Mary Seacole statue unveiled in London

Other London statues commemorating black people A statue of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela stands in Parliament Square Gilt of Cain, just off Fenchurch Street, is a group of granite columns surrounding a pulpit. It commemorates the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and incorporates extracts from Lemn Sissay’s poem of the […]

Prague removes statue of Soviet General Konev

Prague’s District 6 council used a crane Friday to implement its decision last September to remove a statue of Ivan Stepanovic Konev, a World War II commander, whose statue was erected in 1980.

Quentin Tarantino Didn’t Need to Direct Brad Pitt’s Shirtless Scene: ‘He Knows What Time It Is’

He continued, “And to Geena [Davis] and Ridley [Scott] for giving me my first shot, to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way to standing here now . . . once upon a time in Hollywood? Ain’t that the truth. And to my kids, who color everything I do, I adore you.”

5 Big Archaeology Stories to Watch for in 2017

Green purchased his first artifact in 2009 and grew his collection rapidly. Much of his collection has never been studied by scholars. There are rumors that the collection includes a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that some scholars believe dates to the first century A.D., a date that would make it the oldest copy […]

Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city

At its centre is the hybrid zone formed by the meeting of the old Odeon and the new work. It is theatrically charged, a place where films can be projected and speeches made from the galleries, and where, in a less grand echo of Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera and Denys Lasdun’s National Theatre, the audience […]

England’s cathedrals hark back to the middle ages to pull in crowds

The acting dean of Chester Cathedral, Jane Brooke, agrees with John that medieval practices work in the 21st century because of the dominance of visual culture. Created for a mostly illiterate population, the Mystery Plays were first revived for the Festival of Britain and have been performed at intervals since – but have only just […]

Former Top Gear star Richard Hammond gets go ahead to renovate party barn with pool and room to show off impressive motorbike collection at 15th Century Grade II list £2million castle – but he’ll have to share home with rare breed of BATS

But ecologists found an active bat roost in the roof of the £8 million mansion meaning the former Oasis star will have to switch off all lights on the first floor until they are replaced – because they are ’emitting light and high frequency noise into the roof void’.

Coronavirus sparks a ‘war for masks’ as accusations fly

Hundreds of people lined up to enter a Costco in Novato, California, on March 14. Many people have been stocking up on food, toilet paper and other items. As a response to panic buying, retailers in the United States and Canada have started limiting the number of toilet paper that customers can buy in one […]

Dashboard Confessional: Woburn Church Offers Drive-up Confession

Drive-up collaborative is part of a broader effort the church is making to reach out to the parish during the shutdown, when they can’t hold mass in person or administer communion. The churches are also live streaming and broadcasting masses on a daily basis.

Taraji P. Henson And Viola Davis Have Made Emmy History

When Davis and Henson last made history together in 2009 — both earned Oscar nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for their work in Doubt and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, respectively — they didn’t take home statues, but that could change come September.