Traditions

Wind Charming - Folklore for Today

Bob Chaundy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

A group of artists in Bedfordshire are working hard to create a piece of unique, contemporary folklore that they hope will survive down the generations. It's called Wind Charming, and the tradition, now in its second year, sees local people take to the Dunstable Downs on the last Sunday in August to "charm" the wind.

Why Do the In-laws Make Christmas So Stressful?

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

Often Christmas is a terribly difficult time, not only the expectations, but the rejections and let downs. The trouble - not for all though - is being thrown together with family members, extended family members, or even strangers for several days in a row. And there's little room for escape.

The Living Language of Flowers: Sunflowers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

International painter and sculptor Ana Tzarev presents a collection of posts delving into the cultural, social, and historical weight of flowers, the signature subject of her body of work.

Where Has All the Wassailing Gone?

Jon Wilks | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon Wilks

Not enough wassailing is done in this day and age, in my opinion. It's a lost talent, overdue a comeback, and this year I intend to get right back into it. There's no time to lose, either - wassailing is best enjoyed during the festive season, and come late January, a decent wassail is a hard thing to come by.

To Stop Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, Follow (and Invest) the Money

Hilary Burrage | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Burrage

FGM is personal, cultural and moral, but it is also something which the state, acting to protect defenceless citizens, has a fundamental duty to stop.

Why a Brit Christmas is Just Lovely, Actually

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The afternoon is also like a scene out of Love Actually with charades, bad board games and general silliness. I remember trying to play the 'traditional charades' as per the Brit tv show with Frenchies. They just didn't get the whole four words, first word, two syllables thing. They wanted to act out the whole film. I ended up looking like a Pernickety Brit.

Lako Bukia | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Ever since I first discovered Lako Bukia's collection on the catwalk, two seasons ago, I have been a keen follower of her work and have tremendously enjoyed the presentations of her distinct designs. So, I was very eager to see the unveiling of her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at London Fashion Week.