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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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Across the world, nations have joined together for Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th). An estimated 11 million men, women and children (including 6.5m Jews) were killed in the genocide that has come to be termed the Holocaust. Hitler’s genocide, referred to as Shoah in Hebrew (literally “The Catastrophe”) wiped out...

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Local Parents to Be Offered a Conference on Young People’s Mental Health by teenage mental health charity stem4

Local Parents to Be Offered a Conference on Young People’s Mental Health by teenage mental health charity stem4

To help assist parents in identifying and supporting the mental health of their young people, stem4, the Merton based charity promoting positive mental health in teenagers, have been awarded a grant from the Wimbledon Community Fund to host a local Parents Conference. The evening conference will take place this Autumn...

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GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

GO-SHIP Launches Ocean Research Project

A group of 17 scientists and four technicians aboard the RRS James Cook departed from Florida, U.S.A the 19 of January to survey over 4,000 miles of ocean in a research expedition through the Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program . The goal is to document the physical and chemical...

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Whitbread unveils first hub by Premier Inn hotel outside central London

Whitbread unveils first hub by Premier Inn hotel outside central London

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotel chains, has opened the doors of its newest hub by Premier Inn hotel on Lillie Road, West Brompton, marking the business’ first hub by Premier Inn hotel in the capital outside Zone 1.  The new 89-bedroom hotel...

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Piano Kensington at the Royal Garden Hotel

Piano Kensington at the Royal Garden Hotel

Piano Kensington is to relocate to the Royal Garden Hotel, opening Thursday January 16th . After nearly 20 years in Kensington the popular piano bar is relocating to the Royal Garden Hotel and will operate as a pop up in the space that was formerly Berties Bar. Bob Mckie, director...

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February Networking at Da Mario’s

February Networking at Da Mario’s

First Tuesday Networking at the fabulous Da Mario’s in Gloucester Road, winner of the 2019 K&C Business Awards.  KCCC’s networking events are known for their fun, relaxed atmosphere and we have a good mix of regular members and new guests. A family friendly trattoria in Venetian-Gothic building, serving thin-crust pizza and...

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Painting the Poets

Painting the Poets

Poetry is once again cool. Portraiture is hot. Or is it the other way round? Claire Eastgate has hit a rich seam of subjects for a collection of portraits that celebrate the lives and work of some of this country’s finest female poets, entitled Painting the Poets. The idea came...

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Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre

Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre

Snowflake, a play by Mike Barlett, follows a relationship between a father and his daughter. The production tells the story of underlying strains between a father and his daughter, caused by the political divide around Britain and Brexit. The play was both riveting and heartfelt.  Clare Lizzimore, director of Snowflake...

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Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life at the Estorick Collection

Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life at the Estorick Collection

Crali was surely the quintessential Futurist painter. He embodied everything Futurism stood for; it was coursing through his veins. He was eighteen when he took his first flight in 1928 and the following year he contacted Marinetti, the founder of Futurism, and asked to join the movement. In the same...

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The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair returns until January 26

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair returns until January 26

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is back until 26 January in Battersea Park to continue to provide unique, fabulous displays of some of the best to twentieth century designs vendors can offer. If exploring spaces filled with extraordinary antiques and textiles is of interest to you, this is the...

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