The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

  Trade unions have weighed in on plans to regulate busking in areas such as Kensington’s museum district, and Portobello Road market. The council said it received “1,136 complaints of anti-social busking” from residents and businesses in 2018, with many bemoaning performers repeating the same songs and occupying the same...

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Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could stay closed to vehicles for three years, as experts work to make it safe to drive on again. The bridge was closed “indefinitely” in April after a weekly check revealed damage that has been known about for years was much worse than authorities thought. A team of...

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Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

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City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

A huge redevelopment of the White City estate could be on the horizon as council chiefs discuss plans for new homes using £15 million from City Hall. Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s senior politicians met on Monday, June 3, to consider building “100-250 new homes” and said half could be let...

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European Election 2019 Conclusions

European Election 2019 Conclusions

It may seem that a ‘Rise of the Right’ is populating Western politics; in an ideological  transition that hit its peak with the success of Nigel Farage and his Brexit party at the European Elections on 29th May 2019. Whilst to some it may have seemed frivolous to even be...

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Birthday Celebration at Cadogan Hall

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Birthday Celebration at Cadogan Hall

The 200th birthdays of the late Queen Victoria (May 24th) & Prince Albert (May 26th) were celebrated in concert at Cadogan Hall on the 25th of May 2019. The concert consisted of performances by The Royal Choral Society and Coburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Notable choral solos were performed by singers Laura...

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Free festival celebrating the Great Exhibition of 1851 announced for Kensington

Free festival celebrating the Great Exhibition of 1851 announced for Kensington

Leading cultural venues are joining forces to recreate the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851 for the 21st century. Over one weekend this summer, South Kensington’s Exhibition Road will host a celebration of curiosity and discovery, with a new, free festival of art, science and culture. Running from 28-30...

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Prime Minister Theresa May visits Advance in West London, leading women’s  charity providing support to survivors of domestic abuse

Prime Minister Theresa May visits Advance in West London, leading women’s charity providing support to survivors of domestic abuse

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, visited women’s charity Advance this morning to discuss provision for women survivors of domestic abuse. This follows the government’s announcement on Monday 13th May 2019 to make the provision of services for survivors of domestic abuse such as accommodation-based support a legal duty...

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Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

By Helen Lami, course director of Academic Summer Beautiful buildings, the chance to forge lifelong friendships and a varied curriculum – minus the charms and herbology lessons: some of the similarities that British boarding schools have with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Unlike Harry’s journey to Hogwarts, getting ready...

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