According to an article in todays Sunday Times newspaper, Sienna will also be involved in this new Belarus Free Theatre charitable event, taking place at the Old Vic Theatre in London on December 5th. I haven’t seen anything online confirming this, but hopefully the Sunday Times article is correct. I’ll keep you posted on this!
Internationally acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) will present a hard-hitting double bill of Numbers and Discover Love at the Young Vic with Jude Law, Ian McKellen and Samuel West all making guest appearances at the event on 5 December 2010.
Taking place just two weeks before the Belarusian presidential election on 19 December, the one-off event is part of Index on Censorship’s campaign to highlight the appalling state of free expression in Belarus and a show of solidarity for BFT from the UK arts community.
Belarus Free Theatre stages underground and uncensored performances to draw attention to the problems faced in Europe’s last dictatorship. Although banned in their home country where they perform in secrecy, the company has established a global reputation of artistic excellence with supporters include Tom Stoppard and Mick Jagger.
Belarus Free Theatre will present Discover Love, the love story of Irina Krasovskaya and her husband Anatoli Krasovsky, a supporter of the Belarusian democratic forces who was abducted and disappeared in Belarus in 1999, and Numbers, a piece which uses physicality, sound and projections to illustrate statistics detailing the bleak reality of the country’s oppressive regime.
Founded by human rights activists Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Koliada, Belarus Free Theatre have been presenting translated classics and original work internationally since May 2005. The company’s work, presented by director Vladimir Scherban has included 4:48 Psychosis, Being Harold Pinter, Generations Jeans and Eleven Vests.
In 2007, during a performance of Edward Bond’s Eleven Vests, Belarusian special forces burst into the theatre arresting actors and audience members. Despite being outlawed for their involvement with BFT, their members have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the realities of Belarus’ regime among artistic and political communities worldwide.
Index on Censorship is one of the world’s leading organisations promoting free expression. The organisation was founded as a magazine in 1972 when writers, journalists and artists, took to the page to defend the human right of free expression in the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries.
Index on Censorship’s campaign to highlight the state of free expression in Belarus has seen prominent figures from across the UK signing a petition calling upon the President of Belarus to respect fundamental human rights. Signatories include Jeremy Irons, Juliet Stevenson, Dominic Cooke and Neil Bartlett.
Find some more information here.
Better known for her love life than her film work, Sienna Miller was given a chance to prove her serious acting credentials by Kevin Spacey, who cast her in a leading role in a charity show tomorrow at the Old Vic theatre, of which he is the artistic director.
Mandrake can disclose that Miller has, however, left the Hollywood star in the lurch. “Let’s just say it went down like a lead balloon, as Kevin had personally championed her,” I am told.
The actress’s spokesman confirms: “Very sadly, she had to pull out due to a clash of dates and she’s extremely disappointed not to be able to be involved.” She is said to have flown to Los Angeles to play a drug addict in the film Yellow.
The Sun.co.uk reports that Sienna has agreed to appear in a new music video for The Hours’ It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish single. Sienna previously starred as a disturbed patient in the video for See The Light. It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish is The Hours’ first US release, so the appearance of international face Sienna Miller is sure to be a boost for them. The video is directed by Tony Kaye and features art direction from Damien Hirst.
Hopefully we’ll get to see the video soon!
Blake Lively is on the cover of Vogue’s “Best Dressed” special-edition issue (see cover here) wearing a plunging gold dress from Reed Krakoff’s spring 2011 collection, her arm a bit awkwardly splayed out to the side. The issue also features Michelle Obama, Jessica Biel, Lady Gaga, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Angelina Jolie, all of whom have appeared on the cover of Vogue except Gaga.
If anyone can provide Sienna Online with scans of Sienna from this issue then please get in touch! We’d be very happy 😀
Harry Potter beauty Emma Watson has been named the Sexiest British Actress Under 30 in an online poll conducted by movie website Fandango.
Watson, 20, beat out gorgeous blonde actress Sienna Miller and brunette stunners Keira Knightley and Emma Arterton in a poll of 4,000 film fans.
Emma, who recently attended the premieres of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in London and New York, is a full-time student at Brown University when she’s not working.
The Top 10 List of Sexiest British Actresses Under 30 (by Fandango):
1. Emma Watson
2. Keira Knightley
3. Emily Blunt
4. Sienna Miller
5. Gemma Arterton
6. Bonnie Wright
7. Rebecca Hall
8. Carey Mulligan
9. Katie Leung
10. Hayley Atwell.
The UK’s first Climate Week will take place from 21-27 March next year with the aim of enhancing society’s approach to combating climate change by creating an unprecedented opportunity for individuals and organisations to share ideas, forge new collaborations, motivate their peers and inspire others to act.
Several hundred high-profile UK institutions, experts, activists, parliamentarians, peers and leading lights from every part of society have already committed to participating in this new national occasion.
Climate Week is backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and leading figures on climate change such as former US Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan and Lord Nicholas Stern. Celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Palin, Mark Ronson, Lily Cole and Sienna Miller have also given their support.
During Climate Week the UK will see a huge number of cultural, social, and professional events from all walks of society – all aimed at promoting diverse, practical ways of combating climate change and creating a more sustainable, low-carbon future.
