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Worcester-based mask theatre company on nationwide tour

A theatre company that creates wordless productions performed by actors in full masks is on a nationwide tour. Worcester-based Vamos Theatre’s current show A Brave Face follows the story of soldier Ryan and his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Video Journalist: Yusaf Akbar Source link

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Barry Norman: 'Best of film critics' remembered at memorial

Image caption Norman, pictured in 1995, died in his sleep last June Stars, film-makers and journalists have come together to remember film critic Barry Norman at a memorial in London. Ken Loach, Chris Tarrant, Rory Bremner and Dame Maggie Smith were among those in attendance to hear Barry Cryer, David Puttnam and others pay tribute. […]

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Elton John: 'I wish people wrote better songs'

Sir Elton John has said he wishes some modern artists would “write better songs”. Promoting his new album, Revamp, Sir Elton told Nihal Arthanayake: “When you listen to even the cheesiest songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s – they are songs. There are a lot of songs in the charts I can’t sing, it’s […]

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Spike Lee KKK film to premiere at Cannes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spike Lee (right) presented Jordan Peele with an award at last month’s Independent Spirit Awards A Spike Lee film about the Ku Klux Klan, produced by Get Out’s Jordan Peele, will screen in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. BlacKkKlansman, starring John David Washington – son of Denzel […]

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BBC Cliff Richard raid coverage was 'invasion of privacy'

Image copyright EPA Lawyers for Sir Cliff Richard have told the High Court the BBC’s coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy. The BBC is being sued over its footage showing officers searching the star’s Berkshire apartment in 2014 after a claim of historical sexual […]

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James Graham on the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire cough scandal

Image copyright Johann Persson Image caption Quiz has transferred to the West End after a run in Chichester last year James Graham’s latest play, Quiz, tells the story of what the playwright describes as the “most British crime of all time” – the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire coughing scandal of 2001. Charles Ingram, […]

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Gillian Ayres: Trailblazing abstract artist dies at 88

Image copyright Freia Turland Image caption Gillian Ayres, pictured in front of two of her works in 2012 Gillian Ayres, one of Britain’s leading abstract painters of the last 60 years, has died at the age of 88. Ayres was at the forefront of the British contemporary art scene from the 1950s, and became known […]

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The thriller writers who are making a killing with crime fiction

Image copyright Getty Images/Tristan Ostler Image caption Left-right: Psychological thriller authors Paula Hawkins, Clare Mackintosh and Shari Lapena British readers have become more gripped by crime and thriller novels, with sales up by 19% between 2015 and 2017, new figures suggest. The rise has been fuelled by the growth of psychological thrillers and the success […]

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Mariah Carey opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder

Image copyright PA Mariah Carey has spoken for the first time about her 17-year battle with bipolar disorder. The singer told People she was first diagnosed with the condition in 2001 after a mental breakdown which resulted in her being admitted to hospital. Carey, who has sold 200 million records worldwide, said she only recently […]

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More money creates 'brave new world for UK music', record labels say

Image caption Felix White, formerly of The Maccabees, says increased music revenue means labels can take more risks A rise in income from British music has created an “exciting time for new artists”, record labels have told Newsbeat. According to the BPI, which represents the UK’s recorded music industry, record companies made £839m in 2017. […]

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Overtones singer Timmy Matley dies aged 36

Timmy Matley, the lead singer of The Overtones, has died aged 36, the band have confirmed. The singer, who is from Cork, was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma – a form of skin cancer – in 2016. His cause of his death, however, has not yet been confirmed. The group posted on Twitter: “It […]