Saturday, March 25News For London


Tech City celebrates the progress of women on International Women’s Day

Culture, News, Tech, Video
The achievements of women in technology and the arts have been highlighted as part of an event celebrating International Women's Day.  By Deeksha Sharma Sub Editor Sohini Sinha Tech City celebrated women-hood on International Women's Day.  The event was an a platform for women in technology and arts to exhibit their innovations.Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino,Becky Stewart and Ana Bradley started this event aside of their career in 2013. The event held at the Digital Catapult Centre, Euston Road, was organised by these three women, with 19 women exhibitors and attended by both women and men. It was organised to raise money for Solace Women's Aid, a charity that helps women affected by domestic violence. In 2013, when they started, hundreds of people signed on a wall to muster suppor
Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

Galleries, Health, Sport, Video
Londoners plunge into icy water to raise money for Special Olympics. Indraja Gugle reports from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sub-editor: Jipsa George    On a Saturday morning in February, as the temperature dipped below 5˚ Celsius, Londoners gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to plunge in icy water for the inaugural Great Britain Polar Plunge. This feat was designed to raise money for Special Olympics. London may be used to its inhabitants jogging in the snow, but a plunge in glacial water goes to show their great support towards inclusive sports like the Special Olympics. Sarah, a participant, was raring to go with her team of eight. “It’s all right so far, although we got more scared when we looked at the pool and there was lots of ice on top. But it’s for

Robin Lee: an alternative Valentine

Culture, Video
On Valentine’s Day, whilst couples and families celebrate a day of love and happiness, artist Robin Lee hosts an eye-opening, seemingly cynical exhibition. On the third floor of Bart’s Pathology Museum, Lee displays his anti-Valentine exhibition “Regrets”. Reports - Aimee Ren Sub-editor: Alex Leonards The exhibition, which occupies two floors of the museum, displays a range of pathology themed pieces. In the centre of the exhibition Lee features work depicting real human hearts, engraved and dripping with blood. Alongside the visuals, a multimedia presentation is displayed. The video displays sculptures and photographs, accompanied by an audio monologue of “Heart’s owners” by writer Russ Litten, who Lee collaborated with for this project.   Time Out has described Lee’s c