One of Scotland’s national collections is searching for clues to the identity of a mystery photographer, after finding a collection of exquisite plate glass negatives in a shoe box. The 178 plate glass negatives – some exactly a century old – were taken in India at the time of the …Read More »
British-Indian filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s critically acclaimed documentary about tragic singer Amy Winehouse is set to become the highest-grossing British documentary of all time.
‘Amy’, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, has already racked up just over £3 million at the box office and is well on the way to surpassing another Kapadia classic, ‘Senna’, as the record holder.
‘Senna’, which told the story of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, made £3.17million at cinemas.
‘Amy’ has already grossed £3.16 million.
The two films are similar in many ways. Both are powerful examinations of the lives of two widely-loved talents whose lives were tragically cut short: Seena’s by way of a horrific accident on the Formula One circuit in Imola, Italy and Winehouse’s by the ravages of alcohol at the age of just 27.
Critics have been universal in their praise for ‘Amy’. Her family however, have not been so effusive calling Kapadia’s film “misleading”.
The filmmaker weaves together a compelling narrative using never-before-seen archival footage of Winehouse, charting the talented singer’s meteoric rise and her equally dramatic and heart-wrenching demise.
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The radical British-Pakistani cleric Anjem Choudary has been charged with a terrorism offence for encouraging support for Islamic State. The Metropolitan Police on Wednesday said the 48-year-old faces a charge of inviting support for a banned organization through a lecture published online. Choudary will appear at Westminster magistrates court later …Read More »
On a dreary and wet day in Croydon in late April David Cameron spoke of his “dream” of creating a Britain where the country’s diversity was reflected in all aspects of British life. On Monday, Mr Cameron took a not-insignificant step towards achieving that dream, naming the son of a …Read More »
A young British Pakistani woman has gone into hiding with the help of police and social services after her father threatened to kill her because she had become “Westernized”, a court has been told. The unnamed woman – a university student – alleges that her father had threatened to kill …Read More »
On the 96th anniversary of the infamous massacre at Jalianwala Bagh, historian Dr Kusoom Vadgama explores how the event unfolded and how it has forever tarnished British rule in India. With the end of the First World War in 1918, came the end of the lives of more than sixty-thousand …Read More »
Above: Dadabhai Naoroji “However great the progress of mankind has been, and however far we have advanced in overcoming prejudices, I doubt if we have got to the point of view where an English Constituency would elect a Blackman” – Lord Salisbury, Conservative statesman and three times Prime Minister after …Read More »
One of the UK’s most senior Muslim politicians has said that certain values in Muslim communities in parts of Britain were “unacceptable in British society”. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, who is of Pakistani origin, told the Daily Telegraph that many British Muslims were ashamed of the views held by certain …Read More »
People planning to visit the UK will have to show that they “respect British values” under new plans proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May. The Financial Times reports that the new guidance will be introduced on applications for work, student and business visas as part of the Conservative Party’s efforts …Read More »
British citizens visiting India will have to attend an application centre and provide biometrics in order to get a visa under new rules that appear to be a response to increasingly stringent rules for Indians visiting Britain. British passport holders will be required to provide fingerprints and other biometric data …Read More »