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Words from the Editor-In-Chief Julie Gilbert

Every week Bright Shiny News' Editor-In-Chief, Julie Gilbert will give you a sneaky peek into what's going.

It has been very much a month for women this October.  Monday was the 60th Women of the Year Awards took place on Monday at the InterContinental London Hotel Park Lane. Six exceptional women received special awards for inspiring others with their courage, selflessness and dedication.

This year’s award winners were selected for their perseverance and courage in the face of some of the most serious issues facing women today: Joanne Thompson, ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year was one of 450 chosen to attend.

Just to give you an answer, Joanne Thompson set up Millie’s Trust with her husband Dan in memory of their daughter Millie, who passed away when she was nine months old in October 2012 whilst at nursery. Joanne is a now a qualified first aid trainer and dedicates her time delivering paediatric first aid training with Millie Trust and raising money in order for the training to continue. She also campaigns for the law to change that requires all nursery workers to have training in paediatric first aid, as the law currently stated only one first aider is needed on site. Such an amazing woman and she was literally the tip of the iceberg.

I am supporting the Because I am a girl campaign with plan internation. Are you?

Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.

Supporting girls’ education is one of the single best investments we can make to help end poverty.

She's 40 and she's beat some young starlets to be named "sexiest woman alive". Penelope Cruz has picked up Esquire's accolade in its 11th year. She follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson.  Of course there's no age limit to being sexy but it's refreshing to see an magazine not obsessed with a twenty something.

“She doesn’t feel like the sexiest woman alive,” the feature in Esquire says. “She feels like a mother who doesn’t get enough sleep.” Well clearly a lot of people disagree (us included).

The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, returned to the capital for its 58th year and we've been on, what feels like a movie marathon (look out for our movie reviews). With a rich and diverse selection of British films showing at the Festival, it was an amazing two weeks. Our favourites have to include Wild starring Reese Witherspoon and Fury with Brad Pitt.

Watch the clip above to see Amex Insider Lauren Laverne take a trip behind the scenes of British filmmaking, speaking to those in the know to find out exactly what makes home-grown films so unique.

If you were in on Friday night, you would have seen Stand up To Cancer, Some of Britain's best-loved celebrities joined forces for a TV special to raise funds for cancer research.

There were plenty of highlights from  the evening but a favourite of mine had to be Gogglebox with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher.
Especially when they offered their insights on shows Strictly Come Dancing, and in particular, Mark Wright.  "I think it's more ludicrous than Downton Abbey," said Gallagher as they watched Mark Wright take to the floor with his partner for Strictly dressed as Superman.

"That's f**king psychedelic,' Noel says, 'I could do that, I've done that. He's so intense.' 'He's so Clark Kent, OH!,' said Moss 'Oh My God did you see that?' 'We've done this in Mustique haven't we?' Noel reminds Kate, 'we did it at Jagger's house."

The night-long show managed to raise 14 million pounds for cancer related charities.

Stars including Pharrell Williams and One Direction have recorded the Beach Boys track God Only Knows to launch the BBC's new music initiative BBC Music. The track has more artists lending their vocals than you can shake a stick at. 27 in total. 

The reason behind this isn't only an exercise in the BBC letting us know how wonderful they are, but it's being released in aid of Children in Need.

Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Brian May, Jamie Cullum, Kylie Minogue and Nicola Benedetti are also supporting the charity with their support and voices.

The collective group of musicians has been named the Impossible Orchestra.

Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music, said: "This 'impossible' orchestra is a celebration of all the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC."



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