Friday, January 11, 2013

This week's birthdays in the UK

Photo via theArtsdesk.com
Take a look at 66 iconic images
of this ever changing star
David Bowie turned 66 this week, on January 8th. English musician, actor, and record producer and arranger, Bowie is a major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music. Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice, as well as the intellectual depth and considerable eclecticism of his work. David Bowie has released a new single, 'Where Are We Now?', on this date and his first album in 10 years 'The Next Day' will be released in March. The track was put on sale in the iTunes store in 119 countries on Tuesday morning and a video preview posted on his website, which has been relaunched for the occasion. 
Source: The Guardian (abridged)

On Wednesday, January 9th, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, turned 31! Dailymail.co.uk offers its readers a selection of 31 photos that display Kate's looks which have dazzled the world. Huffingtonpost.co.uk. shows a selection of Kate's funniest photos. 
Photo credits: PA
As the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne, after his father, the Duchess is expected to eventually become queen consort. Catherine studied Art History in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met the then Prince William of Wales in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16th November 2010, and they married on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Catherine has created a major impact upon British fashion which has been termed the 'Kate Middleton effect'. In 2012, she was selected as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME. On 3 December 2012, St James's Palace announced that the Duchess was pregnant and expecting her first child. Source: Wikipedia

Photo via TimeOut London Blog
On the very same day, London's tube celebrated its 150th anniversary!... January 9th marks 150 years since the first ever train travelled under the streets of London. The staple of city life has been chugging along longer than film, longer than the modern Olympics and it’s even older than the oldest person in the world. To celebrate this incredible innovation and how it transformed our lives, we’ve put together a list of our favourite things about the tube, from the practical to the silly (and in no particular order). Read the full article HERE. Google has also decided to mark the tube’s special day with a brilliant Google doodle based on Harry Beck’s tube map. Source: TimeOut London Blog (abridged) 

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