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Raindance Film Festival - private reception

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Oscar winner Olivia Colman was presented with the Raindance Icon Award in front of VIP guests Sadie Frost, Kacey Ainsworth, Darren Strowger, Hugh Skinner and Robert Montgomery at a reception and launch for the upcoming 27th Raindance Film Festival. Held at The May Fair hotel, other guests included Charlie's Angels star Ella Balinska as well as Karen Bryson and Tanya Franks.

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Teen Choice Awards

Sunday 11 August 2019

Zendaya, Tori Spelling, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Jessica Alba and KJ Apa were among VIPs at California’s Hermosa Beach watching Taylor Swift, Louis Tomlinson and The Jonas Brothers win big at this year’s Teen Choice Awards. Co-hosted by Lucy Hale and David Dobrik, the live show saw performances from OneRepublic, Mabel, Jordan McGraw and Sarah Hyland, while other award presenters and special guests at the ceremony included Charlie Puth, John Stamos, Gabrielle Union, Maddie Ziegler and Nikki Bella.

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Romeo + Juliet - press night

Friday 09 August 2019

Olympic diver Tom Daley stepped out with his producer husband Dustin Lance Black for the Romeo + Juliet press night, joined by fellow VIPs Bruno Tonioli, Mel GiedroycBeverley KnightAJ PritchardBonnie LangfordCharlie StempNoma DumezweniLayton WilliamsTom Read Wilson and Harriet Thorpe. Renowned British choreographer, Sir Matthew Bourne, celebrated as his latest production, a new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare love story, officially opened to press at Sadler's Wells Theatre.

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Film4 Summer Screen: Pain and Glory - reception & opening gala

Thursday 08 August 2019

Co-stars Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas posed with director Pedro Almodóvar on the red carpet outside Somerset House for the premiere of new Spanish drama Pain and Glory. Launching this year's Film4 Summer Screen festival, the A-listers were joined by VIP guests Jack Guinness, Alfie Allen, Pam Hogg, Anna Brewster, Pearl Mackie, Lady Amelia Windsor, Boris Becker, Noomi Rapace and Yinka Shonibare.

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Playmobil - gala film screening

Sunday 04 August 2019

Imogen Thomas, Naomi Isted, Linda Robson, Ricky Rayment and Scarlette Douglas were among VIPs posing with life-sized cartoon figures ahead of the gala film screening for Playmobil: The Movie at Vue Leicester Square. Other celebrities and influencers who were spotted on the red carpet included Tallia Storm, Ashley Walters, Victoria Clay and Tyla Carr.

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Mabel - album launch party

Thursday 01 August 2019

Mabel was joined by her mother, Neneh Cherry, as well as VIP guests Brooklyn Beckham, Kaz Crossley, Neelam Gill, Miquita Oliver and Alice Chater, as she celebrated the release of her debut album High Expectations. Tiffany Calver and Martelo were behind the decks at Annabel's and Kelly Hoppen, Gaby Allen, Tallia Storm, Chris Taylor and Harley Brash were among guests.

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Tree - press night

Thursday 01 August 2019

Idris Elba joined his cast on stage at curtain call as his play, Tree, officially opened to press at the Young Vic. Jeremy Irons stepped out to watch his wife Sinéad Cusack tread the boards, before partying with cast members Lucy Briggs-Owen, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfred Enoch, Joan Iyiola and co-creator and director Kwame Kwei-Armah in the theatre bar.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - UK film premiere

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie arrived at London's ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, alongside director Quentin Tarantino, to celebrate the release of their new crime drama Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. Damian Lewis, who also appears in the film, joined Lena Dunham, Guy RitchieJacqui Ainsley, Helen McCrory and Simon Pegg on the red carpet before heading to a private afterparty.

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Love Island finale - The Sun party

Monday 29 July 2019

Love Island 2019 cast mates Lucie Donlan, Arabella Chi, Tom Walker and Joe Garratt all watched as Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea were crowned the winners of this year’s series at The Sun’s live screening party. Hosted by former Love Island runner-up Olivia Attwood, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer AJ Pritchard attended to support his brother Curtis, who came fourth, while other VIP guests at Tropicana Beach Club included Tiffany Watson, Cara de la Hoyde, Amber Turner, Nathan Massey, Hayley Hughes, Marvin Brooks and Chyna Ellis.

