An Amateur Against the Impossible

14th January 2013

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian and amateur pianist, set himself the seemingly impossible task of conquering Chopin’s Ballade in G Minor, described as ‘one of the hardest pieces in the repertoire’, in just one year. This video is a short introduction to his endeavour. PLAY IT AGAIN: An Amateur Against the Impossible, his full account of this inspiring and unbelievable feat, will be published by Jonathan Cape tomorrow.

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Pirates! Film Nominated for an Oscar

10th January 2013

A great start to 2013; Pirates! Band of Misfits, the Aardman film based on the brilliant Pirates! series, by Gideon Defoe, has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars 2013. Results will be announced at the official ceremony on the 24th February.

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