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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 […]

Review | Crazy Horse – Forever Crazy

posted by on 05/10/2012

Tucked away behind the national theatre, lay another place. A magical place. With high circus like ceilings and a moody, opulent & sexy interior ‘FOREVER CRAZY’ made sure that everyone knew that they were in town. When Y&Y were invited, I jumped at the chance. Resident sex writer, this was the thing #BSAL dreams were made of. For years I watched Liza Minnelli, Betty Paige and the burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese, with the hope that one day, I could sneak a peak into their world.

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Wah! Wah! Girls @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

posted by on 28/09/2012

A Bollywood musical set in the very heart of Stratford, Wah! Wah! Girls sets to dazzle as relationships are put to the test, paths are crossed and lives are changed. A larger than life production, Wah!Wah! Girls from the get go lit up the stage with its dynamic dance routines, music and drama.

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A Progress @ The Yard Theatre

posted by on 22/09/2012

‘A Progress’, the retelling of Bunyan’s classic ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ chronicles the various twists and turns of a 17th Century jailbird’s dream. The piece dares to tackle the many questions us humans continually ask ourselves such as what is the meaning of life? Performed by Beggarsbelief Theatre Company, this allegorical piece literally lit up the room with its constant high energy, which was due to the versatility of the cast.

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NikeiD Studio – Yin & Yang LunarGlide 4

posted by on 20/09/2012

As a former running phobe, I have apprehensively signed up for the Nike Run To The Beat Half-Marathon alongside Tahirah & Candice (I couldn’t let the girls have all the fun). After completing the Nike British 10K, I have decided to up my game and double the distance. In my post run fatigue state, I entered a design competition and the folk at Nike was kind enough to grace a pair of LunarGlides with the Yin & Yang ‘tag’, check them out on the reverse…

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When Chaplin Met Gandhi

posted by on 31/08/2012

What happens when two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century meet? When Chaplin met Gandhi chronicles Gandhi’s visit to the East End in 1931 where he spent a total of twelve weeks meeting with the local residents, including the youngsters of Kingsley Hall. Compelled by Gandhi’s ethos, Chaplin arranged for the two to meet. Initially dismissed by Gandhi’s entourage, the two were brought together in one of the most fascinating and unlikeliest of meetings in human history. More after the break

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Seven Against Thebes @ Theatro Technis

posted by on 24/08/2012

In celebration of the Olympic Games taking place in London, Theatro Technis played host to The Great Dionysian Festival, a marathon of five plays chronicling the extraordinary life of Oedipus. Seven Against Thebes, the third production in this succession of plays centres around two young kings, Eteocles and Polynices both intent on fighting for the throne. In this war-ridden city, we watch on as family ties are broken, a Kingdom is divided and a chorus display the sorrow caused by the warring brothers actions. .

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Samsung GALAXY Note – Y&Y Olympic Animation

posted by on 24/08/2012

Samsung invited myself and 3 other diverse bloggers to experience London 2012 equipped with nothing but the new GALAXY Note to document our adventure. Over two days, we worked closely with a team of talented creatives, animators and illustrators to create some amazing animation & video content. Ever wondered what I would look like in Anime form…find out on the reverse.

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Jessie Ware – Devotion | Album Review

posted by on 20/08/2012

For most people Jessie Ware is known as the talent whose sultry tone has repeatedly graced the skipping experimental post dubstep signatures of Sbtrkt. But with the arrival of her debut album Devotion the Brixton hailing songstress attempts to announce herself as an artist that can boldly stand alone on her own two feet.

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Smartphone Olympics

posted by on 08/08/2012

Last week I had the opportunity of covering the Olympic Games courtesy of Samsung Mobile from the new Galaxy Note…thats right no laptop…no press centers. Patriotic fans, pin collecting, and the odd Samurai. Have a gander after the cut.

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Delilah – From the Roots Up | Album Review

posted by on 31/07/2012

Anyone anticipating solo material from Delilah following her best known feature on drum and base duo Chase and Status’s Time will be pleased to know that her debut album is a wildly captivating listen hitting in all the right places. And for those unfamiliar to the 21 year old Hackney hailing singer-songwriter, what awaits is a refreshing genre-blending cocktail of exciting UK talent.

Words by RICHARD