This week I attended Bristol’s Fairwear fashion show, featuring People Trees’s new collection by Emma Watson. The fashion show is the biggest fair-trade fashion show in the UK, sponsored by Co-op and FiveG. Its aims to convey… Continue
Added by Jennifer McNicholas on February 27, 2010 at 17:08 —
This week I spoke to two Labour MPs at Westminster who has very different views on their jobs and what is going to happen with the upcoming election.
The first was Frank Field who has been a member of Parliament for Birkenhead since 1979. Frank Field has been in the media recently because of his maverick like tendencies, often being referred to as a very right wing Labour MP. Interesting, you would think that MPs would be concerned about their constituencies in the run up to an… Continue
Added by Keir Blake on February 25, 2010 at 14:30 —
On Christmas Eve 1915, during World War One, a peace overture came from the German lines. On Christmas Day, after a night of carol singing, Bertie Felstead, a private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers recalled that feelings of goodwill had so swelled up that at dawn Bavarian and British soldiers clambered spontaneously out of their trenches. A football was produced from somewhere – though none could recall from where. "It wasn't a game as such, more a kick-around and a free-for-all. There could… Continue
Added by Beatrix Twine on February 24, 2010 at 20:30 —
Lord Butler is best known for heading a 2004 inquiry into the use of intelligence relating to the decision to… Continue
Added by Alex Darby on February 24, 2010 at 20:00 —
Yesterday at London Fashion Week I saw protesters outside Somerset House. Out of interest I picked up a leaflet, scanned through it and I discovered they were concerned about size 0 models. Whilst looking at the leaflet, I wondered whether the protesters would still be here if Mark fast hadn't sent Plus Size models down the runway to raise awareness of the issue.
After reading about the controversy, I decided to do my own research so I asked 15 people their opinions on the matter. 13… Continue
Added by Sienna Somers on February 24, 2010 at 20:00 —
At the moment I'm on a gap year in between college and University in September. I'm working in as a Youth and Sports Worker in a Sports Centre. Therefore I have first had experience on how sport can bring people together.
In the microcosm, the beauty of sport is that it's all inclusive at all levels of the sport. Whether you are top skilled, at the top end of the sport or less able and just play it for fun, everyone seems to have a fantastic time. There are no stereotypes,… Continue
Added by Roberta Akpan on February 24, 2010 at 17:31 —
There are so many different sports, so many, many sports fans and nothing brings people together like a a football match. But a true example of when sport brings people together is the Olympics. Everyone knows about them and everyone loves them. Well, almost everyone.
Originating in ancient Greece the games have been held every four…
Added by Chenai on February 24, 2010 at 17:01 —
So, what stands out in my mind as I time when sport has brought people together?
Honestly...there are many, many, many specific events I have in mind but as a general answer...the King of all Sporting events...(drum roll please)...the Olympics WILL bring people together.
Obviously this is yet to take place, in the future, so i can not comment on how successful it will be (however, I'm sure it will be absolutely AMAZING) but when the City for the… Continue
Added by Kiran Kaur on February 24, 2010 at 15:04 —
I think sport relief has done so much to bring people together - whatever their sporting ability. From walking your dog to supporting someone achieving something amazing, as a personal goal, sport has the ability to cross divides and make you all feel part of something.
Added by Maria Smith on February 24, 2010 at 11:13 —
As a part of Fairtrade fortnight 2010 I am going to look into fair-trade for students, looking into how accessible it is, how much more expensive it is and the difference in taste, if any?… Continue
Added by Jennifer McNicholas on February 22, 2010 at 22:37 —
It is a known fact most local farmers depend on the atmospheric weather condition in cultivating their crop. With the advent of the physiocal manifestation of climate change which has caused tremoendous changes in the lemets of cliamate in several parts of the world, it is imperative the we find ways we would avert the impending dangers of food crisis that will arise by changes in climate. What are your views about this and in what ways do you suggest we can employ in order to avert this great… Continue
Added by Queensley on February 22, 2010 at 10:10 —
Capacity building is in! It is part of the new jargon that expresses the not-so-new concepts that were embraced and championed by Habitat II and several of the other international events that preceded it: ‘empowerment’, ‘enabling’, ‘partnerships’ and ‘support’; ‘decentralisation’, ‘devolution’, ‘deregulation’ and ‘privatisation’.
Empowerment for the governance, planning and management of cities and settlements is about handing down authority. It is about increasing the efficiency,… Continue
Added by Queensley on February 21, 2010 at 10:33 —
To some, London Fashion week is life. Literally. Some people spend 6 months planning what they're going to wear to the one in February, and then spend another six months planning what they'll wear to the one in September.... Continue
Others can't see what the big deal is. To them, it's useless; a way for consumerism to distract people from what really matters.
Added by Attia on February 20, 2010 at 22:30 —
Discourage bush burning of farmlands in Africa.Save our Environment and our generation yet unborn. Reduce gas flaring and other dangerous emission, we are suffering the climate change..........
Added by Queensley on February 20, 2010 at 10:12 —
I was delighted when I finally grasped my catwalk tickets in my hand and entered the stunning courtyard of Somerset House for Fashion for Relief.
The evening commenced with celebrities and well-known entrepreneurs like Philip Green, together with members of the public lucky enough to get tickets, drinking champagne (or in my case water!)
As Attia and I seated ourselves,… Continue
Added by Sienna Somers on February 19, 2010 at 22:30 —
So I'm at London Fashion Week, watching shows and talking to the exhibitionists showing there. I just spoke with a really interesting woman called Lenny Trines; holland born but living in the UK. She and Juan Munoz (who handles the business side of the brand) as a joint venture, and they now have a stall at EstETHICa, an exhibition at LFW. Continue
Lennie's line involves the use of the seed called vegetable ivory, which is obtained from a palm tree called…
Added by Attia on February 19, 2010 at 14:30 —
Google’s withdrawal from China has prompted much speculation. Some see it as a healthy PR move, others a financial and mishap, and then there’s the moral middle ground – it was the right thing to do.… Continue
Added by Alex Darby on February 19, 2010 at 12:22 —
A mere game of football united two enemies on Christmas Day 1914 after months of fighting and killing. Christmas gave the Germans and Allies the opportunity to agree to a truce to bury their dead. The spirit of Christmas and the inner morality of the soldiers shone through as during the truce they shared jokes, sang carols, drank beer and exchanged gifts. While the… Continue
Added by Elliott Westhoff on February 19, 2010 at 0:30 —
Since the death of the genius that was Alexander McQueen I have been reading article about his work and what may happen to his fashion label. Reading online today, BBC news reports that the label will go on and will be run by the French group PPR. They claim
'This would be the best tribute that we could offer to him.'
McQueen's label is part of the Gucci group run by PPR.
'Alexander McQueen will leave an important legacy that Gucci will continue to protect, grow and… Continue
Added by Jennifer McNicholas on February 18, 2010 at 16:24 —
My name is Stephan and I'm going to tell about how football brings people together. Football is a team game and helps people to get together by communicating by physical signs and talking. I think sport is a good way to bring people together because it keeps people fit and is fun as well, some people often do it for the money but I'll do it for fun, even if there isn't money involved I'll still do it. There are many risks of playing sport like injuries and fines but can be prevented by making… Continue
Added by Stephan Thompson on February 18, 2010 at 15:00 —