Lucy O'Brien

BA English Literature graduate | MA Magazine Journalism student at City, University of London.

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Highlight: Secretsundaze Turns 20 With a Bang

Kicking off on 30th January at Fabric and rounding off in a day/night party across several Hackney Wick spots on 9th July (so far), co-founders Giles Smith and James Priestly will anchor each party as they grace some of London’s biggest party hotspots. The full line-up is yet to be released, but already announced guests include Jeremy Underground, Paramida, Galcher Lustwerk, Ash Lauryn, Jamie Tiller and Shy One so far. Establishing its name as a renowned producer of parties, Secretsundaze has

Flesh is the UK's First LBGTQIA+ Camping Festival

The brand new Flesh Queer Festival has dropped exciting details of its bank holiday weekend event and location, with a lineup that champions diversity. The festival will take place on 28th and 29th May 2022 at Springfield Farm in St Albans – about 25 minutes from central London. Showcasing the best of up-and-coming House and Techno DJs, Flesh invites LGBTQIA+ individuals, their friends and allies to party the days and nights away. The impressive two-day lineup, of which 100% of the acts will b

Fresh Face: Remi Lewis - | Interview | Rising

Strutting into the pop-scene with platform boots and a colourful Bratz-like aesthetic, Remi Lewis is making waves with her distinct Y2K and R&B-influenced sound. And following the success of her latest release “No Escape”, the artist is showing no signs of stopping. Born in London but raised in Brooklyn, Lewis kick-started her career as a creative after attending Brooklyn High School of the Arts while selling her Y2K vintage finds. Her journey from there was anything but slow; from performing

In the Mix: Emily Nash - | Interview | Exclusive Mix

Worcestershire-born DJ and Producer Emily Nash is quickly making her mark on the UK Electronic and House scene. She’s worked alongside the likes of Fisher, Lowes and Navos, had her music played on the UK’s leading radio stations, and signed with iconic record label, Ministry of Sound – all before her 21st birthday. And with the recent release of her new track ‘Garden’, it seems Emily has no plans to slow down in 2022. Her infectious, feel-good commercial house tracks have racked up an incredible

Local Teacher Raises Funds for Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals - Lucy O'Brien, Erith School

Nicci Garlick, age 36, is a teacher at Belmont Primary School, but also recognised for the charity work she undertook last month for Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lewisham Hospital as a result of their service to her family. Nicci, mother of Isobel, aged 8, and Max, aged 4, ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on the 9th October to raise money for these hospitals that accommodated her children after having experienced some medical implications. Isobel was treated at Lewisham Hospital where she was

How Sarah Everard’s Story Highlights the Crippling Culture of Victim-Blaming in the UK

How Sarah Everard’s Story Highlights the Crippling Culture of Victim-Blaming in the UK Happy International Women’s Month! Let’s celebrate how far women have come and continue to empower women to know their values and share their stories! Let’s continue to fight for equality and amplify our accomplishments! Oh, wait. We can’t. Because the fact of the matter is, women are still not safe. The recent news of 33-year-old Sarah Everard’s disappearance and potential murder after she was last seen wal

You Need To Learn to Bite Your Tongue

You Need To Learn to Bite Your Tongue Picture this. A young teenager in her front room. Her parents sat opposite her on the sofa. It’s 1 am. A long, rather touchy discussion has just concluded on all things feminism and equality. She addresses every progressive debate she could think of; abortion, lgbtqia+ rights, drag queens, racism in politics and education, ethnocentric culture, the gender pay gap, double standards of sexuality, and anything else she could pull out of her sociology textbook.

No Lockdown Glow Up? No Problem.

No Lockdown Glow Up? No Problem. Coronavirus has given us many rules to follow; wash your hands, socially distance and, for goodness sake, wear a mask. But I can assure you that achieving a post-lockdown ‘glow up’ or embarking on a weight-loss journey is not one of them. Nor should it be. You’ve been through a pandemic. The last thing on your mind should be to spend one of the most unprecedented and stressful times of our lifetimes trying to change a body that doesn’t need changing. With the

Are We Really on the Way to Ending Period Poverty in the UK?

Are We Really on the Way to Ending Period Poverty in the UK? On 24 November 2020, the Scottish government passed the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill, placing a duty on all local authorities to provide any and all of their citizens with free sanitary products if needed. It’s about damn time. Period poverty – the inability to avoid basic hygiene products and pain relief medication for dealing with periods – has, and continues to, burden millions of menstruating women across the globe. The S

Top Tricks for Dry Skin and Eczema in the Winter

Top Tricks for Dry Skin and Eczema in the Winter As the new year approaches, so does the annual annoyance of dry skin flare-ups in the cold weather. If you’re like me and also suffer from eczema, the winter months can be a trying time for keeping your skin hydrated and itch-free. Of course, if you do suffer from chronic skin conditions like eczema, the first and best thing to do is to seek medical advice from your doctor. Whilst I’ve found prescribed medicinal creams great for helping control f

Kamala Harris’ win: the first step is representation, but now we must see action

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of InQuire Media Kamala Harris’ win does not mean that she has automatically healed an America that is so deeply rooted in systematic oppression and exclusion. For we must remember that Harris was herself an economically privileged child growing up with highly educated parents, and access to higher education herself, so her success does little to suggest that t

Ending period poverty: A long road ahead

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of InQuire Media Last month, the government set in motion its promise made in March 2019; that free sanitary products be made available to all primary and secondary schools across England. It is about time. In an age of increasing equality and social awareness of societal issues, it seems that open conversations regarding female menstruation have, until now, b

‘Rosalind Franklin’ Mars rover completed

The assembly of the "Rosalind Franklin" rover is now complete ahead of its proposed mission to Mars in July next year. The ExoMars rover, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) whose production combined the work of British, European and Canadian scientists, has finally been assembled. It will now be transferred from the Airbus factory in Stevenage to Toulouse in France for testing ahead of its proposed nine-month trip to the Red Planet in search of life. Named after Rosalind Elsie Frank

‘Rosalind Franklin’ Mars rover completed ahead of Red Planet Mission

The assembly of the "Rosalind Franklin" rover is now complete ahead of its proposed mission to Mars in July next year. The ExoMars rover, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) whose production combined the work of British, European and Canadian scientists, has finally been assembled. It will now be transferred from the Airbus factory in Stevenage to Toulouse in France for testing ahead of its proposed nine-month trip to the Red Planet in search of life. Named after Rosalind Elsie Frank