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Why Pantomime is Still a Magical Theatre Experience in 2023

Why Pantomime is Still a Magical Theatre Experience in 2023

Pantomime, or panto for short, is a form of theatrical entertainment that combines comedy, music, dance, and audience participation. It is usually performed during the Christmas and New Year season, and often features fairy tales or folk stories with a twist. Panto has a long and rich history in Britain, dating back to the 18th century, and has evolved over time to reflect the changing tastes and preferences of the audiences. But what makes panto so appealing and enduring, even in the modern age of digital entertainment and streaming services? Here are some of the reasons why panto is still…
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Why Human Rights Matter for Everyone, Even Celebrities

Why Human Rights Matter for Everyone, Even Celebrities

Human rights are the rights that humans are entitled to, by virtue of being human. They include the rights to life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual. These rights are guaranteed by the Constitution of India and the International Covenants on Human Rights, and are enforceable by courts in India. However, some celebrities seem to forget that human rights are for everyone, not just for themselves or their preferred groups. They often make insensitive or ignorant remarks that violate the human rights of others, especially those who belong to marginalized or oppressed communities. In this article, we will look…
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A Magical Journey Through Three Scottish Pantomimes

A Magical Journey Through Three Scottish Pantomimes

The festive season is here and what better way to celebrate than with some fun-filled and hilarious pantomimes? Scotland has a rich tradition of producing original and entertaining shows that appeal to audiences of all ages. Here are some of the best pantomimes that you can catch this year in Scotland. Aladdin at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling If you are looking for a magical adventure with a twist, then you will love Aladdin at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling. This pantomime is set in Stirlingshire, where Aladdin is a poor boy who dreams of becoming a prince. He meets a mysterious stranger who offers him a…
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Why Kin is the best Irish crime drama to binge-watch right now

Why Kin is the best Irish crime drama to binge-watch right now

If you are looking for a gripping and gritty crime drama to sink your teeth into, look no further than Kin, the new Irish series that has taken the world by storm. Kin follows the Kinsellas, a fictional Dublin family involved in a brutal gang war with an international cartel. The show boasts a stellar cast of Irish and British actors, a compelling plot, and a realistic portrayal of the dark side of the Irish capital. Here are some reasons why you should watch Kin right now. A family saga with a twist Kin is not your typical crime drama.…
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Edward Kane and the Supernal Sisters: A Historical Mystery with a Paranormal Twist

Edward Kane and the Supernal Sisters: A Historical Mystery with a Paranormal Twist

The Scotsman has published the third chapter of its new serial, Edward Kane and the Supernal Sisters, a historical mystery with a paranormal twist. The serial, written by Ross Macfarlane QC, follows the adventures of a 19th century advocate who is hired to defend three sisters accused of fraud and witchcraft. The Sisters’ Secret In the previous chapters, we learned that Edward Kane, a young and ambitious advocate, was approached by a mysterious woman named Mrs. Sinclair, who offered him a lucrative case. She claimed that her three daughters, known as the Supernal Sisters, were gifted mediums who could communicate…
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Scottish star Brian Cox gifts Lorraine Kelly a painting of herself for her birthday

Scottish star Brian Cox gifts Lorraine Kelly a painting of herself for her birthday

Lorraine Kelly celebrates her 63rd birthday with a surprise from Brian Cox Lorraine Kelly, the popular Scottish TV presenter, was in for a treat on her 63rd birthday when she received a special gift from her fellow countryman and Hollywood actor Brian Cox. The Succession star surprised Kelly with a painting of herself that he had commissioned from a local artist. Kelly was visibly moved by the gesture and thanked Cox for his thoughtfulness. The painting depicts Kelly as a Scottish warrior The painting, which was unveiled on Kelly’s show on Thursday, shows the presenter dressed as a Scottish warrior,…
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Game On: How video games have shaped our culture and society

Game On: How video games have shaped our culture and society

A major exhibition that explores the history, culture and impact of video games is set to return to Edinburgh after 20 years. Game On, which was first shown at the National Museum of Scotland in 2002, will feature more than 150 playable games from the past five decades, as well as rare consoles, memorabilia and original artwork. The evolution of gaming The exhibition will showcase how video games have evolved from simple arcade machines and home computers to immersive virtual reality and mobile gaming. Visitors will be able to play classic games such as Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Super Mario…
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Nickelback to rock Glasgow in 2024 as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour

Nickelback to rock Glasgow in 2024 as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour

The Canadian rock band Nickelback has announced a Scottish date at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour in 2024. The band will perform at the venue on June 15, 2024, along with special guests Theory of a Deadman and Monster Truck. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 1, 2023 Fans of Nickelback can get their tickets for the Glasgow show from Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9 am. The tickets will be available online from Ticketmaster and See Tickets, as well as from the OVO Hydro box office. The prices range from…
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Doctor Who’s new trans character inspires fans across the world

Doctor Who’s new trans character inspires fans across the world

Doctor Who, the popular British sci-fi show, has introduced its first transgender character in its latest episode, titled “The Timeless Children”. The character, named Tecteun, is a member of an ancient alien race called the Time Lords, who have the ability to regenerate into different forms and genders. Tecteun is revealed to be the adoptive mother of the Doctor, the main protagonist of the show, who has also regenerated into different genders throughout the series. A groundbreaking representation of trans identity The inclusion of a trans character in Doctor Who is a significant milestone for the representation of trans people…
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Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

The Scottish digital entertainment firm Blazing Griffin has been recognised for its excellence in creating immersive and thrilling video games based on the works of the famous crime writer Agatha Christie. The studio received the best big-budget game award for its latest release, ‘The Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case’ at the Scottish Games Awards in Glasgow last month. A new case for the Belgian detective ‘The London Case’ is the second game in the series featuring the iconic character of Hercule Poirot, the brilliant and eccentric Belgian detective who solves mysteries with his little grey cells. Unlike…
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