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All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
The actor Noma Dumezweni, best known for playing grownup Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, confessed to the BBC that the character taught her a lot in the last few years. “Until recently I didn't understand what form, energy and shape my anger could take. It felt like it came out broken,” the actor explains.  “Although generally calm and level headed, righteous and empathetic, Hermione knows how to use anger effectively when it's needed.” This has helped Noma accept her burdens and realise her boundaries. “I feel I’ve reached a point in my life where I'm finally trusting myself to know what my needs and wants are, and if those aren't met, I trust the anger I feel. It's honest.” Noma’s acknowledgement of her feelings as an individual on stage has influen
Get Up, Stand Up! the music of “oppressed” now officially protected by UNESCO

Get Up, Stand Up! the music of “oppressed” now officially protected by UNESCO

Arts, culture, Entertainment, Music
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, honoured the Jamaican reggae adding it to the list of intangible cultural institutions worthy of recognition. The genre now joined a list of over 300 cultural traditions, many of which come from African regions, including Mwinoghe, a joyous dance from Malawi and the traditional art of hand puppetry, from Egypt. Earlier this year, the Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport submitted, in a video message, the request to consider reggae music as cultural heritage of humanity saying: “The world has embraced it already, what we want is to get the seal of approval from UNESCO and recognise reggae music as the creative output of Jamaicans”. To celebrate the achievement, UNES
EU-ston we’ve got a problem

EU-ston we’ve got a problem

Brexit, Featured, Investigations, UK
Norwegian, Hard or Soft Brexit: Where do we go now. With the prime minister unveiling a 585-page draft Brexit deal that was ‘dead-on-arrival’ it is unclear what will now happen with UK's exit from the European Union. The Voice of London has broken down what could happen, This is your definitive guide to the future of Brexit. NORWAY: The Nor-way would see the United Kingdom remain in the EFTA (European Free Trade Area) and the EEA (European Economic Area). The country would maintain access to the free market, allowing goods to flow freely as they currently do. However, to join the EEA, you have to be an EU member state or a member of the aforementioned EFTA. To satisfy these requisites the United Kingdom has to apply to the free trade area, and once accepted apply to join the e
Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Christmas, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Find out how your Instagram page can too. We looked back at the English summer through photos of Cornwall beaches, now it's time to count the days until Christmas. London takes Christmas makeover very seriously. Every street, every house, everything has the scent of Christmas at least two months in advance. Needless to say, when those Christmas lights come on, the expectations are high, but London never disappoints.   The dazzling Christmas lights tradition in London began in 1954 when retail stores and businesses arranged for a display through the Regent Street Association. The aim at the time was to show that post-war London has not lost its light. The tradition has been around ever since. The new star of Doctor Who
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