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Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Food, Galleries, London, Music, musicians, Theatre
An underground hothouse in the centre of Borough Market, the Imaginarium welcomes Christmas with a different outlook. Opening up a creative hub for artists from all fields such as storytelling, painting and live performances. Photo Credits: Sreelakshmi Vachasapthy I was able to make it on the very first Sunday, where I witnessed the opening of these feasts, ideas and theatrics.  It also gave me a chance to interact with the owner of the place- Naomi, who gave an insight about the events happening over next couple of weeks.  She said: "It is a six-week long program which consists of theatrical events, music, arts, dinning and workshops for people to join." The place stands out for its interior work and atmosphere. It also has stores set up which marks London’s independent artists, d
Hyper Japan Christmas–what you should not miss this winter

Hyper Japan Christmas–what you should not miss this winter

Breaking News, Culture, Entertainment, International
The UK’s biggest Japanese culture event--Hyper Japan Christmas--just took place in Tobacco Dock last Friday, attracting thousands of Japanese culture lovers. Hyper Japan is a festival providing different Japanese workshops as well as live shows such as Japanese band music, the ‘cosplay’ competition, appealing to all Japanese culture lovers in UK. The event has been held in London every year since 2010. This year’s festival was scheduled over three days (24-26 November 2017). The price of tickets differed on each of the three days, and all the information related to the festival was published on Hyper Japan’s website more than half a month before it started. This year’s site had two floors and provided more activities for visitors.   Compared with previous years, there were m
Winter Wonderland continues to stand out in bringing Christmas spirit

Winter Wonderland continues to stand out in bringing Christmas spirit

Culture, Entertainment, Taste
Over the past ten years, Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit throughout London. This year the event kick-started on 17th November at Hyde Park, attracting thousands of Londoners and tourists. The fair which has been running since 2007, continues to set a landmark until the 1st of January, with the motive of creating a complete experience of Christmas for the visitors. This mainly includes events such as ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, festive bars and live music. Photo credits: Sreelakshmi Vachaspathy Reports show that since 2016, 14 million people have visited London’s Winter Wonderland. Even though it is a free event, visitors will have to pay to enjoy the Ice Rink, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, and the Sooty Christmas Show, Giant Wheel a
Top moments at the 2017 AMA’s

Top moments at the 2017 AMA’s

Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, musicians
From Selena Gomez's debut of her platinum gold locks to Pink's hilarious reaction to Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute, here are the top 10 dish worthy moments of the 2017 American Music Awards. The 2017 American Music Awards premiered last night on Sunday November 19, 2017 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana Ross, graces the night in extraordinary fashion choices and hosts the 45th annual AMA's. Take a look at what went down that night: 1. Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corrine open up the AMA's with a speech to first responders and tragedy victims. https://twitter.com/AMAs/status/932416354585427968 2. Pop icons Pink and Kelly Clarkson's powerful performance in 'Everybody Hurts' as a response to Foxx and his dau...
Hamleys annual Christmas Toy Parade

Hamleys annual Christmas Toy Parade

children, Culture, Entertainment
The countdown to Christmas is in full swing as the world's largest Hamleys toy parade took place on Sunday 19th November 2017 in Regent Street. The Christmas Toy Parade attracted over 800,000 Londoners and even tourists that have come from around the world to enjoy and even take part in this annual parade. Why is this event so important? Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world selling more than 50,000 toys in the flagship store. By 1837 Hamleys was a London landmark and the toy store moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881. Regent Street was transformed into a festive wonderland as it featured a marching cast of over 300 children's characters including Scooby Doo, Buddy the Elf, Sonic the Hedgehog and Peppa Pig. There were entertainers da...
The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

Culture, DontUse, Entertainment, Music
Within Temptation started their next album's campaign with an announcement for their Autumn/ Winter tour in 2018. The tour will allow fans to see the symphonic metal band in 18 countries (33 different cities). The Dutch band was discovered in 1996 and they have six albums behind their back. After their longest break so far, on November 3, the band transformed their website and social media image displaying only a short message that they will be “coming soon”. A week later a video statement appeared where the main vocalist, Sharon den Adel announced a new solo project named “My Indigo”. The project was the reason why the band took a break from working together for a while. Sharon Den Adel decided to take some time to work on her own and compose for herself before regaining her inspira
I’m A Celebrity star’s racist past revealed

I’m A Celebrity star’s racist past revealed

Celebrity, Culture, DontUse, 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...
Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Entertainment, Film
Daddy’s Home 2 ★ ★ ★ OUT NOVEMBER 22 / CERT. 12A / 100 MINS. DIRECTOR: Sean Anders CAST: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio Runtime: 100 minutes PLOT Having to put aside their differences for the children so they can have the ‘together Christmas’ they’ve always wanted, co-parents Brad and Dusty are back just in time for the holidays with the addition of their fathers, resulting in the ultimate family clash. Watching your parents go through a divorce is hard enough without having to deal with the scariness of watching one of your parents get replaced by another. "Daddy’s Home 2" relives its comedic past by proving to the audience that co-parenting between biological