Highlights

London Fashion Week, LFW
London Fashion Week!
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

There was a definite focus on sustainability this year, with all the event branding emphasising ethical practices. The British Fashion Council hub on the Strand at the vast Store X was the place to be to catch the best of upcoming designers and fashion graduates. But we were spoilt for choice for showcases, presentations, catwalks, […]

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Features

Valentine’s Day – Was It Always Like This? [VIDEO]
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Videos

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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The Shard

  • July 5th: Inauguration of the Shard
    Posted in: Features, Places

    IT WAS on this day in 2012 that the 310 metre tall Shard Tower, located on the South Bank of the Thames, was officially inaugurated as one of Europe’s tallest buildings. It was opened by Prince Andrew and the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, whose nation provided most of […]