A Royal Hangover Documentary Film Review

So last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to the press/industry screening of A Royal Hangover.  I met Arthur Cauty, Director and Gabrielle Weller, Producer for the second time and their whole crew were there including Silver Levy-So, their Associate Producer.  I also met Lucy Rocca, founder of Soberistas, which was a lovely … Continue reading A Royal Hangover Documentary Film Review

Veronica Valli & I (4) ‘A Royal Hangover’

So I’ve sneaked an extra blog post in this week because I’ve been catching up with Veronica again on Skype and I thought you’d like to hear what we discussed.  Here we talk about the upcoming documentary film ‘A Royal Hangover‘ that explores the relationship the British have with binge drinking following Veronica’s attending it’s … Continue reading Veronica Valli & I (4) ‘A Royal Hangover’

A Royal Hangover: further coverage

Shared from http://filmmarketingblog.com/drink-drink-interview-arthur-cauty-director-royal-hangover-documentary/ Football? No…Then maybe cricket? Not at all. Then what is Brit’s favorite sport these days? No doubt the booze race… Great Britain, the homeland of William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and the Beatles is in trouble. About the scale of the drinking problem in UK and film making challenges of associating with intoxicated people, we talked … Continue reading A Royal Hangover: further coverage

A Royal Hangover

Last night I had the most fantastic conversation with Veronica Valli.  She writes a blog which you can find here and she wrote the book ‘Why You Drink and How to Stop: The Journey to Freedom’. During our long conversation about our journeys through drinking and drug taking (we were both part of the rave … Continue reading A Royal Hangover

Pub hours to be extended for Queen’s 90th birthday

When I read this headline over the Easter week-end – this was my reaction! (see image).  Honestly – WHY oh WHY is the Queens 90th official birthday an excuse to extend pub opening hours?  Now I’m no royalist but REALLY?  Is this how she wants to be remembered – with a license for us all … Continue reading Pub hours to be extended for Queen’s 90th birthday

It’s Different for Girls

Have you ever seen this photo accompanying an article about women and drinking?  The ubiquitous #benchgirl photographic image from 2008 gets a mention in this excellent presentation (the back story being that whenever this image appears in the media accompanying a new story about alcohol, researchers take to Twitter with the hashtag benchgirl as it … Continue reading It’s Different for Girls

Mortality of harmful drinkers increased after reduction of alcohol prices in northern Finland

This was a piece of research from Findings Effectiveness Bank that was shared recently and the full title of the research is: Mortality of harmful drinkers increased after reduction of alcohol prices in northern Finland: A 10-year follow-up of head trauma subjects.         Evidence from Finland that the 2004 decreases in alcohol … Continue reading Mortality of harmful drinkers increased after reduction of alcohol prices in northern Finland