Review: Magic Cone

When I received an email from French company Pissedebout about the launch of their Magic Cone product in the UK, I was intrigued. First of all, there was the name - pisse debout means 'piss standing' - then there was the image on the right. I do love a company with a sense of humour!... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Wowzers!

Saturday 8th March is International Women's Day, so what better time to celebrate the achievements, creativity and talents of women and girls around the globe? Well, that's exactly what Wowzers Festival will be doing in London next weekend. This exciting community-led event is open to all and includes activists, performers, writers, campaigners and... you. With... Continue Reading →

Irreverent Dance do Pride

Back in May, I received an email from the diversity officer at work about what we could do to celebrate this year's Pride Festival. I clicked the link and browsed the events on offer, but one thing stood out to me about everything else... you could apply to be an official walking group in the... Continue Reading →

Women of the World 2012

Last year, the Southbank Centre held its first Women of the World Festival, and I'm pleased to report that WOW is back in 2012! A "celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women", running from 7th to 11th March, this annual festival presents and recognises women from all walks of life, acting as a... Continue Reading →

Review: Vintage at the Southbank Centre

Last summer I spent a wonderful weekend at Goodwood for the first ever Vintage Festival and wrote afterwards about how much I enjoyed my time as a Vintage Volunteer, and the full Vintage at Goodwood experience. After the quirky charm of the 'high street' they built in a field, the wonderful themed music stages and... Continue Reading →

Beltane: Conjuring in the summer

While many were enjoying a leisurely bank-holiday weekend at the beginning of May, some of us were in the woods, conjuring in the summer. Let me explain...Beltane is one of the eight pagan festivals in what's called the 'wheel of the year'. It takes place on the first day of May (often called May Day)... Continue Reading →

Women of the World

There has been lots of inspirational stuff happening this week, due in part to 8th March being International Women's Day, but today sees the start of something really special. The first annual Women of the World Festival Conference has just kicked off at the Southbank Centre in London. All weekend this new festival aims to... Continue Reading →

Review: Vintage at Goodwood

As I mentioned earlier this month, the weekend just gone was spent by me at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, as a volunteer for a new and rather different festival. Billed as a 'celebration of creative British cool', Vintage at Goodwood aimed to inject a bit of glamour back into the UK festival calendar... Continue Reading →

Volunteering at Goodwood

This is a super-brief post with some very exciting news... I have just received an email to inform me that I've been accepted as a volunteer for the sustainability workshops at the Vintage at Goodwood festival next weekend! There are lots of these workshops taking place throughout the weekend - including doll making, lampshade making,... Continue Reading →

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