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Thank you UKIP!

Bruce Goodison | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bruce Goodison

I've made a film called Leave to Remain - an odd title that displays the absurdly English wordplay that describes the 'permission' that the home office grants asylum seekers to give them 'leave' to 'remain' in this country either definitely or indefinitely. It's a fitting title for the wilfully confusing system that determines worthiness for refugee status.

Cure Your World Cup Woes With Our Match-Day Munchies!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

(In case you missed it) it's World Cup season and we've been preparing the perfect match-day Munchies to keep you, and the inevitable flock of footy fans draped on your sofa, happy!

A Grime Kid Who Expanded His Horizons

The Roundhouse | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Roundhouse

It's becoming increasingly hard for young people like me to make the jump from education to the work place. Nowadays work experience is becoming vital to get that dream job, (or even just a job), but where do you start? Opportunities are incredibly hard to come by, especially ones that spark your imagination.

It's Good to Talk...

Will Young | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Talking about feelings runs the risk of ridicule and rejection. The idea of finally plucking up the courage to talk to someone about what is emotionally going on lays ourselves open and bare to others opinions and in worst case scenario judgment and rejection. What is more excruciating than chastising oneself for harboring feelings that aren't seen as healthy? To share these feelings and be judged and rejected by a family member or partner of friend. Who would risk that?

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall Takes to the Stage

Victoria Sadler | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The stage adaptation of Wolf Hall is extraordinary. It's dark, absorbing, full of intrigue and historical detail. Yet it is also pacey, at times even funny. And incredibly it even feels modern and fresh.

22 Jump Street - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The film-makers treat the audience with a degree of respect, and even though many of the gags seemed to go over the heads of many teenage cinema goers, for a fan of meta comedy such as Mike Myers' finest works, this was like catnip.

Despite the Austerity Narrative, Public Spending Continues to Rise and Debts Continue to Grow

Lord Palumbo | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Palumbo

The problem is, despite the austerity narrative, public spending continues to rise and our debts continue to grow. There are currently a number of other issues thrown into the political mix such as; Scottish independence, immigration and Europe. Whilst these are of course important issues, they perhaps distract from the key fiscal debate.

Samuel L. Jackson's Pulp Fiction Speech Has Lost None Of Its Gravitas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Remember the Ezekiel 25:17 speech Samuel L. Jackson's character makes in 'Pulp Fiction' right before he offloads a whole load of bullets into some poo...

Rik Mayall's World Cup Song Is A Posthumous Hit

PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song 'Noble England' has gone straight into the top 10 of the UK's official singles chart. The track, which was origina...

'Allo 'Allo And Porridge Star Sam Kelly Dies At 70

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Beloved British actor Sam Kelly, who starred in 'Allo 'Allo! and Porridge, died today aged 70 after a long illness. His agent Lynda Ronan said he d...

See Through the Eyes of Jamie Oliver With Google Glass

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

With a tiny camera embedded, Google Glass allows you to see through the eyes of our talented Essex boy as he prepares a simple Summer Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Charity's Twitter Account Calls JK Rowling 'A B*tch'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

A charity could be investigated after its twitter account called author JK Rowling "a bitch" after she donated £1 million to the campaign to keep Sco...

Film Review - Of Horses and Men

Clive Botting | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'Of Horses and Men' is extraordinary, quirky, adventurous and inventive. A tale of love and death, wonderfully absurd and unique...

People Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes... Those People Never Met Rik Mayall

Andrea Mann | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Rik was ridiculously charming, funny and generous - and clearly loved by the crew around him. He was also, I was embarrassed but delighted to learn, flirtatious. After the chat and the autograph, one of the crew took our photo together: I put my arm around Rik, he put his hand on my bottom. But it wasn't, I hasten to add, the slightest bit creepy or slimey. It was funny, and brilliant. Clearly, this man wasn't making a play for me - he was just absolutely making my day. It was, in short, pretty much the most perfect meeting-of-a-hero you could wish for.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Tony Mckenna | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens with a vision of what is to come; a smoking, smouldering post-apocalyptic wasteland where the few remaining mutants shelter in the barren crags, darting through the rubble, trying to avoid extermination at the hands of sinister, implacable robots - the Sentinels.

Review: Peter Grimes at Grange Park Opera

Emma Sleight | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Sleight

After the fanfare that surrounded Benjamin Britten's 2013 centenary and the accolades David Alden's Peter Grimes generated in its ENO incarnation, transporting this sea-ravaged epic deep into the heartland of Hampshire's countryside for opening night of The Grange seemed a tall order.

Who Owns a Banksy?

Salome Verrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Salome Verrell

Banksy is one of the few people who have been able to popularly harmonise the terms 'graffiti' and 'artist' and his work is treasured around the world from the West Bank to Bristol. Yet Banksy's fame brings a headache to would-be art dealers and community leaders the world over: just who owns a Banksy?

From Oxford To Harlem, Student Band Northeast Corridor Is Already Making Its Mark

The Huffington Post UK | Molly Turnley | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Late at night in Nick Hampson's small Oxford University bedroom Northeast Corridor was formed. Hampson's life-long aim was to put together a band whil...

Theatre Review: Kevin Spacey Stars in Clarence Darrow

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this play, an older Darrow (Kevin Spacey) is packing up his office, reflecting on his life, experiences and the choices that he made as he puts the papers and memorabilia of his past into boxes.

Jamie's Been Cooking With Poo!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Inspired by Poo bringing communities together, Food Tube have been celebrating cooking recipes the whole family can get stuck into. Calling all the gnarly daddios and dawgs of FoodTube, DJ BBQ rustles up a Party Burger whilst sunning it in Portuguese paradise.

The Mondrian Guide to Life

Tate | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Piet Mondrian is one of the best known of all modern artists - and also the most misunderstood. But we could all learn a thing or two from the real Mondrian, says Dr. Michael White, the co-curator of Tate Liverpool's new exhibition

Syria Is the Biggest Refugee Crisis in the World... And It's Not Going Away

David Morrissey | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
David Morrissey

The Syria crisis may have fallen off the news agenda, but it hasn't gone away. Every month around 100,000 Syrians become refugees. Again and again I was told the humanitarian situation is extremely fragile and critically underfunded, but there was enormous praise for Jordan - not a rich country by Middle Eastern standards, yet it is showing great generosity towards the Syrian people. This is an international crisis on an epic scale. It's a matter of global responsibility - Jordan and the other countries neighbouring Syria should not be bearing the brunt of this alone.

Rihanna's See-Through Dress Just Undermines Her Strength As A Woman

Poorna Bell | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

This dress, judging by her 'I dare you to say something' stance in the photo, is a statement. Yet it tells you nothing about her brain, what she's thinking or her achievements - this just reduces her to her body parts, and that I do have a problem with.

What My Brother Taught Me About Making Good Art

Tommy Tordsson Björk | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tommy Tordsson Björk

My oldest brother was always a very creative person. He was an excellent storyteller with an astute eye for beautiful imagery. He was skilled at drawing and painting with oil. I remember watching him draw in his room when he still lived at home and how I would try to emulate his style in my own drawings.

Edge of Tomorrow - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Edge of Tomorrow could have been another of Serling's mini masterpieces, the 'what if' tale of a soldier resurrected to fight an alien war on Earth.