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A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him

I skipped the 11-plus and was failing at school. Then I met Cecil Dormand, the extraordinary English teacher who transformed my life for everI never sat my 11-plus. On the day of the test, I wandered around the hills near the golf club above my home town of Mirfield in West Yorkshire. I ate my lunch sitting against a dry stone wall, looking down on the town, where I could see my school pals in the playground during a break in the exams. I doubt if I would have passed, anyway. And, frankly, I jus...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Film, Theatre, Life and style, Society, Teaching, Culture, Stage, Schools, Parents and parenting, West Yorkshire, William Shakespeare, Venice, Shakespeare

The Pandemic Has Leveled The Playing Field For Smaller Theatres

How did a theatre in West Yorkshire get Derek Jacobi, Stephen Fry, Alfred Enoch, Rebecca Front, Celia Imrie and Griff Rhys Jones? Well, streaming makes some things a little easier. It even snagged a review in The New York Times. And it’s not alone: “With live performances either difficult or impossible since March, many other agile theatre-makers have also been experimenting with recorded audio and video works that blur the traditional boundaries.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, New York Times, West Yorkshire, Griff Rhys Jones, 11.13.20

After Being Turned Down By A Woman Of Color, The UK Picks A White Man As Poet Laureate

The man in question is 55-year-old West Yorkshire poet Simon Armitrage, who’s aware of the issues. “Armitage told the BBC that he believed there had been ‘a lot of discussion behind the scenes’ about whether it was right for the job to go again to a white man, and that he wanted to use it to amplify the voices of those from ‘diverse and disadvantaged’ backgrounds.”- The New York Times
Tags: Art, UK, Bbc, West Yorkshire, Words, Armitage, 05.11.19, Simon Armitrage

Tools & Craft #113: Thomas Chippendale, Furniture Marketing Genius

For many contemporary furniture makers, Instagram may serve the twin needs of inspiration and self-promotion.Whatever did the talented and ambitious do before #instafurniture, #interiordesign, #maker, #furnituregallery, and the like? I had occasion to mull over this topic at the current Metropolitan Museum exhibit, "Chippendale's Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker."Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) is often hailed as Britain's greatest furniture maker. As someone who often che...
Tags: England, Design, London, Instagram, Britain, Brooklyn, West Yorkshire, Philadelphia, Metropolitan Museum, Joel, Chippendale, Joel Moskowitz, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Thomas Chippendale Furniture Marketing Genius

UK Company Training Prison Inmates to Build Pre-Fabricated Houses

In the U.S. we have a local workforce of 700,000 people that work for less than a dollar an hour. They make eyeglasses, mattresses, clothing, they man call centers, they do farm work and mine. They are federal prison inmates, and they can be legally hired out for labor by private companies. But the emphasis appears to be on cheap labor rather than vocational training; according to an article in Mother Jones, in 2015 "federal inmates helped bring in nearly $472 million in net sales—but only 5 per...
Tags: UK, Design, Manchester, West Yorkshire, Design For Social Impact, Mother Jones, Osco, Brogan, UK Company Training Prison Inmates, Osco Homes, Mike Brogan

Kirklees Council in UK Considering Sale of Treasured Francis Bacon Painting

Kirklees council in West Yorkshire is considering the sale of a Francis Bacon painting from the 1940’s to help keep several museums open.  “I can’t see any value of owning a painting which is stuck in a cellar most of the time. I know recently it has been on tour, but there have been times where it has […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, West Yorkshire, Francis Bacon, Art News, Minipost, Kirklees Council

Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, is located south of Wakefield, one mile from Junction 38 on the M1. There’s no entry charge, but you do have to pay to park, which costs £2.50 for up to one hour, £5 for up to two hours, and £8 for all day. There are number plate recognition […]
Tags: Travel, Art, England, West Yorkshire, Sculptures, Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima)

After attending an exhibition by the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima) at the Granary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed, I was keen to visit mima. As I was heading south for a few days in West Yorkshire, I decided to take a short detour into Middlesborough. It’s free to enter mima. There’s free parking […]
Tags: Travel, Art, England, West Yorkshire, Museums & Galleries In Europe, Berwick, Middlesborough

White Christmas review – as fresh as a field of snow

West Yorkshire PlayhouseTaking all the best bits of the Bing Crosby film, this festive-themed jukebox musical is a big-hearted celebration of the genius of Irving BerlinBing Crosby’s doleful dream of a crisp, New England winter so impossibly perfect that even Santa might have doubted its existence, became the biggest-selling recording of all time. Yet Nikolai Foster’s production of the musical built around the song is emphatically not the one you used to know.It is neither based wholly on the 19...
Tags: London, Musicals, Theatre, Christmas, Stage, Broadway, West Yorkshire, Santa, Christmas shows, New England, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby, Dominion, Irving BerlinBing Crosby, Nikolai Foster

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