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this is bbc news. the headlines at two: two minutes silence across the country — in memory of those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. the husband of a british woman held in prison in iran renews his call for a meeting with borisjohnson and to accompany the foreign secretary should he visit the country. donald trump has held brief informal talks with vladimir putin at the international summit of asia pacific nations in vietnam. lewis hamilton takes to twitter to condemn an attack at gun point in brazil last night on members of his world—championship team. and in half an hour here on bbc news, city of culture takes some of the world's greatest ballet dances back to hull, where they took their first dance steps.
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two minutes‘ silence has been observed around the country for armistice day. it marked the moment in 1918 when the fighting came to an end in the first world war. there were ceremonies at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire, and at the cenotaph on whitehall in london, from where our correspondent adina campbell reports. as the crowds gathered into whitehall to the sound of the pipes, looming in front of them the stark cenotaph war memorial, a sobering reminder of the many lives lost in conflict. big ben was also heard chiming, despite being silent for the last three months, due to repair work.
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big ben chimes. shortly after the two minutes‘ silence, thousands of people watched on as pipes and drums from the london scottish regiment marched through whitehall in a captivating display. i thought it was really emotional because so many people died. yes. it's a very good way to pay respects. i've been thinking about the memorial coming back in 1920, thinking about the families that lined the streets here and how important having the mow merials in memorials in this country must have been to the widows and children. today's events has been a chance for many people to remember those who
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fought and what they fought for. adina campbell, bbc news. our correspondent phil mackie is at the national memorial arboretum in satffordshire. he witnessed the ceremony there this morning and sent us this a short time ago. it was a moving service, as it always is here at the national memorial arboretum, which you may forget has only been here for ten years, but it now has become an integral part of our annual collaborations, both today on armistice day and tomorrow for remembrance sunday. you can see lots of people have come and to gather lay wreaths, you have got the various statues and in the back the obelisk, which is the centrepiece, which was lit up beautifully in the sunshine at 11am. two people who have come in since that service are alan and glyn who've come from mid—wales? north wales. you've come a long way. you served in the royal welch fusiliers, didn't you? how long ago was that and how long were you in for? in the ‘80s. many years ago. where did you serve? everywhere.
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northern ireland 7 yeah. why did you come here and feel like it was worth making the pilgrimage, which i suppose it is? there is a lot of names of royal welch fusiliers on these plaques over the years. i've been before and i'll come again. do you have particular individuals in mind when you come to an event like this? family members. because you come for a military family, like so many people do. you have had people in previous generations who fought. do you think armistice day, remembrance sunday, is still very important, notjust for your generation, my generation, but for younger ones as well? everyone. i think everybody should remember them, remember everyone. alan, you did not serve but you have come as well, you have, along with glyn. yeah, we come from the same village.
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i live in the lower half, which is a small village but in the world wars we had some service men here. they are not in this one but we have a few names up and down there. have you found them? no, we haven't found them. i found the regiment, which is most important. one of the things i often see when people come here is they scan the walls and amongst hundreds of thousands of names, it's quite hard to find the ones you're looking for. i am pleased that i found the regiment that i'm looking for. for somebody who is not for a military background, why do you think today is such an important day? for me, personally, i'd like to say it is for, i have come here for my family as well. my father and grandfather were in the first and second world war. the i have not been in it but ijust wa nted the i have not been in it but ijust wanted to find out more over at everything, really. what do you think of the place? fantastic. it
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should be on the school curriculum, to bring the children here. should be on the school curriculum, to bring the children herei should be on the school curriculum, to bring the children here. i know they do locally. i understand that but from where we come from i do not think they do. thanks very much. lots and lots of people now coming around and even more tomorrow. the service today was restricted to invited guests only so they have just opened it up to the public and tomorrow is more of a public event. next year at the centenary of the end of world war i will be either massive event, armistice day and remembrance sunday be on the same day and this will be a huge event, as there will be across the world. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran is asking for an urgent meeting with the foreign secretary. it follows remarks by borisjohnson, which suggested nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe had been in iran training journalists when she was arrested. herfamily insist she was on holiday. this morning, richard ratcliffe told bbc breakfast her ordeal was taking a huge toll on his wife. what she's been through is just
