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The Fiena Members Club for Women

The Fiena Members Club for women is something totally different… Since opening in 2017, the club has already achieved legendary status. Fiena is a firm favourite of female olympians, international DJ’s, CEO’s of visionary companies & everyday go-getters across the world. A hotspot for London’s girl boss types and female adventurers….

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum • Review

Prepare to feel exhilarated and exhausted by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum! You should be, this is the deliberate intention of the filmmakers, as it is time for us to experience the pain that John Wick feels that ultimately Keanu Reeves feels! For Wick his motivation is love, for…

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Chicks Chat with … Bernie Dieter

Bernie Dieter. Multi award winning Queen of Weimer punk Kabaret. Star of ‘The Little Death Club’ forming part of the Underbelly Festival on at the Southbank. Having been described as a cross between Lady Gaga, Marlene Dietrich and Noel Fielding in sequins, she has played sold out shows all over…

Among Angels • Theatre Review

Among Angels’ follows lead character Chris as he uses drugs as a numbing tool after being falsely accused of rape. He is in a situation incited by toxic people and struggles with the idea of going home. However, this is no regular party, he is in a potentially dangerous situation…

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Pop-Up Painting • Review

My night at Pop-up painting commenced at 19:30 pm in the Urban Meadows Café in Notting Hill. I had never heard of pop-up painting but found the idea really intriguing. With a selling point of “Wine glass in one hand, Paintbrush in the other”, my only question was “What’s not…

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Theatre • Don’t You Dare!

Award-winning director and performer Chiara D’Anna best known for her work with writer and director Peter Strickland on the films The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian SoundStudio, returns to London with her trademark surreal comedy. Her latest solo show, Don’t You Dare! is a high-energy political satire that combines Storytelling, Physical Theatre…

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The White Crow • Chicks at the Flicks Review

Ralph Fiennes directs the exceptional The White Crow, a film delicately detailing an excerpt into the life of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev up until his defection to the West. “Without a story to tell you have no reason to dance,” says Rudolf (Rudi) Nureyev, and I expect 20 years ago…

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Mother’s Day • Last Minute Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day practically on our doorstep you might still be stumped on what to get your mum or mother figure. Flowers and chocolates are great, don’t get me wrong. But how about something a little different. We at Those London Chicks have come up with a short list of…

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The Grenfell Project • Theatre Review

The intimate performance space of ‘The Hope Theatre’ gave The Company Theatre Group an apt ambiance for ‘The Grenfell Project’, in which they drew their audience in with their respectful, honest and intense devised piece. The hour-long performance was directed by Eleanor Crouch and takes the audience through first hand…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with… Tonia Buxton

Tonia Buxton. Celebrity chef, Author, Presenter, TV personality and our fantastic food contributor. Tonia’s published books include Have a Baby and Look Better than Ever, Travels through my Greek Kitchen, My Cypriot Kitchen, Eat Greek for a Week, The Real Greek and her latest book The Secret of Spice. As…

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Maiden • A Documentary + Q&A with Tracy Edwards MBE

MAIDEN tells the incredible, against-all-odds story of school drop-out Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. This incredible film will be released in UK cinemas on 8th March on International Woman’s day. What better way to celebrate us!!  You…

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Chicks Chat Career with… Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall. Director, writer and award winning filmmaker. She started out in theatre since then her career has gone from strength to strength with many short films, music videos and web series under her belt. Kelly was recently invited to speak on ‘the power of art and activism’ at Toronto’s…

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Flowers • Chicks Netflix Picks

Reviewed by Chantelle Dusette The subject of mental health is very close to my heart and this dark comedy, which focuses on mental illness left me feeling oddly comforted by the end of the series.  It took the elements of mental illness and laid it out visually, from the compartmentalisation of…

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A Poem • My Soul

My Soul My soul is blooming, it is no longer weak Awaken to life it’s time to take that leap. New beginnings and new starts It’s time to deal with affairs of the heart. All my desires and all my plans It’s time to emerge and show you who I…

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Mary Poppins Returns • Chicks at the Flicks Review

When I’d discovered Disney were making Mary Poppins, for some reason I got it into my head it was a remake. My first thoughts were “please leave that one alone, is nothing sacred?”. I spent most of my childhood watching the wonderful Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and cast once…

CHICKS children’s Charity!

