Brittany in Arthurian Legend

Award-Winning Author Nicole Evelina

So, I’m back to Book 3 in Guinevere’s story, and am excited to be exploring brand new terrain: the land of Brittany.

History
Today, Brittany is part of northwest France, but in Arthurian times, it was its own kingdom, though often considered a colony of Britain, peopled as it was by many former Britons, some of whom fled from the Anglo-Saxon invaders in late fourth and early fifth centuries. In some references, it’s even called “Less Britain” or “Little Britain,” and was part of a larger area known as Armorica.

Like many locations, its origins are murky. Historically, Brittany was home to five Celtic tribes in the time before the Romans conquered it: the Curiosolitae, the Namnetes, the Osismii, the Redones and the Veneti (Wikipedia has a longer explanation, if you want to learn more). Brittany became part of the Roman Empire in 56 AD. and had strong trade ties with…

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Crush of the Week

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To be completely honest I’m surprised at myself for not having him in waaaaay before this but anyway… Here’s Crush of the Week… and it goes to *drumroll*

            BRADLEY JAMES

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Yes yes yes!

Anyway the internet has given me some facts about him so here it is:

Bradley was born 11th October 1983 in Exeter, Devon, UK.
He is an English actor.
When he was 9, Bradley and his family moved to the Beaches, Jacksonville in Florida. There they stayed for four years.

Bradley attended Crown Point Elementary School and Fletcher Middle School.
In England he attended Madeley High School.

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When Bradley was younger he knew he either wanted to be a footballer or an actor. He chose acting and trained at Drama Centre on London where he graduated in 2007.
Bradley still loves football (his favourite team is Arsenal) and he participates annually in sporting charity events.

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Acting…

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Today In Pop Music: November 22 – New Beatles Album Has Twice the Music

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NOVEMBER 22 BIRTHDAYS

1941 – Jessie Colin Young (The youngbloods – guitar – ‘Get Thgether’)

1943 – Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night – drums)

1949 – Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band)

ON THIS DAY

1957 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel made their first appearance on American Bandstand under the nstage names they were using at the time, Tom and Jerry.  ‘Hey Schoolgirl’, the song they plugged on the show was a minor hit for the duo a month later.

1963 – The Beatles second album ‘With The Beatles’ was released, becoming the first LP to have advance orders of  a half million, and had sold another half million by September 1965, making it the first pop album to sell a million in the UK.

1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for drunk driving after driving his rolls royce into a ditch. (and he’s still alive!)

1990 –…

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Mojo review

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★★★★

For those of us that missed the glorious baptism in the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in the summer of 1995, there’s a heavy bin-full of expectation hanging over this revival of Jez Butterworth’s first play, which director Ian Rickson has openly trumpeted as its confirmation into the great and holy church of modern classics. There’s little that’s leaden or awkward about this star-littered switchback of a production, but the humour cuts blunter than it does on the page, and the play never quite breaks free of the spectre of that rapturous reception almost twenty years ago.

It’s still a hell of a show. A comedy that’s so black it takes a while for your eyes to adjust. The courtly shenanigans of Marlowe’s Edward II exploding in a Soho dance hall in the birthing pains of rock and roll, it’s Reservoir Hound Dogs with quiff-sharp, pre-Lock Stock cockney dialogue…

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Mojo

Old thoughts on a late night ~ Claudia

I am quite excited about a play going on in London – Mojo.

First it’s about rock in the 50´s in London. Also, it stars Ben Whisshaw who caught my attention in Cloud atlas and then again in The Hour.

The cast counts with Ruppert Grint – debuting on stage – and Colin Morgan who I love from Merlin.

Mojo_3219Any of you seen it?

Claudia

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Theatre Review: Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre)

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MO-D1-262While perhaps unknown by many, Jez Butterworth is one of the great modern playwrights, and Mojo undoubtedly proves his worth. Having achieved huge success with a sell-out run of his play Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre in 2012, this follow-up doesn’t disappoint with relentless energy, incredible pace and sharp, brilliant writing throughout. While the work was originally produced at the Royal Court in 1995, this revival feels anything but dusty and packs an incredible punch. The set-up is simple: a group of workers in a seedy East-End night club discover their boss has been brutally murdered by a rival, and at breakneck speed everything begins to unravel as they try to hold their nerves and not lose their heads. Literally.

Opening with a cleverly intricate dialogue between two of the gang, Potts and Sweets (played by Daniel Mays and Rupert Grint), the first scene sets a comic tone which is…

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