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awful and the process of cruelty and isolation and manipulation and threatening her, and at a point she was so traumatised she couldn't walk. obviously, the physical consequences of that, but the psychological consequences. sometimes on the phone she's 0k, sometimes she's really down. president trump held talks with president putin at the sidelines of an international summit of asia pacific nations. one of the subjects they discussed was russia's alleged meddling in the us 2016 elections, which president putin continues to deny. a short time ago, our correspondent aleem maqbool sent us this update from vietnam. yes, it absolutely has been a huge issue back in the states and, as soon as people find out that the two leaders were going to be at the summit together, of course, all eyes were on donald trump and vladimir putin and it appears they wanted to keep their meetings out of the eye of the media as much as they could but donald trump admitted on air force one to journalists
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that they had brief conversations. when asked if he brought up russian interference in the us election, he said he had and that vladimir putin had said he did not meddle. donald trump said he believed the russian president and said he felt vladimir putin had been very insulted by the accusations. donald trump said he thought the whole story was concocted by his political opponents and that is precisely what mr putin said when leaving the summit as well. if either of them think that means the story is going to go away, of course, they are very much mistaken because the usjustice department investigation goes on. 11 countries from across the pacific region have agreed to press ahead with a major free trade agreement, despite the deal being ditched by the united states. it comes after president trump took his "america first" message to the region and made it quite clear to leaders the us would no longer tolerate what he called
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chronic trade abuses. jonathan head reports. apec has always been a celebration of this region's prosperity. leaders representing more than half the global economy talking about how they can do even better. but this year, there was a spoiler. president trump came with a different message — that the us no longer wants to lead on free trade. in fact, he wants to withdraw from regional evers which he says are unfair to america. we are not going to let the united states be taken advantage of any more. that hasn't stopped the 11 remaining countries in the trans—pacific partnership, the trade pact president trump pulled out of earlier this year. they vowed to push ahead without the united states. the member government say they'll continue to pursue trade liberalisation, but without the
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americans, the largest economy in apec and always its driving force, there have to be doubts about how far free trade can progress in this region. but there are even bigger doubts over president trump's new strategy of only negotiating with individual countries. he may get slightly better deals. china is already making some concessions. but, the us is losing its place as the most influential power in the region. jonathan head, bbc news, da nang, vietnam. police are searching for the owner of a stolen vehicle after a woman was killed in a crash in west sussex. the car had failed to stop for police moments before the incident on the a21; in horsham. let's talk to our correspondent simonjones whojoins me now from horsham. what more can you tell us mac?
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in the crash happened at 2:30pm yesterday. the 70—year—old woman driving her ford fiesta down that stretch of road behind me was hit by a stolen black mercedes. she was declared dead at the scene. she also had a passenger in her car, a friend, she escaped with minor injuries. she was taken to hospital —— hospital and subsequently released. the driver of the stolen mercedes ran off and there was a police hunt for home involving the helicopter and sniffer dogs but they found no trace of him. police believe he may have tried to flag down a lift from other vehicles after the crash. the police first spotted the stolen mercedes and another stolen mercedes 11 minutes before the crash. the police tried to stop both cars but neither of
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them stopped, the driver of the second mercedes made of and crashed into a hedge. the police say they have arrested an 18—year—old man on suspicion of burglary. officers have described what happened here as a tragedy and offering support to the family of the 70—year—old woman who died. at the time of the crash the mercedes were not been preceded by the officer but what has happened has been referred to the independent police complaints commission as a matter of course. one of the latest hollywood figures to be accused of sexual harassment has admitted that all the allegations against him are true. five women have made claims against the american comedian louis ck. he's expressed remorse for his actions, as our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. be warned this report contains flash photography. another hollywood figure accused of sexual misconduct. but to louis ck admits he did it.
