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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Step | Angelic Tales Festival

posted by on 07/07/2012

As part of an initiative to shine a light on emerging playwriting talent, Theatre Royal Stratford East played host to an array of new 60-minute pieces at the Angelic Tales Festival. I was lucky enough to see a performance of Step written by Lynette Linton, read my review after the break

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VERSUS – Candice Gets Ready For British 10K

posted by on 06/07/2012

Since my epic journey at this year’s London Marathon, I admit that my training has solely consisted of lifting chocolate cake to my mouth and the only PBs I’ve been registering have correlated with my typing speed. Excuses, excuses, I know. But what better way to get back to clocking those miles than with the Nike British 10k? Exactly.

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Nike x O2 Team Up For Priority Sports

posted by on 06/07/2012

In the past few weeks, Nike must have unveiled around 4-5 new products, a collaboration with Xbox 360 and now they’ve only gone and teamed up with O2 to create unique new digital sports club: Priority Sports. Delivered via yet another iPhone app, which will provide access to exclusive products, services and experiences driven by the Swoosh and its athlete ambassadors – exclusively for O2 customers. Again, it’s all about inspiring people to be more active by bringing them closer to their sporting passion through the app. More on the reverse.

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Y&Y Festival Takeover | Wireless Festival 2012

posted by on 05/07/2012

Drake

One of the most anticipated London festivals of the summer, Wireless Festival 2012 rolls into the city this weekend – Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July. Slap-bang in the centre of West End at Hyde Park, Wireless is the least ‘festival-ish’ festival out of London’s big music events and boasts the most commercial line-up. Over the 3-day festival, headline performances come from deadmau5 (Friday), Drake (Saturday) and Rihanna (Sunday) – and they aren’t even the best acts on the bill. We’ll be down there, so if you will too read on to check out our tips and see what we’re looking forward to getting up to.

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The Shard Launch – Laser Light Show Tonight

posted by on 05/07/2012

The external completion of The Shard will be officially celebrated tonight with a laser light show. It’s a stand-out structure in that part of London, almost look like it landed from Space/Transformers movie. The 309-metre tall building aka the tower of Babel will shoot out coloured lasers to 15 of London’s landmarks such as the Gherkin, London Eye, Tower Bridge with a live performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra soundtracking it all. So make sure you can see the tower at 10:15pm when the illumination begins. If you’re not in town, you can stream it live via the Shard’s website and Facebook page. Preview video on the flipside.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 05/07/2012

This week’s Throwback track is by an artist that is immensely respected for their talent but yet another one that has been unable to lead a stable life in the public eye. This song was the debut single from her debut album and won them two Grammys- boasting a much needed positive message for that time period, the track became a commercial success when it shot to number 1 on Billboard Hot 100.  Find out after the break.

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Storm Freerun | A Day With Tim, Kie & Pip

posted by on 05/07/2012

Claudiu Voicu‘s skills with a mobile phone > most people’s with a £3000 SLR. He’s renowned for his free running videos, click here to see one of his films that I posted over a year ago – you’ll certainly remember it. The folks over at Storm Freerun were given a set of phones; a few Lumia 900′s and 2 PureView 808′s. They chose London’s glorious city centre to shoot a bunch of day in the life of-esque clips on the phone and the result is spectacular. I’m not sure if it is exactly day in the life of a parkour runner but heck if it is, I want in. Do you guys literally jump across roads and buildings randomly/casually? More on the reverse.

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David Eger Recreates Famous Photos

posted by on 05/07/2012

David Eger, a Canadian photographer has identified famous photographs and then recreated them with Star Wars action figures… as you do. Replicating the entire scene in each photograph, David actually recreated them as actual models and photographed them- this is actually part of a 365 project where he would create an image like this one a day for a year.  I’m not sure what’s wrong with me but I found some of these images quite amusing, Check them out after the break.

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The Winner Of The Wireless Festival Competition Is…

posted by on 05/07/2012

Probably the shortest competition in the history of Y&Y but a hell of a lot of entries in the space of 24 hours which isn’t surprising, everyone wants to see Drake, A$AP, The Roots and everyone else on the impressive Wireless line-up. Hop on after the cut to see if you’ve won the pair of tickets for the WHOLE weekend courtesy of the good folks at HP. Competition hiatus for a while now, we’ll be back with something bigger and better in August.

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World’s Greatest Footballers By Stanley Chow

posted by on 04/07/2012

Manchester-based artist Stanley Chow unleashes his vintage vector series of some of the world’s greatest footballers which consist of current and retired players. I’m a little disappointed that Euro 2012 is over, not at all hyped for the Olympics, at least not the same way I was for the football. Though football is just as bad when it comes to money and branding, Olympics just doesn’t seem like it has anything to do with the sports any more. Sigh. I digressed again, Stanley’s vectors are in a minimalistic style featuring bold colours and clear cut details of the players so they’re easily identifiable.

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