We’re doing a Wee Do talk at the howies store

The lovely people at howies regularly run Wee Do talks at their London and Bristol stores. Normally they have all sorts of interesting people speaking, such as the founder of Cycle Chic and the Hungry Cyclist, but they must have temporarily taken leave of their senses as they’ve asked us (as in Sam the editor of the magazine and Poppy the fashion editor) to do a talk next Tuesday at the Carnaby Street store. Little do they know how comical our attempts at public speaking will be (Google Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood for an inkling!)

The talk is about women and action sports. The good ( how loads more girls are getting in to snowboarding, surfing, and bikes), the bad (how it can still be quite macho), and the ugly (is being pretty a prerequisite for being a sponsored female athlete?). We’ll also talk about what we try and do at Cooler, as in never featuring size zero models, vacuous celebs or mentioning diets! Instead we keep it fun and light-hearted and focus on the sports, athletes and fashion surrounding them.”

As with all their Wee Do nights, you can come listen to some amazing facts (if we can find any by then!), and join for a beer or soft drink, from 7.30pm- 9.30pm. If you would like a free ticket email ( or call (0207 287 2345). But hurry as they don’t have many to give away!

View the full schedule of Wee Do 2009 lectures


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