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The tradition comes from the Algarve and the ideas from the world – the TASA project breathes life into time-honoured crafts

Around eight years ago, a group of designers passionate about...

Ask Afpop
In this new monthly column, afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents’ association, aims to answer some of the most frequently-asked questions by members.

Question: I’ve...

Live at the BBC

One of the most iconic symbols of life in late 20th century Britain was the BBC TV Centre in Wood Lane, White City, West London. The original design of the building was...

Love is a powerful emotion which comes in various forms. There is the love we have for family, for pets or of something (like chocolate!) and there is passionate love.

The ancient Greeks...

“In Europe, the presence of olive trees defines the Mediterranean region,” writes Richard Mabey in his book The Cabaret of Plants (2015). He describes how the olive vegetation and especially the...

Poles apart

It has been a funny old month for pole-dancing in London! Peter Stringfellow, owner of the ubiquitous club in his name near Covent Garden and various other establishments,...

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we all resolutely decided to set some newish goals for the New Year of 2018. So how’s that going? My favourite conundrum is resolving not to make any...

Happy New Year – honestly, it really does seem like only yesterday that I wrote these exact words on this very page. Is it an age thing? The memory grows shorter – and more often than not fonder...

A Christmas Carol
No city on earth does Christmas better than London. The lights, the shopping, the markets, the shows - there is always something going on and this year, in the run up to...

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