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a bit about Vasco
What are you working on these days?
I focus all available hours on my film festival Cinephilia, writing a new web series set in the cinema I work in and on travelling as much as I can. I’m also working on my memory. At the moment it is embarrassingly short.
What drives you mad these days?
How evolved and at the same time square-minded a lot of people can be these days. Also bed spelin.
What makes you happy?
The sun on a clear blue sky, tasty great-looking food and standing ovations. Even more if they’re for me!
When was the last time you cried?
At a friend’s wedding back in Portugal, out of sheer happiness.
What’s your latest musical obsession?
Santigold’s “Can’t Get Enough of Myself”. Such happy vibes!
What was the last movie you watched and was it any good?
‘Kiki, el amor se hace’. A spanish comedy set in Madrid about different people with different paraphilias. Very light and fun to watch. I loved that it made me feel a bit naughty too!
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
Charity shops in London’s fancy areas! That’s where you get the best deals. If not, there’s plenty of thrift shops and second hand clothing places to choose from. They will have the most unique and original pieces. As someone once said, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”
What’s your go-to café in London?
Appestat. A small and cosy coffee lover’s shop with the friendliest staff and the feeling of being sat in your own living room just do it for me.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?
Angel. From there I hop on the canal and walk to Hackney Wick.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
I LOVE street markets and all the food they sell but never actually buy anything because I simply can’t decide what to get. One day I’ll have my own and own it all *evil laugh*.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
My great grandpa. I’d take him to a falafel shop in Hackney just to get him out of his comfort zone.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
If it’s hot enough, I’d cycle in the rain for a while and finish at an old cinema watching a classic film.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
An old table in the Clapton Hart pub that has a small drawer where there is a small book full of illustrated penises.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
Take a walk in a park and have a BBQ in London Fields with friends, go straight to a pub and finish off in a bar dancing to 90s music.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Islington. Can you tell I’m obsessed?
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
A Starbucks in Westfield.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
Grab a handful of friends and go to The Old Queen’s Head.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
Writing and baking. Never at the same time.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
Dalston Superstore. Great music, fun people and nice colours.