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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Dudley Sutton [1933-2018]

Dudley Sutton [1933-2018]

Farewell to Dudley Sutton Family, friends and colleagues  of Dudley Sutton gathered today, 12 noon, October 18, 2018, at The Chelsea Old Church, All Saints,  on Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 to pay their respects to Dudley Sutton. Dudley was a one-off, a unique confection of actor, performer, poet, artist, writer and...

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Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

At 81, Piano is remarkably sprightly for his age, articulate, relaxed, urbane and charming, still heading up the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which he founded in 1981, and still involved in all aspects of the design development of their projects. He was born into a family of builders, and soon...

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Rise in modern slavery referrals in London

Rise in modern slavery referrals in London

The number of people from London identified as victims of modern slavery has risen by almost a fifth over the last year, according to new report by The Salvation Army. 774 people from London were referred to the charity’s specialist support service, an increase of 19 per cent from last...

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Treasures from the National Art Collection of Jamaica

Treasures from the National Art Collection of Jamaica

To celebrate Black History Month in the United Kingdom and Heritage Month in Jamaica, the Jamaican High Commission, London is, for the first time ever, opening its doors to present its remarkable collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture which are on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Jamaica. The...

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New fund to flood London with water fountains

New fund to flood London with water fountains

A new scheme to increase the number of public water fountains in London has been launched with funding of £5m amid efforts to cut down on single-use plastic waste. The fund, set up by Thames Water and the Mayor of London, aims to encourage people to refill rather than buy...

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Domestic Violence: Coordinating the Strategic Intervention (DVCI) Project Final Dissemination Conference

Domestic Violence: Coordinating the Strategic Intervention (DVCI) Project Final Dissemination Conference

Practitioners and coordinators working to help combat violence against women and girls are invited to a conference on Wednesday 17 October at Kensington Town Hall to look at the new accredited training in line with the EU best practice in order to expand their knowledge and ensure victims get help...

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex “delighted’ they are expecting their first baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex “delighted’ they are expecting their first baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting a baby in Spring 2019. The news that the Duchess is pregnant comes one day after the couple touched down in Australia to start their Royal Tour. The world woke up to the “fantastic” news after a statement was...

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Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

  Paula Rego grew up under the anti-communist Catholic dictatorship of Salazar’s corporatism Estado Novo in Portugal, with shadows of the secret police around every corner. It is hardly surprising that her images resonate with menace, ambiguity and the threat or actuality of violence. The Maids is a painting based...

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Thousands of young Londoners caught dodging TV licence

Thousands of young Londoners caught dodging TV licence

More than 2,000 young people in London were caught watching live or catch-up TV without a licence over the last year, new figures have revealed. Statistics published by TV Licensing show 2,033 people aged 18 and 25 were caught in the capital, with inner London postcodes accounting for more than...

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New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education activist, has had a portrait publically displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. The work which was commissioned by the Gallery; was completed by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat. This is the first of three commissions supported by Outset over the last few years. Acquired...

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