After a huge year filled with personal milestones, Andrew Burdett offers his unique look-back on 2019. Featuring his wedding, new job, and baby niece; as well as Greta Thurnberg, Boris Johnson, and THAT Prince Andrew interview.
★★★★✩ Superbly suited to the tight space of The Crucible theatre’s Studio stage, the talented cast bring alive a real-life war story in this refreshingly non-London-centric production.
Gareth Mound, 1996 — 2015: Andrew Burdett offers his personal recollections of his friend and former classmate, who died in August 2015 aged just 19.
My friends, with their full driving licences, have long since run their first town errands; taken their first motorway road trips; and even had their first bumps and accidents. All with me yet to take my test. Time to catch up.
I spent the morning at GoApe in Bracknell, with my friends Alex, Jay, and Oli. Here you can watch me complete the centre’s high-ropes course in a new video.
Just before 8:00am, I was presented with the two familiar login boxes that would now unlock the truth of my future.
Ought the Scouting and Guiding movements provide a universal programme, or should individual groups have the freedom to tailor their sessions to their own young people?
“A year ago, it was all fine. Then everything happened.” Olga, a Guide leader from Alchevsk in south-eastern Ukraine, speaks with tenderness as she describes the troubles of the conflict back home.