The kindness of strangers has outshone the callousness of foes, says Andrew Burdett. Here he rounds up the actions of community-minded, everyday heroes.
★★★★✩ 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.
She once asked Stuart, her ‘Minister for Fabulousness’, for ideas for their upcoming stewardship campaign. He suggested making up a T-shirt, with the message: ‘This s**t ain’t free’.
The gallery’s latest exhibition coincides with the centenary of the start of WWI and examines the effect the war had on the young artist. Stanley was one of five Spencer brothers, all of whom fought in the Great War; his older brother Sydney died at Epehy in September 1918, and is the only holder of the Military Cross remembered on the Cookham village war memorial.
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.
This week I’m working on the on-site newspaper at WINGS2014, an international camp being held in Windsor. Read my contributions to Monday’s edition here.