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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The influence of Princes

The influence of Princes

Just as even the most politically committed among us were beginning to weary of the dreary cross-fire spluttering on between the egotistic fabulist and the bigoted narcissist who seek to lead us out of the EU (at the expressed will of 38% of the electorate), the monarch’s second son blunders...

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Special Auction Services putting classic rock memorabilia under the hammer

Special Auction Services putting classic rock memorabilia under the hammer

Pictured: Lot 578 – – Rickenbacker guitar signed by Tom Petty The Popular Music Market is very buoyant right now and alongside Vinyl records, which for many genres and artists are attracting record prices, Pop and Rock memorabilia is also having a boom period. Here are some items to look...

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Charity carol service at St Luke’s Chelsea

Charity carol service at St Luke’s Chelsea

On Tuesday 10th December, at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea, the annual carol service in aid of Nordoff Robbins will play host to a number of celebrity readers and guests to raise funds for the music therapy charity. Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK,...

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Tickets for David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet at the Royal Albert Hall to go on sale tomorrow (December 6th)

Tickets for David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet at the Royal Albert Hall to go on sale tomorrow (December 6th)

On Thursday 16 April 2020, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, see Sir David Attenborough in a remarkable new film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. Produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, this unique feature documentary tells the story of life on our planet by...

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Freelands Foundation announce winner of £100,00 Freelands Award

Freelands Foundation announce winner of £100,00 Freelands Award

Freelands Foundation announced The Hepworth Wakefield as the fourth recipient of the annual £100,000 Freelands Award. The Yorkshire based institution will be working with the Foundation to present a major survey exhibition of Hannah Starkey (b. Belfast, 1971) in 2020, which will also see the artist work closely with teenage...

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Charity Choral Performance of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Charity Choral Performance of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Monteverdi Vespers at Cadogan Hall Wednesday 11 December, Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm  Conductor: Ivor Setterfield Orchestra: Trafalgar Baroque Ensemble Soloists:  Miriam Allan, Zoe Brookshaw, Jonathan Brown, Francis Gush, Matthew Long, Nicholas Mulroy, Dan D’Souza Barts Choir (St Bartholomew’s Hospital Choral Society – registered charity: 273180)  A proportion of the profits...

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Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that provides free counselling and therapies to help put people’s lives back together after they’ve been turned upside down by breast cancer. Visitors to our centres (located in London, Hereford, Leeds, Solihull, Wessex (Fareham) and Worcester) meet with one of our clinical team...

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Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks

Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks

 Whilst every capital city is awash in the ghosts of its past, London has signs of habitation dating back to the Neolithic period. Over the millennia London has been decimated by civil war, apocalyptic fire and the horrors of the Blitz; the very streets redrawn under our feet as London...

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Richmond Christmas Day Dinner makes memories for young care leavers

Richmond Christmas Day Dinner makes memories for young care leavers

  The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner is fundraising to create an unforgettable Christmas for young care leavers. The volunteer-run event creates memorable experiences for young people between 18 – 25 who have been through the care system. The project was initiated by nurse and Twickenham resident Sian Thomas in 2017...

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Life-size herd of bronze elephants to be unveiled at Marble Arch

Life-size herd of bronze elephants to be unveiled at Marble Arch

On 4th December a herd of 21 elephants will begin to march down Marble Arch. That they are bronze and immobile is hardly the point. The sculpture is the largest such depiction of an elephant herd in the world and is intended to draw attention to the plight of this species...

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