Intercultural Dialogue and Education
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Thursday, 10 December 2020
Teach in an international school: Should I stay or should I go?
Is now really the time to think of going overseas or should you stay put? The current restrictions on movement and the risk to our health me...
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Skyline pigeon and the Liver Bird: fly to distant lands
Skyline pigeon is a song from the Elton John Empty Sky album, almost an antique since in appeared in 1969. The Liver Bird, which you can s...
Monday, 9 November 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber: not a phantom, live and kicking
No need to detail the devastating effects of the virus on theatres around the world and the difficulties faced by performers, technicians ...
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Ed Sheeran: that’s exactly what I wanted
You could say that Perfect is a perfect pop song, it has everything. There’s the lilting, swaying rhythm that gives it a relaxing, almost lu...
Friday, 30 October 2020
Adele and Mary Elizabeth Bowden
So difficult to choose a favourite Adele video. I really enjoyed the Graham Norton Show performance a couple of years ago when she sang wi...
Emily in Paris …. And her dad
There is nothing that Phil Collins cannot do. He is like a walking history of British pop music. Founding Genesis, creating endless memora...
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Elton John: Me
Me is Sir Elton John’s autobiography from 2019, as written up by the journalist Alexis Petridis. I read this shortly after seeing the Rocket...
Happy stories: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
This photo tells not just one happy story, but numerous happy stories. First because the LP itself is packed with so much great music that...
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
New song/old song: I love you baby by Surf Mesa feat Emilee
When is a new song not a new song? In the car recently I heard a cool new song, very chill beat with a contemporary electronic sound. It was...
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