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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…

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I CAN BE ANYTHING ME • A Poem

I CAN BE ANYTHING ME Wondering if my skin will fit in Slide to the side Not recognised A ruck sack on the tube Will you sit next to me Do I confuse and unsettle Where to put me who am I Like to call me names Tell me my…

Gemma Oaten • Somebody Call me a Cabaret

Actress, Singer Gemma Oaten has teamed up with entrepreneur Richard Lamberth – to launch production company Amigo Productions. Amigo will produce Cabaret shows, provide coaching, create unique corporate performing arts experiences and more. In addition Gemma is also proud to lend her name to an inclusive theatre school for young people which she…

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The Happy Prince • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

After ten year labour of love Rupert Everett writes, directs and embodies Oscar Wilde in The Happy Prince,the little known story of the last two years of disgraced poet and playwright’s life. At one time in his life Oscar Wilde had the world at his feet, he was the most…

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Whitney • Chicks at The Flicks Film Review

Reviewed by Jay Kamiraz aka Mr Fabulous With the much anticipated film about music icon Whitney due to release in the UK and Ireland today 6th July, you can only imagine my ecstatic reaction when fellow BBC 1 TV Judge and friend, the fabulous Choir Director and West End Star…

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Chicks Chat Career with… Alicya Sinclair

Alicya Sinclair. Award winning designer, founder and director of Sinclair London. A luxury fashion house designing bespoke wear for women. Their mission statement is; “We’re not here to change the world, we only dress the women who do.” Sinclair London are known for bringing Saville Row to women’s wardrobes.  We…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • McQueen

McQueen is an enlightening documentary about the fashion designer Lee ‘Alexander’ McQueen, the tailor of humble beginnings, who literally wore his heart on his sleeve. It’s the thing of dreams. An East End boy with a love of drawing clothes, son of a taxi driver and one of six siblings, who…

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Travel • Planning a Girls’ Getaway – A Survival Guide

Hilarious, unforgettable, and fun– a good way to sum up an all-girls getaway in three words. If you’re planning to finally travel with your BFFs and create some good memories, you should know you’re in for a truly marvelous experience. There’s just nothing quite as entertaining as hanging out with…

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Taste of Shakespeare: Theatre and Food • Event

A Taste of Shakespeare • A Balanced Meal By Madeleine Kasson, Producer We haven’t really gone into this project thinking “Girl Power!”. We’re just doing what we love and being who we are: women making Shakespeare as good as it can be. Our showis all about giving the audience a figurative,…

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Destinia • A Poem

We at Those London Chicks are all about the little things in life that make it that much better! With that being said our newest contributor actress and poet Amber Agha shares this beautiful poem. Enjoy! Destinia A wave of generational tales flows through me My yoni my body a benchmark…

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Chick Chats Motivation… with Charlotte Thornton

Charlotte is a former actor turned motivational speaker. She has performed at the Vaudeville, Apollo and the National Theatres as well as writing and performing her own stand-up comedy. Now an author, speaker and coach, Charlotte draws on her story-telling abilities and her own journey to help inspire others to reach…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

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Chicks Chat with … Jay Kamiraz

Jay Kamiraz aka Mr Fabulous. There’re no boundaries to what Jay does. Singer, Creative director of Verve Fashion, Princes Trust Ambassador, All Together Now (BBC) TV Judge, choir director, the list goes on… Founder of JK arts and the Sing to Smile programme.  We at Those London Chicks are pleased…

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Netflix Review • A Hologram For The King

By Chantelle Dusette In the year that we had Deadpool, Batman vs Superman,Suicide Squad, LA LA Land, Bourneand many more big movies, 2016 was a great year for film eh?  Hologram For The Kingdidn’t get as much attention as I feel it perhaps deserved…..disclaimer, I’m a huge Tom Hanks fan,…

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Murder She Didn’t Write

‘If you’re going to commit a wine crime, you could end up behind bars.’ Confession: Before I started writing this piece, I was looking at ticket prices for their next show. I have very little to say. The audience was nearly full and couldn’t stop laughing. The enthusiasm of those…

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Chicks Chats Career with… Rebekah Fortune

Rebekah Fortune, award winning director, producer, co-founder of Seahorse Films. Her directing credits include; Wuthering Heights, Broken Blossoms, Macbeth. In film, Deadly Intent, Squidge, Sex, Love, Other and of course the hit feature Just Charlie which is making huge waves on festival circuit now. The Film premieres on Sky Cinema…

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Chicks Chat with… Nick Ede

Nick Ede, award winning public relations and brand consultant and TV presenter. He is the CEO of East of Eden and Eden Lifestyle PR.  He is known and respected as a philanthropist and charity activist. Some of his charity work include: Jeans for Genes, Balls to Cancer, Children in Need,…

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Tom and Bunny save the world

And in their gravy, they shall have glory… ‘Tom and Bunny Save the World’ would have felt more complete if Tom and Bunny actually saved the world. They did find gravy, which can help contain the Big Zombie Virus. And the Big Zombie Virus is what this play is about….