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Have a blast this Bonfire Night!

Have a blast this Bonfire Night!

Backbencher November 2, 2012 3

“Remember, remember the 5th November.” That’s what I was always taught at school and indeed I’ve never forgotten. And so has no one else it seems as the country prepares fireworks, toffee apples and

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Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren O'Callaghan October 26, 2012 2

It’s nearly Halloween again and if you feel like celebrating this minor holiday without the slutty outfits and crazy shots this year then I may have found just the thing for you. Let’s face

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Become a part of Hollywood history with the ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition

Become a part of Hollywood history with the ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition

Backbencher October 26, 2012 0

Growing up in rural Australia, nothing seemed further from the bright lights of Hollywood Boulevard, and although 15 years on I’m no closer to Tinsel Town, the V&A’s ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition is almost as

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Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren O'Callaghan October 20, 2012 2

There are very few cities in the world with a better music scene than London. With gigs on every night of the week, big and small artists calling it home, and venues supporting every

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Backbencher October 19, 2012 1

Tread lightly before dismissing the blues as crusty old timer territory. With the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Oli Brown and Chantel McGregor making waves in the last year or so, it’s become increasingly

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Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Skyfall: Bond Celebrates His 50th Birthday In Style

Lauren O'Callaghan October 19, 2012 4

James Bond celebrated his 50th birthday this year. It’s not the character’s actual age of course (how many 50-year-olds do you know that jump out of planes and seduce secretaries?) but how long the

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Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 0

The Turner Prize is one of the most controversial contemporary art competitions around and has caused more than one disbelieving gasp from the public in recent years (everyone remember the year an unmade bed

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Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Backbencher October 12, 2012 1

When J. K. Rowling dreamed up the idea of a brave boy wizard on a train to London, even literary experts weren’t convinced her idea was worth publishing. Shoved to the bottom of the

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Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 2

So, I’ve recently moved house and along with all the usual stressful problems (ice-cream melting during transport etc) I just discovered that it’s going to be almost a month before we can get the

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Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Backbencher October 5, 2012 2

The enchanting notes of opener Flying Dutchman are underway; the orchestra is in full flow; beautiful lines and chords emit from the central Bosendorfer piano – its silver-green silky suited player looking radiant under

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