Banksy Better Out Than In map: see where the street artist has painted
British street artist Banksy is keeping New Yorkers on their toes this October with a surprise “entire show” cropping up on the streets of their city. The exhibition, of sorts, is called Better Out Than In. Its first installation appeared near Manhattan’s Chinatown on Tuesday, October 1, and depicted two boys with a spray can. Amazing, poignant and powerful work by a contemporary artist who has created some very interesting pieces that silently comment on modern-day society by subverting our expectations.
BBC journalist offered promotion for sex, dossier claims
So much for women’s rights! What were women like Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison fighting for if this is all the years of struggling for equality has amounted to? Where is the basic respect for, not just women, but for our fellow workers and colleagues? When one is at work, it should not be a matter of gender or sexuality. I believe whole-heartedly that both men and women should be treated fairly depending on their talents and hard work, not promoted based on their looks or flirtation with more senior members of staff. It is disgusting and saddens me to think that this could be going on more often than we are aware of purely because people don’t think to report it, or are not sure how to without losing their job altogether. The BBC should be ashamed for letting such a thing happen.
October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tagged bbc, equality, gender, gender bias, lifestyle, news, promotion, respect, sex, suffragettes, suffragists, women's rights
I made my television debut on Monday when the Real Rescues programme I was filmed for around a month ago was aired on BBC1.
I had actually forgotten the programme was due to be on television but thanks to a text from my boyfriend saying he had just spotted me on TV, I was able to catch it on iPlayer.
The first episode of 20 in the series, the programme follows Nick Knowles as he presents events from the day-to-day work of the emergency services.
My starring moment came when the producers spotted the short film I had made of the rescue of a muntjac deer (affectionately known as Millie in the office) which had become trapped in the Inner Purfleet next to my office. The Lynn News staff reported it to the RSPCA and fire services and watched on as the combined forces to rescue the animal and release it safely without injury.
I was asked to appear in the programme as the person who filmed the footage used and was told that they thought my footage was excellent for being filmed on a mobile phone. I was interviewed outside the offices where the rescue had taken place and was told by the cameraman that I was excellent on camera – a natural – and that I should consider a career in television which I was quite excited by.
It’s not something I had thought about in detail before now but is definitely something I would consider in future when my training is complete. It was quite exciting being interviewed for television and I am really pleased with how well I came across and how good my voice sounded (my voice is a personal peeve of mine when recorded – I hate how high-pitched I can sound!).
To watch my appearance, click here, or on the picture above and fast forward to 29 minutes into the programme.
October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tagged Arts and Entertainment, bbc, career, deer, fire, Lynn News, muntjac, nature, Nick Knowles, presenter, Real Rescues, rescue, rspca, television