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Event: How To Use PR To Get Media Coverage For Your Business

If you couldn’t make it to the latest WGL Network event – or if you did and you wanted to hear more from our wonderful speaker Ronke – you’re in luck! PR extraordinaire, Ronke Lawal, is hosting an event to give business owners an overview of how to use PR to gain media coverage and ultimately grow their business. This event is ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners, or even those wanting to forge a career in PR. Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite and you lucky readers can get 10% off with the code WGL2016!

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My new #sidehustle

Over the past few months, Holls and I have been hard at work to bring a new club night to London, and finally Lip Sync Ldn is here! This Thursday, we will be bringing the hit TV show Lip Sync Battle to Queen of Hoxton – and YOU could be crowned the MVP 🏆 Check out the full event listing here – hope to see some of my beautiful readers there 🙂

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I’m a Rising Star!

I recently asked my wonderful friends, family and readers to vote for me as I had been shortlisted as a Rising Star in the Technology category of the WeAreTheCity awards celebrating females below management level. I am pleased to share with you that thanks to your support and the judging panel, I have been named a winner in the category! I’ll be going to a swanky event at Barclays to celebrate at the end of the month – smug photos to follow 🌟🌟

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Railway Children: Double your good deed

I recently received an email from a charity, Railway Children, which I don’t recall having much involvement with before. They are an international children’s charity, supporting vulnerable children across the UK, India and East Africa. Their latest campaign is extremely powerful and I was compelled to share it with you – If I Grow Up.

As a child, I wanted to be everything from an actress to Prime Minister, and none of these aspirations seemed farfetched at the time. Now, as a young adult, I’ve been afforded so many opportunities, and the world is my oyster – I have no doubt that I can fulfil my current aspirations. For the children that this charity supports, the dream jobs may be the same, but the phrase has one chilling difference – it is not when I grow up I want to be XXX, it’s if i grow up.

Until 22 January 2016, all donations to Railway Children’s If I grow up campaign will be doubled by the UK government, helping them to reach twice as many children. Proceeds from the appeal will fund Railway Children’s vital work in the UK and abroad; match-funding from the UK government will fund work in East Africa.

This is a chance for us to have double the impact on vulnerable children’s lives, and help to change that if to a when. Click here to donate to the If I grow up campaign now and join in the conversation on social media with #ifigrowup

Here are some of the children involved in Railway Children’s programmes in East Africa who are now safe, back at school and getting the support and protection they need, giving them the headspace to start to think big!

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What I’m Watching: Kill Your Friends

I was invited to see a preview of Kill Your Friends at the gorgeous Courthouse Hotel and my rating is 5/5

This movie, set in the 90s, is all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll but for once, instead of being from the artist’s perspective, it’s from the point of view of the A&R guys. Nicholas Hoult plays his character impeccably, as do his supporting cast. If you’re a 90s kid, there is a steady wave of nostalgia as music videos from Mark Morrison, All Saints and more sneak into the background of a number of scenes. The film is gritty and hilarious all at once, with some gruesome moments – but what else would you expect given the title? Kill Your Friends opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday 6th November. If you’re into music, dark comedy and/or Tony from Skins, go and see it!

What have you been watching? Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

 

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What I’m Watching: Straight Outta Compton

I went to see Straight Outta Compton at Genesis Cinema (one of the best cinemas in London in my opinion) and my rating is 4.5/5

It’s a great movie and the acting is on point. The highlight for me was the appearance of Snoop Dogg, played perfectly by Keith Stanfield. Whether you know/care about N.W.A or not, this is an excellent film and I would definitely recommend going to see it! The only reason I knocked 0.5 off is that, at 2 hours 30 minutes, it did feel a bit long.

What have you been watching? Let me know in the comments 🙂