Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo at FACT, 11th September

FILM Recently voted the best film of all time, Hitchcock’s mesmerizing Vertigo gets the big screen treatment at FACT this week. Astoundingly ahead of its time, this thrilling, noirish tale of obsession and psychological torment promises to look better than ever with its vivid new print. More information →

Pong: online cheese shopping

SHOP We’re sort of addicted to cheese. And we love pongcheese.co.uk. A fast, friendly service, delivering fresh and stinking stuff direct to your door. With British Cheese week coming up, now’s the time to stock up on Mull of Kintyre Cheddar, or Ragstone Log. pongcheese.co.uk →

Festival No. 6 in Portmerion, Wales, 14th – 16th September

FESTIVAL Portmeirion is a magical place at the best of times, but we’ve a feeling this weekend is going to offer even more of an unreality check, as Festival No. 6 heads to the Italianate town on the Snowdonian coast. New Order, Primal Scream and Steeling Sheep among the highlights of this boutique art, music and culture shindig. festivalnumber6.com →

Lexicon Valley

PODCAST If you’re as geeky about words as we are, this podcast, from Slate Magazine, is much, much better than Fry’s English Delight. Americans talking about the quirks and ticks of the English language? Shouldn’t work. Does. Subscribe in iTunes →

Movie Title Cards

BLOG An unashamedly geeky Tumblr consisting of – yep, you guessed it – beautifully designed title cards from the opening sequence of movies (and the occasional TV show). There’s no chronology here, so newly-released movies butt up against oldies. Embrace your inner film nerd. movietitlecards.tumblr.com →

Ben Kay’s Blog

BLOG We love a belligerent blog. In case you hadn’t noticed. And Ben Key’s ticks all our boxes. Especially his entry about ‘social media experts’. He swears, he’d funny, he filters some great shit from the internet’s noise. He’s in our gang. ben-kay.com →

Artmagic at Mellowtone @ Leaf, 12th September

GIG Back with a bang (oh, OK, a calming whisper), Mellowtone returns this Wednesday to soothe our end of summer nerves. And they’ve assembled a stellar line up to usher in September’s darkening evenings. Artmagic (Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and Robyn/Britney producer Sean McGhee), the blissful harmonies of Rue Royale and Silent Sleep. More information →