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Current affairs

Ethnic minority students less likely to win a place at university, finds research

New research into UK university applications has found that non-mixed minority group candidates are less likely to [read more]

New drug therapy provides hope for TB and HIV patients

A brand new combined-drug regimen revealed at the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne will allow for the [read more]

PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

Prime minister David Cameron is holding Britain’s first Girl Summit to address the issues of female genital [read more]

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20 JUNE 2014


Live music

Seinabo Sey at Notting Hill Arts Club

Swedish supreme solo artist Seinabo Sey has had a limited amount of success in [read more]

Oscar and the Wolf at Birthdays

As a bright-eyed, spotty teenager a free live gig often meant seeing a friend’s band [read more]

Diesel on Tour: The Final Battle – Klaxons vs Clean Bandit

Since its opening half a year ago, Oslo Hackney has proven itself time over time, with [read more]

The Courteeners at the 100 Club

Led by a bouncer through the baying crowd and making their way to the stage like [read more]

Slow Club at Rough Trade East

There’s a lot of hype about Slow Club right now. Hailing from Sheffield, Charles Watson [read more]

Laura Jeanne at the Barfly

Armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and her melodic, bell-like voice, singer, [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Gwen Stefani brings GX shoe collection to the UK

The successful songstress and quirky fashion designer will bring her affordable [read more]

What to do when you work in a “no dress code” office

It’s got to that point where we’ve begun to dread the phrase “smart [read more]

Food in fashion: iQ raw chocolate

Over the past few months all we’ve been hearing about is the new types of raw and vegan [read more]

Rita Ora: the new face of Roberto Cavalli

Speculation of Rita Ora being the new face of Italian label Roberto Cavalli became a [read more]

Hannah Martin teams up with Selfridges

Selfridges is renowned for setting the bar for great visual displays in department stores [read more]

Press day: Celebrating 25 years of Aspects Beauty

Aspects Beauty recently launched their latest fragrance collections at the Ice Tank, [read more]

Art

Disobedient Objects at the V&A

Tools of political and social protest go way beyond the handheld banner or painted sign. Marchers and protesters often use considerable ingenuity, creativity and humour to [read more]

Exposure at Imitate Modern

Located on Marylebone high street, Imitate Modern poses as a space where emerging artists are able to create a following. The gallery emphasises a frank, urban nature; most [read more]

Malevich at Tate Modern

Perhaps best known for his “marking the zero in modern art” with the iconic Black Square (1915), Tate Modern presents a multifaceted collection of works from a [read more]

Theatre

In Lambeth at Southwark Playhouse

With the American and French revolutions serving as a backdrop to this philosophical, political and religious play, Jack Shepherd’s In Lambeth is a triumph in creativity [read more]

17 at the Finborough

Scott’s whole world is overturned when his mum dies. So are the worlds of Lisa, Daniel and Leo, the family who take him in. Scott doesn’t seem to want to fit into their [read more]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Opera Holland Park

“Welcome to Wonderland” chime a group of ornately dressed Victorians leading us into the leafy glades of Holland Park’s Yucca Lawn. Sitting on plush grass bathed in [read more]

Food & drinks

Silk and Grain in Cornhill

33 Cornhill has undergone something of a transformation. Nestled amongst high-end fashion retailers and giants of the financial world, it’s a location that’s demands [read more]

The renaissance of Lambrusco

Lambrusco has never been a byword for sophisticated luxury – until now. It fell flat in the 70s and has spent the last 40 years self-consciously residing on the lowest [read more]

Zen Sai in Camden

Located in the heart of the achingly cool Camden, Zen Sai cuts an impressively sleek figure. The Oriental art on the walls mingles with solid wood furnishings and a bar so [read more]

Music

John Fullbright – Songs

A gentle, bluesy album by folk artist John Fullbright, Songs is a wonderful record that many will enjoy, taking listeners on an individual journey for every song. Opening [read more]

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise

Back in 2009 La Roux was “doing it for a thrill” until she found fame too much to handle and hibernated – until now. Her latest album Trouble in Paradise [read more]

Rise Against – The Black Market

The seventh studio album from Rise Against breaks lyrical ground for the Chicago punk rock group, while falling back on a familiar musical formula. The Black Market does [read more]

