Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Gymnastics - Artistic - Women's Vault - Qualification - Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan - July 25, 2021. Kim Bui of Germany, Pauline Schaefer of Germany and Elisabeth Seitz of Germany are seen in their unitards REUTERS/Mike Blake The German women's gymnastics team made headlines this summer during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers with their … [Read more...] about Sexualisation in sport or functionality: Why German gymnasts made headlines with their unusual competition attire
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Miss Ireland contestants who are to take part in the final of Miss Ireland 2021 on September 5th have been unveiled at Killua Castle in County Westmeath. The overall winner will take part in the 70th Miss World festival which will take place on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico in December this year. Pictured Pamela Uba - ?Miss Galway 25 years of age from Galway City … [Read more...] about Miss Galway Pamela Uba makes history as the first ever black ‘Miss Ireland’
Town hall theatre Medicine 2nd - 18th Sep Galway International Arts Festival and Landmark Productions are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by Enda Walsh. Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience: actors are interrupted by crew members, technical … [Read more...] about What’s on this September?
By Stephen Holland The Mole Agent is a 2020 documentary directed by Maite Alberdi. It tells the story of an 84-year-old man named Sergio who is hired by a private investigator to go undercover in a nursing home in Chile. What starts as a quirky take on hardboiled detective fiction turns into a profound meditation on isolation and loneliness. The private investigator has … [Read more...] about The Mole Agent review
On her first acting credit Thandiwe Newton’s name was misspelled. It remained that way in every acting role she had for the next three decades. Her Zimbabwean name was anglicised by the film industry, against her will. Women in the film industry face challenges, to say the least. For women of colour the industry is even more brutal. Thandiwe recently recalled turning down a … [Read more...] about What’s in a name? Quite a lot