International Day of Friendship July 30 2015

Games promote friendship  Set up by the United Nations in 2011, the International Day of Friendship is the day when worldwide friendships are promoted Celebrated annually on July 30 around the world UN encourage the concept of friendships across diverse backgrounds and cultures. The aim is to promote the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures as friendship… More International Day of Friendship July 30 2015

Spending family time with teenagers

Family Time A study suggests it takes six hours a week ‘family time’ a week to tame a teenager. Laura Donnelly reported in The telegraph that research by the University of Toronto and Bowling Green State University in Ohio, tracking 1,600 children, “found six hours a week of “family time” made a significant difference to a teenager’s wellbeing and achievement.… More Spending family time with teenagers

July 23 – Birthday of the author Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler was born on July 23 in 1888. He is best known for the character of Philip Marlowe. This tough but extremely ethical “private eye,” was the main character throughout most of his works. Although born in America, Raymond Chandler spent most of his early life in England. After studying in London, he travelled to France and Germany… More July 23 – Birthday of the author Raymond Chandler

The Happytime Murders

Rumours of The Happytime Murders have been going on for years. Devised by Brian Henson (son of Jim Henson) back in 2008 this project was to be an R-rated puppet project. Now it seems the project is moving forward. The IMDB lists it as being in development and various film websites are noting its progress and change… More The Happytime Murders

Emmeline Pankhurst’s Birthday – 15th July

Early years Emmeline Pankhurst was born Emmeline Goulden in Moss Side, Manchester on July 15th, 1858. She attended the École Normale Supérieure finishing school in Paris in 1873. Returning to England, she married Dr Richard Pankhurst in 1879. She was 20, he was 44. Dr Pankhurst was a socialist and a supporter of radical causes, including… More Emmeline Pankhurst’s Birthday – 15th July

Walthamstow street art

New home for Street Art Walthamstow is set to following the footsteps of Shoreditch, Brixton and Camden with plans to attract professional graffiti and street artists to produce authorised street art. Since September murals have been appearing throughout the area. Art work includes a piece by internationally renowned artist ‘Phlegm’. Mark Clack, wood street walls founder, told the Guardian newspaper, “We need to… More Walthamstow street art


Please Look After This Bear. Thank You. Between 2 July – 15 September 2014 Books about Town displayed 50 unique BookBench sculptures around London. One was of London’s most iconic bear – Paddington. The bench can now be found at Paddington Station. Paddington was also the subject of another art trail. 50 Paddington Bear sculptures… More Paddington

Wine Tasting

The pleasures (and pitfalls) of wine, beer and spirits have been with us for centuries. Wine jars from 7000 B.C from ancient China indicate wine being made by fermenting fruit, rice and honey. In 4000 B.C. ancient Egypt considered beer as one of the foods of life and a dietary staple. Wine tasting – an… More Wine Tasting