CHICKS is a national children’s charity, providing free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from all over the UK.  Established in 1992, CHICKS has provided a much needed break to nearly 15,000 children aged 8-15. The children come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are living in poverty or are…

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A Poem • Authenticity

Awareness of self is the best place to be Unique in expressing myself vocally The truth of my journey will unfold How I decided to change to achieve my goal Embracing me and holding me tight, telling myself it will be alright Nurturing me from the inside out, claiming back…

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Safe • Netflix Review

This is a special one.  Starring our very own London Chicks, Karen Bryson, who plays Helen Crowthorne. Safe is one hell of a mystery crime drama by American writer Harlan Coben (The Five, Just One Look). Set in England, a gated community, and a missing child. Michael C. Hall (widely known for…

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Chicks Chat with…Ilana Lorraine

Ilana Lorraine creative director, singer/songwriter, mentor from London. She is co-founder of a music night Sessions58 along with Nate James. She is also founder of The Coach House Retreat? We at Those London Chicks are pleased Ilana has taken the time out with chat with us. Ilana had you always…

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A Poem • Our Minds

A Poem Our minds are our gardens, our thoughts are our seeds, it is up to us whether we plant flowers or weeds. As we cultivate our minds day by day do we keep what is needed or do we throw it away.  Pick sense out of nonsense that’s the…

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American Animals • Chicks at the Flicks review

American Animals: The balance between documentary and narrative paints the perfect picture in this absorbing, bold, skilfully made, arresting heist movie. When the film opens we are presented with a statement: This is not based on a true story. As ‘not based on’ dissolves off the screen, it reveals a…

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Chicks Chat with… Caroline Millington

Caroline Millington multi-award winning journalist with a wide ranging experience across television, digital, social media and print media, including commercial and marketing campaigns. She is now Digital Producer at Loose Women for ITV.   Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and part of Team Gav Aid raising money for charities in memory…

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The Party • Chicks Netflix Picks

Present day.  Politics. The Party written and directed by Sally Potter (Orlando, Ginger and Rosa) is set in the London, suburban home of Bill (Timothy Spall) and Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas).  In honour of Janet’s achievement of acquiring the position of Shadow Health Secretary, reading between the lines, my guess would be…

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Chicks Chat Beauty with… Imani Evans

Imani Evans, one half of MADD; Mother and Daughter Duo. She is normally seen on many a red carpet with her mum Sue Evans. She is a model, fashion blogger and brand influencer. She is a young woman with passion, purpose and bags of confidence! We at Those London are…

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Theatre • Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole • The Play Young Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Mutilation. How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her…

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I Believe in You • A Poem

I believe in you and your dreams You can achieve them no matter how hard life seems. Emotions high, emotions low let that negative energy go. Dig deep and go within unlock your heart and let love in. Raise your vibration up and beyond, reach for the Stars, Moon and…

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The Children Act • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

The Children Act ensures that exemplary storytelling is safeguarded and its welfare promoted. Inspired by an evening spent in the company of Sir Alan Ward and his esteemed colleagues, novelist Ian McEwan (Atonement, On Chesil Beach) was opportunistically exposed to the written accounts of appeal court judge’s own judgements, which…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • The Mercy

The Mercy “Dreams are the seeds of action,” says inventor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth). A man who dreamt; and a man who courageously set sail solo, endeavouring to circumnavigate to globe. Having accomplished designing and fabricating a radio direction finding device, called the Navicator, Donald Crowhurst is in need of…

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Mission Impossible Fallout • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

The ultimate action actor Tom Cruise, plays the ultimate action hero as he returns for the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout. “I feel the need, the need for speed,” a famous line of Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) in Top Gun. Well, life has certainly imitated…

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Chicks Chat Career with…Amit and Naroop

Dynamic photographic duo Amit and Naroop. They are responsible for a variety of photographic campaigns including the brilliant #GetLippy campaign for the Eve Appeal. They have photographed a wealth of  celebrities including Ashley Walters, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, Skepta, Alex Zane, Rob Delaney the list goes on. They also direct…