The message left on the telephone is slightly muffled. "Hi, Simon Hattenstone, I'm not going to give my name as yet. I've got a story you might be interested in. One of Bansky's works has been kidnapped. He's done a big piece called the Drinker and he's been moving it around London. It has been kidnapped. We've sent a demand ... well, we've sent a letter to his office to let it know it's been kidnapped. We've got full photos of the whole act going on." The caller says he'll leave a number, and then doesn't, but promises he will ring back. A couple of days later the Guardian receives photographic evidence of the kidnap, alongside a "manifesto" from the kidnappers. The emailed pictures show a sculpture - an 8ft bronze resin model of a pensive man with hand on chin, rather like Rodin's Thinker but with a traffic cone on his head - in situ off Shaftesbury Avenue in London's West End. The Drinker marked a radical departure for Britain's most famous faceless graffiti artist - it was his … [Read more...] about But is it kidnap?
A woman tumbled 60ft from a glass balcony at a John Lewis department store but was saved from serious injury when she landed on a bed. The 60-year-old woman was left with only minor injuries after the terrifying incident despite having plummeting 6two storeys. The woman was in the John Lewis store in Cheadle, Cheshire, on Monday afternoon when she fell in front of stunned shoppers. The Manchester Evening News understands she suffered only minor injuries to her hip and spine after amazingly landing on a display bed. Scores of staff and shoppers are believed to have witnessed the woman’s horrific fall. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Police and emergency services raced to the Wilmslow Road store just before 4pm after several 999 calls reporting how the woman had fallen from the upper levels of the store. Read more: Woman left badly hurt after 'car ploughs into vehicles and mounts pavement as … [Read more...] about Woman plummets from John Lewis balcony in front of horrified shoppers – but is saved by landing on a bed
Gillian Anderson takes on one of her most difficult roles yet in the upcoming season of The Crown. She plays Margaret Thatcher in season four of the royal biopic series, which premieres in 2020 on Netflix. Anderson served goddess vibes in white Saturday as she attended the premiere at AFI Fest in Hollywood. Goddess vibes: Gillian Anderson served goddess vibes in white Saturday as she attended the premiere of The Crown at AFI Fest in Hollywood She stunned as she hit the red carpet in a Grecian-style one-shoulder white velvet dress. The dress was complemented with a pair of crimson red velvet strappy six-inch stilettos. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Gillian Anderson is wintry and regal in an inky-blue velvet... Revealed: First pictures of X-Files star Gillian Anderson... The Crown: Gillian Anderson CONFIRMED to play Prime Minister... Gillian Anderson puts on a busty display in strapless dress... Share this article Share She finished the ensemble with a … [Read more...] about Gillian Anderson is a goddess in white as she joins co-stars Olivia Colman and John Lithgow at The Crown premiere in LA
LOUISIANA'S re-elected Governor John Bel Edwards roasted Donald Trump last night - saying of the President: "Bless his heart". Edwards' withering put-down came after his shock election win - which sees him remain as the only Democrat governor in the Deep South. Hey bud, Governor Edwards from Louisiana has a speical "Southern" message for you...https://t.co/JRScHFXZXf— Kevin Starr (@kevinstarr) November 17, 2019 He narrowly defeated Republican candidate Eddie Rispone - who received heavy endorsement from Trump, including three visits by the President. Edwards' victory in the Republican heartland is a crippling blow to Trump, who had viewed the election as a gauge of his popularity. Trump had made several appeals to his supporters to vote for his Republican candidate - sending flurries of Tweets right up to polls closing on Saturday. But after overcoming the Republican election machine with 51 per cent of the vote, Edwards, 53, said: "How sweet it is!"And as for the president, God … [Read more...] about Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards roasts Donald Trump saying ‘bless his heart’ after Democrat’s shock election win
Lloyd Newson’s work with DV8 Physical Theatre is often unsettlingly explicit, though his latest project is controversial even by the company’s usual standards. The audience is faced with a circular stage that slowly revolves to reveal a macabre merry-go-round of scenes from a London council estate. There’s a sadistic beating, rape, incest and death from a drug overdose, all within the first four minutes. Like Newson’s previous two works, Can We Talk About This? (the theme was militant Islam) and To Be Straight with You (which attacked religious-sanctioned homophobia), John is a verbatim piece in which the choreography has been devised by the company while listening to interview transcripts on their iPods. Yet rather than presenting a documentary collage of wider social themes, the 80-minute work focusses on the development of a single, extraordinary character. “At first I thought I was going to create a work about men’s search for love, sex and … [Read more...] about Death, drugs and survival: DV8 Physical Theatre tells the story of John