Active Westminster partnership invites local community for a weekend of FREE activities.

Active Westminster partnership invites local community for a weekend of FREE activities.

Westminster City Council and Everyone Active, an operator of City and Westminster leisure centres, will host a free Community Open Weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. This event invites the entire local community to get active and exercising entirely for free. The Active Westminster Community Open Weekend...

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A Spanish Pilgrimage

A Spanish Pilgrimage

The Brexit noise has drowned out how much we travel and admire other European countries and their cultures. In my seventieth year, I still hunger to see as many more of our cities as possible whilst the tick-tock ticks. Alan Whicker (younger readers might not know that he ran a travel programme for...

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Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

By Lynne McGowan Patagonia, over a million square km and straddling Chile and Argentina equally, is one empty, barren place like no other. Christened by Magellan in 1520, the name “patagón” was adopted to bluntly describe the big feet of Tehuelches tribes, who made the sweeping pampas landscapes their home....

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Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Texting is one of the most popular ways of communication. It allows us to stay connected with all our friends, family and acquaintances no matter the time or distance in between. However, it’s still a new way of communicating, meaning that the line of what is acceptable and unacceptable might...

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The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

For the uninitiated, a group which I belonged to until very recently, L’Oscar is a boutique hotel overlooking Holborn’s Southampton Row like a stately castle. Its facade exudes that mannered form of sophisticated luxury both seductive and somewhat intimidating for the more budget conscious. If you let yourself be enticed...

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Art Foundation in fashion and design

Art Foundation in fashion and design

There aren’t many things in life that are free, but an art foundation is, at least for now if you are under 19 years old. Instead of worrying about tuition fees you are given this amazing opportunity to be free and experiment. It is a year of artistic exploration where...

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Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Tourism looks to be growing in the UK, not content to be confined solely within the nations capital either. A €23.3 million project to deliver economic development through experiential tourism in the south of the UK and north of France has been given the green light after it was announced...

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Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical installation has been created to celebrate...

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Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

There are more requirements to become a successful fashion designer than just watching The Devil Wears Prada on repeat. It requires creative freedom, expressive fearlessness, and years of education. Fashion design is the art of creating clothes through the application of different techniques, designs, and materials and students who dream...

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