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International Culture

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Jon Norton Fantasy Portrait - Yves de Contades

Jon Norton, Senior Designer, Southbank Centre:
It's funny being in front of the camera.  Uncomfortable really. I'm usually happiest solving problems and directing others to do the same. Anticipating the potential suffering, I simply decided to sit somewhere I'd feel at ease.

Geoff Nichols Fantasy Portrait - Yves de Contades

Geoff Nicol, MD, Navy Blue Design Group:
I'm fascinated by boxing - to me it’s about confronting fear, controlling adrenalin, discipline of mind and body and total commitment. Although until now I've never had to think about it too much. I just knew I wanted to have a go.

The Great Mille Miglia Race with Bentley

The Mille Miglia starts in Brescia in the north of Italy, descends down the east coast to Rome over two days, and then ends with a single day dash from Rome back up to Brescia on the west coast. It is a magnificent cortege of the greatest racing cars and classic road cars ever built.

Ian Stewart-17 Equations

Professor Ian Stewart has just released his latest book 17 Equations That Changed The World with Profile Books.

Sohana Research Fund

Many celebrities support the Sohana Research Fund, including Jason Isaacs, Gary Kemp and Phyllida Lloyd, Johhny Vaughan and DebRA president Michael Portillo who gathered for the Silver Butterfly Dinner at Altitude Black in the Millbank Tower earlier in the year.

Optimist's Tour of the Future-Mark Stevenson Interview

Yves de Contades went to interview Mark Stevenson. His latest book is an inspired tour of what is going to happen next in our world and how it is happening faster than we think. An Optimists Tour of the Future manages to entertain and cover a vast range of topics with fluid ease. Erudite, fascinating, exhilarating and packed full of heroic characters. Not to mention a rich vein of possible investment sources. International Life gives it 5 stars. What inspired you to create this book An Optimists Tour of the Future?

Bad Science- A Must Read

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre is one of those books that should be on a universal list of books to be read by everyone. Preferably before leaving School.The book is great fun and impossible to put down, you have to get more information as it is so hard to believe just how bad things can get. Do you want to know if homeopathy, vitamins and those detox pills really work?

Music News - Katalina Kicks

This new young band has it all. They are a passionate bunch who write and create all their own material. With real stage presence, the ability to put on a great live show and a front man who has something to say, this up and coming band is definitely one to watch out for in 2014.

Show Us the Way to the Next Whisky Bar

The new Whisky Bar at St Pancras International Station, which opened recently, is the latest in a strong trend that is influencing evenings out both in London and all over the world.

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