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Your Friday night playlist curated by Ivorian Doll

The German-born rapper and queen of London’s pop scene, Ivorian Doll talks to Soraya Gaied Chortane on her latest EP Big Bad IVD, nights out in Nigeria and her top party tracks

Jun 23, 2023
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My London: Ramla Ali

Boxer and activist Ramla Ali enjoys a classic movie at the Prince Charles Cinema, shops at the indie stores near Arnold Circus and (shhh, don’t tell her trainer) tucks in at Berber & Q

Jun 23, 2023
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London bakeries worth waiting in line for

Curious to find out what all the fuss is about (and what exactly a cruffin is), Soraya Gaied Chortane tests her patience in London’s longest bakery queues

Jun 22, 2023
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Royal baker Claire Ptak’s ultimate guide to Marin County California

The California native reveals her secrets to Marin County’s west coast

Jun 21, 2023
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London’s local hero: the witch of Hackney Wick

ES Magazine meets the local enchantress spreading cosmic energy this summer solstice

Jun 21, 2023
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BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo curates your ultimate Glasto 2023 playlist

 The BBC presenter reflects on memories from years past, her top tips for first-timers, as well as 10 tracks to get you in the mood for the world’s most iconic festival

Jun 20, 2023
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What to expect from Bloomsday at Embassy Gardens

Lit-heads, foodies and music fans get your diary out quick— this really isn’t one you want to miss

Jun 16, 2023

Count Abdulla on ITVX review: dark, bawdy... but not that binge-worthy

Lesson one of life as a Muslim vampire? Stay away from the garlic naans...

Jun 15, 2023
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Your Friday night playlist curated by Swedish rockers The Hives

After an 11 year hiatus, the Swedish band are back in the rock arena supporting Arctic Monkeys — along with a catchy new album, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons

Jun 9, 2023
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London’s local hero: Brockwell Lido’s baby disco extraordinaire

Meet the local hero behind Brockwell lido’s Whippersnappers, Yasmin Mayers is sparking toddler joy one tutu at a time

Jun 6, 2023
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Your Friday night playlist curated by Kamille

She’s the fourth woman ever to win the Ivor Novello Award and written smash singles for Dua Lipa and Stormzy, all whilst juggling a newborn baby. It’s Kamille curating this week’s Friday night playlist…

May 30, 2023
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My Liverpool: a local’s guide to the city

Ahead of this week’s Eurovision festivities, here’s your handy guide to the city, from a born and bred Scouser who’s been there, done it, and seen it all...

May 15, 2023
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ES Magazine’s epic guide to Eurovision 2023

The fashion, the playlist, the names to know and the Scouse slang to learn - here’s your ultimate Eurovision 2023 cheat sheet

May 12, 2023
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Where to find afternoon tea fit for a King in London

Here’s the city’s best spots for a royally good afternoon tea... a scone’s throw from the palace

May 5, 2023
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London’s local hero: meet the royal town crier

He’s the man responsible for announcing the birth of royal babies and ringing in the King’s big day, Soraya Gaied Chortane meets this week’s local London hero, town crier Tony Appleton

May 5, 2023
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My London: King Charles II

Our monarch’s namesake ancestor King Charles II lets his wig down at Dalston Superstore, gets his bouffant redone at Truefitt & Hill and loves a pint at the Emirates

May 4, 2023
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London’s local hero: the Kubrick composer-turned-Holloway chorister

For the next instalment of our Local London Hero series, Soraya Gaied Chortane meets Harvey Brough, the chorister lifting the community spirits of Holloway

May 3, 2023
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Is the future of climate activism a different kind of fight?

The era of protesters causing disruptive mayhem across our cities could be coming to an end. Soraya Gaied Chortane learns that peace, harmony and collaboration may be the future of activism

Apr 21, 2023
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Your Friday night playlist curated by DJ Jyoty

Kicking off a rather long bank holiday weekend, DJ Jyoty Singh picks her top five tracks to get the party started

Apr 6, 2023
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Michelin-star sushi chef Endo Kazutoshi’s Tokyo secrets

In the first of a new series, Michelin-star sushi master Endo Kazutoshi shares his tips on the city he grew up in

Mar 29, 2023
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The largest yoga space in Europe just opened in east London

Spitalfields’ newly opened Mission aims to democratise yoga in London, says Soraya Gaied Chortane

Mar 27, 2023