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Ian McKellen Cancels Final ‘Player Kings’ West End Performances After Fall - variety.com - London - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Norwich - county Bristol
variety.com
20.06.2024 / 12:11

Ian McKellen Cancels Final ‘Player Kings’ West End Performances After Fall

Ellise Shafer Ian McKellen will not perform in the final three shows of the West End run of “Player Kings” after suffering a fall on Monday. “Player Kings” announced on social media on Thursday that David Semark would take over McKellen’s role for its final performances in London.

Workers Party 2024 election manifesto: What does George Galloway stand for? - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
19.06.2024 / 19:25

Workers Party 2024 election manifesto: What does George Galloway stand for?

George Galloway's party has set out where it stands on key issues ahead of the general election. The Workers Party of Britain leader, who has 151 candidates standing for Parliament, launched his manifesto titled 'Britain Deserves Better' in Manchester today (June 19).

Jerry Seinfeld clashes with pro-Palestine heckler during stand-up gig - www.nme.com - Australia - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
17.06.2024 / 22:37

Jerry Seinfeld clashes with pro-Palestine heckler during stand-up gig

Jerry Seinfeld was seen responding to a pro-Palestine heckler at his latest comedy show on June 17.The comedian was appearing at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, when his show was interrupted by an attendee who was giving a message in defense of Palestine.A video shared by the Australian Jewish Association shows the heckler shouting (via Variety): “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”As the heckler was being removed from the building, the Seinfeld creator used sarcasm to criticise him, saying to the audience: “We have a genius, ladies and gentlemen. He solved the Middle East!”Seinfeld, whose remarks were met with cheers from the audience, continued: “It’s the Jewish comedians, that’s who we have to get! They’re the ones doing everything.”Jerry Seinfeld demolishes anti-Jewish heckler.

Crowded House announce ‘Gravity Stairs’ 2024 UK arena tour - www.nme.com - Australia - Britain - Manchester - Birmingham - Dublin - city Brighton
nme.com
17.06.2024 / 11:27

Crowded House announce ‘Gravity Stairs’ 2024 UK arena tour

Crowded House have announced a 12-date UK and European tour to take place this autumn – check out the full list of shows below.The Australian band released their eighth studio album ‘Gravity Stairs’ on May 31, and the upcoming tour will take the same name.The tour will kick off at Manchester’s Co-Op Live on October 8, and will take in Glasgow, London, Brighton, Dublin and Bournemouth, before a show in Birmingham’s Utilita Arena on October 17.Tickets for the UK shows go on sale at 9am BST this Friday (June 21) – you’ll be able to buy yours here.The Gravity Stairs Tour continues. New UK & Europe dates added for October 2024! Tickets on sale Friday 21 June at 9 am local time, except for Dublin at 10 am.

Urgent appeal to find missing woman with dementia who caught bus and didn't return home - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
16.06.2024 / 21:45

Urgent appeal to find missing woman with dementia who caught bus and didn't return home

Police have launched an urgent appeal to find a missing woman with dementia who caught a bus and hasn't returned home.

Bambie Thug dedicates cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ to Palestine at Download - www.nme.com - Ireland - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
15.06.2024 / 16:19

Bambie Thug dedicates cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ to Palestine at Download

Bambie Thug has dedicated a performance of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ at Download Festival to the people of Palestine.The artist, who memorably represented Ireland at this year’s Eurovision, played the Apex Stage at the Donington festival yesterday (June 14) and took the time to highlight the cause that is close to their heart.After singing the track ‘Trash’ from inside a wheelie bin, Bambie said, “You know what else is trash? Governments that allow genocides to happen. Our voices are more important than ever.”They then played a cover of ‘Zombie’, a song about the innocent victims of political violence, before rounding off the song with a cry of “Free Palestine”.Bambie had previously shared a recorded version of the cover earlier this year, which you can listen to below.The musician spoke to NME in May about playing the main stage of Download Festival this weekend, calling it “mental”.“I can’t wait,” they told NME. “After Eurovision I was like, ‘I’m going to be so bored’.

Enter Shikari speak out as Barclays pull out of Download, Latitude and Isle of Wight festivals after boycott - www.nme.com - county Isle Of Wight - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
14.06.2024 / 15:37

Enter Shikari speak out as Barclays pull out of Download, Latitude and Isle of Wight festivals after boycott

