Digital Gods versus Print

Digital Gods versus Print

KCW Today celebrates 7 years next month with the publication of its 72nd edition since its inception in May 2011. Last year our paper was shortlisted for Newspaper of the Year Award 2017. The title has grown in content, stature, and circulation and we are constantly amazed and delighted to...

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Democrafatigue

Democrafatigue

  It’s raining. I’m upstairs on the no. 49 to Clapham Junction in a humid breath fug. Two gents are sitting in front of me, “May 3rd. More bloody elections. Might as well move in to the voting booth I’m in there so often.” “Yeah.” “It’s bigger than most flats...

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From Life at the Royal Academy

From Life at the Royal Academy

From Life Royal Academy – The Sackler Gallery Until 11 March 2018 Admission £14 The Royal Academy Schools is not only the oldest art school in Britain, having taken in its first pupils in 1769, it is still one of the few art institutions that hold life drawing classes. As...

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Truth in Public Service

Truth in Public Service

Westminster Abbey was founded by Benedictine Monks in AD 960. The rule by which the monks lived and taught, is explained in a lecture given at Westminster Abbey Institute by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams: “The Benedictine Rule ‘identifies Honesty, Peace and Accountability as critical to the health...

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Ferrari: Under The Skin

Ferrari: Under The Skin

Exactly twenty-seven years ago, the year after Enzo Ferrari died at the Forte di Belvedere, high on a hill overlooking Florence, there was an exhibition called L’Idea Ferrari, which sported nine 6m. air-conditioned glass cubes, arranged in clusters of three on the battlements of the former summer home of the...

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Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

They say no one wants to be on their own at Christmas but, seriously, by 6pm Christmas Day who doesn’t? Yes, somewhere someone must be having a perfect Family Christmas but it’s probably not you and, for many, the Family Christmas is just a bitter breeding ground for passive aggression,...

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Red Star over Russia

Red Star over Russia

    The sub-title of this densely-illustrated exhibition is A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-1955, and is taken from the enormous and comprehensive collection of the graphic designer and historian David King, who died last year. It is a remarkable achievement, amassing, as he did, over a quarter of a...

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Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

Living with Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond

The human race has always had an awareness of its own ‘divinity’, its soul, and the belief in a ‘ higher power’ since the earliest Ice Age up to the present time. ‘Divinity’ is in us all and fear, insufficiency and inadequacy turns us towards it. Our ‘divinity’ gives us...

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Chelsea Pensioner Ken McDonald, The Royal Hospital and Cricket

Chelsea Pensioner Ken McDonald, The Royal Hospital and Cricket

Ken McDonald, a resident of Royal Hospital Chelsea, was so taken with a photograph he saw on the front cover of the August 2017 edition of KCWToday’s newspaper that he asked if he could purchase a copy of the original photograph.  The photograph had originally appeared on the newspaper’s launch...

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UNESCO’s role on the world stage: An interview with Irina Bokova UNESCO’S first woman Director-General

UNESCO’s role on the world stage: An interview with Irina Bokova UNESCO’S first woman Director-General

In 1965 Barry McGuire recorded the song Eve of Destruction. Fifty-two years later, reviewing events of the last decade, his words appear even more prophetic. Currently, there are 795 million people that live in chronic hunger in a world of 7.5 billion. By 2050, we will need to feed 9...

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