Articles by: Laura C Phillips
Laura C. Phillips is a writer (slightly mad) with a love of travelling, literature and theatre.

Ivory – The White Gold of Jihad

April 30, 2014 4:08 pm0 comments
Ivory – The White Gold of Jihad

We all know that the ivory trade costs the lives of tens of thousands of elephants a year. There have been huge campaigns over the last six months, both in the form of protests, celebrity Twitter campaigns and huge coverage in the press, of the fact that the wild elephant will […]

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For the Logophiles

December 12, 2013 10:00 am0 comments
For the Logophiles

English is a curious language with many strange rules that don’t always apply, many odd words and a plethora of words borrowed and looted from other languages. I love words. I love the sound and feel of them. I love finding out where words came from and how they all […]

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International March for Elephants 2013. Say No to Ivory!

October 17, 2013 11:45 am1 comment
International March for Elephants 2013. Say No to Ivory!

Friday the 4th of October marks World Animal Day every year, when people all over the world celebrate animal life, bless their pets and livestock, and organise fundraising events and awareness drives. This October 4th was something of a big day in the history of wildlife conservation and animal protection as it […]

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From Russia, For Love – Supporting the LGBT Community in Russia.

October 14, 2013 4:00 pm2 comments
From Russia, For Love – Supporting the LGBT Community in Russia.

It has been well shown in the media recently, the Russian anti-gay law. If you’re not clear on what this law is and what it means, I will explain. The law that was passed in the June of this year is to stop “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”. […]

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East London: The UK’s Canvas

August 25, 2013 3:54 pm0 comments

TO VIEW ALL OF LAURA’S PICTURES OF STREET ART PLEASE CLICK HERE I’ve lived in East London for all of my life. It is a place that is in constant transition, filled with a huge number of people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries. The area has been known throughout […]

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Unleashed – A Carnival of Cabaret

July 21, 2013 12:19 pm0 comments
Unleashed – A Carnival of Cabaret

Cabaret! The theatre form of the bizarre, the no-holds-barred and the riotously funny. It’s the kind of thing you generally have to search for. It’s not advertised to the general public, and the audience are a select group of people who tend to move in entertainment or art circles. So […]

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West End Heroes

June 26, 2013 5:00 pm0 comments
West End Heroes

It’s a normal Sunday evening in the West End of London. The actors and dancers of London’s theatres are quietly practicing their lines and pirouettes. The theatres are in darkness. It is the one non-glitzy night of the week when we can all take our makeup off and put on […]

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London – The Unofficial World Capital of Afternoon Tea

January 31, 2013 6:25 pm0 comments
London – The Unofficial World Capital of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was once a thing of the past. A whimsical, quaint way to pass the time for elderly ladies and spinsters. A few years ago it was only found in Agatha Christie novels and in period dramas on TV, but now, well now, it’s a different story… London has […]

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