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5 Tips to Stay Afloat at Notting Hill Carnival 2017

It’s the final weekend of August, which means Notting Hill Carnival is amongst us. It’s that time of the year where a three-day street party ignites the streets of West London, and an explosion of celebration captures the city. In the mid-1960s, London’s West Indian community pioneered the carnival as a means to overcome racial discrimination, encourage unity and celebrate the Black diaspora. For many, the carnival is a statement of the black community’s established presence, while people from a myriad of cultures flock to join the celebration. With over one million people from across Europe, attending the carnival annually, it is, without a doubt, an iconic party to remember. So, you’ve decided to join one of the world’s largest...

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SEASON IV

There’s something about Spring. The way nature seems to suddenly bloom into life and erupt in abundance lightens everyone’s mood, gets people outside, and a surge of flowery Instagram posts fill our screens. It’s a wonderful time to begin to appreciate the sunshine again, with the warmer weather that comes with it. The sense of new life that Spring reflects is inspiration enough to embark on a new venture and bloom with the season. Many of us set New Year resolutions as the clocks turned 00:00 on the 1st January 2017 and lost the motivation to stay faithful to our commitments. The gloomy mornings set in, the rain poured and a whole wave of January blues swept us under. Those...

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Solitude in the City

Life in any city is vibrant and exciting. The pulsing streets are illuminated with lights that never seem to sleep and filled with rushing people who always have somewhere to be. As one of the world’s most visited cities, London is the place to be and never fails to rake in millions of visitors every year. The diverse population offers a melting pot to delve into and explore, with a multitude of cultures thriving in the metropolis. There’s an endless list of things to do across London, no matter your preference, and most definitely, countless people to connect with, whether it be at a bar, an exercise class, a workshop or on a packed Underground train. So, how could anyone...

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Mother's Day: How Children Are Leading the Way

So, Mother’s Day is not next month, next week, but tomorrow. The conscious ones amongst us, who refuse to succumb to commercialised holidays, have come to the sudden realisation that neglecting the holiday will only amount to a Mother’s stern glare. Then, there’s the majority of people who somehow missed the explosion of Mother’s Day adverts and have suddenly seen the light. On the other hand, there’s the minority who have been anticipating the occasion for months with extravagant plans to show us all up. Whichever demographic you belong to, Mother’s Day could still be a wonderful day for us all. In the primary school days, we could all rely on our teachers to provide the resources necessary to create a...

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Find a Festival For You

There isn’t long to go until the UK’s festival season erupts and starts a nationwide party, bigger and better than ever before. Festivals themselves have evolved, from a simple showcase of the best music, to a concoction of music, theatre, games, competitions, food, crafts, workshops, and the list just goes on. Whether you’re a raver, camper or glamper, you’ll be able to find something that suits you. From tranquil woodland settings to neon mega-festivals, the UK has a dense variety to pick from, and they all have at least one thing in common - it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. LatitudeTo ease you in, Latitude is a laid-back, alternative festival brimming with an array of artistic endeavours to explore....

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