Gathering in Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, home of the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, is a group of sailors far removed from the professional and grand prix circuit.
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Friday 22 July 2011
The Mail has added to the annals of the bleeding obvious by reporting on a study which finds that some women "hate" looking at photographs of themselves. Still, on cue comes along one such woman to confirm the accuracy of the research. Wealthy Canadian singer Céline Dion was recently informed of the existence of a blog by one of the world's little people, self-explanatorily entitled "Ridiculous Pictures Of Céline Dion". Ms Dion was not amused, and Duckumu (also known as Nick, 26, from Brooklyn), the humble blogger responsible, claims he received a letter from her lawyers demanding he shut the site down. "Though this blog is well within the realm of 'fair use'," he insists, "I don't have the money or time to get a lawyer to respond. The dream is over." In honour of his site's demise, however, this column would like to contribute one more ridiculous picture.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Monday 18 July 2011
Marriage to the Australian actor-manager John McCallum often took Googie Withers on antipodean tours, especially in her middle years. Her career otherwise might have blazed even more strongly in the UK.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Seven men were charged today in connection with a riot at an open prison where buildings were burnt to the ground.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Monday 04 July 2011
Art is news that stays news, declared Ezra Pound – a verdict vibrantly endorsed by this thrilling new production of Caryl Churchill's 1982 play Top Girls.
Friday 24 June 2011
One of Britain’s biggest competitor events is promising a buffeting for an estimated 15,000 people tomorrow.
Much Ado About Nothing, Wyndham's, London<br/>Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe, London<br/>Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Festival Theatre, Chichester
Sunday 05 June 2011
One of this week's 'Much Ado...' productions has star power, but it's the charm and wit of the second that gets more out of Shakespeare's sure-fire comedy
Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
She Loves Me dates from the same year – 1963 – as "She Loves You", but that's about it all it shares with the Beatles' hit song. This Broadway musical, a firm favourite with buffs of the genre, is set in a Hollywood notion of 1930s Budapest and boasts a tight, witty book by Joe Masteroff and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick that are full of those comic quirks and hypermetrical skids that are present in normal speech but get ironed out in show songs. Jerry Bock's delectably tuneful score is a tribute to an era (which was just about to vanish) when it was possible to be achingly romantic and killingly funny in the same number.
Friday 06 May 2011
As the Southbank Centre launched its celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain this week, it seems fitting to recall the secret history of one of Britain's most important textile designers, who came to prominence during the festival.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
Robin and Lucienne Day were the most glamorous, influential design couple in post-war Britain.
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