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Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

 

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Entering this exhibition I tried to keep an open mind, taking it all with a pinch of salt, knowing only a little about Lowry himself and his great body of work. The 2013 Tate Britain’s summer exhibition is the first public exhibition of Lowry’s work held in London since the British artist’s death. The aim of the display was to reinforce his position in art history, not just in Britain but to also suggest French connections associated with his work.» >

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Film Review: Despicable Me 2

Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig & Benjamin Bratt

Runtime: 98 mins

Genre: Animated Comedy

In Despicable Me 2, Gru (Steve Carell) is enlisted by the government to track down an unknown super villain who stole a chemical weapon from them. He goes undercover to do so, and struggles to juggle his new job, identity while caring for his foster-children and avoiding his annoying neighbour’s attempts to set him up with someone – and those are just the Primary Plots.» >

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When the world ends…

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When the world ends is the debut novel from exciting new author, J. J Marshall. Set 100 years in the future, the 21st century earth as we know it now, is slowly being burned up by the sun and the story follows 17 year old Alec Corbett’s struggle to proper in the new harsh environment of space. Not only that, but there are more sinister forces at work beneath the surface, who pose a threat to all of humanity.» >

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A theatre tour around Reading and London

Everyone knows that London is culture central, with numerous musicals and plays being performed around the city centre on a nightly basis. But what you might not realise is that Reading offers its own share of entertainment. While not quite as large as London, there are a few theatres offering light amusements, away from our studies.

There is a range of music concerts that happen throughout the year. If it’s Jazz music you are after then it’s best to head to either the Global café that has its specific jazz night or the Progress theatre near Shinfield Road.» >

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Art on the move

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Who said Reading was lacking in culture? What with our article by Charlotte Coster on the best venues in and around town and the new Art Everywhere campaign, I think that could be unfair to say! A new art-wave has emerged as the public helped choose classic and popular art works to go on display across the UK. 57 British masterpieces have been put on public billboards from London to Bristol, Cardiff and Reading!» >

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Film Review: Now you see me

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Running Time: 115 minutes

Genre: Caper

Now You See Me is a film about four magicians who are called together by a mysterious benefactor to pull off a series of elaborate heists. If they do all that he orders they’ll be allowed to join a secret order of magicians, if they don’t they’ll be faced with the rest of their lives in jail.» >

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Reading Festival 2013!

 

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Reading festival came to town last month as the masses of carefree flirty festival-goers flocked to the infamous grounds of the world’s oldest 1971 popular music festival, run by ‘Festival Republic’. With a capacity of 87,000, the usually quiet grounds of Little John’s farm erupted with an explosive mix of vibrant colour, loud music, outrageous forward fashion and the inevitable splattering of mud. Among sought after acts this year were headliners Eminem, Greenday and Biffy Clyro who took over the stages by storm.» >

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I Carrn’t stop laughing!

Gagging order

 

Jimmy Carr. Whether you love or hate him- this guy can pull puns out of his sleeve like a comedy magician. In fact, two solid hours of gags, anecdotes and one-liners were crammed into his 10th brand new nationwide tour, cleverly named, Gagging Order. After experiencing the show- the name is rather fitting for this funny man, who is dubbed the ‘king of controversial comedy.’

Yes we’ve all seen his familiar face and recognise his distinctive giggle on our Channel 4 faves such as, 8 out of 10 cats, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Comedy Roast and 10 O’clock Live but what I wanted to experience was Jimmy away from a desk, an autocue and the rolling camera, and to see this witty chap exposed live in front of my very eyes.» >

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