The statue has come into the limelight again, but this time because another “artist” has added his touch – the touch of the fragile male ego feeling threatened.
An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with further ones being killed for fun by big game hunters. It’s a bloodthirsty war which is being fought across the plains of Africa, with rangers dying every day in order to protect these majestic creatures. The Conservatives pledged to help put an end to this crisis, so to see them do a complete U-turn and cast aside the plight of elephants is completely and utterly heart-breaking.
On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.
The rhino's name is Sudan and he is the last remaining northern white rhino of his kind.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.
Although I tend to stay away from strong political pieces when writing my blog, sometimes things need to be talked about. The controversial ‘rape clause’ is one of those things.
Last month, I found myself in a part of London I don’t usually frequent (Mayfair) at an event for a cause that couldn’t be more important: I was at a charity fundraiser for the organisation Helping Rhinos.
Sometime around November last year, I was scanning my inbox when an e-mail came through: my heart skipped a beat, I messaged my housemates instantly and grabbed my credit card. Edward Albee’s infamous Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was coming to London with none other than Imelda Staunton as the lead.