Monday, November 20News For London

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Winter Wonderland continues to stand out in bringing Christmas spirit

Winter Wonderland continues to stand out in bringing Christmas spirit

Culture, Entertainment, Taste
Over the past 10 years, Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit throughout London. This year the event kick-started on 17th November at Hyde Park, attracting thousands of Londoners and tourists. The fair which has been running since 2007, continues to set a landmark until the 1st of January, with the motive of creating a complete experience of Christmas for the visitors. This mainly includes events such as ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, festive bars and live music. Reports show that since 2016, 14 million people have visited London’s Winter Wonderland. Even though it is a free event, visitors will have to pay to enjoy the Ice Rink, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, and the Sooty Christmas Show, Giant Wheel and Bar Ice or even a glass of beer. Not
“The Nutcracker” is back this Christmas

“The Nutcracker” is back this Christmas

Art, Theatre
The students from the London’s Central School of Ballet are now working on their rehearsals to perform “The Nutcracker” on  December 12 and 13 December at the ADC theatre in Cambridge. New passionate and hard-working dancers will be introduced in this performance. These dancers have been working hard on their techniques to get the chance to be part of this year’s performance. In the school we witness the Artistic Director Christopher Marney working with the dancers to produce an impressive “Nutcracker” this year. “More than twenty dancers of all ages will be performing this year.” said Marney. Imogen Ash, a dancer at the Central School of Ballet, has been selected to perform this year the role of Clara. “I went through a competitive audition as Clara’s character requires specific
Remembering Manson’s victims

Remembering Manson’s victims

Culture
[Photo: Flicker user BostonPeter OFF & ON] In the wake of Charles Manson's death on Sunday, many have taken to twitter to memorialize his victims. Charles Manson, the leader of the infamous Manson Family cult, died yesterday of natural causes. Manson was serving several life sentences at the Corcoran State Prison for his role in the murder of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, in the summer of 1969. Manson grew his cult by distorting the messages of 60’s pop culture icons, famously saying that the Beatles song Helter Skelter foretold a race war in America. Manson became an example of how people can manipulate any idea to push their agenda. While Manson’s disturbing influence has managed last into the 21st century, some are choosing to memorialize his victims rath
Lena Dunham apologizes for defending rape claims

Lena Dunham apologizes for defending rape claims

Art, Culture
Lena Dunham has been forced to release a public apology after defending a senior writer against rape claims. TV Show writer Murray Miller was accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of raping her in 2012. Dunham’s apology was sent out after mounting public pressure and criticism for defending Miller. She said it "was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.” Miller has “categorically and vehemently” denied the allegations with initial support from Dunham and Girl's executive producer Jenni Konner. Both Konner and Dunham released a statement shortly after the claim, suggesting that Perrineau's “accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year”. The statement has since been deleted. However, commentators have been
A Jewish Care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

A Jewish Care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

Culture
Bella Rind just celebrated her 103rd birthday in a North London care home, with three generations of her family.   Born in the East End, Mrs. Rind attended Stepney Jewish School before going to work at 14 as a seamstress in a dressmaker's. Bella went on to serve as a cook in the army, and her husband passed away in 1995 after over 50 years of marriage. According to the website of the Borehamwood & Elstree Times, Doreen, her daughter-in-law said, “Bella has a marvellous memory and looks fantastic. Her hairdresser Terry, comes to do her hair each week as he has for 50 years, and every week her niece, Helen, makes sure she has a beautiful manicure." Bella has lived in the Jewish Care home for two years. With one son, two grandsons and two grandchildren, Bella live
Rock and roll industry in mourning

Rock and roll industry in mourning

Celebrity, Culture, Music, musicians
The Co-founder of popular Australian rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64. Young was not only co-founder, he was also the bands rhythm guitarist and songwriter. Described as the leader of the band he was the ‘driving force’. This happened only a month after the death of his elder brother, George Young who was producer for AC/DC. AC/DC are part of the list of highest certified music artists in the US and have sold more than 200 million records worldwide. The band was founded by Young and his brother in November 1973. Young was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The influence the brothers had on the rock scene is made clear through the strong reaction from members of the community. An official statement was posted on the bands website
Queen and Prince Phillip celebrate 70 years in pictures

Queen and Prince Phillip celebrate 70 years in pictures

Breaking News, Culture
The Queen and Prince Phillip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary by releasing intimate pictures by British photographerMatt Holyoak . To commemorate the platinum anniversary, the pair are seen standing in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle against a platinum backdrop. Elizabeth II was 21 when she walked up the aisle in 1947 at Westminster Abbey. The photos were released ahead of the anniversary via the Kensington Palace's Instagram. It shows the Queen wearing a cream day dress by Angela Kelly and an Andrew Grima 'Scarab' brooch which was a personal gift from the Duke to The Queen in 1966. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbteE4hn6Hb/?hl=en&taken-by=mattholyoak The pictures were taking by British photographer Matt Holyoak who posted on his Instagram saying "I am very hon
Thousands of people turned up to Regent Street for Hamleys annual Christmas Toy Parade

Thousands of people turned up to Regent Street for Hamleys annual Christmas Toy Parade

#breakingnews, children, Culture, Entertainment
The countdown to Christmas is in full swing as the world's largest Hamleys toy parade took place on Sunday 19th November 2017 in Regent Street. The Christmas Toy Parade attracted over 800,000 Londoners and even tourists that have come from around the world to enjoy and even take part in this annual parade. Why is this event so important? Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world selling more than 50,000 toys in the flagship store. By 1837 Hamleys was a London landmark and the toy store moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881. Regent Street was transformed into a festive wonderland as it featured a marching cast of over 300 children's characters including Scooby Doo, Buddy the Elf, Sonic the Hedgehog and Peppa Pig. There were entertainers ...
The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Within Temptation start their next album campaign with announcing an Autumn/ Winter tour in 2018. The tour will allow fans to see the symphonic metal band in 18 countries (33 different cities). The Dutch band was found in April 1996 and they have six albums behind their back. After their longest break so far on November 3, the band transformed their website and social media image displaying only a short message that they will be “coming soon”. A week later a video statement appeared where the main vocal Sharon den Adel announced a new solo project named “My Indigo”. The project was the reason why the band took a break from working together for a while. Sharon Den Adel decided to take some time to work on her own and compose for herself before regaining her inspiration to write fo
Indian Medical Student Wins Miss World 2017

Indian Medical Student Wins Miss World 2017

#breakingnews, Culture, LifeStyle, Social media
Miss India Manushi Chhillar has won Miss World 2017, and although the 20-year-old medical student’s beauty stood out amongst the other contestants, her intelligence ended up being the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Ms. Chhillar is the sixth winner of this competition, making India tied with Venezuela as they both now hold six victories over the course of the pageant’s 67 years of running. Ms. Chhillar is the first Indian to win the competition in seventeen years. The event was held in the coastal city of Sanya, China on Saturday evening. The competition held contestants from 118 countries and regions. As Ms. Chhillar made it to the final round of the competition, she was asked: “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” Her award winning response was: “A mother deserve