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the new york times first reported the claims of five women who said he subjected them to various acts of indecency, and two of his accusers say it happened in his hotel room in a comedy festival in 2002. in a statement, the comedian said the stories were true and he was now aware of the extent of the impact of his actions. he said the power i had over these women is that they admired me, and i wielded that power irresponsibly. he adds: the statement doesn't include an apology to the women. hi, everybody. nice to see you all. what's up? louis ck is best known as a stand—up comedian. he is also a successful writer, producer and actor. hollywood's response to the allegations against him
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has been swift. his latest film, due to be released next week, has been scrapped. he has been dropped by several tv networks and netflix has cancelled plans to a stand—up special. the streaming service cited the comedian‘s "unprofessional and unacceptable behaviour with female colleagues". the american goalkeeper, hope solo, has accused former, fifa president sepp blatter, of sexual harrassment. the world cup winner said mr blatter groped her moments before they went on stage at the ballon d'or event in 2013. a spokesman for mr blatter has described the accusation as "absurd". the headlines on bbc news: a two—minute silence has been observed around the country for armistice day. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran said he hopes to meet borisjohnson "as soon as possible". donald trump has held brief informal talks with vladimir putin
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at the international summit of asia pacific nations in vietnam. the bbc understands that the labour mp, kerry mccarthy, will submit letters to party officials on monday which she says show she received "unwa nted attention" from her fellow labour mp, kelvin hopkins. mr hopkins is currently suspended from the party, following accusations of inappropriate behaviour, which he denies. here's our political correspondent, iain watson. kerry mccarthy says she is speaking out to support the young labour activist ava etemadzadeh, who alleged hopkins had acted inappropriately towards her after a meeting at essex university four years ago. kelvin hopkins is currently suspended by the labour party while those allegations, which he denies, are investigated. kerry mccarthy is not making a new formal
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complaint. instead, she is submitting information which she believes could be helpful for the ava etemadzadeh. she says she first suffered unwanted attention from mr hopkins in 1994, and more recently, she received a letter in which he described as a very attractive woman and confided he had a dream about her. she is submitting this letter to the labour enquiry on monday. in a statement, kelvin hopkins describes kerry mccarthy as a long—term friend and says he is disappointed she appears to have gone to the press rather than telling him that she was unhappy. let's talk to our political correspondent emma va rdy. kelvin hopkins is already suspended from the party because of those previous allegations. do you know why kerry mccarthy, the latest mp, has come forward with these accusations now? it is believed she saw this young labour activist, ava
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etemadzadeh, spell out her own claims about kelvin hopkins's behaviour and kerry mccarthy wanted to reveal her own experiences and she did this, she said, to support ava etemadzadeh and investigation. kerry mccarthy has said since ava etemadzadeh spoke out she has seen her come under attack from what she called misguided and in some cases malicious individuals. and that is another factor that helped to make her mind up. kerry mccarthy says she has been to seek the chief whip and the labour leader's office but said they did not know before this point. she has obviously given it some thought because she is a labour mp and has worked closely with kelvin hopkins in the past so by making these accusations it is not something that will be comfortable for her, the party or all sorts of relationships at this point in time. she addresses that and says in her
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statement, i do not relish being in the public eye over this but the decision to speak out is not a difficult one to make in the circumstances. members of lewis hamilton's formula one team have been robbed at gunpoint in brazil. a minibus carrying the mercedes technical staff was stopped as they left the interlagos circuit in sao paulo. a spokesperson for the team says valuables were taken but everyone is safe and uninjured. hamilton tweeted about the incident, saying formula 1 needed to do more to keep teams safe. on the line is the formula 1 commentatorfor bbc on the line is the formula 1 commentator for bbc five live. or as hamilton clearly very angry at what has happened. it's a scenario that happens quite often in brazil. jenson button experienced the same thing himself. there is a particular set of traffic lights on the way out of the circuit where this kind of
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thing is prevalent and last night the teams were leaving after dark. the brazilian authorities have put ina lot the brazilian authorities have put in a lot of police this year but when the teams are leaving at laying pm at night, things can get slightly sketchy. we heard all the build—up in the —— running up to the real olympics last year. lewis hamilton says formula 1 needs to do more to protect teams, one wonders what he has in mind. that is the problem. there are ten teams in sao paulo, around 300 journalists, so sao paulo, around 300 journalists, so five or 600 people making up the eve ryo ne so five or 600 people making up the everyone group travelling around the world and they will all be staying in different places around the city so formula 1 and the circuit itself can do all they can end the perimeter of the actual venue, but if you have teams staying ten miles in that direction or ten miles in
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that direction there is only a certain amount formula 1 can do. short of not going to result in a more. how large a team doesn't lewis hamilton travel with? the actual mercedes team is around 100 people on the site, lewis hamilton, when he finished his driving would have spoken to his engineers and then left the circuit around 6pm. but it is the mechanics and engineers that would have stayed at the circuit longer, doing all the dirty work, i suppose, while hamilton is back in his hotel and it is them leaving late at night which would have caused the problems. jack, many thanks for that update. almost 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms failed to go off in residential fires in england in the past year, according to new figures. the local government association is warning people to check their smoke alarms in the run—up to winter, when the number of serious fires usually goes up.
