The Marvel Spiderman artist teaching children in Ireland to draw

Irish artist Will Sliney is keeping thousands of kids entertained with daily drawing challenges. He set up a #wewilldraw challenge in early March to help families while schools were closed. Best known for his Spiderman drawings for Marvel, his initiative has really taken off. Produced and edited by Larissa Kennelly Source link

Coronavirus: The Archers to reflect global outbreak in May

Image caption The Radio 4 soap centres on life in rural England The BBC has revealed that its long-running BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers will have its first coronavirus-related storyline in early May. Recording is typically done weeks in advance of broadcast, meaning writers have so far been unable to reflect the rapidly evolving

Introducing the soaring melodies of Azure Ryder

Image copyright Island Records Image caption The singer was born and raised near the north beaches of Sydney Just before Christmas 2018, Azure Ryder climbed into a vintage propeller plane and took hold of the controls as she soared over the ridges and passes of the Californian mountains. “Holy guacamole, it was the greatest experience,”

Manu Dibango: The saxophone legend who inspired a disco groove

Image copyright Getty Images Nicknamed “Pappy Grove”, Manu Dibango was a musical innovator whose work over six decades inspired some of the greatest artists of our time. The Cameroonian saxophonist, who died at 86 this week after contracting coronavirus, also influenced many musical genres. Whether it was Congolese rumba in the 1950s, disco in the

You’ll Never Walk Alone tops coronavirus ‘lockdown chart’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gerry and the Pacemakers topped the UK charts with You’ll Never Walk Alone in 1963 You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers has topped a chart of classic songs that are enjoying renewed popularity amid the coronavirus crisis. The Official Charts Company’s “lockdown listening list” is based

Charli XCX on coronavirus: Prioritise the vulnerable not celebrities

Charli XCX has told the Coronavirus Newscast programme that those who are “more likely to be drastically affected” are “really the priority right now” to receive home testing kits – not celebrities. The singer was speaking while self-isolating in her Los Angeles home. Source link

8 new TV shows for life on lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images In light of our current predicament, UK broadcasters have been hastily coming up with ideas for new TV shows to make life indoors a bit more bearable. After some lengthy Zoom brainstorms, TV executives have dreamed up new formats (or rehashed those already in the pipeline) to respond to the coronavirus

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed

Image copyright Getty Images A High Court justice has dismissed a Russian news service’s complaint that a £200,000 fine imposed by Ofcom last year was disproportionate. The court endorsed the media watchdog’s decision to fine RT, formerly Russia Today, for “a serious breach” of its impartiality rules. The regulator said RT’s “failures” had been “serious

Dua Lipa: Critics rate Future Nostalgia as the best album of 2020 so far

Image copyright Atlantic Records Image caption The singer’s second album is the follow-up to her self-titled, Brit Award-winning debut The future starts now for self-isolating Dua Lipa fans, after the star put out her new album a week early. Future Nostalgia, which features writing contributions from Tove Lo and Madonna’s producer Stuart Price, was brought

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