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The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

The Pajama Game Steams Up The West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For a 20 week limited run, The Pajama Game moves into London's West End, and boy is it a welcome visitor. With theatreland have a tricky time, and new shows not fairing so well, it's time to send in a classic to reignite what the West End is all about.

Aakash Odedra: Man in Flight

Ben Mirza | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Aakash Odedra a dancer who formerly trained in the styles of khatak and Bharatanatyam, is now causing a stir with his own distinctive style of dance, something which he has fashioned from years of studious performing and training.

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

WATCH: Student Does Best Single Ladies Dance Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student wowed the audience at a university charity event by performing a Single Ladies dance that's even better than Beyonce's. The sassy Newcast...

Get Into the Groove: Why Pussy Riot Should Start Doing Disco Songs

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova's campaigning in Russia has always involved a recognition of the need to properly respect women's and LGBTI people's rights and with the Sochi Winter Olympics and its extremely gay-unfriendly backdrop just days away, I hope that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova can be enticed to knock out a few disco tunes.

An English DJ in America

DJ Fresh | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Fresh

The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.

Exploring the East End: The BoxPark, TEA Building, RichMix, and London's Tech City

Jesse Seaver | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jesse Seaver

London has the reputation of being extremely expensive, and fair enough, in some parts it really is. However, there are plenty of deals to be found, and plenty of locals who demand to have a good time without spending all their wages.

Getting Your Diet Back on Track for the New Year

Hayley Newton | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

So Christmas is over and if like me you're feeling like you've eating one too many mince pies or had a few too many party cocktails, here are some tips to get you back on track.

Surviving a Ceilidh and Loving It

Andrew Matthews | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Facing a Ceilidh and feeling a bit lost? I am here with some handy pointers to a non-humiliating experience. I have intrepidly gone there before, been a newbie, not known my Campbell from my Caledonian, skirled when I should have birled and felt the cold contempt of a thousand seasoned Celts on my feeble South African merrymaking.

Beautiful Movements

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kimberly Wyatt

I continue doing my part to slay the Dragons of Mediocrity by being proactive. I concentrate my energy and thoughts on what I'm passionate about and try my best to help others along the way. I create opportunities for dancers while mentoring them along their journey. I wake up each morning, I get out of bed, and chase after my dreams.

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

Broken (Motionhouse) - Review

Paul Guest | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Last night, I found myself in the most unlikely of places, Watford. A friend asked me to join him for an evening of dance at the Watford Palace. This wasn't just dance, it was an earth-shattering work of art, entitled Broken by dance company Motionhouse.

Should Pole Fitness Be Banned?

Gemma Parry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Attempting to link pole fitness classes and societies with violence against women is both completely wrong and very dangerous. To blame violence against women by men on the actions of these women who choose to partake in pole fitness classes is effectively buying into the rape culture of passing blame onto women.

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Slaves, the Sea, Kieran Daly and Lemaitre

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Each week we like to offer a hit of fresh new tunes to inspire that spark of musical discovery in everyone. It's the excitement of unearthing a sound ...

Lessons From the Bolshoi Ballet and How to Never Be a Dance Diva

Dolly Williams | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dolly Williams

To be the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet is certainly a role that requires all of the attributes, along with an ability to manage the demanding personalities of the company whilst keeping the company's artistic vision and integrity.

Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

Bidisha | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

In my 10 days at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, which closes this weekend, I've tried to see as much as possible in between my presenting commitments. So far, the bigger ticket events have been a little disappointing.

Prosthetic Limbs Turned Into Musical Instruments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Two PhD students at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, have turned a three-year project into a dazzling display of light and sound. Their custom-des...

Comedy From the Heart - How I Turned a Crisis Into a Comedy

Pete Shenton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Shenton

Just over 9 years ago on in the early Summer of 2004 I woke up on a lovely sunny Sunday morning and had a heart attack. I was 36 at the time and fairly fit (I was still working as a dancer and regularly running and cycling). As you can imagine it came as a bit of a surprise.

DEVolution Set To Release New EP 'Transition'

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

DEVolution have announced "Transition", a four-track EP set for release on August 25th 2013. The eclectic tone and lustrous beat found on the first track "Admire" was premiered on Mista Jam's BBC 1Xtra show, earlier this month which was a taste of things to come from the duo this year.

To Have, to Hold, to Overshare

Shannon Edwards | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Another couple, just walking down the aisle on any given Friday/Saturday/Sunday is now 'surprised' because their 'flashmob' wedding video has been shared thousands of times. 'It was just little-old-us getting hitched...we are so surprised that half the world watched the video.'

There's No Silver Spoon Story To Our Success, Says Parachute Youth

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Matt K Von and Johnny Castro also known as Parachute Youth, the electro-dance music group hailing from Australia have tasted rapid success many bedroom producers can only dream of. Topping the charts in 5 different european countries, picking up awards for best remix and signing a major label deal in less than 18 months.

Highland Fling - Hilarious and Uplifting: Why Can't All Ballet Be Like This

Bill Coles | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

If ever there was a piece of ballet which was going to get kids and novice theatre-goers hooked on dance, then Scottish Ballet's Highland Fling is it....

The Garden of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

As a visual artist, I find great inspiration in the varied disciplines of creativity. When I was first introduced to the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, my soul was electrified by her virtuosity and sensitivity.