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Beyoncé shows Kim how to really break the internet

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Beyoncé has decided it is time to show Kim Kardashian how you really break the internet by dropping something people actually want to see. After her two new songs leaked online, Beyoncé surprised her legions of fans by dropping the video for her banger “7/11″ on Friday night. In the fun and playful clip, Queen Bey dances on her balcony while wearing a “Kale” sweatshirt and white robe, and then takes the dance party to the bathroom, bedroom, and hallway of her Beverly Hills hotel suite.

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She rolls dice on her dancer’s booty and flexes while getting her hair blown. The surprises don’t stop there. ‘Yoncé gets into the holiday spirit, popping out of a box in front of aChristmas tree, and even makes a phone call on her foot!

The song, produced by Detail and Bobby Johnson, can be found on the 2 CD/2 DVD BEYONCÉ: Platinum Edition, which arrives Monday featuring “Ring Off,” four new remixes, 10 live performances, and 17 music videos. Kim…. are you paying attention? This is how you break the Internet.

Lover of all things FAST. If I am not in the office, you can find me near a track or under a car. I also work with great people in TrendLife's Editorial team.

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A definitive guide to what’s on in St Albans this Christmas

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A definitive guide to what's on in St Albans this Christmas

Enjoy a magical day out in St Albans this Christmas where you’ll find lots of fun festive events for all ages to cherish. Why not ‘crack two nuts with one nutcracker’ and pick up some wonderful Christmas gifts from an array of eclectic independent shops and top high-street retailers – and take a well-earned rest in one of the many outstanding eateries offering superb festive fare. So, wrap up warm and enjoy the buzz of St Albans this festive season…

Here’s what’s on in St Albans this Christmas:

What's happening in St Albans this Christmas - Nutcracker soldier and Cathedral

Complete the trail and get the chance to win a £250 Enjoy St Albans Gift Card

The Nutcracker Christmas Trail

The whole family will love getting involved in this trail and will discover some interesting facts about St Albans along the way, whilst enjoying the beautiful sights of the city.

Nutcracker’s may actually look a little scary but according to German folklore, they represent power and strength, bare their teeth to evil spirits and serve as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill.

Find your free Nutcracker Trail map in town or view it online (here) and then wander around the city and district to find 15 Nutcracker Soldiers. The map tells you the location of the soldiers and as you find each one, write his name down on the Trail Sheet. Once you’ve found all of the names, fill in your details and post it into Santa’s postbox, which is also marked on the map. First prize is a £250 St Albans Gift Card, plus two runners-up will each receive a £50 St Albans Gift Card.

Go nuts for this fun family Christmas trail from 21st November 2021 until 4th January 2022.

Winterscapes

Wonder at the vibrant and beautiful artworks created by local St Albans artists at this outside pop-up public art exhibition. The community arts initiative with Collective Gallery aims to enhance the city centre and make art inclusive for all, giving people joy in the most unexpected of places.
Throughout December, City Centre, Parklets, Museum Railings 

Covent Garden Street Performers

Bringing the magic and theatre of Covent Garden to St Albans. You might just bump into these outrageously funny and brilliant street acts as you wander around town, who knows where they’ll pop up- watch out for the toy soldiers and trees on stilts.

Christmas installations provide the perfect opportunity for a picture

Christmas Installations

Incredible Christmas lights and animation installations dotted across St Albans town centre will bring fun and joy to all folk across the festive period- and provide the perfect opportunity for a fabulous Instagram picture too.

Christmas Carol Concerts

A number of special festive events will be taking place at St Albans Cathedral this winter. Including The Hospice of St Francis concert, a magical afternoon of popular carols, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. With special performances from talented local choirs, the hour and 15-minute concert will feature a mix of solo recitals, thoughtful festive readings and plenty of opportunity for merry audience participation. Standard tickets cost £12.

Live Street Entertainment

Wrap up warm and enjoy festive family fun when a variety of fantastic theatre productions come to town. Innovative and interactive live theatre performances from Trestle Theatre and Booster Cushion Street Theatre. 7th, 10th, 12 December (Trestle) & 23rd December (Booster Cushion), Outside The Museum + Gallery. 

Santa's Post Office - Make memories when Santa's ‘official' and busy Post Office comes to town

Enjoyment for the whole family at Santa’s Post Office © Kate Lindeman

Santa’s Post Office

Make memories when Santa’s ‘official’ and busy Post Office comes to town. The space is beautifully decorated to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, children can write a letter to Santa, enjoy Christmassy arts and crafts and interactive family games and fun. Every day from 21st November to 24th December 11am-4pm, old Cath Kidson shop, Christopher Place.

Santa’s Post Boxes Fun and wonder for little ones when they write a letter to Santa and post it in one of the special post boxes located around town – watch the delight on their faces when they receive a reply from the Big Man himself. There’s also the chance to win a £100 St Albans Gift Card. 21st November – 4th January, Fleetville Larder, Cositas, Eyes on St Albans, Alban Arena

Charity Postbox Topper Trail is popular with locals and visitors and raises thousands for charity

Charity Postbox Topper Trail is popular with locals and visitors and raises thousands for charity

 St Albans Postbox Toppers Charity Trail Discover 82 postbox toppers that have been handcrafted by a team of dedicated volunteer yarn-bombers with designs including everything from Nativity scenes to Snowmen wearing colour-blind glasses. The trail is one of the biggest fundraising initiatives in St Albans that has raised over £64,000 for local charities. Search for ‘EYES on St Albans’ in your App store to download the App, enjoy the trail, donate and scan to win prizes and follow the Facebook page for more.

