Culture & Lifestyle

Welcome to the Culture & Lifestyle section on City Connect

Covering a range of engaging areas from writers around the world – including lifestyle, exhibitions, plays and shows – our writers will tell you the latest news to ensure you never miss out on something entertaining, educational or inspirational.

You’ll find the articles in this section crammed full of inspirational ideas to help you create the perfect day or evening out. We review the latest museum & art gallery exhibitions, theatre, film and cultural events. Or if you want a quiet night in, this section also covers books which could help you change your life or those to get lost in and forget about the daily grind. We critique classic titles as well as latest online and bookstore titles guiding you through a world of entertaining literature and uplifting self-help books.

City Connect brings you all the latest news and reviews in the Culture & Lifestyle section to help you decide on where to get your next culture fix.

For a summary of some articles in this section, please see below.

How to Design a Luxurious Kitchen

The kitchen is the most important room in your home. It’s where your family gathers for dinner every night, and it’s where you invite your friends to spend time with you while you enjoy wine or coffee and a great chat. But what if you want to turn your kitchen … Continue reading

An Overview of the Employer’s Responsibilities when it comes to First Aid

As an employer, you are responsible for the welfare and health of your employees on the work floor. This doesn’t mean that you can be blamed automatically if there is an accident or unfortunate incident – but it does mean you have to do everything in your power to minimise … Continue reading

Invaluable Bounties for this Valentines Day

Now you can surprise your valentine and give a romantic start on the day of Valentine. You can steal the heart of your Valentine and lock in your heart by surprising them with a perfect online gift. A love note having 100 reasons to love him or her, can give … Continue reading

Why I’m Racing the Tide to beat down dementia

‘I’ve signed up to Race the Tide‘. ‘Race the Tide’ you say. ‘What’s that?’ A conversation I’ve had now with a few people. Through the blog, I can tell a few more people so thanks for sparing a couple of minutes to read this. To raise money for Alzheimer’s Research … Continue reading

5 Reasons for Having an ESA Animal

There is a lot of talk about emotional support animals nowadays. From how they help people to get through their troubles to how they can go places with us (or not), you will find that there are a lot of these animals helping and working with people when they need … Continue reading

DIY Upcycled Item Suggestions for Bathroom Use

Whether or not you’re a “do-it-yourself” enthusiast, a bathroom renovation can be a pretty exciting prospect, but if you are on a mission to accomplish it by up cycling or repurposing, things can get even more interesting!   So where do you start? Both urban and rural areas alike offer a … Continue reading

There Is Hope For People In Colorado

If you live in Colorado and are experiencing any type of substance abuse, there is a lot of help for you in the area. However, you have to seek out this help, and there are several different ways to can do this. Speak To Your Insurance Company Almost everyone has … Continue reading

Hundreds Sign Up for Family Fun Day at Grafham Water Centre

Over 450 people will be making a splash at Grafham Water Centre, on Saturday 6 August, for a special family day for local disabled children and their families. The family fun day, which runs from 10:30am to 4:30pm, will give disabled children the chance to make use of new facilities … Continue reading

Brain Imaging Probe Offers Hope for Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Scientists in the US have developed a brain imaging ‘probe’ that may help detect Alzheimer’s in the very earliest stages of the disease. The probe works by binding to a protein called amyloid, a key feature of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois developed the probe … Continue reading

Councillor Tony Orgee Backs Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk

The Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Tony Orgee, is urging everyone to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in the county on Sunday 13 May. The UK’s leading dementia research charity, based in Great Shelford, aims to raise £50,000 for pioneering dementia research. Hundreds of people … Continue reading

Outspoken Delivery Expands Bicycle Fleet

Innovative Cambridge cycle courier company Outspoken Delivery has expanded its fleet of delivery bicycles. The first of three new Cycles Maximus trikes capable of carrying up to 250kg of cargo will shortly be seen delivering to parts of Cambridge city centre which vans and lorries cannot easily access. Outspoken are … Continue reading

UK’s Largest Dementia Research Conference Comes to Birmingham in 2012

Over 250 leading dementia scientists from across the globe will gather in Birmingham this week for Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2012, the country’s largest dedicated dementia research conference. The event, which takes place on 27 and 28 March, will share the latest evidence on a wide range of research topics, … Continue reading

Olympian Backs Big Walk for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Britain’s number one female javelin thrower Goldie Sayers is putting her weight behind Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in Cambridgeshire on Sunday 22 May. Goldie is urging everyone to step up to the challenge and help the UK’s leading dementia research charity raise £10,000 to pay for 500 hours of … Continue reading

Scientists Protect Nerve Cells from Toxic Effect of Alzheimer’s Protein

Research published this week has identified a gene called Hes1, which appears to protect nerve cells from the toxic effects of the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid. The study is published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy. One of the characteristic features of Alzheimer’s disease is the build-up of a protein … Continue reading

Dietary Supplement Citicoline May Slow Decline in Vascular Dementia

Italian researchers presented findings from a study using citicoline in people with mild vascular dementia. The dietary supplement is a naturally occurring compound needed for the production of the fats which make up the membranes of our cells. It is believed that citicoline may help repair damage from injured blood … Continue reading

The Big Summer BBQ – 15th July, 5-11pm

Last year, Creating Cambridge organised an awesome business networking event called the Big Summer BBQ. It went down so well that the team at Creating Cambridge have just announced that bookings are now open for the next Big Summer BBQ which is to be held on 15th July 2011. If … Continue reading

Tips for Redesigning the Structure of Your Home for Comfort

Let’s face it – looking at the same old house every day for years can become boring. Sooner or later you start craving change and considering home improvement projects to spice things up a bit. One of the best ways to revamp the look and feel of your home is … Continue reading

How sliding doors can improve your home?

In recent years the UK has seen many homeowners opt for undertaking home improvements rather than undergoing the stressful and expensive experience of moving house. This has resulted in the increase of dramatic features being installed as people look to truly invest in their homes. The desire to constantly upgrade … Continue reading

Misleading Myths

In a recent survey by Public Health England 27 per cent of people admitted they would find it hard to talk to someone with dementia. Only 39 per cent agreed that “caring for someone with dementia is often very rewarding” and as many as 71 per cent agreed that “caring … Continue reading

How many people develop dementia in their 30s?

How many people develop dementia in their 30s? If you watched ‘The Truth About Dementia’ last night on BBC1, you’ll have seen an interview with Chris Graham, told at the age of 35 that he was going to develop Alzheimer’s. We blogged about Chris in March last year, when he … Continue reading

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