Sienna has been snapped out and about in the last few days – she was seen running errands in LA on Wednesday before heading to the airport, and then she was greeted at Heathrow airport the next day by the paparazzi (lucky Sienna lol). Photos are in the Gallery:
When Somoe Salumu’s twins were born weighing 3lbs each, she steeled herself for the worst.
In her homeland of Tanzania, paracetamol is hard to come by, never mind access to post-natal incubators.
There, parents don’t name their newborns for six weeks, such is the likelihood they will die before then.
Babies born prematurely find it hard to fight infection, leaving them vulnerable to potentially fatal illnesses. Sadly, every year more than nine million children around the world die from preventable diseases. Pneumonia killed two million children last year – more than the combined death-toll from measles, malaria and Aids.
Today is World Pneumonia Day, and Save The Children is launching a fundraising drive to reduce that number and highlight the plight of young mothers like Somoe in sub-Saharan Africa.
And the Daily Mirror has teamed up with the charity for its Killer Heels campaign. It urges Brits to part with a beloved pair of designer shoes, which will be exhibited at Living and Giving charity shops around the country, before being auctioned online in December to raise funds.
So far celebs including Sienna Miller, Sadie Frost, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nigella Lawson, Pixie Lott and Jonathan Ross have parted with their favourite heels. Now you too can get involved.
Save the Children’s Ishbel Matheson says: “Five pounds is all it takes to save a child’s life so, with a pair of shoes selling for £50, we will be able to save 10 children’s lives.”
The young British star Carey Mulligan, has been crowned the Best Dressed Woman of 2010 by the UK glossy, Harper’s Bazaar.
The 25-year-old actress outclassed more seasoned contenders for the title such as Victoria Beckham, Tilda Swinton, Natalia Vodianova, and even the Prime Minister’s wife, SamCam.
Mulligan, described by one of the judges, the designer Erdem Moralioglu, as being “Like a Godard starlet – but totally modern”, has rarely been off the fashion radar since her much-nominated appearance in “An Education”.
With the assistance of her stylist, Tina Laakkonen, she continually challenges and surprises with her insider knowledge of the latest lust-have names. In the last year alone, she has worn Lanvin, Vionnet, Azzaro, Nina Ricci, Giles and Bottega Veneta, together with Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu, Elie Saab, Proenza Schouler and, the Singaporean, Nepal-raised and New York-based, Prabal Gurung, who is one of American Vogue’s Anna Wintour’s ‘hot’ names to watch.
Mulligan’s only slight fall from style grace happened in the aftermath of her recent break-up with actor, Shia LaBeouf, but even then she managed to make grunge-y jeans, a scraggy T-shirt and no make-up look appealing rather than appalling.
Victoria Beckham was the runner-up in the Harper’s Bazaar Best Dressed poll, with Yasmin Le Bon in third place.
The judging panel, which included the magazine’s editor, Lucy Yeomans, Sienna Miller, Stephen Jones, Kim Hersov and Moralioglu, selected the Top 20 women who represent all that is great about British style today, ranging in age from Coco Sumner, the 20-year old daughter of Sting, to Bianca Jagger, 65. The list also included the mother-and-daughter duo of the ‘Brazilian Bombshell’, Andrea Dellal, and her shoe designer-daughter, Charlotte.
Others listed included Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, Kristin Scott Thomas, Natalie Massenet, Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Sienna Miller, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes.
The 10:10 campaign has gathered momentum, expanded its global reach and plans to continue beyond 2010. But there are financial worries, says David Carr
Since its launch at London’s Tate Modern gallery, 10:10 has collected about 80,000 UK signatories to its carbon cutting campaignLaunched in September 2009, 10:10’s goal was clear: engaging individuals, companies and organisations in aiming to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010 (ENDS Report 416, pp 4-5).
The campaign, brainchild of Franny Armstrong who made the polemical eco-film The Age of Stupid, began in a single room in Camden, London. She remains a non-executive director. It moved into adjacent, larger, premises early this year. Ten full-time employees are based there, alongside some part-time freelancers and four interns.
As 2010 nears its end, 10:10 can reflect on a year of successes and frustrations. About 80,000 signatories have been amassed in the UK. Among them are more than 6,000 businesses, local councils, schools, universities, hospitals and other public sector and voluntary organisations (see Figure 1).
Signatories are asked to cut their emissions from grid electricity, on-site fossil fuel use, road transport and air travel – either across the board or in each of the four sectors.
About 75,000 individuals have signed up in the UK including author Ian McKewan, actors Colin Firth and Sienna Miller and chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Less celebrated, but familiar to ENDS subscribers, are signatories Lord Stern and Yvo de Boer.
10:10 advises these signatories on how to cut their personal CO2. It also hopes to launch a new, online personal carbon calculator in early 2011, subject to gaining financial support. This would replace its existing, basic calculator and offer ongoing, tailored advice as people enter their emissions-related data.
The tool would be integrated with Facebook. Duncan Clark says he hopes it will become “the internet’s most engaging carbon tracking tool”.
– Read the full article (no further mention of Sienna) at endsreport.com