Nook’s Cranny #6 – Not All Men but Almost All Women in the Gaming Community

As a female gamer, it is hard to ignore the current situation taking hold over the internet at the moment; 97% of female-presenting people aged between 18-24 in the UK have faced sexual harassment – and for gamers that is experienced online. Here’s what everyone can do about it. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #6 – Not All Men but Almost All Women in the Gaming Community

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Set in her native country, Enniscorthy, Southeastern Ireland, ‘Brooklyn’ (directed by John Crowley and based on the novel of the same name by the Irish writer Colm Tóibín) is the story of a girl, Eilis, who in the early 1950s leaves for New York, to escape from a life without job prospects, leaving her mother and a sister, for a secure job and hope for a future. A story like so many and deeply present, one of the millions passed through Ellis Island, she leaves with a heart and mind full of emotions: with the fear of the first time away from her family, the excitement of the unknown, the hope of a future in a place where you soon feel at home again. For Eilis, emigration coincides with the end of adolescence, with the discovery of love and people like her in search of their own pioneering conquest of a unexplored land. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

On March 9th, 1997, the American rapper Notorious B.I.G was pronounced dead by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood, where he had been rushed to rescue him. Four gunshots to the chest coming from the window of a Chevrolet Impala prematurely enshrine the end of a life at barely twenty years old, in which the echo of death seemed to resonate left and premonitory already at the time of his lyrics from the albums ‘Ready to Die’ (1994) and ‘Life After Death’ (1997). But like other musical myths that disappeared at a young age, death is the fatal element that makes them such, a tragic prelude but – alas – essential to make the artist a sacred image to hang on the wall of legends. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

International Women’s Day Special – Celebrating Six Inspirational Artists

This International Women’s Day, LDN wanted to take the chance to celebrate the artists whohave actively honoured and commemorated the female half of the population. These artists use their platform and outreach to raise their audience’s consciousness on feminist issues regardless of what month it is and in turn have produced some truly stunning and mind-altering works of art. Continue reading International Women’s Day Special – Celebrating Six Inspirational Artists

Self-Care Sunday #12 – 5 Books To Make Your Self-Care Sunday That Little Bit Better

March is one of the best months of the year and there are tons of reasons why. Firstly, it leads us to spring, secondly there’s World Book Day and thirdly it’s Women’s History Month. Here are five recommendations of books written by women. Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #12 – 5 Books To Make Your Self-Care Sunday That Little Bit Better

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #12 – Soul

The story tells of Joe Gardner, a middle-aged music teacher, whose dream has always been to become a professional jazz musician. But just when he is given the opportunity to make his dream come true, due to an accident he finds himself in another dimension, where the new souls begin their adventure in the real world, and the old souls whose real life is now over, move on the road to the afterlife. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #12 – Soul

BIMM Introducing: Ari Anna

London-based Italian pop singer Ari Anna has been studying at BIMM London for three years as a songwriter. Coinciding with Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Anna releases her new single ‘Lost Again’, which explores her own struggles with the illness, gives strength to those also struggling and shows how important it is to express your feelings. Continue reading BIMM Introducing: Ari Anna