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I’m A Celebrity star’s past revealed

I’m A Celebrity star’s past revealed

Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment
Tweets have been revealed showing Jack Maynard, 22, using racial slurs and bigotry tweets. Maynard, the brother of singing sensation Connor, entered the I'm A Celebrity Jungle as a YouTube sensation with 1.3 million subscribers. On his official Twitter account he casually used the N-word and branded people who have tweeted him “retarded” and “f****ts”. In tweets dated six years ago Jack, followed by 650,000 fans mocked gay men, called his friends the racist term and laughed at people with facial disfigurements. One post from December 2012, he replied to two people using the phrase “retarded f****t”. In another post from February 2013, he angrily replied to a critic: “hahaha shutup you f****t... By the way who hit you with a shovel?” One racist tweet, posted online in June 20
“What were you doing all summer?” Dec throws shade to Ant during I’m A Celeb launch show

“What were you doing all summer?” Dec throws shade to Ant during I’m A Celeb launch show

Culture, Entertainment
Ant and Dec were back to their normal selves from the start of last night's launch of the hit Australian based reality TV show. Welcome a posh reality star, a feisty footballers wife and a famous dad in the midst of it all was the infamous pair Ant and Dec. After opening up to The Sun about his how his depression led to an addiction to prescription drugs, and an ongoing battle with alcohol and substance abuse, we didn't think Ant would make it to this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here show. The Geordie duo didn't shy away from the elephant in the room, with Dec addressing previous rumours that Ant was going to be replaced after he went into rehab to deal with his addiction to prescription medication. At the beginning of the show he said: "Welcome to Australia, we are b...
Feeling festive? Daddy’s Home 2 is officially out now

Feeling festive? Daddy’s Home 2 is officially out now

Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
On Thursday night, October 16th, Voice of Westminster journalists Betina Gluhova and Asena Degirmenci went to Leicester Square to attend the UK film premiere of one of this year’s most anticipated Christmas comedies – Daddy’s Home 2. As Christmas is just weeks away we bet that everyone is looking forward to drink hot chocolate, wear cosy socks and watch a festive family movie at home. Well, we can begin our winter rituals now. Following the hit movie from 2015 this year Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas but this time their dads come along – Kurt (Mel Gibson) and Don (John Lithgow). The movie will make you not only smile but laugh and surely it will get you even more excited about Christmas than you already are
VAULT Festival are looking for you!

VAULT Festival are looking for you!

#breakingnews, Art, Culture, Film, Music, News
VAULT festival UK have just announced on their Twitter page that they are in need of talented volunteers to join the team for #VAULT2018. https://twitter.com/VAULTFestival/status/930053706002911233 VAULT is London’s biggest arts festival, that takes place every year between January and March. This event is celebrating the sixth year of Vault Festival, an 8-week underground festival of theatre and performance, comedy, film and late-night parties. Commencing on the 24th January 2018, the festival takes place in The Vaults (the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo Station) and is open 5 days a week from Wednesday to Sunday. “Goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent…” The Stage VAULT festival ha
Sexual harassment survey in the art sector

Sexual harassment survey in the art sector

Art, Culture
ArtsProfessional is conducting a survey into sexual harassment claims in the Art Sector. The survey released early findings which have raised several questions about how organisations are handling claims. At present the majority of respondents (70%) have reported being sexual harassed with the perpetrator being in a senior position. The survey came into action after the publication of a “Code of Behaviour”. The code was developed at the royal court theatre in London following a day of action. The day consisted of 150 sexual harassment claims being read aloud including 11 accounts of rape. The document lists 6 suggested codes of behaviour for individuals in the industry to follow.  It was established in efforts to provoke cultural change and prevent further sexual harassment in the arts
‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Eminem was performing in a pub, stage invaders took over French Montana and Swae Lee's set and Stormzy got stuck in the ladies toilets. The MTV European Awards was last night, Sunday night Nov. 12, held at the Wembley Arena, London. Hostess with the mostess, West London bred Rita Ora, 26, bought the London vibes to the music awards. https://twitter.com/OhSoLaurs/status/929887308840660993 Her 13 eye-catching outfits and tragic hair changes made the show. There were many other moments that took the spotlight away from the singer's hosting skills. Check out the top 10 moments from music's biggest night celebrating London. 1. Stormzy sending an SOS snap after being trapped in the ladies toilets. 2. Rita Ora came to the red carpet in her dressing robe and a head tow
Nigerian fashion arrives in London

Nigerian fashion arrives in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Culture, Fashion
The fashion of Gele, a traditional head wrap from Nigeria, has arrived in London, as a group of African women organised a workshop on how to tie it. Around 20 women joined the workshop, bringing cloths and drapes and wearing typical colourful clothes for the occasion. The majority of them were from Nigeria, but also some English and German women took part in the event. The workshop took place on Sunday 29 October in Dalston, North-East London, during the Black History Month celebration party of the social centre for migrants, Akwaaba. The workshop involved around 20 women from different countries (photo: Alice Facchini) During the workshop, the participants explained that they wear Gele not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it has an important meaning in Nigerian cul...
How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

Business, Culture, LifeStyle
Small independent cafés like TAP Coffee are developing well despite facing fierce competition from big chains like Costa and Starbucks in London. As a modern independent coffeehouse, TAP Coffee has newly opened the fourth branch in Russell Square. On the contrary, Costa has reported recently that its sales growth has almost ground to a halt. TAP Coffee has made achievements mainly by three ways. Unique Decoration Style To develop a cozy atmosphere, all the branches are decorated by the owner of TAP Coffee. “All the tables and chairs are made by him, and every painting on the wall is chosen by him as well,” said Marta, a barista of TAP Coffee branch in Russell Square. There are bicycle models on other three branches’ signboards. According to the manager of the TAP Cof
Young Adult Literature Weekender : A Successful Fourth Year

Young Adult Literature Weekender : A Successful Fourth Year

Art, Culture
Opening with the 50th Anniversary of Poetry International and featuring major international voices- including Tom Hanks and Hillary Rodham Clinton- bloggers, vloggers and many more, this year sees a magnificent edition of London literature Festival. The Southbank Centre hosts multiple concerts, gigs and exhibitions all year round, London Literature Festival being one of them. The hub for cultural fests boasts multiple venues within itself and glamourises the outdoor spaces along the riverfront to feature art and set up food stalls. London Literature Festival unveiled on 13 October this year and will witness live readings from Tom Hanks on 1 November as the festival reaches its closing day. Among other big events, the weekend of 28-29 October marked the Young Adult Literature Weeke...
The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
When recalling his interview with Hong Sang-soo, director of The Day After, this year’s opening film at the London Korean Film Festival, film critic Tony Rayns remembers being baffled. Why? Well, Sang-Soo’s answers to every question put to him were something along the lines of ‘I don’t know.’ For a director whose movies are renowned for their depth and characters, and are permanent fixtures at prestigious film festivals—in fact, The Day After was in the running for the Palme D’or at Cannes this year, along with another of his features, Claire’s Camera—Hong Sang-soo ‘wings it’ way too often than one would think. If he feels like it, he does it. His work mirrors his eccentricity, and maybe that’s what makes it so great. Shot entirely in black and white, The Day After is the story of th