Enter Shikari have spoken out after Barclays Bank withdrew from sponsoring Download, Latitude and Isle Of Wight festivals following an artist boycott.A number of bands had dropped out of the Donington Park festival in protest at their commercial partnership with Barclays, including Pest Control, Scowl, Speed and Zulu.Pest Control wrote that they “would not take part in an event whose sponsor profits from facilitating a genocide”, while Scowl added they were boycotting due to “Barclays Bank sponsorship of the event and Barclays’ connection to Israel and the genocide Israel is committing in Palestine.”And now, it appears that Barclays have withdrawn their sponsorship of Download, Latitude and Isle of Wight Festivals, with the bank no longer being listed on their official websites.In a response shared with NME, Latitude confirmed the news, saying: “Following discussion with artists, we have agreed with Barclays that they will step back from sponsorship of Latitude Festival.”NME have also contacted Download Festival for comment.Enter Shikari, who are set to play the main stage at Download this weekend, have responded to the news with a lengthy social media post, which read: “There has been mounting pressure for bands to drop out of Download festival due to the involvement of Barclays Bank.”A post shared by enter: shikari (@entershikari)“We have been in talks with Download themselves, expressing our serious objection at Barclays involvement. We have considered all options, and along with other artists have been working tirelessly on this.”“We don’t believe in rushed reactions and always want the best outcome for all involved.

The Greater Manchester area where people are so unbothered some don't even know the voting age - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - county Oldham - Palestine - county Parke
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
13.06.2024 / 06:13

The Greater Manchester area where people are so unbothered some don't even know the voting age

Even with a biting wind whipping down Royton high street, shopkeepers are taking their lunch breaks outside, pensioners are milling about the park and parents with small kids are dodging between the shops on Market Square.

Congressional Baseball Game Disrupted By Pro-Palestine And Climate Activists - deadline.com - USA - Columbia - Israel - Palestine
deadline.com
13.06.2024 / 03:37

Congressional Baseball Game Disrupted By Pro-Palestine And Climate Activists

Two disruptions marred the annual Congressional Baseball Game last night in Washington, D.C.

Janet Jackson announces second London show with Wyclef Jean on 2024 ‘Together Again’ tour - www.nme.com - Britain - Paris - London - USA - Manchester - Birmingham - city Amsterdam - county New London
nme.com
11.06.2024 / 20:33

Janet Jackson announces second London show with Wyclef Jean on 2024 ‘Together Again’ tour

Janet Jackson has announced a second London date with Wyclef Jean on her ‘Together Again’ tour later this year.The music legend is bringing her ‘Together Again’ tour to 10 cities later this year, kicking off in Paris at the Accor Arena on September 25.From there, she’ll continue on to stops in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester, before heading back to mainland Europe and concluding at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on October 10.The new London date will take place on September 29, the day after the original London show.The singer’s UK and European leg of her ‘Together Again’ tour will mark her first UK performance since Glastonbury 2019.

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian shares thoughts on boycotts and the Israel and Palestine war - www.nme.com - USA - Israel - Palestine - city Sanction
nme.com
11.06.2024 / 20:33

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian shares thoughts on boycotts and the Israel and Palestine war

System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian has weighed in on the current situation in Palestine and the movement to boycott companies with ties to Israel.Hamas attacked Israel on October 7 in response to its occupation of Palestinian territories, killing 1,189 people. Israel’s ongoing operations in the interim have killed 37,702 Palestinians [via Al Jazeera].Recently, record labels, promoters and more have called for a cultural boycott of Israel through the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), an offshoot of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) which was behind the huge wave of drop-outs from The Great Escape, Latitude Festival and Download Festival this year.In an interview with NME about his new autobiography Down With The System, Tankian has given his take on current world events and the ongoing boycotts.

Joanne McNally and Alexandra Haddow lead comedians boycotting Latitude 2024 over Barclays sponsorship - www.nme.com - Israel - Palestine - county Suffolk
nme.com
11.06.2024 / 10:39

Joanne McNally and Alexandra Haddow lead comedians boycotting Latitude 2024 over Barclays sponsorship

Latitude 2024 due to the festival’s sponsorship with Barclays and its ties to Israel.They are the two leading names when it comes to the comedians who are boycotting this year’s edition of the event, and follow numerous musical acts who are refusing to perform while it is still sponsored by the bank.Joanne McNally announced her withdrawal from the festival last week, when she shared an update online. She was set to close the comedy tent at Latitude 2024, which will be held at Henham Park in Suffolk between July 25 and 28.“I’m getting messages today about me performing at Latitude when it’s being sponsored by Barclays,” she began on Instagram (via Goss.ie).

Scowl, Speed and Zulu drop out of Download Festival over Barclays sponsorship - www.nme.com - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
10.06.2024 / 20:35

Scowl, Speed and Zulu drop out of Download Festival over Barclays sponsorship

Scowl, Speed and Zulu have become the latest bands to pull out of Download 2024 over its partnership with Barclays and the bank’s ties to Israel.The news follows a similar move from Leeds hardcore band Pest Control who announced they would be pulling out earlier today (June 10), saying that they would not “take part in an event whose sponsor profits from facilitating a genocide.”In a statement posted to their social media, Scowl wrote: “We will not be playing Download fest this year due to Barclays Bank sponsorship of the event and Barclays’ connection to Israel and the genocide Israel is committing in Palestine.“Free Palestine!”They directed fans to the Bands Boycott Barclays campaign for more information and thanked Pest Control “for bringing this to our attention”.Meanwhile, Speed wrote on their social media accounts: “SPEED will no longer be playing Download Festival this Friday June 14 due to the recent news of Barclays Banks sponsorship of the event and their involvement in the war in Gaza.”Zulu announced they would be dropping out shortly after. In their statement, they said: “We will not be playing Download Festival as we just got word about Barclays Bank and their sponsorship of the fest.

