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Le Garrick: A piece of France that’s been plucked out and placed in Covent Garden

There are two types of people in London. Those that know and love Le Garrick, and those that haven’t been yet. Yeah, fair point, and no, I haven’t ...

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Running out of space: how co-working spaces affect gentrification

There’s a moment early in Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentary where the 21st-century pantomime villain Billy McFarlane introduces the digitally-integr...

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The Power Of Yoga

The year was 2013. I had just moved across the country for a job in the running industry and, as one would expect, my mileage and intensity was ram...

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8 Steps To Success When Launching A Freelance Interior Design Business

If you’ve got a keen eye, sharp sense of style and love making physical environments look the best they possibly can, launching a freelance interio...

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Culture To Ease Your Stress

Stress occupies a spectral position in the life of a freelancer. It waits in the wings and heckles you when the realities of juggling multiple jobs...

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Recipe: Berber Frittata

Cook and travel writer John Gregory-Smith is the author of several excellent books. This recipe – delicious warm or cold – is a great one to get yo...

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How To Get A Book Deal In 2019

World Book Day took place on March 7th and aims to encourage reading in schools, nurseries, libraries and workplaces. With the global celebration g...

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Follow the Umbrella: The Freelance London Tour Guides

The figure of the tour guide is one we’re all familiar with, from the person waving a raised flag as a line of people follow behind, to the smiling...

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Momo: The Truth Behind the Hysteria

You can’t have failed to have seen all the fuss and furore over the latest threat to the online safety of children over the last week or two. The s...

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Today’s Gems of South London’s Modern Art Scene

I’m always the first to admit to my lack of knowledge of the contemporary art world. It’s been my most glaring cultural shortcoming for as long as ...

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How to go freelance as an app developer

If you’re an app developer and tired of the normal Monday – Friday 9-5, thinking it’s time to become your own boss, or you’re jealous of frie...

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We don’t like Kricket, We love it

About four years ago, I was tipped off to the joys of Kricket, an Indian restaurant run by Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell in a shipping container at ...

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Dried up: What really happened at The Pool

The irony is not lost on me. One of the last pieces I wrote for The Pool, a Webby-winning website where I had been hired as the first member of sta...

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Post-season Pantos

British – and English – life is flecked with all sorts of absurdities. The self-conscious quirks that stuff the myth kitty of our cultu...

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Too Much Screen Time is Harming Your Health. Is It Time to Unplug?

You’ve probably heard it thousands of times before: too much screen time is bad for your health. And honestly, you’d LOVE to cut down on the time y...

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Creative Spaces

One of the very real attractions to working from home is the fact that, in theory at least, you don’t have to a) get dressed, b) brush your hair or...

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Unfashionably Great

Welcome back to the culture clinic, Freelancers! Now that it’s March, what do we have to show for the month gone? Sweaty underarms and upper lips? ...

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So, you want to become a Freelance Music Photographer?

Each month I receive a bunch of messages on Instagram from young music fans asking how I became a music photographer. When asked this in person, I’...

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Donnelly’s may not be revolutionary but it’s well worth a visit

He likes a pop-up, does James Donnelly. Billing Donnelly’s as a “moveable” restaurant, the chef has proved his point with stints ...

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How to Identify New Audiences as a Freelancer

The freelance lifestyle is unpredictable. As a freelancer, you’ve got lots of transferable skills (probably more than you realise) and multiple aud...

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