23-26 August Crowne Plaza Hotel, London Docklands Last year we had the Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Queens Diamond Jubilee, so after a discussion with the rest of the Directors it has been decided that we are going to stay at the Crowne Plaza Docklands. It is 19 years since we graced the Docklands and we are going to try and get the programme to be very similar so those of you who can cast their minds back that far then it should be a laugh 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 »
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 »
Post from Sharran Alexander, London Message to my TALL friends with children, We went to DAYS restaurant in Brighton and was charged full price for my ten year old son who is 5'5". We are finding more and more Chinese restaurants are using a height chart to determine whether you are an adult or child, is this not another discrimination against US? Since he is passing as an adult can he also order his own beers and spirits without them querying Read more »
June 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 24Events on June 24, 2013
2013 TCI Convention
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: July 1, 2013 - 12:00 am
Location: Las Vegas
Description: The 2013 Tall Clubs International Convention "A Cut Above" is taking place in Las Vegas this year. This is the 75th Diamond Anniversary celebration. For more information please visit http://tall.org/tci-convention/
25 26 27 28Events on June 28, 2013
London's Last Friday of the month
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: June 28, 2013 - 11:30 pm
Location: Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer St, London, W1U 2QY
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.
We meet in the Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer St, London, W1U 2QY from 7pm, and we will go for a meal at around 9.00pm.
Nearest tube station is Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines).
For a map please see http://bit.ly/fRwa1d
Please feel free to come along if you're new (you don't have to be a member to come along)- we will try and grab a table upstairs, where it should be a bit less busy. We're not hard to spot!
Looking forward to seeing you then,
Your London coordinator