In and of the moment Shakespeare? See Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

Do not go and see Julius Caesar at the new Bridge Theatre in London if you like your Shakespeare traditional and staid.  From the scene-setting live rock music to making the audience an active part of the drama you are unlikely to have seen Shakespeare performed like this in the past. As in Shakespeare’s day, there are no seats in the stalls and the action … Continue reading In and of the moment Shakespeare? See Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

London short story writers celebrated

The London Short Story Prize Anthology will be published in late April 2018. The prize was launched five years ago by Spread the World, London’s writer development agency. The competition seeks to discover and promote exciting short story authors from the capital. The Anthology features writing submitted for the 2017 contest and includes work by Maria Thomas, Alun Evans, Selma Carvalho, Dylan Brethour, Anton Rose, … Continue reading London short story writers celebrated

New documentary trails the redemptive power of running

Skid Row Marathon follows Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell as he coaches a long-distance running club from the Midnight Mission on LA’s infamous Skid Row. The Midnight Mission helps those fighting addiction and coping with homelessness from a notorious area of downtown Los Angeles. The organisation describes itself as offering “paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction”. This … Continue reading New documentary trails the redemptive power of running

The Happy Mondays to perform at Jimmy’s Festival

Channel 4 presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty has announced the main stage line up for his music and food festival. Headlining are Paul Young and the Happy Mondays with The Rats, The Bluetones, Marsicans, Longey & The Gospel Trash also performing. The festival includes a programme of celebrity chef demonstrations in Woodforde’s Kitchen as well as children’s act Dick & Dom who will take to … Continue reading The Happy Mondays to perform at Jimmy’s Festival

New documentary tells the story of world class archer

Deepika Kumari was born in a small village 15km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state in eastern India. As a child she became interested in archery and improved her aim by targeting fruit on the mango trees around her home. In 2005 she was spotted by scouts from the Seraikela-Kharsawan Archery Academy and trained there before moving to the better facilities of the Tata … Continue reading New documentary tells the story of world class archer

Questions Of Faith

Three-time BAFTA nominee and Emmy winner David Suchet has travelled the world for a new podcast series exploring the connections between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. During the series Suchet visits the UK, Israel and the USA and speaks to religious thinkers including Lord Jonathan Sacks, Dr Rowan Williams and Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson. He investigates why different faiths have fought over Jerusalem, why peace and … Continue reading Questions Of Faith

Second Sony channel for crime fans

Sony Pictures Television is launching a second free-to-air TV channel for crime fans. Sony Crime Channel will broadcast a schedule of programmes including Orange Is The New Black, Line Of Duty and the UK premiere of Real Detective: North of the Border. Other shows which will be part of the line-up include Person Of Interest, CSI, Hustle, Deadly Women and Law & Order. Sony Pictures Television … Continue reading Second Sony channel for crime fans