snaps, the pages are filled with iconic imagery and style inspo, both past and present. A treasure trove of exclusive ephemera, the book is a must-have for any hip-hop heads looking to reminisce or educate themselves on the genre’s biggest and most profound moments.
Available to buy in-store now.
The Cult of Beauty exhibition
Wellcome Collection is set to explore notions of beauty throughout time and culture in its new exhibition, The Cult of Beauty. The show unravels three overarching themes: The Ideals of Beauty, The Industry of Beauty and Subverting Beauty, whilst encouraging visitors to question established norms and challenge preconceived notions of beauty in a bid to foster a more inclusive perspective on the subject.
Taking place from 26th October – 28th April 2024.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film
If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift’s Era Tour, then where have you been? The sixth concert tour by Taylor saw fellow Swifties battling it out trying to get tickets. The result? Multiple ticketing agency sites crashed, and tickets sold out within the hour. Fortunately for those who missed out on tickets, there’s still something to look forward to: The Eras Tour, gracing the big screens this autumn. The concert film offers 165 minutes of documentary content, capturing the opening leg of the tour in California at the SoFi Stadium in August. An unmissable cinematic experience for all the Swifties out there.
Watch in cinemas from 13th October.
The Missing Thread at Somerset House
This October, Somerset House explores the untold stories of Black British fashion in its ground-breaking exhibition, The Missing Thread. Curated by the Black Orientated Legacy Development Agency (BOLD), the exhibition explores the legacy of Black designers and creatives spanning from the 1970s to present day. Using four distinct themes—home, tailoring, performance, and nightlife—the exhibition unwinds the story of Black creativity, with the final section of the exhibition paying tribute to influential designer and tailor, Joe Casely-Hayford.
Taking place from 21st September – 7th January 2024.
Say hello to London’s new super club, Drumsheds
Curated by forward-thinking party starters Broadwick Live and United Visual Artists, Drumsheds is the new super club coming to London. Combining space, light, technology, art and the biggest names in music, the audio-visual experience kicks off this month with a host of events to look out for. This weekend, the club opens its doors to La Discothèque, welcoming prestigious selectors like Gilles Peterson, Melè and Afrodeutsche to the 15,000 people warehouse space.
BFI London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival offers a curated selection of the finest in global cinema. With a diverse range of films spanning languages, genres, and filmmaking techniques, it promises to captivate audiences with the rich tapestry of world cinema. The festival, spanning 12 days, will debut a stellar lineup of the world’s finest new films, series and immersive storytelling. These screenings will be held at various venues in London and accessible on BFI Player. This year’s festival will forgo the customary star-studded line-up in lieu of the SAG-AFTRA strikes – which have already impacted several other major film festivals worldwide, including in Venice and Toronto. It kicks off with the premiere of Saltburn, the latest creation from A Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell.
Taking place from 4th October – 15th October 2023.