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Oscar Predictions 2019

Oscar Predictions 2019

Arts, Entertainment, film
From Bradley Cooper's outstanding remake of A Star is Born to Alfonso Cuarón's brilliant Roma. These are some of the 91st Academy Awards predictions. Best Picture Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star is Born has received outstanding reviews from film critics, including the Guardian's former critic Peter Bradshaw, who describes Gaga's performance as "mesmerising". Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is also a solid contender. Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, the film features a black police officer who infiltrates into the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a Jewish undercover. However, Timothée Chalamet's and Steve Carell's latest film Beautiful Boy, a touching drama on a young boy's addiction to crystal meth, has also received phenomenal reviews, alongside with Alfonso Cuarón's
Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Arts, Entertainment, Featured
Over the last few years, there have been several debates and discussions on making the theatre industry more diverse, in terms of its actors/actresses and behind the scenes. Lyn Gardner is one of the critics discussing the industries diversity with her most recent article, ' Theatre is embracing diversity but it's still not enough.' With the Theatre industry known for being owned by white impresarios, it has been highlighted that theatre audiences have acquired a specific demographic which consists of white middle-aged women and men. The theatre industry is trying to appeal more to a wider audience through plays such as Aladdin and the lion king which are known for having an ethnic cast, however, this still has not bridged the gap in bringing diversity to the stage. However, UK theatres...
Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Arts, Entertainment, Music
It is well known that plants love music and that music stimulates the growing process of plants. But have you ever heard of sounds created with the help of plants? As it is mentioned in the Upliftconnect, “Forty years ago researchers at the Damanhur Federation of Communities near Turin in Italy started intensive research into plant communication, attempting to prove that plants were sentient beings. They developed a device out of this research, that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music.” An Italian born and now London based multimedia artist Matteo Chiarenza (Orlando DOOm) in the interview with The Voice of London explains how the plant music works. Orlando DOOm uses a plant and a synthesizer as well as a device that uses a MIDI inter
The truth behind busking

The truth behind busking

Arts, Entertainment
Long hours without a break, hundreds of spectators and the uncertainty of not knowing the earnings of the day- are those the difficulties behind busking? Thousands of street entertainers perform in the heart of London on a daily basis. However, do we really know the truth behind busking? The Voice of London decided to interview some of the city's street performers to gain insight into the world of busking. Words: Raquel Pacheco Video: Raquel Pacheco
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