26 Recommends

To provide all people

To celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS)BBC Wales produced an emotional film named ‘To provide all people’. The poetic script weaves together real-life stories of staff and patients punctuated by the historical birth of the NHS. The film is a perfect example of the power of visual storytelling. It turns the organisation’s birthday celebration into something more meaningful. The musical language, beautiful visuals and emotive acting make for a memorable television experience. To provide all people is a must-watch and is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. I loved it so much I wrote a blog about it.

McQueen

The bio-pic McQueen is a deeply personal look at the extraordinary life of Lee Alexander McQueen. Through intimate interviews with his closest friends and family, archival footage and home tapes we get an extraordinary insight into how the boy from Stratford quickly rose to become one of the most celebrated British fashion designers. McQueen is a beautiful tragic bio-pic.

Sana Iqbal

 

Summer reads

The Mill to Monte Carlo by Anne Fletcher. It’s the true story of a working-class man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo in Victorian times. Fascinating story and depiction of the two worlds of Bradford and Monte Carlo in the Victorian age when both places were growing but in very different ways!

Andy Milligan

 

 

Three for the suitcase

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. I’ve heard Arundhati Roy’s second novel is pretty glorious. (And while we’re on Arundhati Roy, have a listen to her Desert Island Discs. It’s brilliant.)

Anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read Americanah early this year and loved it.

And I’d like to return to a childhood favourite, The Wind in the Willows, for some pure escapism

Laura Hunter

 

How should a person be?

My most recent read is How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti. I know some people say she’s solipsistic but I thought this was brilliant. I’ve also treated myself to a copy of Munich by Robert Harris, just out in paperback – he’s my go-to thriller writer for the beach.

Jill Hopper

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley