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Winter blues, red-hot style: a Londoner’s guide to cold weather dressing

Winter blues, red-hot style: a Londoner’s guide to cold weather dressing

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With temperatures plummeting to below freezing in the capital, Londoners are likely to prioritise function over form when getting dressed this week.   But winter need not sentence us to becoming puffer-clad Michelin men. For many fashion mavens, colder weather is the perfect excuse to layer up, layer on an extra accessory (or three) and go bold with makeup. We spoke to students on the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus, who were adamant that the chill would not curb their sense of style. Yelia and Echo (@ech0ech0echo). (Credit: Holly Munks) Yelia and Echo presented their expert take on cosy chic. Building on a base of thermals, they layered up statement knitwear, which proves that warmth and style are not mutually exclusive. As Echo pointed out, a boring wint
Lights, Camera, Audition: TikTok’s Influence on Emerging Talent in Theatre

Lights, Camera, Audition: TikTok’s Influence on Emerging Talent in Theatre

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New Diorama Theatre at Regent's Park. Image by: Malavika Pradeep TikTok has basically become the new casting frontier. People who were once nobodies are now going viral with audition tapes and snagging lead artist and actor roles. The platform has thrown open the doors for equal opportunities, especially when traditional casting avenues took a hit during the COVID chaos. We spoke to a few arts, theater, and culture students at universities around London, and they spilled the beans on the real and raw casting tricks happening on TikTok. According to them, it's all about enabling diversity and creating opportunities for everyone. And guess what? Theatre companies are all over TikTok. They're using it to hook in the younger crowd. Like, have you seen the #Wicked TikTok challenge...
Celebrity, food, fiction and fact – booksellers bank on a Christmas bonanza

Celebrity, food, fiction and fact – booksellers bank on a Christmas bonanza

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Christmas crackers: some best-selling fiction at Foyle’s bookshop (Picture: Muhammad Hamza Khan) London’s booksellers are hoping for a bumper month of sales in the run-up to Christmas – their most crucial four weeks of the year. Independent bookshops and the smaller chains – facing increasing online competition from Amazon and other retailers - rely on December sales for almost half their annual income.  This year, as window displays have been completed to tempt passing customers, booksellers will be watching the weather inside and outside their shops, gauging which titles are turning over the tills. “It changes the game for us,” said Olivia, one of the staff at Lutyens & Rubinstein, an independent bookshop near Portobello Road in west London’s Notting Hill, which modest
Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

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The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
“This crisis is scaring me” – The rise of the British Bamboccioni

“This crisis is scaring me” – The rise of the British Bamboccioni

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Young British adults are leaving home later than ever. 28% of British households are now multigenerational according to the ONS, diverging from our Northern European neighbours, toward a more Italian arrangement. ‘Bamboccioni’ is an Italian colloquial term that best translates to 'big baby'. This has become a term used to describe Italy’s elevated rate of adults still living at home due to the country's economic stagnation. More than 65% of Italians aged 18 to 34 live with their parents. Europeans may be mocked, however ritual has been commonplace through history in a number of cultures. Family values are held in particularly high esteem in Eastern cultures, for example, and it is commonly expected that children care for their parents in older age as their parents cared for them
Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Could robots replace human creativity in music?

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Artificial intelligence systems perform time-consuming tasks quickly and accurately, making it the perfect tool in most situations. But can it make good music? https://youtu.be/uo8IrBsFpnw Is AI the future of music? Can it replace human creativity? Creative industries such as art and music are often thought to be inherently human, connected with emotive expressions of individual personalities. With music- in the words of Billy Joel-being an “explosive expression of humanity,” can robots really compose music that connects with people? Will the music even be good?  Abhilash Hareendranathan, Research Associate, University of Alberta, believes AI is capable of making music that is completely indistinguishable as computerised to a human listener. He said: " Would every singl
How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

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You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more! https://youtu.be/Dn05IOFAziU
The UK is still the largest country to scrutinize the explosive topic of the pay gap

The UK is still the largest country to scrutinize the explosive topic of the pay gap

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2019 has been the second year that all companies and charities in Britain with more than 250 employees - covering almost half the country's workforce - have had to report their gender pay gap to the Government Equalities Office (GEO). 1.How does it work? Employers must submit an assessment of the gap between what man and women earn on average amongst their personnel. The deadline for reporting these numbers each year is 31st March for public sector organisations and 5th April for businesses and charities. All companies must report the differences between salaries and bonus of employees from both genders on a mean and median hourly basis.   2.What surprises did we get? The Fawcett Society, the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights, has defi...
13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

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Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence. 1.Lisbon’s charm Lisbon's century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city are unique. Wandering from Baixa district to Graça you'll see a very traditional side