In terms of TV and film, there was much to enjoy in 2011.
One of our favourite films of the year was the brilliant Weekend, the second feature film from director Andrew Haigh.
Hackney seemed to draw a lot of our attention this year. The opening of the Hackney Picture house was cause for celebration, breathing new life into a disused building on Mare Street. Hackney City Farm hosted the genius Cycle-In Cinema, a cinema run entirely on pedal power.
Similarly unconventional cinema came courtesy of the Underground Film Club at the Roundhouse.
All these exciting ways of watching films (we shouldn’t forget to mention outdoor cinema at The Scoop) meant we had hardly any time to stay in and watch the small screen, but when we did we enjoyed the return of Rev and catching Scout favourite Cold Specks on Later… with Jools Holland.
Finally, Scout London wasn’t afraid to embrace its childish side – we celebrated the London premieres of the The Smurfs and the third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. And of course, we couldn’t have got through the festive season without the three Ms – mince pies, mulled wine and The Muppets.