Highlights

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LONDON FASHION WEEK Round Up
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

London Fashion Week 2020 had an ethical underscore, with concerns about the environment, fair wages, supply chain transparency and global gun use highlighted. ___________________ Streetwear company Edit Man London partnered up with anti-gun organisation One Less Gun to raise awareness about weapons of street crime and war. It was founded by artist McCrow who uses […]

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Features

Valentine’s Day – Was It Always Like This? [VIDEO]
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The idea that Valentine’s Day has become a capitalist ritual of perverse consumerism is not a new one, we’ve known about this for years. But less is known about how this came to be. When exactly did Valentine’s Day turn from a day of Catholic celebration into a day of stress and anxiety for millions […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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Charles Dickens

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    FEB 7: Born on this day Charles Dickens
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    Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens provided the nation with many memorable titles and characters from Oliver Twist through to his penultimate novel Great Expectations. Although born in Portsmouth, where he spent his working years as a factory worker, these characters gave us an invaluable insight into life in the […]