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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly […]
Theatre Review: Brick Lane 78 by Murad Khan By Ken Powell On Saturday 5 May, West Midlands-based theatre company, Purbanat, gave a special performance of Murad Khan’s latest offering ‘Brick Lane 78‘ at London’s Brady Art Centre. The date was chosen deliberately: 40 years since the murder of Altab Ali, a Bangladeshi textile worker who […]
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Tag Archives: Whitehaven
Today marks five years since unbelievable tragedy hit my home town of Whitehaven. I still recall vividly how the surreal events unfolded little by little. My family and I were living in Bangladesh at the time believing we were the … Continue reading
On Monday night Wifey, Thing I and I headed down to a local Chinese restaurant – The Orchid Manor – in Whitehaven. This was not an ordinary night out however. This was a fundraising event for Ria and her campaign. The wonderful … Continue reading
noun [kón sùrt, kónssərt] (plural con·certs) 1. public musical performance: an event where an individual musician or a group of musicians, e.g. a choir, band, or orchestra, performs in front of an audience 2. agreement: harmony or accord, e.g. in … Continue reading
I was flattered, I really was. Who wouldn’t be? When an attractive young woman admits to wanting you, naked, coaxing you by saying you’re ‘perfect’ (Yes she really did use that word and my ego grew). Weirdly, the thought of Wifey didn’t … Continue reading
Recent events here in Bangladesh (which I can’t freely discuss) have reminded me just how fragile things can be. Troubles affecting certain countries worldwide in recent days have been making things difficult for foreigners here. We’re all a little bit … Continue reading