Music in the education system in London

According to the 2014 Music Report, nearly 1 in 3 primary school students never learned to play a musical instrument. The reason given was that the cost of learning is too expensive. With music being squeezed out of the London curriculum, many primary school students don’t have the opportunity to learn music from a young age, except if parents can afford it. Sixtine Marion reports. Continue reading Music in the education system in London

Amy Lamé – a controversial Night Czar?

Earlier this month, Sadiq Khan appointed Amy Lamé as the first London Night’s Czar. Since then, there has been much debate around her, as she was recently accused of having written offensive tweets and avoided taxes. Sixtine Marion reports. Peter Merriment, a writer and comedian, agrees with Sadiq Khan and thinks Amy Lamé will be a great Night Czar for London. Continue reading Amy Lamé – a controversial Night Czar?

The Impact of Music on the Brain

  Music is a language of feelings and emotions. It has a powerful effect on the brain, can control emotions and change moods. Whether it’s through music therapy or music in our daily life, it is so powerful it can help different illnesses such as depression, autism and dementia. But how can music have such an important impact on us? Sixtine Marion reports. Continue reading The Impact of Music on the Brain

Street Art in Shoreditch

Shoreditch in London is one of the most inspiring areas when talking about street art; it is of course a trendy neighbourhood, but especially a hip part of London, where you just go to be amazed and surprised by the infinite numbers of street art graffitis, murals and even stickers. From Liverpool Street, passing by Brick Lane, and ending up in Old Street, the artistic … Continue reading Street Art in Shoreditch