Chicks Recommend

Those London Chicks contributors share useful bits and bobs they have picked up for everyone else to also benefit from. It’s about working together. Here you can find a variety of things we recommend, from Theatre companies we have enjoyed to Inspiring Chicks to read about and a whole load in between. If you feel you have something to contribute please get in touch.

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Emerge Festival

Emerge Festival Line-up announced for groundbreaking new London “Lates” festival September 27 & 28, 2019 Emerge, an innovative new “Lates” festival, will burst onto London’s night-time arts scene over the weekend of Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September, 2019. Aiming to turn expectations of who museums are for on its…

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Nasty • A Night of Female Comedy

“Nasty”: An All Female Comedy Night   The idea behind Nasty is very simple; to celebrate female comedy. The comedy night was set up to showcase female identifying comedians and give a platform to both up and coming, and experienced comedians. The 27th of September 8pm will host some top-quality…

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Chiaroscuro • Chicks Theatre Picks

Chicks Theatre Picks • Chiaroscuro :(noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. I want to find it all now know our names know the others in history so many women have been lost at sea so many stories have been swept away Aisha, Yomi, Beth and…

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Herstory • Cabaret Show

HERSTORY by Polly Clamorous Herstory; a term for history written that focuses on the female’s point of view or emphasizes the female’s role. The idea of Herstory is to give a voice to the women in history whose stories remained obscure. Thus, ‘Herstory’ is the perfect title for new Polly…

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The Weak Ones ​• Strindberg Triple Bill

The Weak Ones ​• Strindberg Triple Bill  The Weak Ones consists of three one-act plays set against the backdrop of everyday life in nineteenth-century Sweden: Motherly Love – An actress and her overbearing mother spend their summer holiday in the Stockholm Archipelago. The daughter is making friends for the first…

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Sassy Stand Up

Sassy Stand up a comedy  night featuring a line-up of some of the UK’s best new female comedians including Ellen Lilley, Abbie Murphy, Katerina Robinson, Ania Magliano and our headliner Athena Kugblenu. Sassy Stand Up brings some very funny women to Kingston for a night of brilliant comedy! The night…

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Madam Storm’s STRUT Master Class

Madam Storm’s Strut Masterclass • Learn How to Walk in Heels!  Madam Storm’s Strut Masterclass is an intensely practical session for women of all ages. Who want to present themselves as confident, assured, sensual and unequivocally owning their own space. Uniquely, the Masterclass is an object lesson in acquiring new…

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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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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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…

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…

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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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…

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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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The Women’s Institute Fair 2017 – Giveaway

By Francesca Baker Creator of  And So She thinks The Women’s Institute has reputation, somewhat unfounded. For some reason we believe it to be a club for those with blue rinses, who are stuck in an a nostalgic era of bunting and street parties, live on a diet of jams…

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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 bathtub,…

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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…

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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Review of Cancel the Sunshine • The Play

Cancel the Sunshine  A play Chantelle Dusette Writer Chantelle Dusette’s bold play Cancel the Sunshine is an auto biographical piece about a woman’s struggle with her mental health. Chantelle found that writing was a great coping mechanism for her own anxiety and depression. This is why, undoubtedly the play and…

Book to movie releases

Chicks Picks • Book to Movie releases   Whisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker) Release Date – 22 April 2016 Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and…

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How to…. make Scented Soy Candles

Step by Step Scented Soy Candle Making Tutorial I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles…an awful lot. I would say I’m bordering on being a little obsessed, with the instant feeling of calm. The  atmosphere of warm, restful tranquility one feels once a candle…

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Let the Tiles do the talking

Let The Tiles Do The Talking… There are so many incredible interior projects involving tiles I did not know where to start! However, Camper stores sprung to mind pretty quickly… The above store was designed by Tomás Alonso Flip for the Covent Garden branch. Tomás explains: “The wall cladding is…

Style for Stroke- Show your support!

Style for Stroke-“Famous Last Words” Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies. The Stroke Association provides a number of vital support…

Minimalism, the Japanese way….

Minimalism – the Japanese way… I am finding of late, a new appreciation for contemporary Japanese design. As I scroll through the latest design projects my eyes are drawn to the clean lines, the continuation of fresh colour / material palette, the innovative ways in which the project is carried…

Made in Dagenham – The Musical

We Chick’s owe a lot to our forefathers (or should I say foremothers) before us, who have championed women’s rights to allow us to become the women we are today. For me, it has always been less about the grand gestures such as burning your bra or Geri Halliwell in…

Chicks Netflix Picks – Dexter

An 8 season affair with ….. a serial killer? I don’t know whether to say you are unfortunate or lucky that Dexter is now finished. When you start the season(and get hooked as we are sure you will) you will be gutted it has finished but so glad you have…

Sunny Afternoon ….. A Review

‘Lazying on a Sunny afternoon…in the summer time…’ At this time of year, summer certainly feels like a distant memory doesn’t it? However if the long dark nights are getting you down and you feel like you need a kick of Vitamin D in your system, then my advice is…