Tag Archives: Britain

Defining Britishness; Channel 4’s Make Bradford British

It has elements in common with my project – the interface between immigrant culture, race and national identity. Continue reading

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6 Easy Tips for Getting Into The Outdoors

Overall though, it’s just about giving it a try – getting out there and enjoying our wonderful environment. Yes, you might get cold and wet; but believe me, that’s half the thrill. Continue reading

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Documentary Promo

It’s been a long road to get here, but things are finally coming together. I’m extremely positive about this, as the BBC’s early interest is a good sign they are looking to commission it. There’s not much more I can do, now, except wait for the decision. And keep fingers, toes and shoelaces tightly crossed! Continue reading

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The Merchant of Vegas – Shakespeare at the RSC

Locating Shakespeare’s plays in non-Elizabethan locations or timeframes is fairly common practice. In doing so different subtleties and themes can be brought out or explored, and sub-texts uncovered that are not apparent in its classical setting. But Rupert Goold’s choice of Las Vegas as the setting for The Merchant Of Venice, complete with American accents, is one of the more unusual I have come across. Continue reading

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Southall Riots

In the late 70s and early 80s, there were two major civil disturbances that changed race relations for British Indians. Both were in Southall, in reaction to right-wing provocation. A new generation of community leaders and British-born Asians were tired … Continue reading

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5 Indians Who Have Influenced YOUR Life

For much of history, India was one of the most significant nations in the world.  Then for a few centuries it became a pawn of another nation, having little impact beyond its importance to its Imperial Masters.  In the last … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Crisis

India is all over the news at the moment as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games.  But not for the right reasons. The Commonwealth Games was first held in 1930.  It is a sort of mini-Olympics between a unique … Continue reading

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