Denise Parsons Manager of St Albans BID

Manager of St Albans BID, Denise Parsons says:

“St Albans is the perfect winter destination for family fun, entertainment and Christmas shopping. We have an eclectic mix of independent shops, big-name retail outlets and of course, our famous Charter and Pop-Up Markets all alongside our fantastic pubs and eateries.

“It’s incredibly important for people to shop local this festive season and our TV ad and detailed Christmas Gift Guide will help locals and visitors to the make the most of their time shopping in our wonderful city. Our St Albans Gift Card also helps to support local businesses and is perfect for Christmas- as a stocking filler, a handy last-minute gift and it’s perfect for the person who is hard to buy for… and we all know one or two of those!”

 

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Rag ‘N” Bone Man headlines Milton Keynes Summer 2022 Gig

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Rag ‘N” Bone Man headlines Milton Keynes Summer 2022 Gig

Rag ’n’ Bone Man will land in Milton Keynes as part of a huge UK summer 2022 tour. The three-times BRIT award-winner will take to the stage with his band at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes on Saturday 16th July 2022. Tickets cost just £39.50 and go on pre-sale from 10am on 23rd November, then on general sale from 10am on 25th November via www.lphconcertsandevents.co.uk.

Rory Graham a.k.a Rag ’n’ Bone man will bring his impressive repertoire of hits to the beautiful surroundings of Milton Keynes’ Campbell Park. This follows this summer’s Revive Live tour which saw him hit the road alongside the likes of Tom Jones and Sam Fender in support of grass roots venues, followed by his own sold-out UK tour through October and November 2021.

Rag ‘N” Bone Man in Milton Keynes… a long time coming

Talking about the 2022 Milton Keynes event, Rag ’n’ Bone man said, “We all missed out on live music last summer so I’m looking forward to making up for lost time with a big summer show next year. I can’t wait to get on stage, so get ready Milton Keynes. It’s going to be huge!”

Rag ’n’ Bone man crashed onto the music scene with his 2018 multi-platinum selling album ‘Human’ winning ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Critic’s Choice Award’ at the BRITS, as well as ‘Best British Single’ for title track ‘Human’. The album was an international hit, and this hugely talented artist has been in constant demand ever since, with sell-out tours and headline festival appearances across the world.

Rory linked up with superstar producer Calvin Harris for the double platinum selling, global smash, ‘Giant’ which is sure to be a sing-along favourite at Milton Keynes Showground. His enduring appeal was underlined with the release of his new album ‘Life By Misadventure’, released in May this year, which became the fastest-selling album by a solo artist in 2021 so far. It debuted at number 1 and was preceded by two massive singles ‘All You Ever Wanted’ and ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ – a duet with US singing star, Pink.

With his distinctive baritone voice and magnetic stage presence, there are few performers who can captivate a crowd quite like Rag ’n’ Bone Man. His star continues to rise and fans from Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas should look forward to a show to remember.

Rag ’n’ Bone Man Live Milton Keynes

Campbell Park
Milton Keynes
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STRYKK™ It Lucky and Win a Year’s Supply of STRYKK™ Not Vanilla V*dka

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STRYKK™ It Lucky and Win a Year's Supply of STRYKK™ Not Vanilla V*dka

TrendLife have teamed up with STRYKK™, The distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand to offer you a chance to win one years supply of STRYKK™ ahead of our next lunchNbloggers event which will feature a STRYKKTM cocktail making masterclass.

Our upcoming lunchNbloggers event will be taking place in the picturesque village of Woburn: Home to Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Abbey and Woburn Open Gardens.

STRYKKTM was the first non-alcoholic brand to replicate the flavour and attitude of the mainstream spirits, and is now once again leading from the front by introducing a non-alcoholic vanilla vodka alternative.

The new flavour infused with Madagascan vanilla beans, is the perfect component needed to STRYKK’ the UKs #1 cocktail – a Passionfruit Martini! The carefully crafted STRYKKTM distillation process is 100% natural with no sugar, no fat, no carbs and no artificial flavouring. As with all other STRYKKTM spirits, NOT VANILLA V*DKA is both vegan and gluten free.

STRYKK™ It Lucky and Win a Year’s Supply of STRYKK™ Not Vanilla V*dka

STRYKK™ It Lucky Competition

For a chance to win a year’s supply of STRYKK™ Non-Alcoholic Spirits, simply tell us in less than 100 words which celebrity you would like to share a  STRYKK™ cocktail with. The lucky winner will receive a case of twelve bottles from STRYKK™ – This equates to one bottle a month and will keep the cocktails flowing with friends and family. The Competition runs until 30th September 23:59, Winners will be announced on Friday 1st October via email.


About STRYKK

Distilled and bottled in the UK, STRYKK™ is a London based non-alcoholic spirits brand featuring an impressive range of the highest quality alternative-alcohol options. STRYKK™ was the first brand to mimic the mainstream spirits and was meticulously developed for over two years in collaboration with top bartenders.

The expert STRYKK™ team carefully reconstructed flavours of spiced rum, London dry gin and traditional vodka and created NOT G*N, NOT R*M and NOT VODKA, providing the best non-alcohol alternative without missing out on any of the flavour or notes and aroma’s – STRYKK™ truly has all of the sprit but none of the alcohol. Learn more about STRYKK™ on strykk.com or by visiting the STRYKK™ Facebook page.

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Each of our lunchNbloggers events is totally unique. Of the many restaurants and locations we visit, each has offered a unique setting and experience. The structure consists of an introduction, sampling, a tour of the venue and a masterclass. You can watch one of our wine tasting masterclass to get a taste of our events.

Our interactive masterclasses are themed for the destinations we visit. Other factors like our guest speaker are taken into consideration. This means each event is unique in every way. If you are interested in attending a lunchNbloggers event, visit it lunchNbloggers.com.

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