Temple Song 2016
OCTOBER 26, 2016 - 19:00
Middle Temple Hall, London

Benedict Cumberbatch Narrator
Anne Sofie von Otter Mezzo soprano
Julius Drake  Piano
Sophie Hunter Curator

Berlioz  La mort d´Ophélie
Sibelius  Seven Early Songs
Tippett  Three Songs for Ariel
Purcell  If Music be the Food of Love
Britten Fancie
Schubert  An Silvia
Anon The Poor Soul sat sighing (Willow song)
Dankworth Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Rufus Wainwright

Tickets are now sold out for this event. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list for tickets that may become available, please call the box office on 020 7427 5641 [Tickets: £60, £50, £40, £30, £20, £10]


Hello sinners! I told you I would have posted a little Petyr x Sansa photoshoot, and so here is the first half. I had to split the photos in two batches because they are too big for Tumblr. I hope you like them!

Let me tell you who are the people involved:
-Photographer: Me aka @proudtobeanalien on Tumblr, @AlessiaCrawley on Twitter, Alessia Cattò in real life. I’m the admin of Aidan Gillen Italy ;)
-Petyr Baelish: Marco Granata ( FB: aka  @MarcoGrn88 on Twitter
-Sansa Stark/Alayne Stone: Leila Bussi (FB: ) aka @littlebirdfromnaboo on Tumblr!

We shot these photos in a neo-gothic town called Grazzano Visconti.

 Feel free to show your support to these lovely cosplayers! <3 

I’ll post the other photos very very soon ;)
Atelier Firis details Edel, Luis, Meklet, and Atomina, synthesis and Chain Bursts - Gematsu

Gust has shared the latest details and screenshots of Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, detailing new characters Edel Hangstein and Luis Bester, returning characters Meklet and Atomina, and more details about the synthesis and battle systems.

Get the information below.

■ Characters

Edel Hangstein

  • Age: 26
  • Occupation: Mayor, Alchemist
  • Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita
  • Illustrated by: Yuugen

The mayor of Reisenberg. She was given the position of mayor after the retirement of the former mayor, who is also her father. She is also an alchemist who holds certified qualifications, and serves as an an examiner for the certified alchemist exam.

She is sharp-minded and has an extensive knowledge of politics and the economy. She always spares no effort to support the town of Reisenberg. And she is highly popular among the townspeople because of that attitude.

Luis Bester

  • Age: 25
  • Occupation: Misntrel
  • Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
  • Illustrated by: NOCO

A lady minstrel you’ll meet while traveling. She works as a peddler that deals in a variety of things. She disguises herself as a man for a certain reason, but is indistinguishably a woman. She has a cheerfully candid personality, and her facial expressions frequently change. She loves singing above all else, and doesn’t miss a song even during business.


  • Age: ??
  • Occupation: Traveler
  • Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
  • Illustrated by: NOCO

An unidentifiable boy who appears before Firis. He’s always with Atomina, and disappears just as randomly as he appeared.

He has both a childlike innocence and unchildlike arrogance about him. He sometimes struggles with Atomina’s dark attitude.


  • Age: ??
  • Occupation: Traveler
  • Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
  • Illustrated by: Yuugen

An unidentifiable girl who appears before Firis. She is always with Meklet, and has an unique atmosphere that disturbs those around her.

She is more taciturn than Meklet, and has a quiet personality. However, she’ll often whisper her chilling true intentions.

■ The Unseen World

■ Catalysts

When synthesizing, you can earn bonuses by putting ingredients in a line within the panels and filling everything out. Additionally, by using a “Catalyst,” which is new in Atelier Firis, the panels expand, the effect of the line changes, and the synthesis changes in a big way.

—The Catalyst is selected prior to putting in the ingredients. Just like a normal line, the line should be filled entirely to earn a bonus.

—Depending on the Catalyst, the size and such of the panels will also change. You can earn various bonuses based on how valuable the Catalyst is.

■ Superdreadnought Synthesis

Superdreadnought Synthesis will have a major impact on Firis’ journey. Through this new type of synthesis, you’ll create items significant enough to change the field itself. Superdreadnought Synthesis will be your foothold to the unseen world.

—Here we have a field covered in ice. Firis won’t be able to move forward like this.

—Through Superdreadnought Synthesis, you can create an “Artificial Sun” said to melt everything it shines on, and use it to melt the ice on the field.

—The ice has melted and a new path has been created.

■ Requests With Varied Outcomes

Firis will be able to receive quests at various places during her journey. Some quests have more than one solution, and their outcome will change depending on how you choose to solve it. Sometimes your solution can even trigger another quest.

■ Chain Bursts

During battle, characters take action one at a time, but through cooperative “Chain Burst” attacks, you can take on enemies more advantageously.

—Before triggering a Chain Burst, first attack enemies and fill your gauge to its maximum amount.

—In Chain Burst mode, if your allies’ actions follow one after the other, a line will connect their icons on the right of the screen, and by inputting an action, a co-op attack will be triggered. A co-op attack will only occur for skills and items targeted at the enemy.

—Depending on the number of combined actions, your “Cooperation Rate” will increase, and you may deal greater damage as a bonus.

—Cooperation Rate is an important factor in Chain Bursts. When it exceeds a certain value, you can choose a character at the end of a co-op attack to perform a powerful and flashy final attack to deal even more damage.

—You can use co-op attacks in accordance with the order of actions for as long as your gauge lasts. Find the best combinations to gain the upper hand in battle.

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on September 29 in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.