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SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

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We’re beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. It activates more areas of the brain than any other stimulus and provides profound benefits to both mind and body. Music has the power to move us – both physically and emotionally. Transporting our minds back to a first kiss ...

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SHARE NECESSITIES

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We all sleep, eat and travel, but we don’t necessarily think about sharing our home, kitchen and car with strangers. Think again. The sharing economy has arrived and apparently it’s big business.   In our throw-away modern world, it can sometimes feel like people have forgotten how to share. Not ...

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ROB & AMANDA WHITE: SPORTING LEGENDS

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Siblings Amanda and Rob White love to talk sport. “I’m kicking off now,” says Amanda White, 55, after making sure that everyone around the table has a good view of the 50 black and white cards designed to trigger childhood memories of street kickabouts, school sports and even winter skating ...

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OPENING DOORS LONDON: TACKLING LONELINESS

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Camden’s older LGBT* team offers brilliant chat and befriending. When was the last time you had a really good conversation? One that includes Dad’s Army episodes, opera jokes, bursts of French, debate about normative heterosexual behavior in relation to the zodiac sign, Aries, and the difficulties of getting a hippy (or ...

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THE 46 BUS

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Where to hop on and off our borough’s best bus. The 46 bus is a proper star, crossing our bit of London from Lancaster Gate to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts to its friends) every 9-12 minutes. For seven days a week the 46 heads through Camden from 5.22am (there’s a ...

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SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE

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If music be the food of love, playlist on. A journey into sound by Dickie Minton. Playlists tell stories. And stories are the foundation of our identity. Be it a wedding reception, barbecue or birthday celebration, there is invariably an accompanying soundtrack that its creator hopes will have a profound ...

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SUGAR UNCOATED: FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT

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Don’t let added sugar in your diet sour your health and wellbeing. Simply follow these practical steps for a healthier lifestyle where you can still have your cake and eat it. 1. FIND YOUR VOICE One of the first things you need to overcome is the fear of being seen ...

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FINDING THROUGH FEELING

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The Foundling Museum Tucked away in Brunswick Square, the Foundling Museum tells the moving story of the Foundling Hospital and the abandoned children who grew up there – revealed through the artworks, objects and archival documents on display. The museum is hosting a unique, one-off opportunity, allowing visitors to touch and ...

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PEACOCK THEATRE: THE SNOWMAN

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The Snowman What Christmas is complete without hearing the sweet, choral sounds of The Snowman ringing in your ears? This year you have the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy a wintery wonderland with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of The Snowman as it comes to Camden’s Peacock Theatre. ...

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ION AUDIO MAX LP TURNTABLE

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Dust off your vinyl This is a nostalgia item with a 21st century twist. The turntable not only gives you a reason to dust off your old music collection and listen through the built-in speakers, it also lets you connect to a computer to create digital copies of your vinyl ...

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