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more than a way of life,
it's a way of being

 

Beyond our ideas of right and wrong
there is a field. I'll meet you there.

Rumi

Photo by Nicole Franzen

Perhaps every generation is so self-obsessed as to think they are different to those who have gone before. What if the world around them was as complex and confusing as today's world appears to us? Can you imagine first learning the world was flat?

There are so many reasons to celebrate today and still so much cause for concern. Advocateur is a time and space to think about the way we live - a moment to reflect on the influence we have on the world around us and how we intend to shape the future. 

Bringing together writers, artists, historians and visionaries to describe the world they see and the one they imagine. Creating bridges across time so wide that they will carry across all those who wish to travel. Exploring different ways to think about life and muse about unformed ideals and all the while trusting you will participate in this experiment and act out some of your dreams and challenge some of your fears. Don't hold back there's really nothing to lose. 

click on the article above, first published in 2014, to read in full. 

It's too easy to think that the elderly are out of date and the young are where it's at. It's even easier to think that the young are self obsessed and a waste of time while the elderly are wise and right. It all depends on perspective. We think there's a lot to do to ensure that young and old grow together and change the world for the better hand in hand. 

Those who love deeply never grow old, they may die of old age, but they die young.
— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Last night, 25th October 2016, we gave a presentation in Farringdon at The London Forum on how young people can get more involved in civic societies and how older generations can open their hearts and minds to what they need to do to engage more fully with generations to come. To say it was inspiring is an understatement. We were so happy to see the level of interest and discussion on how we can work together in more meaningful ways.

Click on the slideshow below to see the presentation. Thanks to Anna, Lauren and Alex who shared their insights and their hopes and ambitions so openly with us.

Friends in High Places. The Sky Garden is where we will be holding the first in the series of conversations at altitude. 

We host conversations that reach deep into modern living and high into what's important to us today. When someone famously said 'when they go low, we go high' we took them at their word. Why not come with us?

A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.
— David Whyte

The first in the series of Friends in High Places is in early November in Darwin Brasserie at the top of the Walkie Talkie Building. The conversation over dinner will be preceded by a walk in the Sky Garden to get our thinking flowing and to take a view over London's rooftops. We think it's important to get the big picture clear before scaling the heights of the imagination and sifting through the shallows of everyday life. 

If you would like to join a conversation with Friends In High Places email hello@advocateur.co.uk for more information.

We can also design bespoke events for your own business or individual requirements. 

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How does fashion impact on our life? How can we think about fashion differently? Who's pulling our strings and why? We take a slow walk down the King's Road, Chelsea to discover what makes us dress the way we do. 

Granny Takes A Trip

Granny Takes A Trip

Fashion and 'wearable tech' expert, Bushra Burge looks at the trends in fashion. 

 
A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.
— Diana Vreeland