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Meet Natasza Cetner: A London-based Surrealist Animator

Meet Natasza Cetner: A London-based Surrealist Animator

Arts, Entertainment
Words: Isabella Dawe Subbing: Tracey Popoola We got to know more about Natasza Cetner, a London-based Polish animator who's award-winning work explores surrealism and symbolism.  Natasza moved to London in 2014 to study her BA in Animation at the University of Westminster. Since then she has created three short films all of which have been recognised at international festivals, and her animations have received awards both in the U.K. and overseas. Her work is beautiful and sometimes haunting, and she possesses the unique talent of being able to present the ordinary from an intensely interesting perspective. Where do you draw most influence or inspiration from? What makes you want to create? I would say that the first thing that springs to my mind is the realistic way of picturi

A choir will warm you up ’tis season at Leicester Square

Arts, Christmas, culture, Culture, Exhibition, Lifestyle, Religion, Travel, Uncategorized
Busking away every Saturday morning on the Leicester Square is the band of Jesus’s very own army from the God’s Vision Church at the heart of central London. Their singing may not the most polished of sounds, as most of them are seeing the lyrics for the first time, but that is exactly their purpose: to simply sing out their passion for the love of Christ and spread its joy. Led by Pastor Young-joo Lee, the team of singing evangelists sacrifice their morning snoozes and Saturday brunches to inform, sing aloud and pray for the city of London. As choir sings the contemporary Christian tunes to the acoustic guitar, a glance at the individual faces tells you that while they would never find themselves on stage for anything, being together in faith with the rest of their Christian community
Goats: A Syrian play about the truth

Goats: A Syrian play about the truth

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
Words: Bella Dawe | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith An unmissable performance for less than £20, Liwaa Yazji presents a different take on Syria using live goats. Gunfire, rumours and propaganda: Liwaa Yazji's 'Goats' is an honest and revealing story about conflict in Syria from a perspective few have considered. Included as part of a project by the Royal Court theatre in Sloane Square, Syrian writer Yazji has truly captured an important take on a war that so many have heard about but have never understood. In the play, the families affected by the conflict are themselves confused as to what is happening – who is fighting, and why? Whilst the propaganda machine churns out messages of national pride and patriotism, some brave citizens start to question what exactly their children are going o
Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

Arts, culture, Entertainment, Lifestyle, literature, theatre, Theatre, Uncategorized
“In order to be a true journalist, you would ned to learn these basics: finding the angle, coming up with the best headline, and learning to smoke a pack per day.” These were the words of my high school Journalism teacher, Mr. L, who was probably only kidding in the classroom full of underage would-be journalists.   However, James Graham’s newest play “Ink” that retells the story of how the Sun came to be seems to uphold these same values as Mr. L. With Bertie Carvel’s captivating performance as Rupert Murdoch in his early career, “Ink” serves to humanise the media giant and throw questions to the audience on press ethics and purpose. As Murdoch gathers a staff of colourful journalists that are on the mission to revolutionise the press scene in the UK - as well as
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