Live theatre demands proximity. Put bluntly, any form of social distancing is practically and economically disastrous. And that’s hoping audiences will return. A recent survey of 86,000 theatregoers reveals that less than 20% would come back to venues in the short term. But at Royal & Derngate, we’re starting to see tiny shoots of hope as audiences begin to book for future shows. … [Read more...] about The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need
8.30pm - 10pm - The Nation's TributeA special service, The Nation's Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical performances from the military. … [Read more...] about VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?
When she's not indulging in the rich chocolate cake loved by the Queen, Camilla Parker-Bowles likely enjoys classic British favourites such as smoked salmon, potted shrimp or roast venison sandwiches, all of which were served at her royal wedding to Prince Charles in 2005. The couple also feasted on miniature scones with clotted cream and jam, glazed fudge and strawberry tartlets. … [Read more...] about Royals’ afternoon tea menus revealed – what the Queen, Kate Middleton and more eat
Now it’s up to these two girls, whose blooming friendship is one of the movie’s greatest pleasures, to rescue Moll (captured by the Lord Protector at some point off-screen) and convince Bill that perhaps he’s fighting for the wrong side. The earlier “Pocahontas” comparison is apt in that regard, as both films depict the colonizing force as cruel and insensitive to the indigenous culture they’ve come to dominate, an idea that our own Lord Protector has described as an effort “to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children” — to which I say: Indoctrinate away! … [Read more...] about ‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale
Usher's '90s-style hypnotic slinky beats on "Bad Habits" transcends time with his second release of 2020, following his racial justice anthem "I Cry." While the crooner wishes he could love better on the song, David Guetta and Sia's primary instruction and title of their '80s-style earworm -- "Let's Love" -- combines the nurturing tone of "OK Not To Be OK" with the sheer will to love and the vintage sonic hallmark of "Bad Habits." … [Read more...] about From Demi Lovato and Marshmello to Usher & More: What’s Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!