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Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Entertainment, Exhibition, Featured
Words: Lavinia Petrucci | Subbing: Joanne Clark Stylist Live was better than ever in its third edition, this time at Olympia London. Between inspirational talks and various freebies, no one left empty handed. Stylist Live got bigger and better last weekend at Olympia London. The three-day festival included more than 200 pop-up shops and inspiring talks and workshops. This year the amount of focus on books was extraordinary. On Saturday, the book war was between Labour MP Jess Philips with her book Everywoman opposite the actor and comedian Robert Webb with his How Not to be a Boy. One of the most packed sessions was certainly the discussion on How to be Brave: Speaking up against racism. With two extraordinary panellists like Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer

Alex Aiono: Sold Out show, 02 Academy Islington

Entertainment, Music, UK, Uncategorized
Words: Stella Akinwumi | Subbing: Isabella Dawe On the 13th November 2017, singer/music producer Alex Aiono performed a sold out set at the O2 Academy Islington. 'Voice of London' went to go see Alex in action. Pop/R&B duo Misunderstood were the opening act for the show and performed their singles 'Juicy Fruit', 'Sucka' and 'Ghetto Style' which was their first proper release. They effortlessly got the crowd energised by their choreography sequences and consistent engagement with fans. Pausing the set to talk to the excitable crowd, Alex said, " Thank you so much to everyone in this building right now, this is my second sold out show in London, without you this wouldn't have been possible."Before performing his hit single 'Work the Middle' he added, "The level of energy I'm feeling

Justin Mylo on what it means to be an artist today

Entertainment, Music
Words: Sal Fasone | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci We interviewed Justin Mylo ahead of his first ever UK show in London. He told us about the struggles of being an artist, how to make the perfect track and coping with success at a young age. When we walked into his hotel, Justin Mylo was waiting for us at the lobby. He was relaxed and wouldn't show any sign of stress, I mean you're about to play one of the biggest London venue, Brixton Academy, how can you be so chill? I've just found out it's a huge venue, I didn't really know (laughs). But once we walk into his room he tells us all about his feelings, the way he started his career and the struggles new artists may find along the way if they want their music to be successful. He's here to open for his long-time friend Martin Garri

Battle Off: Small vs. large music venues

Entertainment, Music
Words, audio & images: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Joanne Clark Banquet Records in Kingston pride themselves on being ‘more than your local record shop’. I took a trip to the store to find out more about what they meant by this. Having stumbled across Banquet Records accidentally, it was a stroke of luck to discover they also arrange regular in-store gigs and various events. Many of the artists they collaborate with are well-established with already a desirable following. For example, folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will be playing The Hippodrome with them Thursday night and yet, he’s played at the O2 Arena in the past, to an audience of 20,000 people. It was the in-store gigs that really caught my attention though. While browsing for more information, an image came up alo
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