Axel Scheffler: ‘I like drawing animals with clothes on’
Jan18

Axel Scheffler: ‘I like drawing animals with clothes on’

Axel Scheffler is the illustrator who’s brought hundreds of children’s characters to life, including The Gruffalo and The Highway Rat. This is how he came up with them, and why he’s chosen to do this job. Hear more on Axel’s recent work on The Cultural Frontline from BBC World Service. Video filmed and edited by Ellen Tsang and Rajni Boddington.

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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time
Jan17

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

. . . The Bayeux Tapestry is 70m (230ft) long The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit to the UK on Thursday. He has said the tapestry – which depicts the Norman Conquest of England – would not be transferred before 2020. The Times...

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Dolores O’Riordan and Asia’s enduring love for The Cranberries
Jan16

Dolores O’Riordan and Asia’s enduring love for The Cranberries

. Reuters . The iconic Irish vocalist has died at the age of 46 The musical world is reeling from news of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries. But as the BBC’s Heather Chen in Singapore writes, fans might be surprised to know of the enduring impact the band has had across Asia. It was 1999 and I was 12 years old when I was first introduced to The Cranberries. They entered MTV Asia’s...

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Doortraits: The Instagram obsession with doors
Jan16

Doortraits: The Instagram obsession with doors

What does your door say about you?

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Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims
Jan15

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

. AFP . Catherine Deneuve has been in more than 100 films in a career spanning decades The French actress Catherine Deneuve has apologised to victims of sexual assault after signing an open letter that argued the campaign against sexual harassment had gone too far. She said she was sorry if she had offended victims of “hideous acts”. Last week, she sparked a feminist backlash as one of 100 prominent women who signed a...

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Mark Wahlberg donates reshoot fee to Time’s Up defence fund
Jan14

Mark Wahlberg donates reshoot fee to Time’s Up defence fund

. . . Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5m to do a reshoot of All The Money in the World, but his co-star was paid $80 a day Actor Mark Wahlberg has donated $1.5m (£1m) to the Time’s Up legal defence fund. The move comes after it emerged that he was paid the sum to reshoot scenes for the film All The Money in the World. Wahlberg’s co-star Michelle Williams was reportedly paid only $80 a day in expenses for the extra work. Scenes...

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