Books

Dodos, book swapping and what we’ve lost: an interview with author Steve Stack

Steve Stack is the author of the joyful, ticklishly funny bolt down memory lane 21st Century Dodos. The book is a collection of dead or dying artefacts from the past 40 [read more]

21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack

Joyful, ticklishly funny and full of miscellaneous mischief from start to finish, Steve Stack’s newest venture is a headlong bolt down memory lane. Perhaps some of the [read more]

Top five reads for this summer

We don’t know how it’s done and we don’t care, all we know is that summer gives you more time to do whatever you feel like doing. Its carefree breeze tempts you to stay [read more]

Beauty

Press day: Celebrating 25 years of Aspects Beauty

Aspects Beauty recently launched their latest fragrance collections at the Ice Tank, London to celebrate their 25th anniversary.  From working with well-known celebrities to [read more]

I heart nail art, you heart nail art

Do you hate your nails to look boring? Do you want them to look bold and out there for the summer? If you answered yes to these questions, you need to check out I Heart Nail [read more]

Japanese nail art at your fingertips

Nail art has become more and more extravagant and we see a lot more 3D nail art than we might have done ten years ago. At Never Too Much Glitter the nail art is amazing. The [read more]

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New York City

Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages

The brand new New York musical Heathers, based on the cult 1989 dark comedy of the same name, manages to cover most of the important moments of the film – no details [read more]

Rocky: the Musical at the Winter Garden | Theater review

The iconic story of small-time South Philly boxer turned local hero, Rocky Balboa, is brought back to life in this dazzling, high-tech musical adaptation that packs a whole [read more]

Machinal at the American Airlines | Theater review

Last night actress Rebecca Hall and the Roundabout Theater Company previewed Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal at New York City’s American Airlines Theater. [read more]

Cinema

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cast and director discuss Marvel’s latest

The Upcoming caught up with director James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and David Bautista to discuss the release of their new Marvel venture, Guardians of the [read more]

Guardians of the Galaxy preview and Q&A with Marvel head producer Kevin Fiege

Ahead of the much anticipated Marvel comic sci-fi romp Guardians of the Galaxy on 31st July, those in attendance at a special 3D IMAX preview in the Leicester Square Empire [read more]

Brett Ratner introduces upcoming release Hercules 3D with his cast

The mythical-saga-based-on-a-graphic-novel genre is in full swing once again with Hercules, Brett Ratner’s take on the Greek demigod. We attended a Q and A with the [read more]

Fashion news

Rita Ora: the new face of Roberto Cavalli

Speculation of Rita Ora being the new face of Italian label Roberto Cavalli became a reality this week as pictures of the recently single pop singer got fashionistas all over [read more]

Hannah Martin teams up with Selfridges

Selfridges is renowned for setting the bar for great visual displays in department stores and the installation by Hannah Martin has not let them down. Hannah Martin is a [read more]

On the autumn/winter 2014 campaign trail

Although summer has scarcely begun, fashion campaigns for next season are already trickling into our inbox. Many of our favourite brands have collaborated with the greatest [read more]

Sport & Tech

Some sporting earthquakes to rival Brazil

Some sporting earthquakes to rival Brazil

Even if you have absolutely zero interest in the beautiful game, it cannot have escaped your attention that the most momentous event in the history of football happened the other night in Brazil. You don’t need reminding of this, but just in case you do – Brazil [read more]

How bookies are the big winners at the World Cup

How bookies are the big winners at the World Cup

Tournaments around the football world are notoriously hard to predict, meaning that usually the bookies are the biggest [read more]

Bingo… a different kind of game, and one that’s great for everyone

Bingo… a different kind of game, and one that’s great for everyone

Well, although we wouldn’t recommend gambling as a way to escape either debt or work, there’s a lot of fun to be had [read more]

World Cup betting offers chance to win

World Cup betting offers chance to win

There’s a strong case claim that beating the bookmakers during the World Cup is as tough as winning the famous [read more]

Feature of the week

    The consumer guide to buying a heat pump

    These days everyone is conscious about saving money on home heating. The escalation in fuel costs has been much publicised. Although the economic situation looks to be improving most of us are still counting the pennies, and are trying our best to eek out disposable […]