On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

Whilst England and Wales saw the decriminalisation of homosexuality fifty years ago today, 72 other countries and territories continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. According to an annual report released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA),...

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Soul of a Nation at The Tate Modern

Soul of a Nation at The Tate Modern

The recently-released film Detroit (reviewed by Max Feldman on p.48) is a dramatisation of an unsavoury slice of American pie, which centred around the riots in July 1967, and a subsequent unlawful killing of innocent blacks youths in the Algiers Motel. That was 50 years ago. It still goes on....

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The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair Goes Nautical Autumn Fair 3-8 October 2017

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair Goes Nautical Autumn Fair 3-8 October 2017

London’s chicest, and largest, antiques and period design event, the Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (3-8 October at Battersea Park London) has sailed in with a nautical tack. The Autumn Decorative Fair is a high point of the Design Season for interior decorators. With more than 160 exhibitors...

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Benjamin Grosvenor visits St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools

Benjamin Grosvenor visits St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools

Pupils at St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools in Kensington were very excited to welcome British pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor, to school on Monday morning when the world-renowned concert pianist performed three pieces to pupils in two special assemblies. Benjamin Grosvenor played three pieces: ‘Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune’ (Prelude...

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Back the Tri-Borough call from Credit Union

Back the Tri-Borough call from Credit Union

People, who are thinking about taking out loans for ‘high ticket’ items such as holidays, weddings, and new kitchens, should look no further than their Credit Union as a way to help the local community. Your Credit Union* are urging socially-minded residents to use the Kensington-based community bank as a...

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Free legal advice offered to people affected by Parson’s Green terror attack

Free legal advice offered to people affected by Parson’s Green terror attack

Anyone affected by the terror incident in London’s Parsons Green can get free legal advice – pro bono – through a panel of solicitor firms convened by the Law Society of England and Wales. Law Society president Joe Egan said: “The Law Society offers its greatest sympathy to anyone caught...

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Scottish country dancing in London: classes begin today!

Scottish country dancing in London: classes begin today!

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, whose patron is H.M, The Queen, is a worldwide organisation that exists to promote and develop Scottish country dancing and music. The London Branch was the first to be formed outside Scotland and runs dance classes to suit all levels of experience, including young people....

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Romulo Café

Romulo Café

By David Hughes Philippine food does not have much of a distinctive profile in London, but Rowena Romulo would like to change that. She is the granddaughter of one of the Philippines most famous diplomats, and after a long interlude in the banking world has returned to being involved in...

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Event tonight: ‘Romantic Revolution’ at the London Palladium

Event tonight: ‘Romantic Revolution’ at the London Palladium

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet with students of London Russian Ballet School present Romantic Revolution London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the...

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International Mindedness – should you be part of the new trend?

International Mindedness – should you be part of the new trend?

A new trend among parents is for a ‘mix and match’ approach to education.  Starting perhaps with private nursery for the crucial early years; switching to state for primary where there’s a top church school or high performing local school on the doorstep, then switching back to private for secondary...

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The Royal Parks of London

The Royal Parks of London

Take a walk in the Park! London has eight Royal Parks all strongly associated with a rich, historical Heritage, National Events, Prime Ministers and Royalty. The Parks are famous for their nature reserves, sporting facilities, world class entertainments and excellent catering. Ceremonial occasions have not changed with the passing years;...

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