The NCS Guide to June

ncs 1/06/2018
June 2018

Summer may be just around the corner, but if you’ve had enough of the heat wave over the last few weeks we’ve got some great excuses for you to spend some me-time on the sofa.

NETFLIX

From feel-good inducing makeover shows to betrayal and murder, Netflix is jam-packed with treats to binge watch this month.

    •    The Staircase (8 June) 
Fans of Making a Murderer and The Keepers will be enthralled with this 8-part documentary following the trial of Michael Peterson, a writer accused of murdering his wife, who was found dead at the bottom of their staircase.

    •    Sense8 Finale Episode (8 June)
Keep calm. It’s finally here – the long-anticipated season finale! And the best bit? It’s a whopping two hours long. Settle in, folks. It’s gonna be big.

    •    Queer Eye Season 2 (15 June)
Following the huge success of season one, the Fab 5 are back for round two with more makeovers, tears and hilarity – we are so ready.

    •    Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 (22 June)
After clearing his name, Luke Cage is a celebrity on the streets, with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But of course, a formidable foe is ready to stir up some trouble.

    •    Derren Brown: Miracle (22 June)
Everyone’s favourite illusionist is back showing off his skills this month by debunking the concept of ‘faith-healing’, along with fear, pain and disbelief. Prepare to be stunned (and slightly confused)!

FILMS

    •    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6 June)
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are reunited in the latest dino-installment. Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano about to erupt. 

    •    Ocean’s 8 (18 June)
Sandra Bullock heads up an all-star cast featuring Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter in this hilarious new heist movie.   


MUSIC

Sit back and relax (or throw some shapes around your bedroom) this summer, we’ve got a truck load of new music for you.

    •    Kanye West – Love Everyone (1 June)

    •    Jorja Smith – Lost & Found (8 June)

    •    Nicki Minaj – Queen (15 June)

    •    Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic (15 June)

    •    Panic! At The Disco – Pray for the Wicked (22 June)

    •    5SOS – Young Blood (22 June)

    •    Bebe Rexha – Expectations (22 June)


SPORTS

We’ve got some big matches coming up – gather your friends and let the excitement begin.

    •    NBA Finals (11 June)

    •    Football World Cup (15 June)


GAMES

Whatever console you like to get lost in, we’ve got an array of games for everyone. 

    •    Jurassic World Evolution (12 June)
Ever fancied running your own Jurassic Park without the worry of being devoured by a t-rex? Well, turns out dreams do come true. 

    •    Lego Incredibles (15 June)
Who doesn’t love The Incredibles? With the anticipation of a sequel soon to be released, fans can have fun gaming with their Lego counterparts!

    •    Mario Tennis Aces (22 June)
If you’ve not been playing the latest Mario games on the Nintendo Switch you’ve been missing out. But now’s your chance to redeem yourself with the latest game in the Mario franchise, playing (yep) a load of tennis.

    •    The Sims 4: Seasons (22 June)
If you’ve been a fan of Sims on PC and Mac for a while then this will be BIG news for you. For years players have been waiting for the arguably most sought after expansion pack – and now, it’s finally here. Tell my friends and family I love them, I won’t be seeing them for a while ...

EVENTS 

Calendars at the ready, friends! We’ve got some important dates you won’t want to miss.

    •    Volunteering Week (1-7 June)
It’s time to say a big thank you to all the volunteers across the country. Fancy getting involved? You can find out more here.

    •    Stand Up To Bullying Day (13 June)
You know what has absolutely no place in society these days? Bullying. Stand tall and find out how you can help make a difference.

    •    First Day of Summer (21 June)
This is it – summer finally arrives mid-June. Time to start planning those mandatory BBQ’s, picnics and trips to the beach. And word on the street is it’s gonna be a hot one, so don’t forget the sunscreen.

    •    NCS Summer Programme kicks off (23 - 27 June)
Wahoo! The NCS Summer programme starts at the end of the month. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and stories from our awesome young people and leaders.