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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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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…

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10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

By Karen Hobbs She was diagnosed with cancer at 24 years old… 1. There are FIVE gynaecological cancers.  That’s right, five different bits ‘down there’ that can get you entry to the cancer club. They are: womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. Yes, the vagina and vulva are not the…

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Lucy Light – Theatre N16

What I’m about to say will sound deceptively simple…but it’s worth it all the same. Lucy Light has a demographic. I am that demographic. By hook, by crook or by Atomic Kitten, the playwright Sarah Milton had me at go. The tide was high. I grew up in Australia, but…

Inspiring Tips for Future Female Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is no longer considered a man’s world. As a matter of fact, many female entrepreneurs who decided to start their own business have reached success. Over the past nine years, businesses owned by women have grown five times faster in the U.S. alone and they generate $1.6 trillion in…

Penny Brohn UK • Living Well With Cancer

Penny Brohn Cancer Care Foundation was founded in 1980, with the aim of providing a more holistic approach to cancer care.  As October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We at Those London Chicks feel honoured to make you aware of the wonderful work of  the incredible Penny Brohn Foundation via…

Chicks Chat with… Kym Mazelle

Chicks Chat with… Kym Mazelle, singer, song writer from the U.S residing London. With hit’s such as Love Me the Right Way, Searching for Golden Eye, Wait, No More Tears (a duet with Joslyn Brown). Oh and who can forget Young Hearts Run Free featured in Baz Lurhmans Romeo and…

DKMS • Lara Casalotti’s Story

Lara’s Story 26 year old Lara Casalotti: a human rights campaigner and blood cancer survivor is encouraging others to take time out of their busy schedule to lend a hand in the fight against blood cancer and support the #LetsNailBloodCancer campaign. When were you diagnosed? I was doing research abroad…

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Chicks Chat with… Elaine Cassidy

Chicks Chat with… Elaine Cassidy, award winning actress, mother, wife. Her wonderful career has spanned over a two decades (she started young!). Star of Theatre, TV and Film her credits include; The Paradise, A Room with a View, Harpers Island, Mum’s List and of course Channel 4’s No Offence to…

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Netflix Review • Icarus Documentary

                                                      Netflix Review • Icarus Documentary Reviewed by Chantelle Dusette This is no ordinary documentary.   Think ‘Super Size Me’ but in the form of…

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From nature to nurture, all is energetic

From nature to nurture, all is energetic – How to respond and adapt to new energy streams. Life is a series of flowing energy streams. Some we carry throughout our life and many carry us. Some are intentional, and others we are not always aware of…until something wakes us to them….

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Chicks Chat with…Imogen Paton

Chicks Chat with.. Imogen Paton; Mother, Artist, Fundraiser, Campaigner and Founder of Arts Against Abuse. A wonderful Arts based Organisation working closely with Solace Women’s Aid. Imogen works tirelessly throughout the UK attending seminars, events, workshops and festivals addressing the stigma around discussing domestic abuse. We at Those London Chicks…

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Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Health

Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Health Having oily and acne-prone skin can be enough reasons for you to skip moisturizers. With all the excess oil on your skin, why would you make it more “oily”? The truth, however, is that adding a moisturizer in your skin care routine can dramatically improve…

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Chicks Chat with… Chizzy Akudolu

Chicks Chat with… Chizzy Akudolu Actor, Writer, Film Maker, Host and one of our favourite Chicks. She is no stranger to a Chicks Chat read her previous chat HERE. After playing Mo Effanga in BBC’s Holby City for five years. We at Those London Chicks were over the moon we…

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BOOM – Theatre Review

“Different.” — An older gentleman’s pronouncement, in that quiet moment between applause and exit. In theatre, we have the magic of a dream; a world creating and dissipating in front of our eyes. boom, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, explodes with vigorous wackiness. This is the dream where your boyfriend tells…

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Glow • Netflix Review

GLOW  Reviewed by Chantelle Dussette It’s the 1980s.  Spandex is in.  Hair is bouncy and Steve Guttenberg is a household name (when you watch the show you’ll understand the reference). Ruth (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress, rebelling against the male dominated industry that is Hollywood.  In a casting, she…

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Putting On My Own Theatre Production – Whines And Spirits

Whines And Spirits – Annie Burkin If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would be just weeks away from putting on my own theatre production I would have laughed in their face, then silently thought to myself maybe that’s a possibility before crushing that positive…

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Young Masters Art Prize 2017 • Winners announced

 Winners announced for the Young Masters Art Prize 2017 A not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Azita Moradkhani wins Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize Lucille Lewin awarded Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize All female winners in same year Young Masters Emerging Woman…

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Netflix Review • ANOMALISA (2015)

Chicks Netflix Pick • Review • ANOMALISA (2015) Puppets.  Where Matt Stone and Trey Parker were genius at making us laugh at the absurdity of a particular mindset in dealing with counter terrorism and terrorism itself ‘EMERRRIKA (FILL IN THE BLACK) YEAH!’  Charlie Kaufman has become the architect at making us…

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Chicks Chat with…. Singer/Songwriter RHEA

Chicks Chat with…. Simply known as RHEA…Singer/Songwriter from London. Who has spent a long time honing her skills and developing her distinct sound. Her long awaited debut single ‘Dreams’ has just been released. We at Those London Chicks as punch that RHEA has taken the time out of her busy…

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Chicks Chat Careers with… Sammm Agnew MUA

Chicks Chat Careers with… Sammm Agnew, Makeup Artist Extraordinaire. Her work spans across the board. It includes make-up art for L’Oreal, and many other beauty and glam familiar names. She has worked extensively in film and music videos, noteably her favourite medium. With music videos she really gets to go…

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2 BECOME 1

2 become 1 at the King’s Head theatre is a chance to step back to a more innocent time, as our 4 leading ladies take us on a high energy evening through a relationship break-up, speed dating night out, kebab and cab home while performing a series of 90s pop…

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Wing Man for the Win.

Wing Man for The Win Me that is. I wing-manned and I won. My pal Amanda had met some dude during the summer at a party at the Playboy Mansion. He was a young guy from Boston in LA on a business trip and was going to be back in…

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Kicked in the Sh*tter – Theatre review

Kicked in the Sh*tter – The Hope Theatre BY ELVAN FAIK (4/5 stars) For a play about unemployment, poverty, mental health and the inadequacy of the benefits system and the NHS, Kicked in the Sh*tter strikes at a surprisingly hopeful note at the Hope Theatre.   At the heart of…

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Chicks Chat with… Preeya Kalidas

Chicks Chat with… Preeya Kalidas award winning actress, singer/songwriter and radio presenter. The woman with the huge voice despite her petite frame. She’s proving to be a firm favourite on the West End stage since starring in the award winning AR Rahman’s Bombay Dreams playing the original female lead at…