• Arts

    Response to “Offended by Islam Video”

          Pat Condell Offended by Islam Our editor over here at Onin, the wonderful Abi emailed me over a link to a youtube video with the message “what are your views?”. Opening the link I didn’t have any real idea what to expect. The video was a post by Pat Condell and consisted of him sharing his views and opinions as well as explaining why he is “offended by Islam”. I’ll start by saying I’m a Christian and ironically have an Islamic first name, I don’t have any views on Islam at all, as quite simply, I believe…

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    Branding for Profit

    Branding for Profit – 6 steps to getting paid for your value not just your time Monday, June 17, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St James Church Piccadilly197 Piccadilly W1J9LL Basement entrance (located next to Costa Coffee on Piccadilly) Price: GBP6.00/per person A lot of people believe branding is just knocking up a logo and that brand is a dirty word reserved for sleazy corporates or big money businesses. The fact is that if you are in business then you have a brand and what people believe about you is often more powerful that what you say about yourself.This talk looks…

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    Depression in a Mans World

    Aloha and welcome. I am Jack. Come with me for a moment. Although it feels like a lifetime has since passed, in actuality it was just a few short years ago I stumbled into the dark realm of depression. I know; not the most pleasant way to start but bear with me. I am going to share something with you that very few people know. My last relationship completely and utterly destroyed me. Make no mistake, I loved her with all of my heart, I still love her and I will undoubtedly love her until the day I die and…

  • Lifestyle

    Review: Not I by Samuel Beckett

    Thank goodness for the post production Q and A. Without it, I would have left the Royal Court utterly bewildered and confused. Not I, showing for 5 nights, returns to the Royal Court to mark the fortieth anniversary of the premiere of Samuel Beckett’s one-woman piece. It is unlike anything I have ever seen: time seemed to have been suspended as a disembodied and ghoulish pair of red female lips hover 8 feet above the stage, spewing forth a barely comprehensible stream-of-consciousness monologue. I learnt, in the Q and A, that the prose was intended to be delivered at the…

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    Thomas Farthing

    I stumbled across Thomas Farthing on a sunny Sunday afternoon having just been to the British Museum and having some time to kill, I decided to see what the side streets in the area had to offer. Almost immediately my eye was drawn to a penny farthing leant against a shop window and the most fantastically well displayed windows; this seemed a little out of place on sleepy Museum Street. Having worked in menswear and knowing how to appreciate good visual merchandising, not to mention a shop that screams history and quality, I had to investigate further. Upon entering you…