CULTURE

 

Bangkok’s Banglamphu: is Khao San really all it’s cracked up to be?



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 17, 2016


But surrounded by tourists, it did become clear to me that Khao San was a much more formidable beast than I had originally thought. (Photo: 1000 Words, Shutterstock) For years now Bangkok has occupied something of a pride of plac...

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'Brandalism' campaign calls for ban on advertising



THAT'S ODD, LONDON LIFE, CULTURE November 17, 2016


A group of Londoners has planted fake adverts on the Underground in protest against the “visual pollution” of advertising in public spaces. The Special Patrol Group (SPG) said it had dispatched 40 “brandalists&r...

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BBC to expand World Service



UK, CULTURE November 16, 2016


 BBC to expand World Service. Pic credit: Chris Dorney, Thinkstock Just six years after its funding was cut the BBC’s World Service has announced the biggest expansion since the 1940’s It will launch 11 new...

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David Attenborough celebrated with award from Prince William



SHOWBIZ, LONDON LIFE, CULTURE November 15, 2016


Snow leopards have been among the animals starring in David Attenborough's latest BBC series, Planet Earth II The Duke of Cambridge has presented Sir David Attenborough with an award recognising a lifetime of achievement and cont...

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Emma Watson inspires China’s booklovers



THAT'S ODD, ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON LIFE, CULTURE, TRAVEL November 15, 2016


The actress, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, left Maya Angelou books for commuters in London to enjoy Credit: Emma Watson/Instagram A Chinese bookseller has been inspired by the British actor Em...

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