As new research suggests many of us don’t peak creatively until our 50s, Clare Thorp talks to five entrepreneurs who reached their career nirvana when they were least expecting it Six years ago, at the age of 53, Liz Wilson was feeling adrift. Recently separated from the father of her three children, she was on her own for the first time in 25 years, living in a new house and working as a primary school teacher. ‘The kids were getting older and I was thinking, there’s got to be more than this,’ she says. ‘I liked my job but I knew there was something more in me. I didn’t want to be doing the same thing in five years’ time.’ To take her mind off things, the keen home cook signed up for a three-day bread-making course. ‘I had a lot of energy and I didn’t want to sit in the corner feeling miserable,’ she says. ‘Making bread provided the most therapeutic distraction. I became obsessed overnight: I … [Read more...] about Generation reboot: ‘How we found our dream jobs in midlife’
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SECOND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE LINE UP Tuesday, July 30 - from left of screenMarianne WilliamsonTim Ryan Amy Klobuchar Pete Buttigieg Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Beto O'Rourke John Hickenlooper John DelaneySteve Bullock Democrats debating in Detroit on Tuesday teetered between slamming President Donald Trump and attacking each other, unsure whether to spend their time onstage trying to win the primary contest or the 2020 general election. 'Ultimately we have to beat Donald Trump,' Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar said.' But a moment later she tried to drive a wedge in the middle of her own party, between the left-wing progressives and the moderates to their right. 'Yes, I have bold ideas,' she said, 'but they are grounded in reality.' Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren wasted no time clobbering Trump, saying he 'disgraces the office of president every single day.' The most devastating attack on the president came from South Bend, Indiana Mayor … [Read more...] about 2020 Democrats start two nights of debates in Detroit
The most buzzy, artistic places on the planet are not the ones you might expect – Libby Banks explores what actually makes a cultural hub. By Libby Banks 16 July 2019 There is an assumption that creativity is all about individual genius. In truth, the big creative breakthroughs are also a social process, often occurring when a diverse population comes together. Historically, cities are an essential ingredient for creating great art, from Classical Athens and Renaissance Florence to post-war New York and swinging London.- More like this:- The artist recreating lost treasures- The best art in the world right now?- The vandals who ruin the art they loveAnd where the artists go, others follow. In recent decades the process of gentrification has become well established. The … [Read more...] about The five most creative cities in the world?
From Bond to a New York City sex kitten, Merseyside has produced a number of stars who have made it big in Hollywood. Talented actors from the area have work across all types of cinema. Many of our exports may surprise you as a vast majority have a talent for character acting, providing an important balance on the big screen. Here are the actors who have worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Hollywood icons, holding their own, and some becoming red carpet royalty themselves. Merseyside's most famous exports Bond... Yes, Bond, himself, hails from Wirral... well, the actor who plays him. Daniel Craig was born in Chester but his family later settled in Hoylake, and he attended Hilbre High School. He spent much of his youth hanging around the Everyman Theatre and trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His other film credits include Layer Cake, The Mother, Sylvia, Enduring Love and Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Road to Perdition. Taron Egerton Fresh from his role as Elton John in … [Read more...] about The Merseyside stars who have made it big in Hollywood
BOOKSMART (15) Best friends Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) have dedicated themselves to study to ensure their academic futures are bright. They have shunned socialising and parties, nurturing a close friendship at the expense of personal ties to other students.Molly is shocked to learn that some of her laziest peers, who boozed to excess at weekends, also managed to secure places at good colleges. In retaliation, Amy and Molly decide they will celebrate their final night together before graduation in raucous style by attending the party of cool classmate Nick (Mason Gooding). This hare-brained scheme becomes a journey of self-discovery for both teenagers as they confront insecurities, flirt with crushes and make a shocking discovery about their high school principal (Jason Sudeikis).GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (12A)In 1998, German director Roland Emmerich almost hammered a stake through the heart of Godzilla with his disastrous big budget blockbuster, which … [Read more...] about Film Reviews: Scheme becomes a journey of self-discovery