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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…

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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… Martin Delaney

Chicks Chat with… Martin Delaney actor, writer, director and producer. He is probably more known as an actor working across the board in Theatre, TV and Film. His credits include Oscar winning Zero Dark Thirty, Oscar nominated Flags of Our Fathers, Beowulf and Grendel, Judas Ghost and the lead in…

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Theatre Review – The We Plays

The We Plays are two one-person, one-act plays both written by Andrew Maddock.  On at The Hope Theatre until the 15th October. Both plays touch on similar themes of anxiety, loneliness, starting a family and violence, and both are told with an element of spoken word poetry.   The first,…

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying How to Stop It

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying and How to Stop It Bullies will always exist and they will always try to attack you where they think you are weak. Their personal insecurities manifest in the form of intimidation, belittling insults and the siphoning of self-confidence. Until around ten years ago,…

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Netflix review • The Lobster

The Lobster Colin Farrell stars in this absurd, thriller/dark comedy set in a dystopian future. What I would imagine it might be like to be part of the Sea Org in Scientology, you’re there because you’ve chosen it but it something doesn’t quite feel right.   No offence.  Yep, that’s the…