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Scott Matthew makes The Garage go acoustic

Scott Matthew makes The Garage go acoustic

It is always a pleasure to seep through the long queue of teenagers heading to The Garage’s main room and sneak in through a side door to ‘The Upstairs’: an intimate, red-lit, drink-friendly little room, set up and ready for [read more]

Holloway Arts Festival: Ibsen’s Ghosts and live music come together

Holloway Arts Festival: Ibsen’s Ghosts and live music come together

The Holloway Arts Festival continued, June 5th, for an amazing evening in North London. Out of London rain and into the Old Fire Station, you could find yourself immersed in a friendly and lively atmosphere where live music, theatre and [read more]

My life below the poverty line, 7th-11th May 2012

My life below the poverty line, 7th-11th May 2012

Earlier on this year, I signed up for Live Below the Line 2012, which we reported about last month here. Like in 2011 – when Australia launched it and the US and UK soon joined in – this year’s challenge was to eat ‘below the [read more]

The West goes hungry with Live Below the Line

The West goes hungry with Live Below the Line

Last month, in an article called Could you live on £1 a day?, we announced the launch of Live Below the Line, the anti-poverty campaign and fundraising crusade that has now officially kicked off. This is an event of international [read more]

Alchemy – a festival for the UK and the Indian sub-continent

Alchemy – a festival for the UK and the Indian sub-continent

Lovers of Indian and south-Asian cultures will definitely not want to miss this weekend’s festival in Southbank Centre. Alchemy 2012 – a project developed with collaborations from British Council, the Nehru Centre and Pan Asian Women [read more]

Could you live on £1 a day?

Could you live on £1 a day?

A major fundraising event took place across the UK, Australia and the USA last year involving thousands of people and receiving huge media attention. It was the poverty awareness campaign Live Below the Line, coordinated by education and [read more]

Don’t miss out – street artist Olek crochets an entire room

Don’t miss out – street artist Olek crochets an entire room

If the first thing springing to your mind at the word ‘exhibition’ is paintings or photographs, endless captions to read or ancient stuff to peruse, street artist Olek will revolutionise your thinking in less than a second. From the [read more]

Ghost stories and the supernatural – the gothic side of Charles Dickens at the British Library

Ghost stories and the supernatural – the gothic side of Charles Dickens at the British Library

Two hundred years ago, Charles Dickens was only a two-week-old toddler, born in Portsmouth to a family that moved several times before settling in London in 1822. It is here that he experienced the city’s poverty and darkness as well as [read more]

Celebrating Charles Dickens at the Museum of London

Celebrating Charles Dickens at the Museum of London

On February 7 Britain celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, with a wreath-laying ceremony which took place in Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey. For those of us who could not find a ticket, aren’t either actors [read more]

Celebrating Death at Southbank Centre & The Poetry Takeaway

Celebrating Death at Southbank Centre & The Poetry Takeaway

It is all about the Ultimate Equalizer, the Grim Reaper, the Blessed Release – call it however you like, the great theme of this month’s Festival in lively Southbank Centre remains a very fascinating one: Death. From Jan. 27 to 29, it [read more]

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