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What is there to love about Winter Wonderland?

What is there to love about Winter Wonderland?

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
Winter has come to London, Christmas is nearly upon us and the gates have opened to Winter Wonderland. Every year around this time, Hype Park hosts the event in the glamorous city. Though most of the attractions and markets are the same as years before, they are offering a different ice skating show (it's Peter Pan themed) and there's some new, unique stalls. https://www.instagram.com/p/BR19CO9l8aU/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BO7ItjhAC6Z/ There are also a lot of people visiting the park and this place never seems to be empty even in the late morning. Have you ever wondered why? Since 2007, Winter Wonderland has welcomed an average of 14 million visitors every year. Why would people go the same thing every year and repeatedly spend their money there? Well, we went out to ask.
All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

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The actor Noma Dumezweni, best known for playing grownup Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, confessed to the BBC that the character taught her a lot in the last few years. “Until recently I didn't understand what form, energy and shape my anger could take. It felt like it came out broken,” the actor explains.  “Although generally calm and level headed, righteous and empathetic, Hermione knows how to use anger effectively when it's needed.” This has helped Noma accept her burdens and realise her boundaries. “I feel I’ve reached a point in my life where I'm finally trusting myself to know what my needs and wants are, and if those aren't met, I trust the anger I feel. It's honest.” Noma’s acknowledgement of her feelings as an individual on stage has influen
The most Instagrammable graffiti artist

The most Instagrammable graffiti artist

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Today’s coolest artist, a friend of the Hollywood stars. Check him out but keep in mind his lifestyle can drive you mad All over Instagram, a graffiti artist for the top class. Alec Monopoly is a worldwide famous graffiti artist, known to have made a special piece for A-list celebrities like Philipp Plein, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, Adrien Brody and Iggy Azalea. Even the Kardashians have gotten personalised Birkin's.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BYRyFxkl6xs/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq2Phs-gI8v/ Wearing his top hat and covering this face with a bandana. He keeps his indemnity hidden for two reasons. From being wanted by the police in New York to one of the most sought-after street artists in the art world, Alec 'Monopoly' has definitely come a long wa
Dancer and mom: can you do both?

Dancer and mom: can you do both?

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
When I first posted on social media that I wanted some opinions on the upcoming Nutcracker performance by the English National Ballet and the struggles professional dancers have to endure, I wasn't expecting to get much of a response. But then Bruna Sam, the mum of a newborn and ballet teacher at after school clubs and colleges commented. And it looks like she has something in common with Begona Cao, principal dancer of the English National Ballet who will be pirouetting at the London Coliseum for the Nutcracker. Returning on stage just after giving birth, Begona Cao spoke to Cosmopolitan about the challenges of combining a professional dance career and motherhood. She says: “The festive period is very busy, with rehearsal taking up to 11 hours a day, but by far the best part of
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