Helping the Homeless: Can’t or Won’t?

As recently reported by Metro, the start of September didn’t just mark the end of ‘Eat out to Help Out’ and back to school – it also marked the day in which dozens of rough sleepers were turfed out back onto the streets after three months of being housed in hotels. As society (and more […]Read More

Poem of the Week: The View from Halfway Down //

The weak breeze whispers nothingThe water screams sublimeHis feet shift, teeter-totterDeep breath, stand back, it’s time Toes untouch the overpassSoon he’s water-boundEyes locked shut but peek to seeThe view from halfway down A little wind, a summer sunA river rich and regalA flood of fond endorphinsBrings a calm that knows no equal You’re flying nowYou […]Read More

Theatre News: Arts Council England Reveals How To Apply For

Following the government’s unveiling of the Culture Recovery Fund, which offers grants for artists and venues for up to £3 million, Arts Council England have now provided more details on how to apply for this life-changing funding, which is designed to support artists and companies who have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. This scheme, […]Read More

TV News: BBC Reach New Global Audience Milestone

The BBC has continued to take global audiences by storm, as the UK public broadcaster announced recently that they had reached a new milestone in growing their worldwide audience. The BBC have managed to grow their worldwide audience by 11 per cent over 2019, pulling in 486.32 million viewers a week. This is a new […]Read More

Mickey Rourke Feuds with “punk ass” Robert De Niro in

In the latest chapter of Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro’s thirty-year feud, Rourke has taken to Instagram in a now-deleted post taking aim at The Irishman star, threatening to “embarrass him severely” after his representatives rebuked Rourke’s claims that he was blocked from appearing in the film. This most recent controversy emerged after Rourke […]Read More

Theatre News: Free Jekyll & Hyde Streaming From The Old

Drew McOnie’s groundbreaking adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde will be free to stream on YouTube from 5th August, courtesy of independent not-for-profit production theatre The Old Vic. The dance thriller combines original music by Grant Olding with McOnie’s Oliver Award-winning choreography and directing. The production was designed by Soutra Gilmour, with sound by Sebastian Frost […]Read More

Lifting Lockdown: Too Much Too Soon?

On 25th June, Boris Johnson announced that England would see the effective ‘end’ of lockdown. From 4th July, pubs will be open, hairdressers will be open and the previous 2 meter social distancing rule will be replaced with what is tentatively called the ‘1 meter plus’ rule. As a response to the news, it seemed […]Read More