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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….

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow The Russians, in an attempt to outwit the Americans, send their most resourceful intelligence agent to use her powers of sexual seduction, to lure a CIA operative into disclosing the name, of their double agent. Prima ballerinaesque Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced into early retirement, having maliciously…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • I,Tonya

When screenwriter Steven Rogers visited Portland to interview separately, ex-figure skater Tonya Harding, and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly he could never have anticipated two more contrasting versions of their bizarre story. One which eventually lead, to their criminal convictions. This story, was screenwriting gold! Harding was the first woman to…

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Netflix Review • The Danish Girl

 Review by Chantelle Dusette With the awards season upon us, I thought I’d take the opportunity see what films Netflix had to offer relating to the Oscars, and was pleasantly reminded of a film that I’d been meaning to see….. and meaning to see…… and meaning to see……until eventually…..yeah, don’t…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • Early Man

When Nick Park pitched his idea of Early Man, he described it as ‘Gladiator meets Dodgeball’, and that perfectly describes this latest Aardman Animation.  It’s about tenacity, hope, belief. The underdog never giving up without a fight, no matter how enormous the odds. It’s about the humbleness of Stone Age,…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • The Post

Ten months ago, in the midst of shooting Ready Player One, producer Kristie Macosko Krieger presented Steven Spielberg with a script: The Post. Finding the story too compelling, too relevant and too important to resist, it was vital to tell this crucial story of journalistic history; and tell it now….

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Gift Idea • For the person who has everything…

We at TLC do love a bit of Valentines day luuuurrrrvvveeee! But we’re more about showing and sharing the love throughout the year. We love this glassware company Miss Imogens run by creative chick Imogen Braithwaite.  She offers beautiful glassware for ALL occasions. Something really unique as they are all…

Netflix Review •The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Chicks Netflix Pick• The Meyerowitz Stories Reviewed by Chantelle Dusette Written beautifully by Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha and The Fantastic Mr Fox) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) tells the story of The Meyerowitz, a dysfunctional Jewish, New York family, with Harold (Dustin Hoffman), a would be prominent sculptor, if…

Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody

Little town… it’s not a quiet village anymore. Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody is a winner, but are the company in need of bigger bootstraps? The tale is not as old as time, but as a sound staple in the glory of the Disney canon,…

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Chicks Netflix Pick • The Crown Season 2

Chicks Netflix Christmas Pick • A Review of The Crown By Chantelle Dusette Tis the season to get regal! With the furore surrounding the news of Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s nuptials next year, just good to not be talking about Br…- nope!  Or perhaps just the possibility of an…

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Chicks Chat with… Andi Osho

Andi Osho, actress, comedienne, presenter, writer and award winning filmmaker. Her credits include (as an actress) Lights Out, Finding Carter, Casualty, Holby City and Kiri. As a writer: Sky Short – Twin Thing, The One Lenny and the Andi O Show.  She also presented Channel 4’s Supershoppers with Anna Richardson….

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Chicks Chat with… Charlotte Regan

Chicks Chats with… Charlotte Regan one of the fabulous female filmmakers who has two films shortlisted for this year’s Triforce Short Film Festival held at Bafta on 2nd December. This year’s festival saw a 53% admission rate from women. Yay!! We are pleased as punch we had the opportunity to…

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Event: Palimpsest •Symposium & Talk in Celebration of Black Actresses

Palimpsest: An object or a place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface. Palimpsest talk and symposium at the National Theatre: Chaired by Martina Laird A celebration of many generations of black actresses, their experiences and their contributions to British Theatre. Recent years have seen urgent cries…

Eco-Friendly Ways to Warm Your Home This Winter

By Emily Folk Heating the average home creates 6,400 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions if it uses natural gas and 4,700 pounds if it uses electricity. In colder states, heating could make up two thirds of a household’s energy costs each year. All of those greenhouse gas emissions can take…

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Chicks Chat with… Lady Rizo

Chicks Chat with… Lady Rizo (aka Amelia Zirin-Brown) she’s a comedian, Grammy winning cabaret chanteuse and songwriter hailing from the US. She just finished a sell-out show at the Soho Theatre; London Red, White and Indigo. We at Those London Chicks are so pleased she has taken the time out…