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Day: September 8, 2017

92% #OutOf100: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine de Bique Shine With The “Chineke! Orchestra” in Prom 62

On August 30th, the late night Prom hosted the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts debut of the Chineke! Orchestra, and it was an unequivocal triumph, despite its disappointing time slot! Classical Nigerian-Irish Londoner and double bassist Chinyere Adah “Chi Chi” Nwanoku, OBE, has an eclectic, distinguished career, which goes from strength to strength. As a professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and founder-member, her latest triumph comes after the incredible achievement of pulling together not just Britain’s, but Europe’s, first professional (and associated junior) BME-majority classical orchestra. Named the Igbo translation of “God makes/creates“,...

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90% #OutOf100 – IT Reboot is Almost Everything We Wanted. In UK Cinemas NOW

I’ve already spoken about IT by Stephen King ranking in the top 5 of my top 10 all time favourite novels. I’ve also discussed how much I frickin hate horror films. But because of my whole fan of Stephen King anomaly thing I’ve been eagerly anticipating this latest film adaptation since hearing the rumours IT was going to happen. Thanks to a preview screening at the BFI this week, I have watched IT and I’m glad to say I survived and I’m quite satisfied. (Side note, the BFI will be honouring Stephen King and his films with a dedicated Stephen King...

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