Let’s go running ladies!

So. It has been a while. Hi guys 🙂

Tomorrow (Sat 8th March 2014) is International Women’s Day #IWD2014. And I for one am proud to be a female. We rock!

To celebrate all things wonderful about womanhood I will be running in Central London tomorrow with the lovely Bangs of Spikes & Heels and a bunch of other dope women. We will be running roughly 4 miles (and it’s not competitive so you can run at your own pace – I’ll be keeping the back in good company!) and stopping every now and again to remember the awesome women who have lived before us and amongst us in this beautiful city.

As I have somehow committed to running the New Orleans Rock ‘n Roll (half) marathon next January with a motley crew of Exploring Mindset Sea Dragon pirates this will be as good a start as any to get me back into running again (I haven’t run properly for about a year given ongoing back problems).

The run starts at Green Park tube station at 9am tomorrow, so if you are about, come on down and bring friends! Don’t forget to wear your most comfy running shoes and bring your water bottle & neon bandana (PS neon bandana is optional).

See you there!

International-Womens-Day-Run

The Net Location: Thursday 5th May

RSVP on The Net Location site. See you there!

Great networking event for young entrepreneurs!

I am really looking forward to opportunity to network with like-minded graduates and entrepreneurs at The Net Location’s Social Networking Party this Wednesday 27th October 2010 at Graphic Bar, Golden Square, London.

Finally someone has noticed the niche and taken the initiative to organise a networking event for young graduates, professionals and entrepreneurs in London. It’s been a long time coming!

An intellectual crowd, adventurous cocktails, delicious food, good music, a professional photographer and a magician are all promised to make the networking night one to remember.

Even better it is free to attend so for full details and to get on the guestlist go to www.TheNetLocation.com or send an email to rsvp@thenetlocation.com with your full name and occupation.

The party kicks off at 7pm so I look forward to seeing you there!

See you (at) 2morro!

Very excited about this! If like me you want to change the world for the better I want to see you here!

Invite all of your friends, all are welcome and the event is aimed at 16-25 year olds.

I will be hosting the event and it’s going to be AWESOME!

2morro is on MON 12th JULY 9am – 5pm at the BFI, Southbank

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Young, Poor and living in London?

Then you need Young and Poor in your life!

Every Monday they send a great newsletter to my inbox full of free or cheap fun things to do in London!

From free film screenings, to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream give-aways, to free gigs and secret sales events…

You can sign up to receive the Young and Poor newsletter via their site.

STREETFEST 10

HOW GUTTED AM I THAT I MISSED THIS?!

STREET ART, MUSIC (MR HUDSON & TY), SKATING, FASHION, LIVE ART, FILM AND A STREET MARKET…

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Black Britain Decides

Help us make history!

Black Britain Decides’ is sure to be the biggest BME political rally of the 2010 General Election. This will be our collective opportunity to tell the political leaders and their parties that we care about our nation and we demand our right to make it a better place for everyone.

Operation Black Vote , the 1990 Trust in partnership with church leaders, other faith leaders, business leaders, activists and the Peace Alliance will be hosting a political rally ‘Black Britain Decides’ on Wednesday 28th of April 2010, at 6.30pm. It is to be held at The Methodist Church, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.

In an anticipated closely fought election battle, the BME vote becomes crucial. We have outlined that there are at least 120 marginal seats that BME voters could significantly influence. This then is our time to demand greater social and racial justice.

The rally will be the biggest of it’s kind with all three party leaders invited along as well as other prominent speakers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for Black Britain to play a positive and powerful role in this critical General Election campaign.

Black Britain Decides’ is free and places are limited so registering is essential. You can register on the web at: http://www.blackbritaindecides.com

For any queries please contact Jyoti Bhojani or Aisha Hassan on 0208 983 5460 or Aisha@obv.org.uk

Many thanks,

Simon Woolley

Director of Operation Black Vote

(Posted on behalf of Simon Woolley who was a fellow guest speaker at Silence is Not Golden)

Clubbing For Haiti

I’m fresh outta surgery and calling out to my wonderful blog readers direct from my recovery bed…

If you live in or around London, don’t send me flowers / grapes / cards. There’s something much more practical you can do to wish me well…

I want you ALL to head down to The Den tomorrow night (Wednesday 20th January) to help Haiti.

Ctrl Alt Shift has partnered with Somenight and True Tiger to put on an unbelievable charitable music event to raise money for our Haitian family.

Hundreds of thousands desperately need our help following last week’s catastrophic Earthquake and its aftermath.

The line-up is any UK music lover’s DREAM; DJs, MCs, rappers, singers from many genres, signed and unsigned, uniting to do what they do best for Haiti.

Wiley, Tinie Tempah, JME, Heartless Crew, Sway, MJ Cole, Shy FX, Mz Bratt, The Thirst and more are confirmed.

All you need to do is go with as much money as you can afford to give and be musically blessed by UK’s finest!

All proceeds will fund Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s response to the desperate humanitarian situation in Haiti.

For the full out-of-this-world line-up and more details please click here: http://www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/article/clubbing-haiti

* Date: Wednesday, 20th January
* Price: Minimum donation on the door £5 (you know you can afford to give a hella lot more- NJ)
* Time: 10pm-5am
* Location: The Den & Centro, 18 West Central St, London WC1A 1JJ http://www.thedenandcentro.com/

There will be a raffle, so take extra cash for this and if you or your company have anything you can donate please e-mail yumna@ctrlaltshift.co.uk

If you are a guy and are able to volunteer your time on the night please e-mail sian@livity.co.uk

If you want to do more, you can ALSO donate directly to support Haiti here or here.

If like me you can’t make it (ABSOLUTELY GUTTED), you can still help!
Spread the word; share this link, e-mail everyone you know, use your free texts for a good cause, Tweet, Wastebook, phone calls, dare I say BBM?!

BASICALLY TELL EVERYONE.

Updates on how much money has been raised and how the aid is being distributed will be available at www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/haiti

We are one Human race. We are one family. Here in the UK we are so blessed, let’s show our love to our Haitian family in their time of need.

Love and Healing to Haiti.

4WD…the beginnings

Moving 4WD…

Me and some fantastic young people I’d just told about 4WD.

Filmed at Chain Reaction 08.

www.live4wd.wordpress.com

‘We’ve got the 4WD bug!’ — LOVE IT! 🙂