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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Loving, honouring and obeying a genius

The first thing you notice about Jane Hawking  is that she talks dead posh, writes Ted Sullivan. The first wife of the famous Stephen and author of Travelling to Infinity which inspired the smash hit movie about their lives 'The Theory...

The best thing I’ve ever seen at the theatre

  If I start out with a header like 'The best thing I've ever seen at the theatre' I know I'm being misleading straight away. It's a woolly statement: who knows what I've seen at the theatre? And do I mean...

Camp Bestival 2012

The press tent at a music festival is an interesting place to be. It is an oasis of calm of sorts, albeit one where there is a lot of work going on. At Camp Bestival it was decked out like a...

The Dark Knight Rises and casts a shadow

While we were buying our ice cream and Pick N Mix to take into Batman: The Dark Knight Rises the queue was alive with chatter about the shootings in America two days before. A gunman in a gas mask burst...

The one about Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee performed in Northampton at the start of the month. He is the current best British comedian, as voted for in the British Comedy Awards. But what does this mean? He’s the champion comedian, the high overlord of British comedy,...

Josie Long at The Nook

JOSIE Long is stepping up. The material she is touring with now is political, she's speaking out against the cuts and talking about her activism. She started out apologising for it to the audience in the Nook Cafe at...

Warhorse

My eldest son said I should read it, my other half said I should read it, Steven Spielberg seemed to be suggesting I should read it, so I read Warhorse. It's all right you know. It's a ripping yarn...

How I Escaped My Certain Fate

NOT everyone could have got away with writing something like Stewart Lee's book How I Escaped My Certain Fate. It's an interesting commentary on a comedian getting his mojo back after a period of career turmoil. It takes us from...

Black Swan Green 4/5

This is the second book by David Mitchell that I have read and loved, the first being Cloud Atlas. Black Swan Green is a coming of age story set in an English community, halfway between town and countryside, at...

Keeping it real with Debbie Harry at Camp Bestival 2011

ON FRIDAY night Debbie Harry was going to have to work hard to impress me. Since MarilynMonroe each decade has thrown up its iconic blondes: Twiggy in the Sixties, Madonna in the Eighties, Britney Spears in the Nineties. The Seventies...
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