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Rethinking Work: 2018 and Beyond
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Exploring three-day weeks, work-life balance and the loss of jobs to A.I  Employment researchers claim recruitment tends to peak after the Christmas and New Year. Perhaps that’s because these employers have picked up on the restlessness people feel once the last remains of Christmas pudding and mulled wine have left the system and that boozy […]

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  • Closure Anthology
    Closure – Anthology
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The Closure anthology is the first such anthology of short stories by Black British writers since 2000. It brings together a diverse collection of African, Caribbean and Indian story-tellers all reading excerpts from their work at the George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths University. Supported by the University’s MA in Black Writing and published by Peepal Tree […]

  • Russell Young: Superstars The Halcyon Gallery
    They’re a Superstar!
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Looking more like a white-walled Roman villa with its impressive architecture and winding staircases, The Halcyon Gallery, New Bond Street was a fittingly vainglorious venue for this exhibition of superstars. Artist Russell Young has put a post-modern twist on the pop art phenomenon that Andy Warhol popularised in the 60s. Every iconic star from Grace […]

  • Perspectives: Bruce Forsyth On Sammy Davis Jr
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    ITV’s Sunday evening tribute to entertainer Sammy Davis Jr was a combination of dazzling tap dancing skills and commentary on the racial politics of 1950s and 60s America. Host Bruce Forsyth described him as the best black tap dancer ever – pointing out that the hunched shoulder style differed from the stiff, upright style of […]

  • Imagining Don Quixote exhibition
    Imagining Don Quixote
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    A new exhibition at The British Library celebrates one of the greatest works of Spanish literature and its accompanied illustrations down the centuries. Imagining Don Quixote examines Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote with the focus on the artwork because it has become the darling of illustrators throughout history from Gustave Dore through to Salvador Dali. For […]

  • Aviation Themed Bar NY-LON
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Highlights

    Boarding cards at the ready, it’s time to experience NY-LON, The O2 ‘s aviation themed bar, complete with a first class departure lounge. Opened by airline partners Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines this chic bar is inspired by the glitz and glamour of New York and London. Designed with luxury in mind, customers can […]

  • War & Peace BBC1
    War and Peace – First take
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel about Napoleon’s invasion of Russia is certainly a book and a half. Renowned for being one of the longest ever written, my earliest memories are of buying a copy as a teenager and being determined to read it cover to cover. The ‘big read’ factor didn’t put me off, in fact […]

  • London New Years Eve Fireworks _ London New Year Parade
    London on New Year
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Sydney, Auckland, Dubai, Rio all do it. But no one quite does it the way British do in London. As with every new year’s eve, this year too Big Ben struck 12 at the midnight bell, ushering in the new year 2016 with a magnificent display of fireworks on the Thames around the iconic London […]

  • Celebrating the Longest Night: Solstice Shorts Festival
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    National Short Story Day falls on the same day as the Winter Solstice, December 21st, so it was timely of short story anthology publisher Arachne Press to put the call out to Britain’s literature lovers for The Solstice Shorts Festival: Longest Night, a mix of short stories, poems and folk music. The solstice, as you […]