Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

If you have ever wondered why climate activists are fiercely advocating cutting down meat consumption, but fail to see the connection between the mouth-watering bacon in the Sunday roast and global warming, then this is the documentary for you. But don’t be put off from watching it if you are not vegan or vegetarian. The film does not delve into the morality of eating animals … Continue reading Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

Was Barbie Girl wrong? Life in plastic is FAR from fantastic

Get inspired to reduce your waste and take your own containers when shopping with these 5 Essex zero plastic stores We have all heard the 90-s Barbie Girl track, the crazy hit released by the Danish-Norwegian group Aqua which sold more than 1.84 million copies. 23 years later we are still caught up singing the lines, but there is one thing that seems outdated – … Continue reading Was Barbie Girl wrong? Life in plastic is FAR from fantastic

Why do we have beef with vegans?

For centuries, there were many things people had to come to terms with: from women wearing pants and being in the workforce, to children outside marriages, different sexualities and… pineapple on pizza. But there is still one topic people cannot get their heads around: veganism. It is the fastest growing social movement and yet there are people who mock it, joke about it, and feel … Continue reading Why do we have beef with vegans?

Do you need to eat or breathe?

“Fried chicken solves most problems”. Or at least that is what the massive fast food chain KFC thinks. It is printed on their wings bucket, which you might not want to toss out. As KFC might not be that wrong after all. Just because today was one of those stressful days. Your boss was shouting at you for no reason. You were buried in so … Continue reading Do you need to eat or breathe?

Two spiritual books to change your mindset

1.Change your mind, Heal your Body by Anna Parkinson: the book you read to change your mind A compelling story for everyone interested in healing the body by using the power of the mind but knowing little about it. The book follows the story of Anna Parkinson, a successful journalist turned healer when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. After experiencing various frustrations with the … Continue reading Two spiritual books to change your mindset

Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet

Improved toilet facilities have been installed in Colchester’s Castle Park to provide better access for disabled people. The toilet facilities next to the Park Café  have been refurbished to include toilets for men, women and disabled people as well as baby change facilities, a wheelchair ramp and improved steps for access. A Changing places facility has also been installed to help severely disabled visitors like … Continue reading Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet

“The Hanged Man” – a play about the life and work of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon A story of the contemporary artist Francis Bacon, ‘The Hanged Man” is a well executed and thought-provoking play from the pen of Danae Brook. Set in Paris in 1971, the play focusses on the dramatic relationship between Francis Bacon and his long-time lover and favourite model George Dyer. During their stay in the French capital, Bacon had his first retrospective.  He did not … Continue reading “The Hanged Man” – a play about the life and work of Francis Bacon

Four ex-forces members switch to a civilian life

Four ex-military personnel  have switched from a military career to a civilian life in the wind sector. The ex-forces members have served for the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force before joining the Harwich-based Galloper Wind Farm. Both Mark Annis, supervisor, and Richard Holmes, technician, have joined the wind sector from the Royal Navy where they were marine engineers involved in overseas operations. Mark … Continue reading Four ex-forces members switch to a civilian life

Free water safety sessions to run in Suffolk and Essex

Free water safety sessions are being held for children in Suffolk and Essex this summer. Youngsters aged seven to fourteen will be able to learn vital water safety skills in Lowestoft, Harwich, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton. Each session run by Swim England and RNLI will be an hour long and will teach children how to swim safely outdoors and what to do if they, or someone … Continue reading Free water safety sessions to run in Suffolk and Essex

Free Army Show sets to thrill Colchester

Soldiers and military veterans are set to be the stars at the return of a free show marking the Armed Forces Day in Colchester. The 16 Air Assault Brigade and Colchester Garrison Show will take place on Abbey Field on Saturday, June 29. Looking back in the town’s military history, the event will also mark the 75th anniversaries of airborne operations at D-Day and Market … Continue reading Free Army Show sets to thrill Colchester