Manga at the British Museum

Manga at the British Museum

British Museum Until 26 August 2019 Admission £19.50 britishmuseum.org/Manga   To be exposed to “manga” from a standing start, with very little knowledge about what seems to get millions of Japanese so animated, is like being thrust into an alien culture, with no understandable language, and no real idea of...

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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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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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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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Academic Summer Camps: A smart blend of study and fun

Academic Summer Camps: A smart blend of study and fun

  Are you a busy London parent, wondering how to occupy your teen during the summer? Do you wish there was a painless way to help them get a head start for GSCEs or A Levels that are looming? Do you love the holidays but want to find more productive...

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Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Interview with Box Hill School’s Head of Boarding John Attewell. What is the day-to-day life of a boarder like? Although it is reasonably structured, we regard the boarding experience as ‘home from home’ and therefore try to mirror, as far as possible the post school experience of our day students....

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Fulham Beach Bar Review

Fulham Beach Bar Review

The sun peeped its fingers and toes round the corner of the clouds for just enough time for us to properly enjoy this venue, before the crippling grey and cold returned, banishing us back inside. Set on the Thames, the Fulham bar is located right on the waters edge adding...

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After Grenfell:  Preserving North Kensington’s local history through the arts

After Grenfell:  Preserving North Kensington’s local history through the arts

  Local community organisations are developing an archive of North Kensington’s creative response during a period of rapid historical change since the Grenfell Tower fire with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Called the Kensington Art & Heritage Archive Project, the collection will preserve artworks and testimonies produced by...

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Public Outcry over proposed Holocaust Memorial

Public Outcry over proposed Holocaust Memorial

Updated plans for a Holocaust Memorial beside Westminster Palace have been attacked by campaigners who say it will waste millions of pounds. Critics say the Grade II*-listed Victoria Tower Gardens is the wrong location for the proposed learning centre with entrance pavilion, and courtyard. The Government’s updated plans, which reduce...

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Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

With climate change being one of the biggest global issues in the world right now, activist organisation  ‘Extinction Rebellion’ are drawing attention to the issue, with significant protests.      The organisation was set up in September 2018 and has brought huge amounts of media coverage and public support to the...

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