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Tom Fletcher

Children's author and McFly singer-songwriter Tom Fletcher talks about Brain Freeze being chosen as a World Book Day title, writing strategies and his fascination with time travel

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Could you tell us a bit about your World Book Day title? What inspired you to create it?

My World Book Day book is called Brain Freeze and is about a girl who discovers she can freeze time if she eats enough ice cream. Not only that, she realises that using her Gramps’ old ice-cream van she can travel through… Read more →

Mark Tremlett

Eco-friendly mattress entrepreneur Mark Tremlett talks customers falling asleep in the studio, being a mattress guinea pig and favourite cocktails

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What inspired you to get into mattresses?

I grew up watching my father running his business in our family boatyard, and I noticed that a lot of people were buying very expensive boats, but inside they would sleep on rubbish mattresses. I thought, why would anyone buy a boat for half a million pounds, only… Read more →

Alex May Hughes

Sign painter and glass gilding artist Alex May Hughes on designing for iconic songs, word associations and loving the chaos of Madness as a child

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Alex May Hughes, an outstanding sign painter and glass gilder, reimagined art for songs ‘I Fought The Law’ by The Clash, ‘Our House’ by Madness, and ‘Son of Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield for a collaboration with Sony/ATV Publishing on the limited edition… Read more →

Mahiki launches new Kensington outpost

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Albert’s Club co-founders have joined forces with iconic brand, Mahiki, to expand its London reach beyond the successful Dover Street club with an exciting new venture, Mahiki Kensington, which celebrates the romanticised notions of island life through an unrivalled Polynesian setting, alongside… Read more →
Tess Ward, Sabrina Percy, Amber Le Bon, Sarah Ann Macklin and Natalie Salmon at The Ivy Chelsea Garden's Guy Fawkes Party, 197 King's Road, London, England. 05 November 2017.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden throws Guy Fawkes celebration and Winter Garden launch

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Sunday, 5 November saw a host of The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s regulars, local residents, influencers and VIP guests gather together to celebrate Guy Fawkes, and the annual launch of The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s Winter Garden. Celebrating one of Britain’s best traditions—Bonfire Night—guests… Read more →

Sue Fletcher and Martin Neild

Founders of 'Shakespeare in the Squares' Sue Fletcher and Martin Neild on local hotspots, the UK's 'extraordinarily talented actors' and taking Shakespeare 'anywhere and everywhere'

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What is Shakespeare in the Squares? How did the idea come about?

Sue Fletcher: An open-air touring company that takes a Shakespeare play to London garden squares for one night only during June and July. My co-producer and I are lucky enough to live near two lovely gardens—Leinster Square and Queen’s… Read more →