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Christina Franco on Polar Expeditions and North Pole Swimming

Global explorer Christina Franco has conquered the polar and arctic regions solo, and now she is working with the South Kensington Club to unleash the voyager in everyone

Bitcoin and fine arts: Eleesa Dadiani is championing the conversion of cryptocurrency into assets via fine art

Does BitCoin Have a Place in the Arts? Eleesa Dadiani Thinks So

BitCoin and fine art might not seem like natural bedfellows, but Eleesa Dadiani – owner of Dadiani Fine Art in Mayfair – is making great strides in these two seemingly paradoxical worlds

Louise Candlish: The Onset of Winter

Louise Candlish: The Onset of Winter

Novelist and SW Resident columnist Louise Candlish muses on the simple pleasures of the colder months… If I were a multimillionaire, I would be one of those ones about whom people say: ‘Well, you’d never know by looking at her.’ That is to say I am quite scruffy. I’ve never been a shopper, never understood […]

THE LOCALS’ GUIDE TO NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

As the Notting Hill Carnival extravaganza approaches, local characters share their top Carnival tips

Radio Gorgeous

HOW RADIO GORGEOUS IN CHISWICK IS EMPOWERING WOMEN

Chiswick local Josephine Pembroke wanted to set up a platform that would give women a voice – and now the podcasting site is going from strength to strength

Bush Theatre 2017

THE WEST LONDON THEATRES DELIVERING A CONSCIOUS AGENDA

Both Orange Tree Theatre and Bush Theatre are putting conscious performances that tap into modern struggles centre stage. The latter reopened after a £4M refurbishment earlier this year with the Black Lives, Black Words performance, while the former is reviving old plays with very current moral messages

Jackson & Levine x Habitat

JACKSON & LEVINE ON DINNER PARTIES AND LIFE IN EAST LONDON

Hackney’s Jackson & Levine are redefining dinner parties for the 21st century, while still making waves in the media and fashion industries. Their new book, Round to Ours, is out now, full of top tips and secrets that transform you into the hostess with the mostest, even on a budget

SABINE DURRANT JOINS KATE ADIE AT THE CLAPHAM BOOK FESTIVAL

Balhamite and bestselling thriller writer Sabine Durrant is set to appear at the Clapham Book Festival, headlined by Kate Adie, on Saturday 6 May. The Resident quizzes Sabine on her latest best-selling novel, Lie With Me…

Journalist Tim Walker has released his second novel, Smoke Over Malibu

JOURNALIST TIM WALKER ON HIS GRITTY NEW LA-INSPIRED CRIME NOVEL

Journalist Tim Walker on how working in LA inspired his new crime novel, Smoke Over Malibu, but he’s happy to be home in Kensal Rise…

Interview with Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre

VICKY FEATHERSTONE: POLITICAL TURMOIL IS GOOD FOR THEATRE

It’s been four years since Vicky Featherstone took over programming at The Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea. Here, the Artistic Director of one of London’s most loved theatres, tells us why political turmoil can be good for writers

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