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Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Adults, books, Breaking News, children, Culture, Education, LifeStyle, News
Children and young adult’s book markets are increasing, and according to a Writers and Artists article by Chris Kloet, editor at Walker Books, around 10,000 new children’s titles are published in the UK every year, and there is also a current vogue for “young adult” novels. But can this be only attributed to the children and teenagers’ reading habits? Siobhan Curham, author and writing coach, said: “Young adult books blur the line between children’s and adult books because there is a big cross-over, with many adults reading them.” What distinguishes a children's and a young adult’s book? Joshua Cartwright, who works for Wealdstone Library and also is a writer of children's books, defined it as “books with stories or information which is understandable by the age group that they a
Patelification: an Anglo-Indian bias in the UK

Patelification: an Anglo-Indian bias in the UK

Blogs, Breaking News, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Experience, London, News, ReportingWeek1, Social media
British-Indian stand-up comedian Nish Kumar in conversation with Aamna Mohdin addresses unconscious biases that have potentially impacted his professional life. In an interview with famed comedian Nish Kumar published earlier today, The guardian shed light on issues of racial bias and ethnical stereotypes that exist among Anglo-Indians in the UK. Kumar took to twitter when a written piece by Keith Watson in Metro, detailing a travel show that he partook in, called him ‘Nish Patel’. He found it disconcerting as to how the error had occurred despite providing a press release about the show. Fucking hell lads. My name is Nish Kumar. pic.twitter.com/IUh0n9uMEk — Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) October 1, 2018 ‘In one case that’s somebody I’m paying – and they can’t be bothered to le
Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

Breaking News, crime, Culture, Media, News, ReportingWeek1
Onlookers “filmed on phones”, while a South Korean student was undertaking an alleged racist attack on London Oxford Street. Yeon Jeong Lee, 22, a student at the university in Canterbury, was beaten by up to 10 thugs while she was doing shopping in central London. What she felt disappointed was the reaction of the passers-by. “It was only two people who were trying to help me out and the rest would just be filming the scene ”, she said. She also mentioned the slow reaction of the police: "I filed the case over the phone, but they kept repeating the same response and didn’t show up". Source: Change.org Link: https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-raise-the-awareness-of-hate-crime-in-oxford-street Psychology of passers-by Why in this case few people are willing to help? What's
#MeToo movement is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

#MeToo movement is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Culture, Entertainment, Gender, News, Social media
The “Silence Breakers” movement that went viral on social media was named Person of the Year 2017 by Time Magazine. The cover is a composite group photo that includes a number of women who had participated in this movement; such as actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift. Millions of women shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse in 2017 making it a global movement that was named #MeToo. It took off on social media and fuelled a worldwide discussion on just how endemic sexual harassment has been. It has been used millions of times in over 85 countries. https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/938385893307637760 The women, and men, who broke their silence to share their stories of victimisation gave traction to the #MeToo campaign. https://youtu.be/MkR8GY
To empower artists, creating a market is good solution ?

To empower artists, creating a market is good solution ?

Art, London
The Urban Maker Market for independent designers has been held in East London. When Christmas is approaching, people are busy with shopping and preparing for the holiday. What do small businesses do ? They are probably involved in Christmas market. If you Google "Christmas markets in London", enormous markets will pop up for visitors and sellers. Urban Maker market in one of the Christmas markets as well. Urban Maker Market is opening on 9th and 10th December. The market invites local designers  in East London and holds a market every season at Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park. This year is Urban Maker Market’s third year. Today, Londoners face many options and find it difficult to choose which independent artists' market to visit. But three years ago, founders, Julia Redgrove
The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

Art, Culture, Film
Away from the bustling streets of Oxford Circus lies a quiet independent cinema, Regent Street cinema. The cinema prides itself on giving its audience an insight into film history and giving a platform to foreign and independent films, that are not screened elsewhere. 80 percent of cinemas in the UK are now multiplexes, making the originality of Regent Street cinema attractive. Shira Macleod, director of the cinema, has extensive experience in the programming of films. She said: “I go and see a lot of films and my background is in choosing film, I like to screen older and unusual films." “We are not part of a chain allowing us to make unique and independent choices. Our cinema has a Compton organ, we are one of the only cinemas that screen silent films with live audio.” Regent Str
Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Art, Audio, Blogs, Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Music, musicians, Watch, What's Hot
  Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history? However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia has steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added.   Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits b
Handcraft Industry expanding in to the UK Economy

Handcraft Industry expanding in to the UK Economy

Art, Culture, News, ReportingWeek2
The estimated total income for all contemporary craft making businesses in the UK ranges to a £457 million in 2017.   The Thames Estuary Report claims that creative industries are becoming UK’s new biggest growth sector in terms of job opportunities and income generated. The UK Creative Industries generates £8.8m per hour with  1.3m employees in the creative economy across the South East Asia alone. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills predicts 1.2 million new workers will be needed in the sector over the next decade. The Renegated Craft Fair opened up a platform for startup and experienced craftsmen in jewelry, accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware and apothecary. Ogechi Anyanwu, one of the Organisers of t
English duo Hurts explore new grounds

English duo Hurts explore new grounds

Art, London, Music, musicians
After six weeks of touring the world, English pop duo Hurts finally arrives home this December. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are both very happy to be on home soil and finally, after weeks of performing, they get the chance to introduce their fourth full-length album Desire to the London public. The songs from the new album sound lighter, happier, and more positive than all their previous work. Westminster World went to see them live at Brixton Academy to see their new style. After releasing their album Desire, the duo shared with NME that this is some of the best music they have ever made in their career. For the lyrics of Desire, Theo Hutchcraft (singer and songwriter) explained that they have been 'a bit more personal on this record'. The band has always been very open-
The busking scene in London

The busking scene in London

Art, Music
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” once said Frank Vincent Zappa, a distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. From the first Rock Bands of 1950s to modern Pop all over London’s famous clubs and bars, every genre found a hip designated place. But if art continued following norms, it wouldn’t be an inspiration for the queer minded. Streets of London are witness to the beautiful breakdown of a norm. Yes, we are talking about the busking scene. Buskers are musicians, singers, composers and writers who bring their talent out of a hugely commercial world, and onto the streets. It’s sometimes surprising to see how they draw an enthusiastic audience within moments on a busy Monday evening. Jack is one such busker who performs at Picadilly Cir