A general plan for the TPC weekend in Cork... There are flights from all over the UK & Europe, direct to Cork - check out Cork Airport. Arrive in Cork on Good Friday, 18 April 2014, check in from 2pm. Departing Easter Monday 1030am. Hotel Isaacs, MacCurtain Street, Cork city centre. Please note there is no lift access and so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Good Friday is one of two dry days in Ireland (the pubs Read more »
This is for tall children, young people and their families! Want to meet some other families who have children who are tall? Fancy a fun day out with other young people who are taller than most of their friends? We are arranging some family friendly events for TPC children and young people over the next 6 months. Based on the response to these, we will decide whether we should plan more in the future. If other TPC members want to join Read more »
Are you a member of a tall family? Maybe you’re one of a group of tall siblings, or are you over-average height parents to a growing brood? Lion TV are developing a series of 30 minute, early evening documentaries for Channel 4 about families that are in some way different or exceptional. The aim of the series is to demonstrate what life is like for families that have some kind of physical or behavioural differences that set them apart but Read more »
From the Irish Examiner By David Young Monday, November 26, 2012 IT’S always the little guy who gets the attention. Blame Goliath. Wee David was the one who walked away with all the kudos. And ever since, regular Joe and his average-sized counterparts have been decked out in the finest of clobber. Tall men often have to look on, and wonder what might have happened if the slingshot had missed, and they’d resolved matters by talking. Read more »
From the local Finnish newspaper, Aamulehti The challenge: How do you find size 13 shoes? That cannot be a problem, hears Stuart Logan now and then. That’s an understatement. Logan is 6’8, and when you are over 6’6 it’s not only a number. You have to think about centimetres and inches all the time: do I have enough space to sit, do I need to pay more, how’s my back, how do you find clothes, people staring? There are many problems. Read more »
Sharran Alexander is the latest heavyweight British sporting superstar. The mum-of-three from west London has scooped up four gold medals for Britain in international sumo wrestling competitions. Sharran, who weighs 32 stone, was delighted to find that the Japanese form of wrestling was appropriate for her six foot height and weight. She explained to the Sun: "There's not many sports women my size can do, so when I found sumo six years Read more »
A television company is developing a documentary about the experience of growing up as a young tall woman (aged 16-30) in the UK, in order to raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by people in this situation, and to look at some of the unique services that are provided to tall people. Perhaps you are trying to date somebody taller than you, or you’re going to life coaching sessions, maybe you love your height or you loathe it. Perhaps Read more »
XYY syndrome is a condition in which a male receives an extra Y-chromosome, giving a total of 47 chromosomes instead of the more usual 46. The equivalent syndrome in females is known as Triple X syndrome. XYY syndrome, also known as 47 XYY, is usually asymptomatic and affects 1 in 1000 male births. It was first identified in 1961 and is thought to occur in 1 per 1000 live births. Because the syndrome does not impact significantly on the physical Read more »
From the BBC News: Being tall has been linked to a greater risk of 10 common cancers by University of Oxford researchers. For every four inches (10cm) above five feet a person was, the researchers said they had a 16% increased cancer risk. The study of more than one million women, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggested chemicals that control growth might also affect tumours. Cancer Research UK said tall people should not be alarmed by the Read more »
December 2013 » M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27Events on December 27, 2013
London's Last Friday of the month
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: December 27, 2013 - 11:30 pm
Location: Beaten Docket, 50-56 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3ET
Description: The Last Friday of the Month is a long-running London tradition where the tall people in and around London meet up to socialize.
NEW VENUE FROM THE END OF SEPTEMBER:
BEATEN DOCKET....50-56 CRICKLEWOOD BROADWAY LONDON NW2 3ET
We have a reserved area there.
Nearest UNDERGROUND....KILBURN...on JUBILEE LINE
BUSES....16 / 32 /189 / 316 / 332...SKARDU ROAD
I know its a little bit out of the West End but we feel we will get a better service here and plenty of choice in what and where to eat in the area. It is a 7 minute walk from any of the train stations.
Please help us to continue to keep the LONDON event going with your attendance and support.
See as many of you as we can on at the BEATEN DOCKET from 7pm.
Tall Hugs await you all
Sharran 07853 931 755
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