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Archive for December, 2013

The year is almost up and boy, has it gone quick! We’re another year older, another year wiser (maybe not), and now it’s time to get the party started once again. If you’re looking for something different this year, we’re here to help. There’s no shortage of things to do on NYE in London, but here’s just a few of that stand out from the crowd.

Queen of Hoxton’s Love Boat NYE Party

Fancy a cruise? The Queen of …

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Picture the scene. It’s Christmas day. You’ve opened your presents. You’ve eaten enough turkey to last you until next Christmas. You’re a bit drunk, a bit sleepy, you’ve put your pyjamas back on and your nan is snoring in the armchair next to you. And it’s only 4pm. There’s only one thing for it: a Christmas movie.

We’ve compiled a few of our fave Christmas movies, complete with our most beloved scenes, to ensure boredom is kept at bay this Christmas. After all, the best way …

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Christmas is drawing ever closer, but for those of us with our shopping bought, wrapped, tagged and ready to go, we can relax, bask in our own organised glory and enjoy a host of events destined to bring even more cheer to our holidays.

Here’s a few of our picks for the week to come:

Hidden Depths Canal Cruises: Meet Santa

Forget to book that fancy trip to Lapland to meet the master of Christmas gifts himself? Well, …

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Elizabeth Stanley is Vice-Principal at Chobham Academy, East Village’s own extraordinary school. We met up with her in the staff room to discuss how the first few terms of school have been, Chobham’s amazing pupils and the integration of the East Village and Newham community into the school.

Tell us about your role at Chobham Academy

I am Assistant Principal at the Academy and am responsible for Creativity, Community and Voice.  I lead the Academy’s Performing Arts specialism and how this can be embedded across all aspects of school …

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‘Tis the season for…office parties, fa la la la la! Christmas office parties are legendary, but so much can go wrong. Here’s a list of what not to do. Memorise it. Seriously…

  • Don’t get too big for your dancing shoes and insist that you are the best dancer here, only to pull these moves:

  • It’s a night to have fun, so don’t be the guy that continues to work past 5.30pm.