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dan johnson reports. the images can be hard—hitting, and the message is familiar. but it appears it's still not getting through. figures show that in house fires last year, 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms go off. for mains—powered fire alarms, the rate was more than 20%. there is a claim that more than one in five households never test their smoke alarms. one in ten households do not even have one fitted. check your fire alarms and smoke alarms at home. check the batteries are working. check they are in a suitable position where it's actually going to help you. make sure you have at least one on each floor of your house. that is the key message. we have seen too many smoke alarms and too many fire alarms which haven't done theirjob because people haven't either placed them in the correct position, or checked their batteries. with more boilers and heat is being turned on in colder weather, this is a reminder that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide
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detectors are tried and tested and proven to work. britain is the most obese country in western europe. that's the claim from the organisation for economic co—operation and development. its annual report says 27% of the british population is officially obese — and that levels are rising faster than in any other developed nation. health organisations say the findings are sobering. a lynx which escaped from a small zoo near aberystwyth has been killed. the animal disappeared at the end of last month, prompting a huge search. the local council says that despite "exhaustive efforts" to recapture her, she'd become a risk to the public, as bernard wilson reports. the eurasian lynx, named lilith, is thought to have leapt over an electric fence at borth wild animal kingdom. zoo staff began a hunt for her along with police and officials from ceredigion council.
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there were a number of sightings, and at one point it was thought she was hiding in bushes near the zoo, but she evaded capture. last night the council released a statement, saying the lynx had strayed into a populated area and it had been necessary to act decisively. it added the animal had been destroyed humanely and the safety of the public was paramount. the zoo has been closed since the animal's escape. a two minutes' silence has been observed to commemorate those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. poppies form an important part of armistice day events and have been a symbol of respect and remembrance since the end of the first world war. while the money raised from selling poppies goes towards helping injured servicemen and women, so does the act of simply making them in the first place. ali fortescue has been to the poppy factory in london, to meet some of the team. i served with staffordshire.
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they are the faces behind the poppy production line, the disabled veterans who prepare all year for this weekend's remembrance day. how long does it take to make one of these? you want to see how it takes? it's not as easy as it looks. it makes you forget about all the bad stuff. i used to run for the army. i injured myself. i had to reinvent myself. i left the army and ended up homeless for a little while. and has this helped you? more than helped me, yes. i have got my self—confidence back. i am beating you here. it is a wonderful way of providing ability and structure.
