A Literature Review

Breakout accessories of the season

Sartorial statements have always been the backbone of Fashion Week, never more so than in London with its eclecticism and explosion of creative talent. Yet the humble accessory has demanded focus this season. From crocs to ornate headpieces, these were the breakout accessories that stuck to mind…

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Living in London is a Tough Gig

I’m currently standing on the icy stoned marbled floor of my bathroom in a face-off with the Victorian sink. It’s an enormous cream vessel with a leaky tap and a cantankerous temper, choosing occasionally to pamper to my wintered soul and provide some lukewarm water. To me, it signifies London: grandiose, bygone and callous. London’s not very nice to its people and the London natives by default are permanently petulant and irritated. Just like my sink.  

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We Asked Londoners What They Really Think Of Australians

“I once slept with an Aussie who worked for an AIDS charity and I had to pressure him to wear a condom… Maybe they’re not the smartest tools in the shed.”

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White House Wives on Screen

Throughout the inauguration of Donald Trump we witnessed many things. Mass protesting, controversy over crowd size and Melania’s frown/smile. An eclectic mix, and while Trump was hit with a torrid of protest, his female entourage remained relatively unscathed.
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Powerful LGBTQ Identities in Art

Art has always been a powerful visual canvas. Politics, identity, sexuality, poverty, despair, war – art speaks and shows where words and speeches fall short.
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Lasting Reflections

In a remote hospital on the peninsula of Pembrokeshire in South Wales, an elderly man lies dying.
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Interview with prisoner T08 808 Costi-R14

Perched on a plastic toilet seat and closeted in the stockroom of his uncle’s hardware shop in North London, John Costi explains what it is like to be a white boy in a juvenile prison.

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“Creative education is the Cinderella of regimes in prisons”

David Wilson is a former governor of HM Grendon, an experimental psychiatric prison in Buckinghamshire. Grendon is unique within the British penal system as it operates entirely as a psychodrama and therapeutic community. Prisoners engage in drama and creative workshops, group art, music and wellbeing courses.

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Inside Her Majesty’s Prisons

Alex Cavendish is a former inmate. He was moved between six prisons, and eventually was released in 2014. Adam Mac is a prisoner serving life at HMP Wakefield. Both reveal an institution marred by systematic drug abuse, assault, violence and rape.

Catherine McMaster reports.

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