What is interesting about culture? This was the opening question from Steve Crossan the Head of Google Cultural Institute to kick off the REMIX Summit.
The Kennel Club have just announced the winner of their Dog Photographer of the Year. It’s worth taking a look at the finalists. From 5,000 entries with categories such as Dogs at Play or Dogs at Work, they are proof that man’s best friend is always camera friendly.
It is the last full day of the Labour conference and despite a full timetable of events, there is an end of term feel to proceedings.
Tony Robbins was a friend of Princess Diana, advised Bill on the eve of his impeachment and has talked policy with both 2012 presidential candidates. He’s a household name in the US, and when he comes to London this week, business bigwigs will pay up to £2,600 to attend a conference where he is one of three speakers. Edwin Smith meets the man who promises to help you “unleash the power within”
Flint is angry. The small town in North Wales has united in a wave of growing protests against plans to close its community hospital. More than 1,500 people marched through the town (population 12,000) last week to confront the local health board management at a consultation in the town hall. Initially the managers would only permit 40 to attend but reluctantly upped that to 100, with the rest remaining outside chanting.
Life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.) ‘I feel like I’m crawling through the dark with an elephant on my back’
I have had M.E. for 15 years but it is at its worst now. I am a talented painter, sculptor and photographer but no longer have energy for my much-loved craft projects, let alone keeping house the way I used to and cooking for my family.
It is day three of the conference and I think I have gone Gonzo. This is not what I wanted. Forget William Burroughs, I am here trying to be the next Simon Hoggart. I just don’t think he would have sat through Ed Miliband’s leadership speech yesterday with a hangover so vicious he was genuinely worried he might interrupt the historic moment by bolting past camera crews to vomit. Being a political hack is much harder than it looks…
Described as one of the UK’s most inspiring speakers, Dr. Rohan Weerasinghe travels the world and trains audiences in areas such as wealth creation, property, health and relationships, something that he has been involved in for the last 20 years. Anna Nathanson sits down with the entrepreneur and hears his thoughts on the self-help industry.
I received an email recently from reader Peter Loud who took the time to tell me how he uses his enthusiasm for photography as a means to document his local community.
The first day of the conference and the rain is pelting. As is usually the case at these events, it is held on the outside of the city centre in a wilderness of roundabouts and dual carriage ways. I wander lost, feeling like I’m in the opening sequence of some grim exploitation film about inner city crime.
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