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MCM Comic Con London: Cosplay 2016

Fashion
MCM Comic Con is a convention that consists of memorabilia, anime, comics, merchandise and the latest games. Cosplay allows people of all ages to create and design costumes picked from a world of fictional characters. Reporter: Kat L'Aiguille | Sub-Editor: Pinar Djefar & Grace Brown   Every May and October, MCM hosts Comic Con at the Excel centre in Custom House, Docklands, for the duration of three days. The event opens its doors to thousands of people. Each day the event features a variety of special guests from films and TV programmes such as Game of Thrones, Red Dwarf, The Big Bang Theory, Star Wars and Batman Vs Superman.   Karen Willow, 41, a regular at Comic Con has dressed as Catwoman. She spoke with us at the event…   Q. What brings yo

Members’ club for creatives inside a former public loo (podcast)

Bars, Lifestyle, Travel
Our reporter Mariya Grinina meets the co-founder to speak about London’s most unusual members’ club. Reporter, Producer: Mariya Grinina | Sub-editor: Joseph Carey Bermondsey Arts Club has a rather unusual setting. Built in a disused Victorian toilet, it boasts a spacious Art Deco room and an elegant bar area, with original wall and floor tiles, and marble-clad bar and table tops made from the stone that was originally used as toilet cubicle separators. Opened in 2014 by George Garnier and Joe Lowe (who also run Artistic-Spaces together), the club is an artistic hub where creatives gather for drinks, live jazz and various events. Although such setting may seem unappealing, the chic design and chilling atmosphere manages to deliver a pleasant experience. “Even if we didn’t have this unus

It’s Christmas in November: Nando’s and Starbucks 2016 festive menus

Food
This November, Nando’s is wishing you a very PERi Christmas by launching their first festive menu. There are two new seasonal offerings this year – both flame-grilled, both sounding quite delicious. And your morning coffee at Starbucks got its winter twist back as well Reporter: Visnja Marjanovic | Subeditor: Ivelina Nikolova Say hello to the PERi-Berry Burger; a match made in heaven for all of us who have a hard time deciding whether to get boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast fillets every single time we go to Nando’s (Every. Single. Time.) This new burger combines both of the mentioned classics (yes, that is right, you can have both in one bite). It is served in a Portuguese roll with baby spinach and a PERi-Berry Chutney starring a mix of blueberries, cranberries, raspberrie

Three royal parks you might want to prioritise

Lifestyle, Travel
You don’t usually have time to visit all of London’s Royal Parks during a single trip, but if you were to come up with a top three list of priorities, these should definitely be on it. I had time to visit all of them during the two years I have been living in London for. The ones on the list are essentially in my personal top three, which I strongly recommend visiting. Reporter: Adrian Vasilescu | Sub-Editor: Joseph Carrey Richmond Park The park is open to cars and cyclists. So you can enjoy a relaxing joyride or feel the wind blowing towards you as you cycle on the designated paths. When I visited the park, a cyclist, Leo, happened to be ‘chilling’ on the side of the road. “Oh, I’m just catching my breath”, he said. He cycles in Richmond Park quite often: “At least once a week”, he s
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