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MEL WRIGHT: STREET WISE

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The dream is benches on every street corner… but first we’re going for a walk.   KOVE – the acronym for Kilburn Older Voices Exchange – has a way of making things happen in Camden. Three days a week KOVE Coordinator, Mel Wright, 69, helps older people in Kilburn and ...

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CLAIR CHAPWELL: BOLDER VOICES CHOIR

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The Bolder Voices choir, run by Clair Chapwell, are expert at getting their voices heard where it matters.   “Older people can melt into the woodwork, but singing can give them a voice. It’s such a good way to bring issues to the attention of the world,” says Clair Chapwell, ...

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PETER AUGER: JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Hitting the right note together. How a shared interest in jazz has made life more interesting for both Freddy and his volunteer befriender Peter.   Since November 2015 academic Peter Auger, 30, spends one lunch time a week chatting with Somers Town resident, Freddy. The pair were matched because they ...

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KING’S CROSS

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Redeveloped, reimagined and reinvigorated. It’s time you rediscovered this area of London. If you used to know King’s Cross – maybe even avoided it – you are in for a jaw-dropping shock. The 67-acre site demands to be explored now it has poshed-up warehouses converted into shops, restaurants and an ...

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CONFIDENCE TRICK

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Never Be Afraid of Anything Again (Including Shark Attacks). Really? I used to be relatively confident. I distinctly remember giving a speech at my daughter’s wedding which – sweaty palms and cotton mouth aside – I managed to plough through without having to resort to Winston Churchill’s technique of imagining the ...

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