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Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
The Brilliant Things Dance
Big Impact Music
John Williams Theme From Schindler's List
Eric Clapton Circus
Danny Elfman Charlie and the Chocolaten Factory main titles
Barbara Dickson Another Suitcase In Another Hall
Tom Williams Dartmoor 1912
Kina Grannis In Your Arms
Elton John Healing Hands
The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Paolo Nutini Pencil Full of Lead
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Dancing In The Street
David Bowie Sound And Vision
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
Nerina Pallot All Bets Are Off
XAN BROOKS'S FILM CHOICES
War Horse - Certificate 12AWar Horse - Official Website
Directed by Steven Spielberg, War Horse follows the fortunes of Albert who enlists to serve in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.
Shame - Certificate 18
Shame is the second feature from the British artist Steve McQueen, who won rave reviews and an award at Cannes for his 2009 debut Hunger. Here, McQueen again teams with the actor Michael Fassbender to tell the tale of Brandon, a sex addict in New York, whose life goes off the rails following the arrival of his needy younger sister, played by Carey Mulligan.Fox Searchlight - Official Website
The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards
We discuss the nominations ahead of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.The Golden Globes - Official Website
JUDITH MACKRELL'S DANCE CHOICES
Men in Motion at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.Sadlers Wells - Official Website
Former Royal Ballet Principal Ivan Putrov presents an evening of works exploring the beauty of the male form in motion. Joining Putrov on stage are an impressive group of performers, including Sergei Polunin, the Bolshoi’s Dmitry Gudanov, and Daniel Proietto.
Earthfall: At Swim Two Boys - Riverside Studios, London
Set in Ireland in 1916 it tells the story of two young men, falling in love against the backdrop of the Easter Risings and the continuing carnage of the Great War being fought on the battlefields of Flanders and France. Their search for personal freedom, the hopes for political change is evoked through dances of violence, tenderness, passion and humour, the forces ranged against them evoked through apocalyptic video images of flooding water.Riverside Studios - Official Website
Blanco Li’s Elektro Kif - The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Blanco Li is a Spanish born, French based choreographer whose works are created out of a global melting pot of styles and genres including flamenco, ballet and hip hop, roller skating, BMX biking, theatre and video. Her latest work Elektro Kif is based on Electro - a unique French blend of breaking, disco, popping, locking and voguing that was developed 10 years ago in the nightclubs the south-eastern Paris suburb of Val-de-Marne.Breakin Convention - Official Website
Royal Ballet: Dream and Song of the Earth - London’s Royal Opera House
Frederick Ashton’s one act rendering of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings out the contrasts of mortal and fairy worlds as a disagreement between Oberon and Titania (the fairy king and queen) escalates to comic confusion.Royal Opera House - Official Website
Kenneth Macmillan's Song of the Earth is a complete contrast. A contemplative, semi abstract response to Mahler's Song Cycle, it’s a work exploring themes of death and transience.
Illustrator, Quentin Blake
Author, Shelley Harris
Bowie at 65
6 Music celebrates David Bowie's 65th birthday with a series of specially themed programmes celebrating his marvellous career.Golden Years
The Book Of Books by Murray Lachlan Young
What lead this thing to your possession?
Brought you to this book of books?
So deep within the great recession
What indeed the final hook?
The book that cost so very much
The book worth thrice its weight in gold
The book almost too good to touch
So heavy, righteous, pure and cold
So, was it just a bagatelle?
A trifle to your vast estates
Oh tell me of its smell of smells
As they entwined to twin your fate
And tell me as the hammer fell
Was there a momentary thrill?
Or perhaps it was too soon to tell
This manifesting of your will
This spinning of the turning numbers
Digits honest clean and bland
Now morphing from their hard drive slumbers
Through the object in your hands
And though they told you of its worth
And though you pushed and blew the lid
And showed them all your fiscal girth
And vanquished every other bid
Did with that thrill somewhere combine?
The thought that someone might suppose
That with your buoyant bottom line
You bought the emperors new clothes
Whatever true within your tale
Whichever way the tale unfurled
I’d like to one day hear what you learned
From the most expensive book in the world
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