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that is very important when summer has health conditions, be that mental or physical health conditions. they make a whopping 7.5 million poppies. they also make 950,000 symbols like these crosses as well as 136,000 wreaths. it can be challenging going back into civilian life. you have to work on time and find your way. it can be challenging. about two or three years ago i was paralysed on the left—hand side. everything just kind of, your skills and everything just fades. my life was upside down. a year on from that, to be here, it's amazing. the field of remembrance is the culmination of a year of hard
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work at the factory. 17,000 crosses made by soldiers for soldiers and find every cross, a life lost in the first world war. it's amazing. never should we forget the guys who went before us. these guys that fought before we joined up, if it wasn't for them, we would not be standing here. that's what it means to me. the poppy factory says at least 17,000 disabled veterans are out of work today. time for a look at the weather. the cold is established in the northern half of the country will push southwards by tomorrow morning. we still have some rain in south wales
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and southern england, swimming more heavy for a time this evening. more widespread showers in northern and western scotland. and then towards the london area by the end of the night. clear spells but chilly, northern england and scotland will see what to icy patches. early showers in south—east england tomorrow cleared away, some continue in wales and northern scotland but becoming more frequent along the north sea coast with gusts of wind of 250 mph and possibly some hail stones. but for most places it will bea stones. but for most places it will be a dry patch every day —— 50 mph. monday begins with the widespread frost but by tuesday it will be more cloudy but more mild. hello. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 2:30pm. a two—minute silence has been observed around the country for armistice day. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran said he hopes to meet borisjohnson "as soon as possible". president trump says the russian leader, vladimir putin, has assured him he "didn't meddle" in last year's election. lewis hamilton says some of his team were attacked at gunpoint in brazil last night. now on bbc news, a special programme from britain's city of culture, hull. welcome to autumn in the city of culture. summer might be over but the culture keeps coming. this huge new art installation is the latest.
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it fits in with the turner prize in town. we have the biggest uk spoken word poetry festival which has attracted a hollywood star as well as fresh new talent. some of the world's finest ballet dancers come back to town. so many amazing dancers have come from hull, it is quite incredible. we go behind the scenes as the turner prize moves from london to hull. we will see what the public think of the short—listed artists. look at the bum cheeks on that. it should be piled high and set alight. hello and welcome to the show.
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this is a huge new art installation being installed here in front of parliament. front of hull minster. this is one of many venues taking part in the festival. kate tempest has just finished rehearsing. she is one of the headline acts here. this festival is called contains strong language, four days and 60 acts and if you thought poetry was just sonnets, think again. i went last night and it was incredible. but it was more than that. you have the stars of poetry like simon armitage to hollywood stars like jeremy irons.
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hello from hull. this year we host the biggest festival of poetry and spoken word. swerving into solitude of skies and scarecrows. between the shores. i have been known to write a few. it is a rich tradition in lancashire to turn up at a wedding with a ditty but i wouldn't put myself in the class of the great writers that i am reading this week in any way shape or form. they have been sent to fry us. it is exciting to see the hull accent and language taking its place on a global stage. being black and academic doesn't match your
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perspective. you are sparkly like the wit of your mind. so much there. you can't have a poetry festival without the legend that is the punk poetjohn cooper clarke. he was an absolute gent and he took time out to share tips about how to be a poet. the doorbell used to say ding—dong but now it bursts out in to song. could i be wrong? have i fallen in love with my wife? you are the big boss... the ramrod, the head honcho. the boss of all bosses. of poetry. i am going to ask you a favour, can you give me some advice because i will be on the open mic stage performing one of my poems. i'm glad you asked me that. i am only too pleased to help. number one, dress carefully.
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i nearly died of a broken heart, i haven't seen my wife four days. you obviously in your casuals now. the thing is, you have got to feel comfortable, but also maintain an aura of authority. be sharp and give them something to look at, maybe a shirt and jacket. you have to cut some kind of silhouette. we are getting up to point number two now, find a comfortable vocal pitch. let me be your vacuum cleaner, breathing in your dust, let me be morris marina, i will never rust. if you like your coffee hot, let me be your coffee pot. i want to be yours. you will be talking to them in between poems and discussing what is coming
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up and thanking them for their applause, but when you are talking to them it is conversation and you have a mic and it is conversational, but when you are snapping to a poem, that is a number so you are not using the same pitch. number three, don't be too chummy. merchandise, available in the lobby, oh, yes, it is there in the lobby. you could pay less for a t—shirt. i'll be honest with you. not too much back and forth. the whole show involves speech so you will become all too accessible so you don't want to get involved. you know, people feel it incumbent upon them to comment upon what you are doing. it is not a conversation, is it? not a conversation. you are there to tell a story. you must nip that in the bud. i could chew the fat all night but there is the ticket price to consider.