Pest Control pull out of Download 2024 over Barclays sponsorship: “We cannot sacrifice the principles held by this band” - www.nme.com - county Isle Of Wight - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
10.06.2024 / 16:31

Pest Control pull out of Download 2024 over Barclays sponsorship: “We cannot sacrifice the principles held by this band”

Pest Control have pulled out of Download 2024 over its sponsorship with Barclays and the bank’s ties to Israel.The band took to their official Instagram to share a statement explaining why they would be boycotting the annual festival in Donnington. “We have made the decision to pull out of our upcoming shows at Download festival this week (Wednesday 12th June and Sunday 16th June),” began their statement.They explained that they are taking part in the boycott against Barclays bank who are sponsoring the music festival.

Record labels, promoters and more come together to call for cultural boycott of Israel - www.nme.com - Israel - Palestine - city Sanction
nme.com
09.06.2024 / 18:53

Record labels, promoters and more come together to call for cultural boycott of Israel

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).The campaign has called for the boycott amidst the ongoing developments in the Israel-Palestine conflict, which recently saw Israel carry out an airstrike operation in Rafah. The airstrike was estimated to have killed at least 37 people between May 27-28, according to The Associated Press.They also reported the attack caused several tents to catch fire, killing more residents in Rafah, which is home to thousands of displaced Palestinians from all over the Gaza Strip.Now, music organisations, labels and promoters such as Dark Entries, Techno Queers, Dweller, Noise Not Music, Night Slugs, 8-ball community, Gold Bolus Recordings, NYC Noise, FIST and many more have committed themselves to the boycott.PACBI is an offshoot of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), which was behind the huge wave of drop-outs from The Great Escape and Latitude Festival this year.

Who will play the big Glastonbury ‘TBA’ secret sets? Fans are guessing… - www.nme.com - Britain - Birmingham
nme.com
05.06.2024 / 00:05

Who will play the big Glastonbury ‘TBA’ secret sets? Fans are guessing…

Glastonbury Festival‘s famed secret sets this year, with 28 mystery acts yet to be revealed.After the Worthy Farm festival unveiled its stage times and a slew of new additions to its line-up including Tems, James, Jamie Webster, Soft Play (fka Slaves) Rachel Chinouriri and more, fans quickly spotted that there were gaps where secret sets would be taking place.One particularly significant gap was spotted on the Woodsies Stage at 6pm on Saturday. One act rumoured to fill that slot is Kasabian, who are gearing up to release their new album ‘Happenings’, with one fan pointing out that they had been sharing footage from Glastonbury on their socials in recent months.

Model Sisters Gigi And Bella Hadid To Donate $1 Million To Humanitarian Efforts In Gaza - deadline.com - Palestine
deadline.com
02.06.2024 / 09:19

Model Sisters Gigi And Bella Hadid To Donate $1 Million To Humanitarian Efforts In Gaza

Modelling sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid have pledged to donate $1m to support Palestinian relief efforts.

The four new UK driving laws coming into force from today - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Scotland - Birmingham
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
02.06.2024 / 07:15

The four new UK driving laws coming into force from today

Motorists are being alerted to four new driving laws that come into effect from today. The changes, which start from Saturday, June 1, could result in hefty fines for some drivers if ignored.

Gigi & Bella Hadid Donate $1 Million to Palestine Relief Efforts - www.justjared.com - Israel - Palestine
justjared.com
02.06.2024 / 03:17

Gigi & Bella Hadid Donate $1 Million to Palestine Relief Efforts

Gigi and Bella Hadid are showing their support for Palestinian families amid the unrest in the Middle East.

Bella and Gigi Hadid to donate $1M to Palestinian aid groups, including UN agency with alleged Hamas ties - nypost.com - USA - Israel - Palestine
nypost.com
01.06.2024 / 22:17

Bella and Gigi Hadid to donate $1M to Palestinian aid groups, including UN agency with alleged Hamas ties

Hollywood Reporter.In January, UNRWA announced it had fired nine of its 12 staffers who Israel alleged were involved in Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack that left roughly 1,200 dead, with another 253 kidnapped.A damning Israeli dossier, compiled through interrogations of Hamas terrorists and documents found in Gaza, estimated roughly 1,200 of UNRWA’s staffers had ties to Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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