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Courtney Cornfield is The Knitcracker

Courtney Cornfield is The Knitcracker

21st December 2012

I was on the train recently and I overheard someone say “Don’t let her pull the wool.” This simple phrase silently slipped me into a woolly daydream inspired by the hit BBC4 Danish TV series The Killing. The mere mention of the word wool made me feel – some might think strangely - empowered and excited. Prior to the broadcast of The Killing, wool was wool - it kept me warm, reminded me of 35 degrees Farenheit Canadian winter days, skiing and cosy studies. I appreciated wool but my feelings now towards the fibre are rather extreme post Sarah Lund. I feel powerful when I wear my jumpers… not to mention warm.

If you are a fan of The Killing then you will be…

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Office Christmas Party Survival Guide

Office Christmas Party Survival Guide

27th November 2013

As December approaches Funny Women writer Kady Potter prepares us for the Office Christmas Drinks...

The first rule is that unless you’re a designated driver you have to drink. Even though your colleagues have spent all year sticking to protein shakes and fresh juices that look like swamp water, you will be expected to drain the bar dry of their finest tequila. It might be a good idea to have a large lunch, or to build up a gradual tolerance by hiding cocktails in your coffee mug.

If you’re the first person to arrive at the party, you don’t need to start drinking until there are at least two others present. In fact, it may be a better idea to leave now while nobo…

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Comedy Rumble at the Comedy Cafe Theatre

Comedy Rumble at the Comedy Cafe Theatre

15th May 2013

On the hunt for a comedy show with a twist? Well, look no further! We’re pleased to see Comedy Rumble back at Shoreditch’s Comedy Café Theatre tomorrow night.

For those who haven’t seen these high-energy shows before, expect a night like no other - two top comedians compete over several rounds, fighting for laughs like true contenders to be crowned the night’s ‘Rumble Champion’. The night is hosted by brilliant referee Eleanor Conway, and previous contestants have included Funny Women Awards winners Andi Osho and Katherine Ryan. Tomorrow’s outing is no exception - our 2009 Funny Women Awards winner Miss London will be battling for the t…

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A Christmas Tale - Emma's Story

A Christmas Tale - Emma's Story

19th December 2013

Over 2013 we have been proud to support Refuge, a vital charity that provides shelter and support to women and children at risk from domestic violence.  The charity has recently shared the story of one woman called Emma who found herself in need of their assistance at this time of year and we would like to share this with you too. 

My mother and father were together for 13 years. From a young age I remember his violence towards her. He would yell at her for cooking dinner wrong, wearing too much make-up… You name it - if he could find an excuse to hit her, he would. I remember walking into their bedroom, aged 7 or 8, and seeing her lying in a pool of blood o…

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Oxford University: Geek or Chic?

Oxford University: Geek or Chic?

1st May 2013

‘Oxford University-the home to numerous geeky students who move away from daddy’s estate each year, to specialise in their area of excellence. They live within the walls of Hogwarts-esque buildings, in a bubble away from the rest of society, as they have come to university to work, not to play. To fit in, an element of eccentricity is a must and a general knowledge about a range of intellectual topics is essential.’ This was what I thought before I arrived at Jesus College, Oxford, to begin my undergraduate English Literature degree.

I was sure that everyone was going to be weird; I wasn’t going to have any friends, nights out would be a rarity a…

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