Recently, the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing, China. As the host of the Winter Olympics, China introduced the mascot. Do you want to know how it was designed? Let's have a look.
Cao Xue, head of the mascot design team of the Winter Olympics, said that the design inspiration of Bing Dwen Dwen was from Sugar-Coated Hawthorn, which is a traditional snack in Beijing. The icing on its body is related to the movement of ice and snow. The ice pier takes panda as its core, and retains the ice shell shape of Sugar-Coated Hawthorn. The panda image is combined with the super-energy ice crystal shell. The shape of the head shell is taken from the ice and snow sports helmet, decorated with colorful halo, and the overall image resembles an astronaut.
Jimmy Carr, a comedian often known for his outrageous comedy, has stirred up controversy following his recent Netflix special, His Dark Material.
Roma Holocaust, History Today, 2010. Source: Galerie Bilderwelt
What did he say?
In a Netflix special that came out on Christmas Day 2021, Carr said: “When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they never mention the thousands of Gypsies that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever wants to talk about that, because no one ever wants to talk about the positives.”
Carr has defended his words by saying it's educational, and he is in fact poking fun at the fact that most people don’t know about GRT (Gypsy Roma Travellers), homosexual, d
Heart-breaking announcement by the creators of cop comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine in February 2021 for ending the show with Season 8 on NBC, appear to fans as an extended support for the BLM movement.
A scene from the comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Source: Twitter/@nbcbrooklyn99
"The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory,” the show took to twitter sharing a letter from the producer and co-creator Dan Goor.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will drop it's last season in the later half of 2021, according to NBC.
The team scrapped the script of the first four episodes as series star and co-producer Andy Samberg told People," We're taking a step back, and the writers are all r
Theatres in the cities Tier 2 and below can be reopened after Boris Johnson publicly announced new rules about the end of lockdown in 3 December, which is undoubtedly the best opportunity for some of the actors to return to the stage.
Since UK lockdown in March, many actors are out of work. "They're very talented, but they can't stand on stage," said a cabaret teacher, who has seen actors around her lose their jobs one after another.
Jody Zimmerman, a musical theatre actress, did the latest performance before pandemic. Photo by Jody Zimmerman
A 'locked' year for actors
Grace Beazleigh, who was learning music theatre and graduated from Lain Theatre Art Collage this year, has been eager to perform on stage, but the sudden lockdown in March made it difficult for her. "When ...
What does Brexit mean for the film industry?
The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st of December will change the way UK and EU screen operations run.
What about the Movement of People, Visas and Immigration?
In the past, the UK's TV and film industries have utilised the advantage of free movement, and thrived on this agreement. Discussions are still ongoing on whether UK nationals will have the ability to get short term work permits, for filming contracts.
“My main concern lies with immigration,” Sir William Sargent, the chief executive of leading VFX firm told the BFI (British Film industry): “We are a classic cluster – a European centre of excellence. If we mishandle immigration, we will damage that.”
It is not uncommon to see casting director using white actors instead of Blacks or Asians in stage or films, even though they may not match the original description of the playwright. Many people take it as colorblind casting, which is the non-traditional casting without considering the actor’s ethnicity. However, it is just a partial meaning of this term. In practice, colorblind casting has a broader usage. It can be white people who play the role of black. In turn, black people can also be cast the characters that used to be performed by the whites, although it is rare. In addition, this term is not only shown on the casting process but a principle that can be utilized when the playwright creates the characters. Under this guidance, the author does not point out the races of the charact
?️Angry? ?️Ironic? ?️nothing to say? why is a simple smiling face interpreted into such a complex emotion?
This explainer analyzes facial muscles to see why the smiling face is not friendly at all.
During COVID-19, supermarkets are locations at risk for older adults over 60. Stay safe at home and improve your cooking skills. Why not start making your own bread?
The World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak of Coronavirus a pandemic on the 11 March 2020. The disease has been detected in more than 200 countries. In the United Kingdom over 80’000 cases have been confirmed and 12’000 death have been registered. To stem the spread of COVID-19, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has put the country under a lockdown. Citizens are asked to leave their homes only for essential supplies and food. However, going shopping in grocery store has become a real uphill battle and a risky journey. It seems obvious to wonder if doing
Have you wondered what your family is doing dancing around the house and singing all the time? Here you have your answer: Coronavirus quarantine is driving a global TikTok boom. The app has been named as a fun family bonding activity as it brings people together in a funny way and allows you to share your quarantine with others. It’s one of the most downloaded apps around the world and already holds users of all ages.
Animation by Beatriz Bandeira
WHAT IS TIK TOK?
TikTok is one of the quickest-growing social media platforms worldwide, with more than 800 million active users. If you want to be more surprised, the TikTok app has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times on the App Store and Google Play. The app aims to record and publish short videos, which can take from 15 to 6
You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more!