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.
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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
Actor issues rallying call as poll reveals only around a third of people think research breakthrough will come in the next 25 years. James Nesbitt will challenge the public to “fight the fear” of dementia by supporting UK scientists when he speaks at a major dementia conference organised by Alzheimer’s … Continue reading
Every man needs a hobby – but what are the best pastimes for men who like to spend their leisure time doing manly pursuits? Well, the good news is, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to manly hobbies – in fact, the biggest challenge will be making your … Continue reading
Trying to sell a product in a crowded marketplace can feel like an incredibly difficult task. Even if you believe in what you’re selling, getting it into the right stores, and then into the right hands, can be a huge problem. One of the things you can control though is … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is the day of love and people around the world tend to buy lovely flowers for their loved one. Choosing the right flower for your valentine is not that easy, especially when he or she is not with you. Even if your valentine is far from you in … Continue reading
How far would you go to raise money for a good cause? Joss Livesey, a 25-year-old from Cumbria, is going over 13,000 miles. Joss is in the middle of an epic challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. In March, he set off on the grueling eight-month journey. He … Continue reading
Love is often an overrated feeling. The swanky gifts and extravagant gestures of love are often associated with the special feeling. Honestly, love is all about building sweet memories and winning the heart with cute little gestures. And especially if it’s about special ways to treat a man, it’s quite … Continue reading
6 June – AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY Hilton Worldwide hotels around Europe. Around the World in a Day is the flagship fundraising event initiated and organised by Hilton in the Community Foundation with the support of all Hilton Worldwide colleagues and hotels. The aim of the event is … Continue reading
Research which seeks to understand how the brain’s electrical behaviour is linked to dementia could pave the way for better treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dr Jon Brown, at the University of Exeter Medical School, has just started a three year project to examine the complex networks within the … Continue reading
TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has today announced that it will begin two phase III clinical trials using a drug intended to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. The drug, called LMTX™, aims to prevent the build-up of a protein called tau in the brain and will be tested in people … Continue reading
If you would like to attend any of the events listed below, let us know via Contact Us and we’ll e-mail you back by the next working day with booking details. 2nd May – BELFAST CITY MARATHON – Belfast A great, well-organised and friendly event that starts outside Belfast City Hall … Continue reading
When many of us think of horse racing we tend to think of its raw sporting form, we think of the odds and bets, and we think of the runners. And yet there is a much deeper and broader culture to horse racing bubbling underneath the surface that stirs emotions … Continue reading
In May, we worked with Deutsche Telekom and researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) to launch Sea Hero Quest. This fun game got you sailing through sunkissed tropical seas and memorising maps of stormy shores – all in the name of research. The … Continue reading
I’m currently studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester, taking a closer look at a protein called tau – a key hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Many of you reading this may be unsure what a PhD actually is. A PhD is the highest … Continue reading
Excess weight gain is unhealthy, however, weight gain in the midsection can be dangerously unhealthy. Belly fat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Fortunately, the road to losing this stubborn, “visceral,” fat is not impossible. The Test The perfect combination of eating the right foods and getting … Continue reading
A relaxing bath is one of the best ways to get over a stressful day. When you lie back in the tub and let the water wash away all your aches and pains- it’s simply therapeutic. Our bodies bear the brunt of our hectic schedules and activities. Therefore it is … Continue reading
If you would like to attend any of the events listed below, let us know via Contact Us and we’ll e-mail you back by the next working day with booking or registration details. 3rd March – THE BARNARDOS’ FOOTBALL QUIZ – Gibson Hall, London This quiz is now in its … Continue reading
A team of US scientists has identified a critical time window of 15 years where treatments targeting the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid might have a greater effect. The study, published in Neurology, adds to evidence that early treatment in the diseases that cause dementia holds real hope for checking their destructive … Continue reading
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
Mailing off items can be a headache, especially if you need to mail things several times a week. Often post offices will have long lines, and are open at times when most are busy throughout the day. If you are looking for the easiest way to take care of mailing … Continue reading