All the Nu Things: Our Pick of What to See, Hear, Play and Read this Autumn

There’s so much to see, hear, play and read this Autumn!

Here’s our pick…



Pawarumi is an epic shoot ‘em up set in a futuristic universe, inspired by the pre-Columbian civilizations. You’ll play as Axo, pilot of the holy ship Chukaru, in a quest for revenge of the betrayal caused to the people
of Earth. With its unique abilities, Chukaru can deal extra damage, heal itself or charge a super attack, simply by shooting with the right weapon on the right type of enemy! These humans from this alternate future master light and gravity. Available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty and provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.


Stranger Things

It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. Yeah, we know you’ve already binged it but how about adding the soundtrack to your download list? GRAMMY Nominated and EMMY Winning composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s score to ‘Stranger Things’ is perhaps the show’s secret ingredient. A mixture of icy new-wave hooks, spooky ambient textures and menacing drones which bring a spine-tingling
ambience and a hauntingly beautiful nostalgia all at once although can anything surpass Dusty Bun and Suzie Poo’s rendition of Never Ending
Story? Nah!

Charli XCX

Definitely an office guilty pleasure, Charli XCX takes a break from her recent output of mixtapes for this, her first album in five years. Charli
features an assortment of guest artists, many returning, including Sky Ferreira, Christine and the Queens, Clairo and Big Freedia. Described as her most personal album to date, hence the name, the album will be followed by a full world tour that’s bound to be brimming with bangers!


Peaky Blinders

Season 5 of the Birmingham based crime thriller and Tommy Shelby and his family are back with Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy is now MP
for Birmingham South, but with the fragility of his mental health becoming more apparent and his unpredictable behaviour even more concerning  what will the future hold for the Shelby family as the
world is thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929? Catch up with seasons 1 – 4 on iPlayer now.


Perhaps the most notorious of Batman’s nemeses and therefore worthy of his own spin off, The Joker tracks down and out comedian Arthur Track from failed gigs to Gotham super criminal. Beaten down until he turns and beats the world that had turned against him. Joaquin Phoenix takes over the role from Heath Ledger who won a post humous Academy Award for his portrayal of the role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and those who have seen the film expect Phoenix’s performance will garner similar accolades.

13 Reasons Why

The finale of season 2 of Netflix’s darkest teen drama saw Clay literally left holding the gun after successfully averting a mass shooting at Liberty High. This is one school you really would not want to attend; we reckon the Ofsted reports would be more than a little concerning… Look out for its appearance this October minus Hannah – Katherine Langford the actress who plays her has confirmed that her character is ‘wrapped’.


Wham! George and Me

Yeah I know, but with Stranger Things and Pose taking over our TV screens we’ve become a little obsessed with the eighties and that’s translating to our bookcase too. One of the most recognisable faces of the
eighties, Andrew Ridgeley, was one half of the phenomenal pop duo Wham! Here he tells the inside story on his time in the band with the legend that was George Michael.

Toil & Trouble

If you haven’t read an Augusten Burroughs book, then go out immediately and get Running With Scissors. I mean it, right now. If you
have read it then hurrah you’re in for a treat as there is more from this number one New York Times bestselling author, another stunning memoir that is tender, touching…and just a little spooky.

For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn’t have known and manifested things that shouldn’t have come to pass. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal as he was
descended from a long line of witches. It was a bond that
he and his mother shared–until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that’s a whole other story).
After that, Augusten was on his own…


My Beautiful Laundrette

Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette comes to the stage. Young British Pakistani,
Omar transforms his Uncle’s run-down laundrette into a thriving business. After being confronted by a fascist gang, Omar recognises school friend Johnny and uses their history to diffuse the situation. As they renovate the laundrette together, love blossoms. This subversive work of social realism is presented against a backdrop of original music
created by The Pet Shop Boys.

Curve, Leicester 20 Sept -5 Oct and The Rep, Birmingham 5 Nov -9 Nov



This year’s festival will again offer over a thousand different casks of real ales, the largest selection of any festival in the world and covering the widest possible range of beer styles, including many modern variations usually referred to as “craft beers”, such as new England IPAs, American Imperial stouts, Berliner- style Weiss beers alongside many classical styles and old favourites.

9th – 12th October @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham


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