Inigo Gilmore comes to Westminster University

October 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

Life in Kabul 10 years since Operation Enduring Freedom‘ is the newest piece by renowned video-journalist Ingio Gilmore.

This evening he talked to MA Journalism students at Westminster University about his latest project.

The piece, filmed for Channel 4 News, looks at what life is like in Kabul for both the US soldiers stationed there and the Kabul locals themselves 10 years after the beginning of the Second Gulf War.

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Wellington to host ‘Hobbit’ World Premiere

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

(image credited to Mylor - flickr)

Sir Peter Jackson has announced that the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Part 1 will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, according to the Dominion Post online.

Sir Peter made the announcement yesterday morning, on the set of the The Hobbit movie, in Matamata.

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The House of Lords

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Yesterday evening I was privileged enough to go along to the Houses of Parliament and witness a debate in the House of Lords.

The subject for the “debate” (and I use the term loosely as I don’t believe people, all from the same political party, with the same ideals and values discussing a topic can be called a debate) was ‘In Praise of Social Democracy’.

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One Game, One Community – Weeks of Action

October 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Over a thousand activities will be staged during Kick It Out’s One Game, One Community weeks of action campaign that is taking place at the moment.

Throughout the campaign 92 of England’s professional clubs will be involved, with some of the sports most famous names, including Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Aston Villa’s Darren Brett, acting as ambassadors.

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All Blacks Win Rugby World Cup

October 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

All Blacks Win World Cup (image credited to jccchou - flickr)

From the 61,000 in Eden Park, to the hundreds of thousands in ‘fan zones’ around New Zealand, to the many overseas in places as far away as Antarctica, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, America and many more, New Zealanders everywhere shouted, jumped up and down and hugged complete strangers as the All Blacks won the 2011 Rugby World Cup, defeating France 8-7.

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Disney Magic

October 21, 2011 § 2 Comments

(image credited to Loren Javier - flickr)

Ever since the release of its first animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937, Walt Disney animation has been creating movie magic for people of all ages.

Since that first release over 200 movies (including collaborations with Pixer, and non-animated movies such as the Narnia series and Pirates of the Caribbean) have been produced by the Disney conglomerate.

However, there is great debate among fans as to which generation of movies are the ‘best’.

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Students will continue to march

October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

A student protest will go ahead on November 9 despite police threatening to ban the demonstration.

Student protests against the Commons vote to treble university tuition fees in December last year turned violent, with fires lit in Parliament Square and rocks thrown at police.

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