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so we have dress carefully, find a comfortable vocal pitch, don't get too chummy. they are the three golden rules. thank you very much. hopefully you might be there to see me in action. i will be there to see how carefully you have dressed. don't miss out. kingston—upon—hull. with advice like that, i will be a professional performance poet in no time. why not? hull has a great reputation for poetry. it is also great in producing ballet dancers. some of the finest in the country took their first lessons here in hull. they have returned here with the royal ballet for the gala opening of the hull new theatre. they dance with some of the world's best ballet companies.
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in september, they made a triumphant homecoming, performing in a special one—off gala in the city where they took their very first ballet steps. this is where you took your first ballet lesson? yes, i was eight years old. xander parish now lives in russia after being the first british person to dance for the mariinsky ballet company. on a rare trip home he went back to his childhood ballet school, which he left more than 20 years ago. shall we go in and see your old dance teacher? no let's go. vanessa. lovely to have you back. it has been a long time. hasn't changed. since i was last there. i get older but the studios remain the same. i used to stand here on the bar.
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your little legs shaking like that. they have got a lot stronger since then. i know, you have come a long way since. vanessa hooper and her mother taught a string of children who have made careers in ballet. andrew mcnichol as a choreographer and at birmingham royal ballet michael o'hare is a ballet master. at the royal ballet there are two ballerinas as well as the man in charge. each generation has its dancers from hull. vanessa and her mum before really knew how to engage with the young dancers, and give them a sense of purpose, taking it seriously and professionally. there are hundreds of these schools around the country,
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but i don't think many have this track record. to celebrate that, kevin o'hare has brought some former students together to rehearse for a hull gala show. demelza parish will be dancing a new piece. i never thought i would be performing back in hull because we don't do regional tours with the royal ballet so i did not think i would ever be coming back to perform and it feels like a once—in—a—lifetime kind of really. once—in—a—lifetime kind of event, really. it is gala night and inside xander parish is among the dancers getting ready to perform. this theatre has a special place for me because it is where i did my first performance in the pickwick papers
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as a street urchin. yes, i was a young kid, i was eight or nine, eight i think. that was what got me hooked on performing. whenever i say i am from hull i get a similar reaction because there are so many people from hull and i don't understand how so many amazing dancers have come from hull, it is quite incredible. theatre seats were sold out and 5000 others watched on big screens in a nearby park. after the show the dancers boarded a bus and got ready to surprise them by appearing in person for the curtain call. the theatre looked amazing and the dancers were incredible and then to see so many people out here was really thrilling. so many dancers who took their first ballet steps in hull have made huge leaps towards the top of their profession. the gala show brought some
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of them back to where their journey began. later we will hear from an oscar winner, jeremy irons, who has come to the city to celebrate hull in poetry. we will find out how you move the world's most talked about art show from london to the city of culture. first, take a look at everything we have been up to in the past few months. the tenth annual freedom festival for hull celebrated william wilberforce, the anti—slavery campaigner, with over 200 events. there were live performances and pop up surprises and a lecture from kofi annan, the former un secretary general. to paraphrase william wilberforce, we may choose to look the other way, but we can never say again that we did not know. there have been more brilliant theatre premiers, in including a play byjohn godber and the adaption of
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a novel a short history of tractors in ukrainian. there was a celebration of mick ronson and his journey from a hull housing estate to rock stardom as the guitarist for david bowie. an old office block was turned into a 1980s south korean police station. it was one of the best but creepiest things i have done each year. if i don't make it out, tell my mum and my dad and my sisters are my brothers that you cannot touch my stuff. on the 1st of october, hundreds of iconic cream phone boxes rang simultaneously and the people who answered spoke to a character from the year 2097. the hull future is the subject of five sci—fi films that run alongside an interactive app. we are now well in to the fourth season of hull 2017
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that runs from october to december. highlights include these photographs by olivia arthur and martin parr, capturing the essence of what makes hull unique. a new play by maxine peake will tell the story of a woman who campaign for safe conditions for trawlermen and as the year draws to a close there are more large—scale art installations in store, including a light show involving robotic art. so much good stuff so far but one of the highlights of the year is still to come. in december the stage will disappear and this will be the venue for giving out the turner prize. tell us how to get the most prestigious art show out of london and into hull? i have been finding out. some love it, some hate it, but pretty much everyone has an opinion on the annual turner prize. over the years the competition has become notorious. the works like the pickled
