We’re about to take a little bit of an Easter/Covid recovery/visiting parents/boxset binging break for two weeks, so we have a bumper Right Now for you.
First up, let’s blitz through some of the incredible television coming to streaming in the next few weeks.
Catch up on Slow Horses, a very funny spy series which launched last week on AppleTV+ and will drop new episodes every Friday until the end of April.
Netflix has Anatomy of a Scandal (Sienna Miller! Michelle Dockery! Based on a bestselling whodunnit! Produced by Bruna Papandrea of Big Little Lies fame!) on April 15, then season two of Russian Doll on April 20.
Viola Davis stars as Michelle Obama in The First Lady – The Crown for American presidents, basically – on Paramount+ from April 18.
Julia Roberts is in a Stan show about Watergate called Gaslit at the end of the month, Claire Foy is fantastic in the extremely juicy A Very British Scandal on Prime Video from April 22, the same day that 10 Percent, the English remake of Call My Agent drops on the same streaming platform.
But wait – there’s more! On April 25 Barons, a great miniseries about the birth of surfing big business starring Sean Keenan, Jillian Nguyen and Hunter Page-Lochard, drops on ABC iView. Happy binging.
At last! A real, genuine movie! We’ve seen The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and – oh, you might have heard of him – Brad Pitt, and we can attest, this is the best time you’ll have in a cinema. The plot doesn’t matter – it’s Romancing the Stone, but in 2022 – because this movie is a whole lot of fun. Sandra and Channing (and Daniel and, oh yeah, did we mention Brad Pitt?!) are having the time of their lives. Book your tickets now.
Parrtjima, the annual festival of light held at Alice Springs, has just begun – and for those lucky enough to attend, it’s going to be a phenomenal festival. For 10 days, the majestic MacDonnell Range is lit up with light installations by First Nations artists in a display of Country and creativity. This is on our bucket list to attend one day, let us know if you have plans to travel to Alice Springs to see it in person this year.
This year marks a century since the first Vinnies store opened in Newtown, and to celebrate certain stores – including Newtown, Paddington, Thirroul and Brookvale – will play host to a curated edit of pre-loved pieces from style icons including Nadia Fairfax and Kate Waterhouse, along with archive pieces from brands including Lee Mathews, Matteau and PE Nation. Called The Drop, this vintage range will be available in stores from today until May 14.
Another sustainable fashion initiative launching in the next week is Re-Worn by Assembly Label, in which the brand will allow customers to return pre-loved items into their stores to help promote the circular economy. Some will be repaired and made available to purchase again and others will be recycled. The program launches on April 14.
And out on Tuesday is Sea of Tranquility, the latest novel from Station Eleven author Emily St John Mandel, one of our favourite writers. This book is part pandemic reflection, part time travel (yes, really) and totally brilliant. It’s already been set for a television adaptation from HBO, the same team who recently made Station Eleven for the screen, and we can’t wait.