5 Biggest Stories of the Week

In this week’s summary, BHS to reopen, Brexit to take place, 1 in 6 eat fast food twice a day, and more!Image result for sam allardyce england

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The Multi-Millionaires of Tomorrow

Photo by Jade Chance
Photo by Jade Chance

I met up with Tom Garrett who, when eighteen, won the award for Best Short Documentary at the 2015 Southhampton International Film Festival; Matt England who began an online video production business at the age of seventeen; and with Jade Chance, an aspiring photographer with an extensive professional portfolio and a large online following, and discussed where their entrepreneurial drive came from, how they achieved what they have, and what their goals are for the future. Here’s what they said.  Continue reading “The Multi-Millionaires of Tomorrow”

Why Zayn’s ‘PILLOWTALK’ is possibly the worst thing I have ever heard

Foolishly, I was willing to give the newly solo artist ‘Zayn’ (née Zayn Malik of preteen heart throbs One Direction) a chance. I had assumed that as he stated himself his own disdain of the ‘pop’ genre and his desperation to escape the ironclad fists of Simon Cowell, he was going to create something new, something different, something meaningful. My ideas were only amplified by the amateurish ‘Microsoft Paint’-esque style of his EP cover, suggesting perhaps that, in a fit of antiestablishment fury, Malik had fired his production team and done the ‘design work’ by hand. Continue reading “Why Zayn’s ‘PILLOWTALK’ is possibly the worst thing I have ever heard”

Should I Just Watch The Highly Acclaimed West End Production? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

Which is more satisfying, to have the culturally stimulating experience of sitting in the architecturally and historically embellished Gielgud Theatre? Or to pick up a book and have the intellectually invigorating experience of being invited into a mind very different to one’s own?  Of course, these are not the only contributors to making a decision as the price of a book tends to be around £7.99 and West End ticket prices tend to be, well, not that.

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the book or watch the play, the story encapsulates the inner struggles of Christopher, a boy of fifteen with Asperger’s Syndrome, as he comes to terms with the murder of his neighbour’s dog and decides to go against everything his body tells him to in order to become a ‘Detective’ and discover who killed Wellington. Despite the simplicity of the book’s basic plot, the complexity through which Mark Haddon describes the mind of a child with Asperger’s makes it undeniable that any theatrical interpretation deserves recognition, with this being no exception. Continue reading “Should I Just Watch The Highly Acclaimed West End Production? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens”

Dear Carrie, Tom and Gi

With Tom Fletcher being the frontman of McFly and, his sister, Carrie starring in the Les Miserables 8 shows a week, there wasn’t ever really a lot of time for a Fletcher sibling catch up. So hence came the plan to send weekly videos to each other via YouTube, updating them on the past week.

 

This weekly updating lasted a few months, until suddenly they just got too busy to even film and edit a video. Tom was having a baby and Carrie was practically living at the theatre. There was no time to sit and film a video.

But then came Gi…

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