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The Place in Canonbury

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There is a nice cafe' in London (Islington area), it's called The Place.  A very good friend is running it, so I decided to go and have a look during my short visit in London. It is just beautiful.  The place is also hosting art exhibitions on the basement (the second one is on). For now artists from South America received deep attention.  If you'll visit the space, you will be also able to enjoy a selection of artworks on the walls in the coffee area.

THE PLACE 11 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ

Women's talk

I would like to present here two TEDx talks by two of the women I most deeply admire and respect these days: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zena el Khalil.
Chimamanda is a story teller from Nigeria. Her latest novel, Americanah, was in one of the lists I sometimes fill in to remind myself 'things to do', or in this case, 'books to read'. The title stayed abandoned in my list for some months, until no long ago, a friend sent me the link to Chimamanda's talk on TED, "The danger of a single story". I literally stayed attached to my laptop' screen until the very last sentence. She enchanted me! The next day I ordered the book in the original language (even though it has been translated in Italian too).  Only few weeks ago, a good friend of mine from New York (another amazing woman) posted Chimamanda's recent talk on TED, "We should all be feminists". Once again I stayed attached to the laptop's screen. Once again, enchanted! I can so feel what …

Famous for the Wrong Reasons

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Famous for Wrong ReasonsPhotography exhibition by Sal Idriss Curated by Alessandra Migani 5 April - 2 May 2014 Opening: Saturday 5 April, 7pm WSP Photography - Via Costanzo Cloro 58 (San Paolo) - Rome, Italy
WSP Photography is pleased to announce Famous for the Wrong Reasons (FFTWR), a photo exhibition by internationally-acclaimed photographer Sal Idriss. The exhibition is curated by Alessandra Migani with the support of British Council(Rome). The project FFTWR, has been initiated by Sal Idriss, and is intended to be a free public event. It involves creating photographic portraits and an exhibition of those London families who lost teenage children to gun or knife crime. The project emerged through the personal tragedy of Sal and his family. On the 27th December 2007, Sal's youngest brother, 16 year old Nassirudeen, died after being stabbed in Islington, London. The experience drew Sal's attention to other families throughout London who had witnessed the devastating loss of a loved on…