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Christmas in a Nutshell

Christmas in a Nutshell

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It may often be seen as the Pantomime for the privileged but the Nutcracker is as quintessentially Christmas as stockings on fireplaces, mistletoe and mulled wine. As one girl told VOL ‘it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it” so why do we love the Nutcracker so much?   Based on ETA. Hoffmann’s 1816 classic the Nutcracker is the embodiment of festive joy, adventure and first love. Twas the night before Christmas and all was quiet until Clara sneaks downstairs to play with her beloved Nutcracker toy. Waiting to whisk the young girl on a magical adventure is the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer, who brings the Christmas toys to life along with the Nutcracker. Not unlike Alice Clara is shrunk to the size of her doll and together they defeat the Mouse King with her shoe. The
Ariana Grande Breaks YouTube

Ariana Grande Breaks YouTube

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Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' video is breaking records as YouTube's most-watched video in the first 24 hours.  Since its release (November 30), it also smashed YouTube's record for most-viewed video using YouTube's Premiere scheduling feature with 829,000 viewers watching simultaneously at its peak. According to Billboard, during the video debut, over 516,000 messages were sent on the Premier version of the platform. The huge traffic surge caused a delay in YouTube comments posting to the video, but this did not slow down fans watching, as the video hit 1 million views in 35 minutes. YouTube released a statement on their official twitter: Grande knocked K-Pop group BTS 'Idol' from the top spot with 'Thank U, Next', amassing an outstanding 47 million views and counting:
The stakes have risen: Number of children gambling doubles

The stakes have risen: Number of children gambling doubles

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The number of children, gambling has doubled in the past year. In a report published by the gambling commission, 55,000 children aged between 11 and 16 are addicted to betting. This figure is up from 25,000 last year. https://twitter.com/GamRegGB/status/1065183091793248256 The Times reported that more children have placed bets in the past week than consumed alcohol, smoked or took drugs. Fruit machines, in betting shops and online are all illegal for under 18s, but the internet is where children spend an average of £16 a week. “Younger generations are growing up quicker,” 18-year-old Tom Huianu told Voice of London. Recently graduated from Rutlish School, Huianu explained how a culture of gambling at his school started young, with playground games like ‘penny up,’ where winners would
Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

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The scholarship aims to aid MA Fashion students financially, starting in November 2019. Founder and creative director of Self Portrait Han Chong has decided to thrown his support behind young talents by launching a five-year Scholarship Programme at Central Saint Martins. The fashion brand will offer financial backing to five students, one each year, from November 2019 until 2023. This support stems from Chong’s own experience as a Central Saint Martins alumni. He will offer his mentorship to the chosen students in addition to the financial backing. Chong told Business of Fashion: “I’ve been through a lot [and made] mistakes… it’s a tough industry and often you only have a few chances, I want to set up a hub where we get talent from across the industry, so that when people have q
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