Steve McQueen says: “I dedicate these films to George Floyd and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black Lives Matter.” The Oscar-winning director and Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Hunger, Widows) has dedicated two of his films, chosen by the Cannes Film Festival for their Official Selection 2020, to George Floyd.
The two films selected by the Cannes Film Festival are Mangrove and Lovers Rock. Although the festival did not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the films selected will be branded with Cannes’ Official Selection 2020 label. McQueen’s two films Mangroveand Lovers Rock form part of a BBC commissioned anthology of five stories, called Small Axe, created by McQueen himself. Read more
The Festival de Cannes revealed its 2020 Official Selection on 3 June. We are delighted to showcase the films that the Selection Committee loved and selected.
This year’s Selection marks a shift away from the Festival de Cannes’ traditional structure, and is divided into six categories:
– The “faithful”, directors who have been included in an Official Selection before,
– The newcomers, included in the Official Selection for their very first time,
-The first features, in an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ trademark passion for unearthing new talent. Read more
The first fully digital London Fashion Week isn’t over: Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director of Grazia UK, talks to Bethann Hardison, the pioneering fashion advocate, former model and agent best known for her work creating change within the fashion industry as it relates to diversity. As well as recalling stories from Bethann’s own experience as a black model, they discuss how fashion brands are responding to the current political climate, and the positive steps many of them are taking towards change.
Trailblazing solutionary and founder of E.A.T.OW, Eryca Freemantle discusses and offers plans on how we move forward post Co-vid19, in a rapidly “woke” world. Eryca is a Global Beauty Strategist, featured in Forbes Magazine, former makeup artist to A-List celebrities and advisory board member to world renowned university London College of Fashion (UCL) invites you into the conversation at this free webinar for the makeup and beauty industry.
This free event is Sponsored by TWOK London Makeup and supported by Olympia Beauty & Scratch Magazine. The objective of the webinar is to provide makeup artists and the beauty industry with the skills they need to operate successful businesses: Read more
Go for a walk run or virtual walk run and enjoy local Birds watch as National Geographic HAS launched “Earth Day Neighborhood Safari” – encouraging families across the globe to bring the wonders of the wild world to their neighborhood, as a way of staying connected with both nature and each other. Families can design their own “safari stop” with the resources available on NatGeo@Home and can encourage their friends and neighbors to do the same while sharing safari shots on social media with #NatGeoEarthDayAtHome.
Protect the environment: Learn about solutions to climate change; learn about ways to reduce waste; learn about plants; learn about waterways, parks and conservation; learn about and protect birds, bees and other wildlife; and create a healthier home and community. Read more
Sir Elton John was digitally joined by quarantined stars from around the music world for a virtual coronavirus benefit concert. The British pop legend hosted the iHeart Living Room Concert For America from his home in Los Angeles. The online festival featured performances from the likes of Billie Eilish, Dave Grohl and Mariah Carey from their sofas and home studios. It raised funds for two US charities. Broadcasting from what he claimed was his only house without a piano, the Rocketman dug out his son’s keyboard for a rendition of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and also serenaded a delighted Lizzo with an a capella snippet of her track Juice. Read more
In the midst of all the awfulness of the coronavirus pandemic there are a few flickers of hope and good news, and for these we’re not only grateful in the moment, but we’ll remember them long after we emerge at the other side of this crisis. And one has to be Maybourne Hotel Group, owners of Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley, who have just offered up their rooms to NHS staff.
Starting this week at Claridge’s, the five star world famous hotel will welcome 40 NHS workers in an act of generosity to the staff at the very front line of the battle against coronavirus. The superstar guests will receive dinner and breakfast, while the hotel will provide over 500 packed lunches for NHS workers and community support teams throughout the capital. Read more
Long famous as the “key to the Mediterranean,” Gibraltar has been a British Overseas Territory since 1713 after being seized during the War of Spanish Succession. Situated near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula and overlooking one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the “Rock of Gibraltar,” as it’s still often known, rises out of the sea on the east side of Algeciras Bay and is linked with mainland Spain by a narrow isthmus. The Apes of Gibraltar – Gibraltar is famous for its Barbary macaques, a species native to Morocco and the only monkeys living wild anywhere in Europe.
From the creators of CLEAN RESERVE comes CLEAN SPACE – New collection designed with people and the planet in mind. Comprised of comforting scents and accessories for your home, and crafted with sustainability at its focus, the collection includes Natural Soy-Blend Candles, Liquid Reed Diffusers and Linen & Room Sprays to brighten any room, without compromising the wellbeing of the planet and people. Natural Soy-Blend Candles (£44.00) Spark a warm, serene experience with paraffin-free candles, for a beautifully clean burn without toxins. The candles are 100% vegan and create a comforting glow you’ll feel good about. A natural soy-blend wax meets two cotton wicks for an ultra-clean even burn.
Live Well London hosted at Old Billingsgate on the 28th of February to the 1st of March. A inspirational festival of wellbeing, health and fitness for everyBODY. Bringing together an inspirational collection of the very best in wellbeing, health and fitness, Live Well London returns in 2020, giving you the chance to learn first-hand how to take care of your emotional and physical wellbeing and discover how to be the happiest and healthiest version of you. Experience different styles of meditation & yoga, trial-run fitness classes led by the industry’s finest studios and most in-demand trainers, all from beginner to expert level. Read more