So David Cameron might be pushing to disband with the EU, but that would bring politics into The Eurovision Song Contest, and that’s never happened before has it!
All politics aside (if you can), Eurovision is still celebrated across Europe by millions, with an evening of parties and celebrations while we sit infront of the telly box judging a whole country on one single sole performer giving their all by belting out a pop dubstep, post-punk Enya infussed with Iron Maiden style tune! And if that sounds ludicruos then cast your minds back to 2006 when Monster Rock outfit ‘Lordi’ shunned by winning with their song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. So you could say that stranger things might happen, but what delights are on offer this year? Well here are our ones to watch out for!
Denmark are the favourites with Emmelie de Forest hotly tipped to take the top spot, with Norway and Ukraine close behind the Danes in the tense battle for the win! Included in the running are mid-noughties ‘From Paris To Berlin’ dance troup Cascada who are representing Germany and if you just said aloud “But that can’t be topped!?!”, well yes it can, for the UK we have Bonnie Tyler, unfortunatley not belting out Total Eclipse Of The Heart, but instead bringing a country and western vibe, so all in all it should be a very interesting night!
The Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast on Saturday 18th May, BBC One at 8PM.
Museums in the UK are thriving, which is fantastic news of course! However, do you long for the museum to be free of the hustle and bustle of ‘Monday to Friday’ where you are hit with the peak of visitors? Do you wish for the freedom of the museum to browse at your leisure?
Well, your wish has come true! From the 16th – 18th May the brilliant nationwide festival ‘Museums at Night’ explodes into life, encouraging the great British public to explore Museums, Galleries and Heritage Sites by keeping the doors open after hours! Not enough? Well they are also hosting special evening events at these great venues, so get involved!
Funded by Arts Council England the festival has added funding provided by Grants for the Arts which supports the Connect10 competition, a programme offering £35,000 to pay for venues to work with artists to create outstanding events.
Broadcaster & Presenter Lauren Laverne is an ambassador for Museums At Night saying;
“I am honoured and delighted to be Ambassador for Museums at Night.
We all know British culture is rich and diverse. But how exciting to experience this in a new way – at night-time, when lights go down and our imaginations are in charge!”
Quintessentially Publishing unveils new book Quintessentially Gentleman
Quintessentially Publishing has launched Quintessentially Gentleman, a new book offering insider tips to the modern man on everything from fashion to etiquette in the 21st century. Exploring some of the biggest names in fashion from heritage brands to bespoke tailoring and cutting-edge new designers, Quintessentially Gentleman provides a comprehensive guide to the 21st century gentleman’s wardrobe. Iconic labels such as Ralph Lauren and Alfred Dunhill are examined in detail with archive imagery to support the history of the brand and the stylish men behind them. Learn more of the heritage, trademark designs and inspiration behind the collections from brands which have successfully updated themselves to keep their sartorial clientele happy without losing sight of their identity. Quintessentially Gentleman is available here.
Never Underdressed is a new online luxury fashion and beauty magazine! Launched by Shortlist as a “digital, multi-platform, glossy fashion and beauty title that combines the high-gloss production values of monthly fashion magazines with the hourly speed and immediacy of the web” it sounds and looks as good as it is!
Our managing director, Adele Woodthorpe, had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with the very lovely Raymond Blanc, owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and one of the most respected chefs in Britain. It was such a fabulous evening celebrating the finest restaurants in the world and the biggest names in the culinary industry at London’s Guildhall venue last night!
Two minutes of sunshine and hey-presto! London’s pavements, parks and basically any space big enough to swing a cat is taken up by after-work revellers enjoying a glass of something chilled.
We’ve selected three over our favourite places to loiter and relax after a hard days graft.
1. Roof Top Garden – South Bank Centre.
We often come here for a summer evening drink or for lunch in the sun. With great views of the city and free wifi you can lunch with friends, and enjoy the sunshine!
2. Barrio East – Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch.
This Brazilian bar in Shoredtich has a great rooftop terrace. Knock back a drink, enjoy live entertainment and dance till dawn. We love the Mexican in New York cocktail, it’s phenomenal. Got try it.
3. Radio Rooftop Bar @ Me Hotel, The Strand.
One of Adeles favourite places to relax and grab a bite in the cosy cabanas, wrapped up in a Radio blanket and looking out over the sparkly Thames. Radio is definitely one of Central London most exciting bars with a view that you’re not likely to tire from!
Woodthorpe Comms are looking for a super creative, connected & energetic PR Account Manager to join our dynamic lifestyle PR agency.
Joining at a really exciting time for the company, you will be assisting with the planning, development and implementation of client activity, PR strategy & communications. You will also be integral to the support and development of the junior team. This position is perfect for a self starter with ambition and an honest approach to PR. Contacts are essential and you must be able to demonstrate a healthy contact book across print, online and blogs.
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you’re interested to see the full job description, contact Adele – email@example.com
So it’s lunchtime-ish, and all we can think about in the office at this time are these scrummy bad boys we like to call – dessert. From fruits stuffed with whipped cream, peanut butter and chocolate cakes, nutella cupcakes and, the best pick for London’s sunny weather today – frozen yoghurt, we’re dreaming of them all!