Black History Month: Ghosts of Amistad

To celebrate this years Black History Month, Birkbeck Cinema showcased the first ever screening for Ghosts of Amistad, a documentary film by Tony Buba. The film was inspired by Marcus Rediker’s book about the famous slave revolt which took place in 1839. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey unravels the connections between London, Cuba and … More Black History Month: Ghosts of Amistad

Events Bulletin at Birkbeck and Bloomsbury 17th October – 8th November 2014

WELCOME to Flock To The Crown’s weekly news bulletin on what’s going on at Birkbeck College and the Bloomsbury area. If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on flocktothecrown@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter@FlockToTheCrown October 17th- 24th October 17th Aesthetics, Politics and Violence: A Reflection on Practices of Political Art 9:30am- 5:30pm Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building … More Events Bulletin at Birkbeck and Bloomsbury 17th October – 8th November 2014

The Green Party Should Not Be Excluded From The Leaders Debates

  ITV’s leaders debate will feature the three main party leaders – David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage. It’s hard to argue that Farage shouldn’t be included, however you feel about the man and his party. With an MP in parliament, UKIP is now a legitimate part of our government and there is no reason … More The Green Party Should Not Be Excluded From The Leaders Debates

Up & Coming London: Interview With Owen Franklin…

Owen Franklin is a 23-year-old up and coming filmmaker and musician from Bristol. He’s just finished his fourth year at Durham University, where he’s been studying English Literature. In his own words, he’s ‘spent the past couple of years juggling dual identities between dynamo of creative energy and lazy student’ who is ‘usually in several … More Up & Coming London: Interview With Owen Franklin…

LFW Week: Designer Showroom Open House

On Monday, The British Fashion Council kindly invited Flock to the Crown to the Designer Showrooms Open House event, hosted by Drapers. Stylists, Journalists and Bloggers were  given the opportunity to meet talented, innovative and creative designers that are making their presence felt within the industry. Here we look at the top 10 emerging Accessory … More LFW Week: Designer Showroom Open House

GQ’s Woman of the Year Award… Did Kim Kardashian-West Really Deserve to Win It?

  Last week GQ British awarded Kim Kardashian-West its “Woman Of The Year” 2014, at its awards held last week at the Royal Opera House. The publication said Kim KW was given the award based on the fact that she had “Taken over global television,” and “Social Media with 23 million twitter followers and  18 … More GQ’s Woman of the Year Award… Did Kim Kardashian-West Really Deserve to Win It?

iTunes Festival returns to Camden for the 7th year in a row

London’s Borough of Camden continues to prove itself to be the capital’s live music core. A night out in the borough will guarantee you not only one hell of a time, but also an exposure to a musically diverse area.   From the hard metal, pop-rock atmosphere of Underworld (or Worlds End Camden) to the … More iTunes Festival returns to Camden for the 7th year in a row

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Is there any value in celebrity slacktivism?

I’m not a big fan of any of the portmanteau words that have emerged from the internet age but the term slacktivism is surprisingly effective. Slacktivism is when people do something to raise awareness for a charity/cause/issue but nothing else. Like re-tweeting a post on Twitter or liking a cause on Facebook –  slacktivism brings … More The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Is there any value in celebrity slacktivism?

Murdoch’s Army Vs Journalism Ethics

Last month N Dubz starlet and former X factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlos walked free from court after the judge concluded that the evidence against her was not sufficient enough to deliver a trial. It had been alleged that she had organised a £800 deal to supply class A drugs to undercover reporter, Mazhir Mahmood also known as the ‘Fake Sheikh.’ … More Murdoch’s Army Vs Journalism Ethics