Alice Jones' Arts Diary
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Monday 14 June 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
"Now it was time to meet the sea... We said goodbye to our mothers. They'd been around all our lives, but we'd never properly seen them. They'd been bent over washing-tubs or cooking-pots, their faces red and swollen from heat and steam, holding everything together while our fathers were away at sea. It was their endurance and exhaustion we knew rather than them." Not that endurance and exhaustion don't also characterise the fathers' lives, which they join, at the earliest age possible. Years go by on board ship, bringing only thankless tedious labours and random exposure to very real dangers.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Friday 13 November 2009
Debenhams has acquired a Danish department store chain for £12.3m, signalling its growing ambitions beyond the UK.
Wednesday 02 September 2009
A Danish player had his leg amputated six weeks after being struck by lightning during a friendly.
Friday 17 July 2009
This fine novel exposes the abusive regimes that operated in the worst British care homes during the 1980s. Given that there is now pressure to reduce the emphasis on fostering children at risk or abandoned in favour of more institutional solutions, Nicholas Dane is nothing if not timely. Set in Manchester and loosely based on Oliver Twist, it describes how 14-year-old Nicholas is taken into care after his single mother, a secret junkie, dies of an overdose while he is at school.
Friday 15 August 2008
Danny Olsen made sure a difficult week for Manchester City became an embarrassing one as well. With manager Mark Hughes obliged to state publicly he would be staying amid talk of financial constraints and internal conflict he needed a victory in the first leg of this Uefa Cup qualifier to lighten his load.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
A drunken 78-year-old Swede stole a dinghy after a night out in the Danish town of Helsingor and tried to row back to Sweden, but fell asleep halfway, Danish police said.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Denmark's leading newspapers have reprinted a caricature of the prophet Mohamed that led to riots in Muslim countries two years ago.
Friday 11 February 2005
Wednesday 05 January 2005
Friday 20 August 2004
Nathan Robertson produced another enormous post-match pogo here last night, just as he had in the moment of his and partner Gail Emms' semi-final victory over their Danish opponents. This time, however, the propelling force was frustration rather than elation after seeing the mixed doubles gold medal turn tantalisingly in front of his face before being re-claimed by China's top seeds and defending champions, Zhang Jun and Gao Ling, who won 15-1, 12-15, 15-12.
Tuesday 17 August 2004
A member of the Danish Olympic sailing team was charged with manslaughter yesterday after the car he was driving hit and killed a British pedestrian in Athens.
Sunday 27 June 2004
He may not be the prettiest player at Euro 2004, or the most egocentric, but he is certainly one of the most effective and one of the most underestimated. Even as Denmark deflect dreams of making progress to a possible semi-final match with Greece, Thomas Gravesen works hard at playing down his role and his value. By the end of tonight's keenly anticipated quarter-final meeting with the Czech Republic here at the Estadio do Dragao, he hopes to be as successful as he is industrious.
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