As Hollywood hit the red carpet for the "Fury" premiere on Sunday, Brad Pitt paid tribute to his unusual co-star; a WWII tank from Dorset.Read the full story ›
Dorset tank stars in Brad Pitt movieA scene from the film Fury starring a rather large extra from the Tank Museum in Dorset Credit: Colombia PicturesThe new Brad Pitt war film Fury goes on general release today, and one of the other stars of the show is a Sherman Tank supplied by The Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset.
Pitt and his five man crew take it into Germany in the last months of the Second World War.
The Museum is holding an exhibition about its role in the film.
Bristol City Council has revealed that it owns the building in Hanover Place where the new Banksy, known as "Girl with a pierced eardrum" has appeared.
It has released a statement saying that it will try to protect the mural, which has already been vandalised by someone daubing paint on it.
I can confirm that the building does belong to Bristol City Council although it is leased to private tenants. We will consider the options available to protect the Banksy and will work with the tenants of the building as appropriate.
Along came Banksy, and everyone's had something to say about it. From the entrepreneurs behind Banksy bacon rolls to a Vermeer fan's special pilgrimage, hear how Bristol has been reacting to its latest celebrity, "The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum”:
Banksy generously gives our city his world renowned art yet these morons choose to damage it for no reason other than vandalism
Surely if someone finds it that offensive they can report it to the council for cleaning off rather than vandalising and spoiling it for others who enjoy it. Probably the same idiots who vandalised the gromits around Bristol!
From the little I know of Banksy, he only paints pictures which are ''acceptable'' to the masses rather than Graffiti which is usually abhored by the masses. Why someone would want to destroy any of his works, is beyond me. Jealousy, perhaps?
I think Banksy's work makes dull places look interesting, plus seeing as he is known globally, I'm sure he has helped to bring in extra tourism and that can't be a bad thing. I'd be quite proud if we had a Banksy on one of our buildings in Okehampton. Throwing paint over his work is just somebodies angry jealousy getting the better of them!
Sightseers have been arriving at the scene of the latest Banksy to appear in Bristol after it was vandalised overnight..Read the full story ›
The new Banksy mural which has apperared on a wall in Bristol docks has been defaced overnight.
The mural, which pays tribute to Vermeer's girl with a pearl earring, was splashed with paint, although the main part of the artwork is still visible.
Lord of the Rings actor Sir Iain McKellen had some stern words for the pupils at Chew Valley School near Bristol during a recent visit. He was visiting the school to celebrate their work promoting human rights, opposing bullying and homophobic language and behaviour at school.
They recently addressed a Stonewall Conference in London and were made Stonewall Champions. Stonewall is an organisation set up by Sir Iain McKellen promoting equal rights.
But Sir Ian had some stern words for the students at the school, warning them of what might happen if they failed to revise for their exams....
Banksy's latest artwork - which has appeared on a wall in Bristol docks - pays tribute to the work known as the Girl with a Pearl Earring by the Dutch painter Vermeer.
We thought you might like to compare the two...