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The Women’s Institute Fair 2017 – Giveaway

By Francesca Baker Creator of  And So She thinks The Women’s Institute has reputation, somewhat unfounded. For some reason we believe it to be a club for those with blue rinses, who are stuck in an a nostalgic era of bunting and street parties, live on a diet of jams…

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In Other Words – The Hope Theatre

In Other Words Reviewed by Elvan faik In Other Words is a simple show which highlights the power of love and music in our lives.  The story of Arthur and Jane is a simple one, in which they meet, marry and love each other, before Arthur develops dementia and their…

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Chicks Chat with… Jane Gull

Chicks Chat with… Jane Gull, actress, screenwriter and award winning film director. Her career has gone from strength to strength with many short films under her belt. These include: documentary short Our Street. Drama: Hitler & Henry VII, Saints & Whores, Twitcher, Together Alone and I Want to Be. Her…

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Does Your Brand Qualify For PRECIOUSHABA?

Even if you are not a company looking for recognition, following The Precious Hair and Beauty Awards (PRECIOUSHABA) could lead you to brands you wish existed, just didn’t realise they already do! Brands that are considered too niche for the mainstream market but that your beauty routine is screaming for….

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Lizzie – The Greenwich Theatre

With bright lights, projections and an on-stage rock band clearly visible, the opening of Lizzie looks more rock concert than traditional musical theatre, and the irreverent and rebellious nature of rock and roll underpins the whole show.  While murderers have been portrayed in musicals before (Sweeny Todd and Chicago spring…

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Chicks Chat with….Emma Manton

Chicks Chat with…. Emma Manton, not content with working full time for the RSC in the West End (currently appearing in Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Haymarket Theatre). Being a mum to Ted, aged 6. Emma is also training for her second London marathon. She’s…

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The Vibration of 2017 – getting to the heart of what we want.

The Vibration of 2017 – getting to the heart of what we want. Struggling with upholding your New Year intentions and resolutions? Is the enthusiasm beginning to wane as the cold nights sap the Christmas spirit of change and newness? Does the 1st of January seem…just so long ago? There…

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The Side Room • Members Club for Women

The Side Room • EVENT • Helping Women Move Mountains   The Side Room is a members club for Women in London!! They offer Pop up cultural events for women to meet, share ideas, knowledge, experiences and meet and socialise with women from various sectors. Gone are days of yesteryear,…

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The Wild Party – The Hope Theatre

The Wild Party Review By Elvan Faik   Writer : JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH  Director : RAFAELLA MARCUS Actress : ANNA CLARKE Actor : JOEY AKUBEZE   From an opening with two performers in tuxedos, making each other up to the sounds of Britney Spears to an ending which includes a…

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Theatre Review: HE(ART) at N16 Theatre

HE(ART) He(art), a beautifully executed and thought provoking piece, set in modern day London, that centres around how our heart drives what we do and how we do it. This is most definitely an ensemble piece (in its’ truest form) where all contributors have their part to play in helping…

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The Secret to Achieving your Goals

The Secret to Achieving your Goals How are you with goal setting? Do you set big hairy audacious goals, or are yours small and manageable? Are your goals always the same, meaning that you never achieve them? Or maybe you are waiting to be stronger, smarter, more beautiful, even fitter…

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Don’t forget the Past Year. Learn from It!

Don’t forget the Past Year. Learn from It! The year is nearly at an end and I guess that you’ve been so busy living life that you haven’t had time to review it. Taking time out to review always feels like a bit of a chore but I am here…

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Netflix Review • Black Mirror: Series 3

Netflix Review• Black Mirror Chicks Netflix Picks for Christmas viewing! Charlie Brooker declared that the works of Black Mirror were a work of fiction and not satire after an unfortunate story surfaced regarding an ex Prime Minister and the lead in Animal Farm. If you’re unsure of that which I…

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Her Aching Heart – The Hope Theatre

HER ACHING HEART REVIEW Opening on a dark stage with a mournful torch song about heartbreak was not the opening I was expecting from a lesbian musical pastiche of gothic romance novels, but this was not the only surprise in a delightful and light-hearted evening which included a strong willed…

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Netflix Review • Convenience

Convenience Convenience, is anything but.   Shaan (Adeel Akhtar) invades Ajay’s (Ray Panthaki) home as he is on the run from the Russians.  Ajay is eight thousand, five hundred pounds and sixty two pence in debt to be exact and has………no money.  None. Ajay comes up with a cunning plan.  Rob…

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Chicks Chat with…. Minnie Ayres

Chicks Chat with… Minnie Ayres, dancer, actress, producer and one third of the terrific trio that is Triforce Creative Network; along with Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres. Over the years she’s worked across the board but extensively in Theatre acting in most Theatres in the UK. She’s probably best known…

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Let your style represent your personality

Let your style represent your personality When we’re teenagers and young adults, we want to be noticed and appreciated because of our uniqueness and style. Still, as years go by, people spend less time on planning their clothing combinations and shopping for something that they like. The whole process almost…

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Lest We Forget

However you choose to, take a moment today at 11am, remember all those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom that we do today. FOR THE FALLEN With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her…

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Netflix Review • Cartel Land

Cartel Land Mexico.  Drugs.  You might think you’ve got it sussed but this is no ordinary documentary.  Oscar nominated and award-winning “Cartel Land” is one of the most finest and most impacting documentary films I have seen for some time. Matthew Heineman examines the ongoing problem between the US and…

Where the Hell is Bernard?

 ‘Where the Hell is Bernard?’ 25th-29th October @ 8pm   In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves. 4 women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. All runs like clockwork until one day a box mysteriously…