Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, the Brothers Lionheart, and Ronia the Robber's daughter are just some of Lindgren's many colourful characters at the heart of Swedish children's literature. Born in 1907 and living until 2002, Astrid Lindgren has captivated audiences worldwide: she is one of the world's most translated children's writers and has sold more than 144 million books. These stories have stolen the hearts of many, earning Lindgren multiple literary prizes and her portrait on Sweden's new 20 krona banknote. The children's museum Junibacken in Stockholm keeps the spirit of Lindgren's magical stories alive, proving that her works remain timeless classics. Lindgren's portrait on the back of the 20 krona note. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT Ingrid Bergman This renowned Swedish actress, who has been ranked the fourth greatest female screen legend of American cinema by the American Film Institute, is best known for her role in … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2018: 12 of Sweden’s most inspiring women
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PUBLISHED: 13:07 02 March 2018 Andrew Clarke A Lobby card is shown for Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot", 1959, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. "Some Like It Hot" topped the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest American movies. (AP Photo/United Artists) Streaming services should make access to a wider variety of films much easier. But, arts editor Andrew Clarke believes it’s harder to be a film buff today than it was 20 years ago. He says we must protect our cinematic heritage. Laurel and Hardy in their feature film Bonnie Scotland. Photo: Hal Roach With the Oscars being staged this weekend, thoughts naturally turn to the great films that the cinema has delivered over the years: classic comedies, groundbreaking dramas, science fiction blockbusters, thoughtful literary adaptations and a plethora of cult movies and foreign language gems. For a film buff like me, a well-stocked film library is as important as … [Read more...] about Can you be a film buff in a streaming world?
Most people don't know much about Sweden. But what they think they know is extraordinarily positive. This one-dimensional 'Good Sweden' reputation, constructed around qualities such as technological prowess, democratic design and concern for the environment has been a great help to Swedish trade and tourism and diplomacy in the last fifty years. Now that reputation is being challenged by an alternative story about Sweden. It is a negative tale of collapse and crisis rooted in Sweden's decision to allow large numbers of immigrants to settle in the country in recent years. The 'Bad Sweden' story is based on the undeniable fact of challenges in a fast-changing Swedish society but it only works when it is stripped of context or injected with a serum of falsehood and exaggeration. This extract from Paul Rapacioli's new book, Good Sweden, Bad Sweden, shows how President Trump's reference to 'what happened last night in Sweden' was a remarkable rerun of another US president's statement … [Read more...] about ‘When a US president speaks about Sweden, the fallout can last a long time’
March 1 - March 8 2018 The History of Fulwood Part 2: A six week course looking at Fulwood history through its buildings and landscape using photographs and discussion. Subjects include farming and roads, pubs and sport, parks, woodland and the growth of the suburbs. Fridays 6-8pm for six weeks, 16 March to 4 May (not including Easter weeks) 2018. Cost of £40 per person. For more information or to book contact Brian Holmshaw of Sheaf Valley Heritage. Telephone 07845 265547 or email: [email protected] Meet at Fulwood Old Chapel, 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield S10 4GL. PORK PIE & PICCALILLI COOKERY COURSE: on 9th March- create two pork pies one made by hand and the other using my ‘Little Champion’ pie making machine. Also learn how to make delicious piccalilli – perfect with a pork pie! The class will take place in my country kitchen, Gyn Race, Royd Lane, Millhouse Green. The cost is £65.00 pp. Included a Penistone Ploughman’s lunch plus … [Read more...] about Listings: Courses & Workshops
If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England. Although this time of year is a bit late for catching the spectacular autumn foliage which attracts millions of visitors to the area each year, you gain with very competitive prices on flights, hotel rooms and a more relaxed and less crowded atmosphere. There’s also all the fun of the Christmas lights and festive events to join in with. On a recent trip to the New England state I made a great decision to fly with Norwegian, the low-cost airline with none of the downsides of the usual budget suspects. The 7 hr 20 min flight from Gatwick to Boston Logan airport was smooth and I enjoyed the no fuss amenities of the 787 Dreamliner and was promised less jet lag as a bonus. My seat was comfy and I loved the touch screen for everything from watching films to ordering snacks as well as a dinky bottle … [Read more...] about Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven
