Highlights

Festival of Brexit
Will the Festival of Brexit Divide the Nation or Succeed As a Unifying Showcase?
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions, Technology

South Bank’s 1951 Festival of Britain may be the blueprint for a 2022 Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland Britain’s past Great Exhibitions were held as landmark events to showcase the nation’s arts and technology. The post-Brexit Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland planned for 2022 will be inevitably tied to the contentious EU referendum […]

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Features

Regents Canal, London's waterways, waterside dining
London’s Waterside Dining HotSpots
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Features, Food & Dining

Even in the chill of a British winter, nothing beats a cosy cuppa or more indulgent dining in a cafe or restaurant along London’s waterways. Those brave enough to grab a waterside table get the thumbs up for pluck but there are always stunning views from inside. West India Quay Trade ships from the West […]

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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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explained

  • The Problem With Council Tax
    Posted in: Highlights, Videos

    “The most boring and complicated subject in all of public life” – said the man who created the infamous Poll Tax. The results though were anything but. The flat tax rate which meant rich and poor paid the same, led to riots up and down the country and the removal of Margaret Thatcher. The Poll […]