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cows from damien hirst and an unmade bed from tracey emin, and then lights going on and off and some have asked if it is really art. this year the turner prize has grown up a bit. changing the rules means that two of the artists are over 50 and the techniques are more traditional, printmaking and photography and painting and the subject matter is more political. one thing that started to take me down this road was the idea of someone forgetting where they were. there are people from the caribbean or the rest of the world in britain but they could not forget where they were, they had to be constantly aware. the painter hurvin anderson is one of four short listed artists
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vying for the praise. vying for the prize. andrea buttner is a print maker from germany and exploring issues like shame and begging. there are hardly any artists who have researched this iconography of the beggar. it is important for me and coming from my interest in shame there is a discourse of poverty in art. lubaina himid pencil crockery newspapers and looks at black identity. sometimes the pattern is on the newspaper to give the black person a kind of talisman to balance up what the text, which is often juxtaposed from quite another story, is doing to undermine that black person. finally rosalind nashashibi is showing two films. everything i shoot is on 16 millimetre up until now. it is not that i am thinking it is the style or looks a certain way, it is more that it captures a certain
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liveliness in the image. when there is a permanent state of crisis and war, there are things that are not seen. the actual human beings are lost. every other year the turner prize travels out of london and this year it has come to the city of culture. how do you move this hugely popular show from tate britain to a small, regional gallery? i went behind—the—scenes as an army of curators and technicians and builders got to work. you might think that getting ready for the showjust involve taking down the old art and giving the walls a lick of paint, but take a look at this. getting ready for the turner prize is a full on construction project. the turner prize co—creator showed me around as they built two proper cinemas to show the films of rosalind nashashibi.
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we want people to feel comfortable and spend time to watch the whole film. sometimes you are on an uncomfortable bench in the room is too cold and the sound is bad and we wanted to eradicate all of that and immerse people in the film. there was a lot of painting to do before the real paintings came in but even that is more complicated than you think. a lot of people who come in and see the show will not realise that all the walls are different shades of white. how many test pots have you gone through? hundreds of them. we were joking about 50 shades of artistic grey! each artist worked with the curators to install their exhibitions and for lubaina himid, showing outside of london has proved no less stressful than being in the capital. the pressure in hull or a city that is not a capital, the pressure is real people, people that
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you actually have seen in the shopping area are going to be in here looking at this work, just by taking six steps in. that is a huge pressure, whereas in london it is some other intangible thing. then there is the pressure of thejudging. in december we will find out which of these four artists will take away the turner prize. since the exhibition came to hull people have lined up to see it. what do the locals think? i think it is good and it has a good contrast between modern art and oldish art. it is lovely to see paint used so well. they are very painterly and the colour is amazing. i like the colours of them and how they are different colours of green and stuff. it is not what i would have expected
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for the turner prize. i have looked around about here and i thought it was going to make the bed by tracey emin like a masterpiece. no merit whatsoever. it should be piled high, set alight and let the roaring flames go up to the sky. that would be art. amateur art critics from all over have been having their say including the voice of puppets. i do not understand how people get famous off this art, i don't understand. this one here, the bum cheeks on that, what for? proof of identity? but what do you think about the art? you might be speechless
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like that puppet, you might love it, you might hate it, but whatever you think about the turner prize, you are right. we are back at contains strong language and kate tempest is on stage. for a rising star she has accomplished so much. the winner of the ted hughes poetry prize and a mercury prize nominee. one of the other highlights of the festival has been this, poetry written in or about hull and read by two actors. i, by the tide of humber would complain.
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he is one of the few actors to excel on the stage and the small and big screen, winning a tony and an emmy and an oscar. do i know you? he is still making hollywood blockbusters but he always has time for a bit of poetry. i love being introduced to new poets, which i have been in this poem. i knew philip larkin but i didn't know some of the poets i am reading in this. stevie smith of course. do you write anything yourself? no. i used to. when i was 14 i did. i am worried about my shirt, very worried indeed. i think it is too short for my trousers and a safety pin is what i need. there is a gap in the middle, it's not that i mind, it'sjust that i think it lacks taste. i'm sure they would be happy together.
