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Day: March 1, 2018

#TBB10 with Children’s author Julian Vassell

Today is World Book Day, a celebration and appreciation of reading and the illustrators and authors that help bring our children’ imaginations alive via words and pictures. J. Anthony Vassell is the author of ‘The curious Mr. Gahdzooks and his Cautionary tales for Naughty Children‘.  We caught up with him to talk about his book, the inspiration behind his character Mr. Gahdzooks and how to keep children engaged when reading. 1# Hi Julian can you tell us a little about yourself …  I’m a father firstly, everything I’m doing is for my little man. I would then class myself...

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See West End cast of Tina Rehearsing with icon and music legend Tina Turner

TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, officially opens at the Aldwych Theatre on 17 April 2018, with previews beginning on 21 March 2018 is now booking to 20 October 2018. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender, and race. Written by African American playwright...

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Barbadian artist Alberta Whittle becomes ninth recipient of 2018 Margaret Tait Award

At the World Premiere of Sarah Forrest’s 2017 Margaret Tait Award commission on Monday 26 February, Glasgow Film Festival presented the 2018 Margaret Tait Award to Alberta Whittle. Supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, the Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image. Born a hundred years ago, Margaret Tait was an Orcadian filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations, and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking. Born in Barbados and currently resident in Glasgow,  Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher, and educator. Her practice is informed by...

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