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Celebrities Have A Huge Part To Play In Helping Our Wellbeing

Rich Wigley | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rich Wigley

People are really beginning to bang the drum for mental health and wellbeing, challenging the stigma that surrounds it. Of course, there's still wor...

Could Morning Raving Be The Antidote To Loneliness?

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Sian Davies

In a society where so many of us feel isolated or unable to fully express ourselves for fear of being judged, a community like Morning Gloryville can give that much needed outlet for people to be creative, try something new, meet like-minded or completely different people, or to find a way to connect with others in a different way.

Are We Cruel Or Kind? World Animal Day Could Tell Us

Joanna Randall | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Joanna Randall

Our love for other animals is a uniquely human quality. We involve them in medical therapy, go to expensive lengths to save and study them, and we sha...

Nightlife Isn't Dead; It's Evolving

Alan Miller | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK
Alan Miller

It is on the dance floor at night, or at a festival during the day that we fall in love, make friends that can last a lifetime, or share that special moment that becomes part of our psychological and emotional vernacular and a tapestry of the kind of world we want to see all together.

Why Are People Spending More Cash On Experiences?

George Taylor | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
George Taylor

I went to my friend Bobbi's art exhibition a few weeks ago, and I had a really interesting conversion with her boyfriend. He told me that he'd read somewhere that people were spending more money on experiences and events than ever before, and that experiences were becoming a preferred purchase over physical products.

Inside An Introducer's Mind - Witnessing A Mutation

Rachel Fay | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

So, when an invitation arrived asking me to attend the 'headline social event' of a major British fund-raising organisation at a major London art gallery I thought back to what this would have meant twenty years ago.

How You Can Get Involved In Fashion Revolution Week 2017

Kendall Benton-Collins | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Style
Kendall Benton-Collins

About 75 million people work directly in the fashion and textiles industry. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe conditions, with very little pay.

Goodbye Negativity And Welcome Home Hope

Sir Tim Smit KBE | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sir Tim Smit KBE

Last month The Big Lunch patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the launch of The Great Get-Together at Clarence House, announcing a weekend of com...

An Opportunity To Share Diverse Stories - International Women's Day

Jenny Garrett | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

all women everywhere As a black straight woman, from a working class background in Britain, my story may be very different to that of another woman who has not had to experience the same forms of discrimination. All stories are valid, illuminate our experience and highlight the diversity within diversity.

World Youth Organization's One Year Anniversary

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

I didn't really have a clue a year ago. But wow, learning on the job I think will always be the best way to gain knowledge and skills. It has been a huge learning curve. People doubted me and the organisation. Sometimes we follow plan A and sometimes we follow plan B. But we will always prosper with whatever path we take. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I succeed.

The New Social Working Week

Simon Lockwood | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Lockwood

More and more people are championing having their events earlier in the week; so let's consider the best scenario of how to broach the subject of hosting your work social on a Monday night - be honest, is it really such a bad idea?

London's Best Winter Pop-Ups

Leighanne Bent | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

As always, London has come out on top with its winter pop-up offering. Whether you want to get into the spirit of Christmas by watching a cheeky scree...

12 Places In London To Watch The Fireworks On Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Bonfire Night is fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start planning where you’ll be spending Saturday (or Friday) night. With a wide range of f...

London Bands Are Changing Lives, One Phone Call At A Time

Judy Kawaguchi | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Judy Kawaguchi

Tickets are on sale now, or click here to make a donation to Solace Women's Aid. Telephones can save lives, but only if there is someone on the other...

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them

London Fashion Week AW16 - Challenging Traditions and Embracing the Modern Digital World

Richard Dodgson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

London Fashion Week AW16 is only just kicking off and already we have witnessed some historic transformations. As technology and social media have become increasingly prominent parts of our daily lives, the way in which we interact with brands is changing and the fashion industry is being compelled to respond.

Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around London

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Now the train-tracks and copper-dyed hair (thank you, Sun-in) have gone, my luck has improved, but my feelings for holiday have not. Even in a relationship, I feel there's an impending sense of disappointment. This Valentine's I've created a fool-proof list of non-cliché things to do for both singles and lovers...so you won't have to suffer the same pain.

Christmas Pop-Ups: How Brands Are Standing Out In 2015

Richard Dodgson | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Richard Dodgson

A pop-up event is essentially an interactive advert that allows the customer to participate. For brands, they are an effective way of reaching a targe...

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

What It's Like to Have the Perfect Student Job

Natasha Barrett | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...

Milan: the Culture and Events Hub That Mustn't Be Ignored

Richard Dodgson | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Dodgson

Last year, Milan was ranked among the top 25 world cities with the most powerful brands, according to the first Guardian Cities global survey. Its position in the list - above the likes of Tokyo, Berlin, and Beijing, owes much to a sturdy economy, its excellent shopping and fashion offerings and its range of cultural attractions.

London Fashion Week SS16: With a New Venue Comes New Expectations

Richard Dodgson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

LFW SS16 will need to pull out all the stops to make this the best event yet, and prove that this new venue is not just an ample replacement to Somerset House, the event's previous home. In Brewer Street Car Park, the organisers have an event space already proven in hosting successful events, but also one with a lot of potential.

My London Bank Holiday Weekend

Lauren Riley | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

So for months it felt like the August bank holiday was on the horizon and I had plans to go away but as so often happens I had to work right up to and during the weekend. So dreams of going away were just that.

How to Set Up an Internet of Things Meetup

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.