Drag kings massively under-represented

Over the last 10 years, largely due to smash TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens have gone viral. The most popular stars from the show have amassed millions of followers on social media, and travel all over the world to perform. However, one margin of the industry still feels under-represented. Drag kings have not enjoyed […]

The Hawley Arms launches crowdfunding campaign

Famous Camden pub, The Hawley Arms, has been put on the property market. Rising fears that owner, Greene King, will sell the land to developers has sparked a crowdfunding campaign. Representatives of the pub have called for the public to donate whatever they can in a bid to buy the property and save the cultural […]

Your guide to the ultimate London craft beer festival

With dry January over we can finally raise our glasses this weekend to the return of the Craft Beer Rising Festival at Old Trumans Brewery in Brick Lane. The UK’s biggest craft beer festival will host over 178 food and drink stands which exhibit 155 of the best breweries around. It is the ultimate craft beer, […]

Small London artists don’t suffer when A-lists drop new music

Waking up to new music on a Friday has become a ritual for streaming lovers. When it’s a big name, social media explodes with fans and sceptics alike trying to decide if has automatically become a classic. Yet, often when a big name like Ariana Grande, Kanye West or Cardi B release new music, they […]

The Oscars 2019 pushes boundaries

The Oscars Awards 2019 goes live at 1am GMT … so expect a few sleepy faces in the office on Monday morning! The ceremony is the 91st Academy Awards and is pushing the boundaries in new ways. The awards will be the first time since 1989 that will not have an official host. Comedian Kevin Hart […]

Accumulate brings LFW to the homeless

While The Strand lights up with some of the world’s biggest brands at the launch of London Fashion Week today, down the road in Somerset House a second fashion week is underway: a modelling of denim jackets by London’s homeless. Accumulate, a charity which specialises in helping young, homeless people to develop their wellbeing and improve […]

Monero Dolls: representing BAME women

A businesswoman has opened a children’s boutique in Islington selling custom made, handcrafted black dolls inspired by women in her life. Sandra Monero, of Stoke Newington, launched Monero Kids Boutique after seeing an empty unit. After losing her mother, father and brother, she found making clothes therapeutic and decided to go professional. Now her shop […]

LFW: Are they doing enough for sustainability?

London Fashion Week returns today to celebrate fashion designers world-wide. One designer in particular has gained a lot of media attention after announcing a collaboration with BBC Earth. Mother of Pearl designer, Amy Powney is trying to highlight the negative impact the fashion industry has on the planet. Powney is launching a campaign to raise awareness […]

Andrea Levy: award winning author dies aged 62

Andrea Levy author of The Long Song and Small Island has passed away from cancer aged 62. Best known for her award winning novels that captured the voice of the black British Windrush generation. Her last novel, The Long Song released in 2010 was nominated for the Booker Prize and was adapted by BBC One […]