Welcome back to OnBuy's monthly To-Do List! With the school holidays drawing to a close, the parents among us will be getting the kids ready for a new academic year - be sure to check out OnBuy for a great selection of stationery, sports equipment, school bags and more! Between back to school shopping and enjoying any bit of sun we can get, have a quick read of our August hotlist; we know you'll love it.
If you're a fan of historical movies, this may be one for you! Director Christopher Nolan brings his vision to epic war film, Dunkirk - based on one of the defining events of the 20th Century, starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. During the early days of the Second World War, France had been overrun, and the Allied army of 400,000 soldiers had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats - from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats - came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. Out now.
LISTEN TO: Mura Masa by Mura Masa
If you've not heard of Mura Masa yet, you will soon. Touted the UK's fastest rising producer by music critics everywhere, Masa (real name Alex Crossan) released his long awaited debut album in July, revealing "I wanted it to be self-titled and self-made. Everything on there... I played every instrument and I produced every song".
Laced with 13 tracks, the up-tempo project features contributions from A$AP Rocky, Desiigner, Bonzai, Charli XCX, NAO, Jamie Lidell, Christine and the Queens, Damon Albarn, and Tom Tripp. Masa said, "It's a collection of cultural moments, bringing together a lot of unlikely collaborators... Having David Albarn right next to Desiigner on the front cover." Out now.
Credit: Mura Masa/Interscope
READ: The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
Hailed as "the most gripping debut psychological thriller of the year", the book The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances examines the complicated mother-son-daughter-in-law relationship in a chilling new light.
A borderline obsessive mother-in-law and her son's determined girlfriend, who will stop at nothing to get the life she always dreamed of, makes for a dangerous combination - when a life-changing lie tears everything apart, will anybody survive the volatile fall-out?
Credit: Pan Macmillan
TAP INTO: Tasty App
After turning 2 years old earlier this year, Buzzfeed's Tasty format now has its very own mobile app, available on iTunes with an Android version coming soon. Yes, you heard us right - every Tasty video (circa 1700) at your fingertips, complete with shareable, swipeable and interative in-app features.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to cook every single recipe - the app will keep your phone awake so you don't have to worry about it falling asleep while you cook. What's more, you can search recipes by social plans, ingredients, dietary needs, difficulty, speed, cuisine, and more. What are you waiting for?! Available on iOS.
GO TO: A festival
With festival season nearing a close, there's still time to get in on the fun with our August picks! From Reading & Leeds to V Festival and Creamfields, there'll be something for everyone in this line-up.
For: THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR
V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford/Weston Park, Staffordshire: 19-20 Aug 2017
Headliners: Jay Z, P!nk, Rudimental, Stormzy
For: A WEEKEND OF RAVING
Creamfields, Daresbury, Warrington: 24-27 Aug 2017
Headliners: Above & Beyond, deadmau5, Faithless, Fatboy Slim
For: ALL-ROUND ENTERTAINMENT
Reading & Leeds Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading/Bramham Park, Leeds: 25-27 Aug 2017
Headliners: Kasabian, Eminem, Muse
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Which will you be ticking off your list? Let us know in the comments section!
Remember: this is a monthly series, so keep your eyes peeled for lots more - oh, and get in touch with your suggestions for September!