PUBLISHED: 08:54 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:18 08 October 2018 Debbie Davies Sharon Small plays Alice [email protected] The stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel about early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Still Alice, opens in Cambridge next week. Sharon Small (Trust Me, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) gives a spellbinding performance in this moving production that manages to find the positivity at the centre of an otherwise devastating illness.Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and attempts to remain true to the woman she has always been.Small is a Scottish actress with extensive credits in film, radio, theatre and television. Her notable roles include detective sergeant Barbara Havers in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, inspector Elisabeth Flynn … [Read more...] about Genova’s Still Alice opens at Arts Theatre in Cambridge
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Are video games art? Their voiceover actors include the acclaimed and the award-winning, from Patrick Stewart to Chloë Grace Moretz. Their music is written by some of the world’s most respected composers, whose influences span our greatest musicians, from Mozart to Miles Davis. Some of the most discussed products of the industry’s last ten years are the subject of a major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, “Design/Play/Disrupt”. One line of argument is: anything with that level of creative energy behind it must be art. Another argument is that anything which moves you – whether that be to joy, to grief, to anger or to awe – is art of one kind or another, and good video games certainly succeed at that. But they are also one of the world’s more bizarre art forms, because as the game designer Frank Lantz once said, “Making games combines everything that’s hard about building a bridge with everything … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightAfter a decade of revolution, can we now call video games art?
News by Press Association 21/06/2018, 5:31 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter These are the first pictures from the newly-opened Digital Art Museum which has been set up in Tokyo. Among the works are interactive pieces called a Forest Of Lamps and The Way Of The Sea Through The Memory of Topography – Colours Of Life. Other works at the museum include Light Forest Three-Dimensional Bouldering and Athletics Forest. The flagship museum has been established by developer Mori Building and art collective teamLab. And the results are breathtaking. The 10,000 square foot space is undivided which means visitors are free to make their own way around the area and interact with the art – and each other – as they see fit. The gallery contains some 50 interactive works across five zones. “The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works,” a statement from the Digital Art … [Read more...] about See the beautiful pictures from the Digital Art Museum in Toyko
Ivan Humble, the former EDL regional organiser. Picture: NICK BUTCHER ©archant2017 He was once a regional organiser for the English Defence League (EDL) and a close friend of Tommy Robinson. But IVAN HUMBLE, from Lowestoft, has since rejected hate and now campaigns for greater understanding between different faiths. Ivan Humble, the former EDL regional organiser. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Here, he writes movingly about how he is now organising a get-together with Sikhs and Muslims - and has even had the words of murdered MP Jo Cox tattooed on his body, next to his EDL tattoo. Tommy Robinson, a man I once called a close friend, is now in jail. When I heard the news of his arrest, two thoughts occurred to me. Firstly, It could have been me. But secondly, although my life has gone in a very different direction and I totally reject the narrative of hate, I don’t blame people for it. Not even Tommy. I try to understand it. We live in a society where labels are put on people. … [Read more...] about Tommy Robinson inspired my EDL tattoo…but my new body art means so much more
Sixth form pupils from Christ’s Hospital recently took part in a motion capture experience. The pupils had a studio tour when they visited leading games studio, Creative Assembly, in Horsham on May 15.Using motion capture technology they had a lot of fun learning how to direct and act out characters. They also had the opportunity to speak with video game developers from across the disciplines including design, art and more. This experience gave them a great insight into career direction in the industry and what it takes to create an AAA (major/high budget) game. The pupils were very motivated following the visit. They said: “By meeting so many professionals at Creative Assembly we were able to look at a wide variety of jobs within the tech industry. I am interested in AI programming and was able to have a tour of the development studio, and find out first-hand about the job and suitable routes into the industry.“I am seriously looking at art animation. After a … [Read more...] about Christ’s Hospital students explore careers in game design