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Issue 77

Step inside London's first female-only member's club, take a look at a very controversial photography exhibition and open your mind to the future of London's transport infrastructure.

Allbright

I know what you’re thinking…isn’t it about time that there was a female-only member’s club in London? Well, you’re in luck because as of March 2018, Bloomsbury has become home to one, The Allbright.

Founded by Anna Jones and Debbie Wasskow, The Allbright aims to tackle the topical issue of sexism in the city, face on. Investor-matchmaking programmes and marketing workshops, not to mention envious décor, are on the agenda at this club, with the hope of providing an escape for female professionals to ‘create, connect and collaborate.’

As well as the likes of actress extraordinaire, Ruth Wilson and Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Sarah Cox, 600 other women have signed the dotted line to join the club and there is already a pretty hefty waiting list! So, what can members expect to see at The Allbright? From fitness and beauty rooms, to exhibition space and a cocktail bar, this club is set across five storeys in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse...dreamy huh?

As you can imagine, the stunning exterior is just a taster of what is to be expected on the inside! In attempt to avoid the stereotypical pink look, the interior design has taken a fresher and sophisticated approach, with bold blues, earthy mustard tones and marble surfaces throughout, of course. That’s not all - the attention to detail is second to none with everything down to the soap being produced and provided by women-led enterprises.

So, what do you think about The Allbright female-only member’s club? Would you consider becoming a member?

Photo Credit: Trendland

Smoking Kids

Londonewcastle is all about the shock factor and building a bit of a stir when it comes to arts and culture. So when we heard about the creative and taboo photographic antics of Frieke Janssens, we were more than enthused to learn all about it.

A few years ago this Flemish photographer made her mark by showcasing an exhibition which she liked to call ‘Smoking Kids.’ Now, if you haven’t seen this exhibition and you get offended quite easily, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. But don’t worry because I can reassure that no children were harmed during the production of this exhibition because the cigarettes are in fact chalk and cheese sticks and the smoke is incense...magic

Moved by problems surrounding today's youth culture and its norms, ‘Smoking Kids’ was an idea of Janssens that was encouraged further when she observed a renowned video of a chain-smoking Indonesian child; ‘Adult smokers are the social norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer’s focus upon the issue of smoking itself.’ Having just showcased an exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery The Annex, this photographer is one to watch, especially if you too get provoked by controversial cultural topics.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

The Future of the Underground

The growth of London’s population is growing at lightening speed – 1991 marked the end of the city’s population decline with a figure of 6.1 million people living in London, fast forward to 2016 and the number rocketed to 8.8 million people. That’s quite extreme, I think you’d agree!

With the sheer amount of people populating this city showing absolutely no sign of slowing down at any point in the near future, our transport system is going to have to have some drastic changes and it is already happening before our very eyes.

The Elizabeth line (otherwise known as Crossrail or the Purple line) is unravelling slowly but surely and is expected to be fully-operational by next spring (wishful thinking), plus the talk of the Northern line split where it will transform into two separate branches, and of course Crossrail Two; there is no stopping the regeneration of London’s travel infrastructure. Just the thought alone of all this work and which stations will be served by which trains is mind-boggling, but it’s nothing compared to the prediction of what the Tube map will look like 20 years from now!

Will all of these travel improvements be enough to prevent overpopulation on the Underground and decongestion for commuters? Only time will tell. And who knows, we may be flying hovercrafts by then anyway…

Photo Credit: Secret London

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