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A Warm Coat in April – honing the art of the virtual live show

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s one year on and there is every reason to be optimistic. Thirty-one million people have been vaccinated in the UK, over five million have had their second shot. Last week there were no reported COVID deaths in London. Next week, things will begin to open up again, to a level we last had in […]

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Irresistibly Drawn to Work in a Recording Studio Down The Road Aged 59

Reading Time: 7 minutes Michele Kirsch, writer, wit, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, furloughed chef wrote about Lockdown 2 for AofA and it was brilliantly funny. Here it is. Now she’s onto the next one, and a new enterprise has arisen. Of course, by the second lockdown, after the confusing tiers for fears, the novelty had worn off. I […]

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Lockdown Story – Living with my 92 year old Mum

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s April 18th 2020, somewhere around week four of Lockdown in the UK. Life has taken on a reassuring and at the same time, unwelcome routine. A glimpse of institutional life perhaps. A distorted vision of freedom. Mum has been living with us since two days before lockdown began. Uprooted from her cosy flat where […]

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Libido in Lockdown – Stella Anna Sonnenbaum

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Stella Anna Sonnenbaum is an intimacy teacher and founder of Stella With Love. She trained in Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education with the don, Joseph Kramer. Here she tells us why she’s decided to run a course – Liberate Your Libido – just for men. The lockdown stopped all of us in our tracks […]

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Living in London during Lockdown – Sophie Parkin

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sophie Parkin is a writer, artist and poet. Her most recent book is A History of Soho’s The Colony Club. She owns an artist club in East London Vout-o-Reenees. During the lockdown, she’s taken to the cocktail shaker. With or without her ex-husband, Jan. I nearly lost it yesterday. I thought I was enjoying this time. […]

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Living in London during Lockdown – Hanja Kochansky

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eighty-three-year-old Hanja Kochansky is living alone and on lockdown in London. Everyone over the age of 70 has been asked to self-isolate for twelve weeks. But what does that mean exactly? Advantages of Age asked Hanja to tell us what her days are like. And what resources she has. The word isolated comes from the Latin insula, which […]