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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South Thames College Students collaborate for end of term Charity Fashion Show

South Thames College Students collaborate for end of term Charity Fashion Show

Last week saw South Thames College students from a variety of courses come together for the end of year charity fashion show. South Thames College partnered with a local South London charity, Wandsworth Oasis, who are celebrating 30 years of HIV support and prevention through its 10 South London charity...

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Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme  designed to help improve children’s literacy

Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme designed to help improve children’s literacy

Programme launched to help schools support children who are at risk of not reaching the expected level for reading Literacy charity, Bookmark Reading, is looking to partner with Westminster primary schools that want help in providing reading support to children in years 1 to 3. Bookmark matches schools with vetted...

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Remembering the Iran Green Movement, Ten Years Later

Remembering the Iran Green Movement, Ten Years Later

The rise of tensions between the U.S. and Iran in light of the supposed Iranian attack on two American oil tankers and the constant insecurity surrounding Iran’s nuclear capabilities have solidified a vision of Iran as a foreign nation, a Middle Eastern autocracy that eschews Western values entirely; it was...

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Venezuelan Migrants Continue to Flee Country in Crisis

Venezuelan Migrants Continue to Flee Country in Crisis

Days ahead of the introduction of new immigration laws in Peru, thousands of Venezuelans have hurried to pass the border into the country, with authorities estimating that 6,000 Venezuelan refugees entered the country through neighboring Ecuador on Thursday alone. Under the new laws, Venezuelans need a passport and visa to...

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Exceptional Promise at the Bush Theatre

Exceptional Promise at the Bush Theatre

The Bush Theatres Exceptional Promise exhibits just that; exceptional promise. The show Exceptional Promise takes form as a game show where three contestants answer a range of quick-round questions and compete to win a deed to their dream home. The contestants are all played by members of the creative team...

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Oslo Hackney

Oslo Hackney

Hackney still has that edgy feel. Its less all-out trendy than Shoreditch, and a big Victorian explorers beard is very much optional here. It’s diverse, hip, and still clinging on to a bit of its myriad roots. Landmarks like the Hackney Empire attract big name comedians anxious to cement their...

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Le Mans 2019: Toyota the only cruisers!

Le Mans 2019: Toyota the only cruisers!

The race week was one of anniversaries as it is seventy years since the race recommenced after the Second World War, the sixtieth since Aston Martin scored its only outright victory and the fiftieth since Ford recorded its fourth straight victory with the Mark 2 cars and the GT40. The...

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Carmen at the Wandsworth Civic Suite

Carmen at the Wandsworth Civic Suite

Georges Bizet Carmen Rogue Opera Wandsworth Oasis at Thirty From 6pm Wednesday 26th June 2019 Civic Suite Wandsworth SW18 2PU We are delighted to work alongside Rogue Opera to celebrate our 30th anniversary with Bizet’s opera Carmen.Carmen is a beautiful and flamboyant classic which fits well with the brand of...

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Pat Barker, Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys, and Catherine Doyle win the Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards 2019

Pat Barker, Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys, and Catherine Doyle win the Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards 2019

The Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards have today revealed the 2019 winners, as voted for by independent booksellers and to celebrate IndependentBookshop Week (15 – 22 June). Winning in the Adult category is Pat Barker with The Silence of the Girls (Penguin), a re-telling of the Trojan War from the perspective of the slave girl Briseis. Catherine Doyle’s The Storm Keeper’s Island (Bloomsbury),...

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Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

During the first official royal visit to the country, on June 12th 2019, HRH The Countess of Wessex joined The Reverend Nadim Nassar, Founder and Executive Director of the Awareness Foundation, in order to meet six graduates of the Foundation’s ‘Ambassadors for Peace’ programme. Ambassadors for Peace is an ecumenical,...

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