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Americans Love British Accents and James Bond

Britain has a long standing history and what comes with that history are a number of accomplishments and cultural heritage. There is a consistent fascination about British people their culture among Americans. America and England fought eight years in the Revolutionary war and America declared independence in 1776. There were several fights between American and England. However with time, they became friends and have been helping each other out in international affairs. So what is it about Britain and its people that fascinates Americans? Lets take a look. Well for... Read More

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Eurovision Song Contest

The 56th Eurovision song contest is to be held on May 10, 12 and 14, 2011 in the LTU arena in Dusseldorf. After last year’s contribution from the German interpreter Lena Meyer-Mandruth, Germany won the contest in Oslo. Basically, five countries are directly set up for the final round. This includes the host (Germany) and the rest of the so-called “Big Five”, which are the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and France. The remaining 38 participating countries compete in one of the semi-finals on May 10 and May 12 before the... Read More

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011 – Can Blue Make Us Proud?

The 56th Eurovision song contest is to be held on May 10, 12 and 14, 2011 in the LTU arena in Dusseldorf. After last year’s contribution from the German interpreter Lena Meyer-Mandruth, Germany won the contest in Oslo. Basically, five countries are directly set up for the final round. This includes the host (Germany) and the rest of the so-called “Big Five”, which are the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and France. The remaining 38 participating countries compete in one of the semi-finals on May 10 and May 12 before the... Read More

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How To Make a Union Jack Dress

The Union Jack dress popped on the screen by none other than the Spice Girls Geri Halliwell . The dress was blazing “Love for the UK”. This dress later went down in history as being one of the most expensive pieces of clothing auctioned off for a Children’s Cancer Charity. Geri Halliwell had her sister re-fabricate the dress on a quick idea. In years to follow it would become a huge costume choice and The Union Jack dress can be found on many costume websites. This is also a top... Read More

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BRIT Awards 2011 Nominees

The much anticipated 31st annual BRIT Awards are set to be held on Tuesday 15 February 2011 at The O2 Arena in London. The ceremony is rumoured to showcase a handful of new angles this year along with a fresh variety of musical talent. Highlighted changes in this year’s event include a brand new trophy design created by the acclaimed artist Vivienne Westwood and also for the first time in the affair’s history, the venue will not be located at its traditional setting at Earls Court, London. Invited to host... Read More

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BRIT Awards Nominees

The much anticipated 31st annual BRIT Awards are set to be held on Tuesday 15 February 2011 at The O2 Arena in London. The ceremony is rumoured to showcase a handful of new angles this year along with a fresh variety of musical talent. Highlighted changes in this year’s event include a brand new trophy design created by the acclaimed artist Vivienne Westwood and also for the first time in the affair’s history, the venue will not be located at its traditional setting at Earls Court, London. Invited to host... Read More

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Strictly Come Dancing or X Factor?

Nothing seems to make good entertainment like TV reality shows. Sitting in the comfort of our homes, we love to see the relative unknowns becomes favourites of the all the citizens of the British Union Jack. Two shows that are currently trying to edge each other out are Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) and X-Factor. SCD brings dancing professionals and celebrities together and is currently in its 8th season. The show is hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. Standing shoulder to shoulder with SCD in terms of TV ratings is... Read More

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My Visit to Whitby Gothic Weekend

Whitby Gothic Weekend is also referred to as Whitby. This festival takes place twice a year for Goths and this year, as usual it took place in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Upon arrival at the event my ticket was exchanged for a wristband. For those photographers amongst you, it is a wonderful music and photography event. But for me, it was all about learning from those with a Gothic lifestyle. This festival is known around the world and so it is considered to be the most popular gothic event. The... Read More

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Last Night of the Proms

The Proms is a massive event in England. The full name of the celebration is The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts. Every year, these concerts are presented on English television by the BBC. The event lasts eight weeks and consists of daily concerts. Most of these concerts are held at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, which is located in South Kensington, London. The history of these concerts would probably blow the mind of the average American. The concert series was started in 1895, and each season includes an average of seventy... Read More

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Geri Halliwell Union Jack Dress Scoops Award

Ever since Spice Girl Geri Halliwell debuted her iconic Union Jack dress at the 1997 BRIT Awards, we’ve all been living in a different world. One might even call it a Spice World. Regardless, Geri’s dress has remained her trademark and is forever associated with her time as a Spice Girl. Debut Because she was dissatisfied by the black Gucci dress that she was originally given to wear for the awards show, Geri had her sister make the flag cum outfit. In a move that placed the finery of the... Read More