The news that American actress, Rose Marie, has died at the age of 94 adds to a list of over 100 notable names from the world of entertainment, sport and politics that have died in 2017. DECEMBER Rose Marie, 94, actress and American showbiz legend Broadway and television actress Rose Marie was best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie - who went only by her first name professionally - was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. Heather Menzies-Urich, 68, actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music Heather Menzies-Urich played the third oldest of the Von Trapp … [Read more...] about Remembering 102 famous faces we’ve said goodbye to in 2017
0 Comments 2017: The big business stories that hit the headlines BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A look back on effects of Stormont impasse, Brexit negotiations and a hotel boom for NI. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/2017-the-big-business-stories-that-hit-the-headlines-36440593.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36440637.ece/e96be/AUTOCROP/h342/_flight-_Read-Only_.jpg Email A look back on effects of Stormont impasse, Brexit negotiations and a hotel boom for NI. January: Devolution and flights grounded The resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness triggered the collapse of the power-sharing institutions, leading business bodies to warn that the economy may be harmed as a result. Mr McGuinness resigned following a row over the Renewable Heat Incentive, which encouraged firms to install boilers for the burning of wood pellets to generate heat. Mark O'Connell, head of foreign director investment advisers OCO Global, warned: … [Read more...] about 2017: The big business stories that hit the headlines
THOUSANDS of Leaving Cert students woke up early this morning to find out had they been offered a place to study in college.The CAO first round offers opened at 6am, with students having until August 28 to respond to a third level offer.The top three Dublin universities saw demand fall for the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths.Engineering at Trinity is down to 470 points from 500 points – with science down to 499 points from 505 points.Professor Chris Morash of Trinity College said: “As Vice-Provost at Trinity – and also as a parent this year of a Leaving Cert student – at a very personal level I recognise and applaud the heroic effort that goes into achieving these results, not just for the students, but for their families as well.“You are now standing in a place where you can look ahead to the person you will become.“A third level education is not just about assimilating facts, it is about challenging yourself, both in and … [Read more...] about CAO offers 2017 – Where can I find the points for college courses, what is the new grading system and what does it mean for students?
ZELDA FITZGERALD was the original It Girl.A sexual whirlwind who danced on tables, stripped naked at parties and boiled her friends’ watches in soup for a laugh, the 1920s beauty was known as “the first American flapper”.And her relationship with legendary Tales of the Jazz Age author F. Scott Fitzgerald was such a feast of extravagance and drama, it is being turned into not one but THREE major Hollywood productions.Amazon Prime viewers can see Zelda brought to life by Christina Ricci in Z: The Beginning of Everything, with David Hoflin as Fitzgerald.While rival film studios are preparing movies about her life starring Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence.The title of the TV series comes from the writer’s awestruck comment after meeting his future wife: “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”But just what is it about Zelda that makes three of Hollywood’s leading ladies want to portray her?Born Zelda Sayre, she … [Read more...] about Sexual whirlwind, hard-drinking jazz-age muse who stripped naked at parties… the fascinating but tragic life of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife
Kassel's art fair festivities The biggest international art fair, dOCUMENTA(13), will start on June 9 in Kassel and continue for 100 days. More than 150 artists from all over the world will present an array of different artistic mediums, ranging from creative to classical styles of sculptures, performances, paintings, photography, film and video, text and audio works. Objects and experimenets of art, politics, literature, philosophy and science will also be on show at the fair. One million visitors are expected to come to Kassel for dOCUMENTA(13). More than 750,000 people visited the last fair five years ago. Sun, mud and rock 'n' roll The two big rock festivals "Rock am Ring" and "Rock im Park" attract 160,000 visitors each year. The gigs take place concurrently, June 1-3, in Nuremberg in Bavaria and along the Nuremberg in Eifel, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Some of the most renowned rock, pop and indie bands will perform at these spectacular open-air-festivals - among … [Read more...] about June 2012: DW’s culture calendar