Issue 1371

04 Jan 2021
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Early to rise
A love of Shakespeare, cinema and people fuelled Andrea Riseborough’s acting career. She tells Susan Griffin how it’s taken her from Newcastle to Montana, Luxor and Senegal, and many places in between, but she’s far from thinking she’s made it.

Universal appeal 
Formed in Blackpool but forged on the road, Boston Manor became globally famous and never returned to play a hometown show. Now, with Covid focing him to stay put, frontman Henry Cox is restless but has a renewed appreciation for home. Simon Bland writes.

Common threads
Community events have been one of the pandemic’s casualties, making loneliness endemic. If you’re planning an event to pick up the fraying edges of your community, Ruth Nutter has some useful tips to help you craft something wonderful.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe’s lament for snow, Susie Dent from Countdown writes a letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.

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