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Christian Aid Week: 15-21 May 2011
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This week is Christian Aid Week - Help people in poverty out of poverty.



Christian Aid Week is one of the most prominent acts of Christian witness in the UK and Ireland. During the week, around 200,000 people join with others in their churches and communities to give, act and pray for lasting change in the world.

For more details follow the link:
http://www.caweek.org/
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I Am The Wind, Young Vic
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Just to prove I don't spend all my time at the National Theatre, this Friday and Saturday I was at the Young Vic watching "I Am The Wind".



Photo credit: http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3658:i-am-the-wind-theatre-reviews&Itemid=27

The production was outstanding. It only has a week to run so go and see it now! Like In A Forest, Dark and Deep, this is theatre stripped to the bone, which is the way I like it. Two actors, about an hour and a quarter with no interval, a simple and yet highly effective set (brilliant in fact), outstanding and heart-stopping acting - I just loved this!

So what is it about? Cut and pasted from the Young Vic website:

The wind gathers, rising up suddenly. Two men on a fragile boat, a trip to sea - a few drinks, a bite to eat - when one of them decides to push on to the open ocean. Suddenly there they are: among the distant islands, the threatening fog and gathering swell of the sea, bound together on an odyssey into the unknown.

Short extract from the playtext:

The One:
I've gone now
I left with the wind

The Other:
You left

The One:
I've gone (short pause)
I'm not here anymore (breaks off)

The Other:
You're not here

The One:
No I'm not here (short pause)

Follow the link for more details:
http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/i-am-the-wind

Read the Guardian review here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/11/i-am-the-wind-theatre-review
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Let's get the week off to a flying start
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Photographer: Cambridge Jones
Photo credit: http://benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/cambridge-jones-photoshoot/

Benedict and biking
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I want this photo on the community!



Photographer: Cambridge Jones
Photo credit: http://benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/cambridge-jones-photoshoot/

Third Star - Monday
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As there are so many new breath-taking Third Star photos out and about, I have decided to do one Third Star photo a day until the film's release on Friday. So here is the first one:



Photographer: Jamie Stoker
Photo credit: http://benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-photos/

Go Sherlock
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Poll on the Sherlock Holmes Society of London Website:
What Holmesian event are you looking forward to most in 2011?

New series of BBC Sherlock 72.79%
Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2 16.3%
The Society's Diamond Jubilation 10.91%

WELL DONE SHERLOCK!



Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/sherlock-promotional-photos/

OMG! Benedict and the Coat
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Sherlock will be filming soon and Benedict will be out and about in Cardiff and London in THE COAT!



Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/sherlock-promotional-photos/