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i am not sure of their sex but i think they would make a good man and wife. it would be so simple indeed to fix them together for companionship's sake, yes, safety pins just what i need. marvellous and well remembered! rather surprised myself actually. you mentioned before about philip larkin and andrew marvell, who is the best? i never compere, i never compare lovers, poets, music, it isjust difference. i am glad we do not have oscars for poets, it is ridiculous enough for actors but for poets it would be stupid because it is about communication. whenever you read a poem, you will get it differently to you and that is the glory of it. whenever i get a bad review i think, yes, but somebody might have liked it. younger people are getting involved in poetry, what
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you think of that? i think it is fantastic. i did a lot of reading the josephine hart was trying to get poetry into schools but i think rap has got a lot to do with it. so much of the time kids spend in this ridiculous shortened language on facebook and twitter and all of that, that actually they are beginning to have fun with language. researchers found that you have the perfect male voice. can you give us some tips on how to deliver a poem perfectly? i recently did a lot of elliott. for radio 4. yes, and as an actor you try to be the connection between the writer and listener and not get in the way. that is what i try to do with poetry, not perform, but actually work as a communicator of the writer's ideas. i say to people when
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they are listening to elliott, which is very long, if you nod off, that is fine because he says for instance that it is often in that half dream state between waking and sleeping that you are really open to influences. you read philip larkin‘s poetry today. has hull improved since he wrote his verse? i am so ashamed of what i have got to say. i have been in hull for the first time in my life for about three hours. you've only seen this room? i am not someone tojudge hull but i am intrigued by the affection people have for it. you have to extend your stay!
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thank you for spending 2a hours within hull. has been a real pleasure and i think i will have to come back. that is all from us tonight. we will be back with a very special episode, looking back at the whole of the year for hull as city of culture. it is nearly over, it is so sad. if you want your cultural fix you can head over to this website. goodbye. coal have had some sunshine today, so many of us have had a blue sky today. -- hull. this is the view from somerset. it has perked up in the last couple of hours but it will be wetter again under this area of cloud, especially in the south—west
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of england. as we go through the night, some heavier rain will rush along the southern counties of england. a few showers becoming more numerous. chilly over the hills of northern england and scotland for some frost, and some icy patches. cold ear is across the northern half of the uk, and it will complete its journey south towards the end of the night and into remembrance sunday. in the morning sun showers affecting england and into northern scotland, but many of us will have some sunshine. threat of showers increasing at the cenotaph in the morning, and elsewhere across the uk it will be a chilly breeze. this is how it looks at 11am. the showers clearing away, and will become more
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numerous along the north sea coast. some stray showers on the breeze through the north and east of ireland. coming into scotland, still delivering some snow over the higher ground. it will be a windy day tomorrow across the uk. as i mentioned earlier, the showers are more numerous into the afternoon, and this is probably where we will find the strongest winds. most of us will have a sunny remembrance sunday, but temperatures are down. single figures, feeling chillier in the wind, and away from the north sea coast which stay wintry and showery, there will be a widespread frost developing. sought a cold, frosty start to monday, with wet whether moving in. after the cold start to the week it will turn milder as the week goes on, with a
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lot of cloud around and some rain from tuesday onwards —— and some rain, but from tuesday onwards, not very much. this is bbc news. the headlines at three: bells chime two minutes silence across the country — in memory of those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. the british woman charged with drug smuggling in egypt has now been referred to a criminal court for trial. the husband of a british lewis hamilton takes to twitter to condemn an attack at gun point in brazil last night on members of his world—championship team. donald trump has held brief informal talks with vladimir putin at the international summit of asia pacific nations in vietnam. the husband of a british woman held in prison in iran renews his call for a meeting with borisjohnson and to accompany the foreign secretary should
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he visit the country. and in half an hour here on bbc news — click goes to shenzhen in china — once the centre for consumer electronic goods, and now hoping
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