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Blinded By The Light - gala film screening & afterparty

Monday 29 July 2019

Gurinder Chadha, director of Blinded By The Light, and Viveik Kalra, one of the stars of the comedy, arrived on the red carpet at the Curzon Mayfair to celebrate its release and were joined by VIPs Laura Whitmore, Nitin Ganatra, Nell Williams and Victoria Clay. The screening of the film, a coming of age tale set in Thatcher era Britain about a Pakistani British teenager who discovers a love of Bruce Springsteen, was followed by an afterparty at MNKY HSE, where cast and guests continued celebrations.

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Peter Pan - press performance

Saturday 27 July 2019

Former Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts stepped out with guests including Brendan Cole, Sally Bercow, Joe McFadden, Sinitta, Michelle Heaton and Lemar for the opening of new a production of Peter Pan. The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic's play, based on JM Barrie's classic, officially opened to press at the new Troubadour White City Theatre.  

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In The Style - Summer Party

Thursday 25 July 2019

In The Style ambassador and last year's Love Island winner Dani Dyer stepped out with her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence for the online fashion brand's summer party. The party was filled with reality stars including Charlotte Crosby, Amber Turner, Chloe Ferry, Olivia Attwood and Pete Wicks who were treated to a catwalk show of the popular fashion site's latest collection. 

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Balance, Not Symmetry - UK film premiere

Thursday 25 July 2019

Laura Harrier and Bria Vinaite, stars of Balance, Not Symmetry, arrived at Curzon Soho to celebrate the release of Jamie Adams's latest film, with Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil who created the soundtrack. Neil's band members Ben Johnston and James Johnston were also among guests at the premiere of the arthouse film, about an American student living a privileged life at Glasgow School of Art when her father unexpectedly dies, causing her to re-examine her life.

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Elton John AIDS Foundation's Midsummer Party

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Sir Elton John and David Furnish brought their annual midsummer party to the South of France for the first time, where they were joined by Rocketman star Taron Egerton and VIP guests Dame Joan Collins, Pete Townsend, Caroline Barclay, Percy Gibson and Julian Lennon at Villa Dorane. Held in aid of the Elton John AIDs Foundation, the fundraiser included a special performance from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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Where Is Peter Rabbit? - press performance

Tuesday 23 July 2019

A heavily pregnant Myleene Klass posed with fellow show narrator Griff Rhys Jones and a collection of stuffed animal props from the set of Where Is Peter Rabbit? ahead of the musical’s press performance. Taking place at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, other celebrities in attendance included former Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh, Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave and Capital FM DJ Will Manning.

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw - special film screening & afterparty

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Kirby and Jason Statham, stars of the new Fast & Furious spin-off, arrived on the red carpet at the Curzon Mayfair to celebrate the film's release, posing in front of a McLaren 720S. Filmmaker David Leitch also joined the cast at the premiere of Hobbs & Shaw, before they continued celebrations at Annabel's.

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BFI TV Preview: Peaky Blinders

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Following the world premiere in Birmingham, Helen McCrory, Finn Cole, and Brian Gleeson were among cast who attended the London launch of Peaky Blinders. Anna Calvi, who wrote the music for the series, was also on the red carpet alongside other cast members Harry Kirton, Natasha O'KeeffeSophie Rundle and Steven Knight.

 

 

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J Brand x Elsa Hosk - launch party

Thursday 18 July 2019

Victoria’s Secret angel Elsa Hosk opted to wear a pair of jeans from her new collection as she launched her sustainable denim collaboration with J Brand, welcoming fellow models Justine Skye, Maya Henry and Gizele Oliveira to the exclusive party. Held at London's Selfridges, Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue, Roxy Horner and influencers Sophia Hadjipanteli and the Bloom Twins were among other VIPs celebrating the launch.

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Vogue August Issue Live Signing with Karlie Kloss

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Fans queued up around the corner of Vogue House for a chance to meet former Victoria's Secret angel and British Vogue's August 2019 cover star Karlie Kloss. Hosted by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, the pair posed for photos and spoke to fans at the one-off signing.

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The Edge - world film premiere

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Greg James hosted a Q&A with The Edge director Barney Douglas as cricketers Sir Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, James Anderson and Andrew Strauss celebrated the world premiere of the documentary about the England cricket team. The screening, which took place at Picturehouse Central in aid of Heads Together and the Ruth Strauss Foundation, also saw Paul Collingwood, Monty Panesar, Dom Joly and Damon Hill among guests.

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England Cricket World Cup Champions - Downing Street reception

Monday 15 July 2019

Theresa May welcomed England cricket captain Eoin Morgan and his teammates at Downing Street to celebrate their epic World Cup win against New Zealand. Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Liam Dawson, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jofra Archer and Jonny Bairstow smiled for photos with the Prime Minister to mark their first ever World Cup win and enjoyed a Champagne reception in the garden.