BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage; the service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world. Fran Unsworth has been Director of News and Current Affairs since January 2018; the department's annual budget is in excess of £350 million. BBC News' domestic and online news divisions are housed within the largest live newsroom in Europe, in Broadcasting House in central London. Parliamentary coverage is broadcast from studios in Millbank in London. Through the BBC English Regions, the BBC has regional centres across England, as well as national news centres in Northern Ireland and Wales. All nations and English regions produce their own local news programmes and other current affairs and sport programmes.
The BBC is a quasi-autonomous corporation authorised by Royal Charter, making it operationally independent of the government, who have no power to appoint or dismiss its director-general, required to report impartially. As with all major media outlets it has been accused of political bias from across the political spectrum, both within the UK and abroad; the British Broadcasting Company broadcast its first radio bulletin from radio station.2LO In 14 November 1922. Wishing to avoid competition, newspaper publishers persuaded the government to ban the BBC from broadcasting news before 7:00 pm, to force it to use wire service copy instead of reporting on its own. On Easter weekend in 1930, this reliance on newspaper wire services left the radio news service with no information to report after saying There is no news today. Piano music was played instead; the BBC gained the right to edit the copy and, in 1934, created its own news operation. However, it could not broadcast news before 6 PM until World War II.
Gaumont British and Movietone cinema newsreels had been broadcast on the TV service since 1936, with the BBC producing its own equivalent Television Newsreel programme from January 1948. A weekly Children's Newsreel was inaugurated on 23 April 1950, to around 350,000 receivers; the network began simulcasting its radio news on television in 1946, with a still picture of Big Ben. Televised bulletins began on 5 July 1954, broadcast from leased studios within Alexandra Palace in London; the public's interest in television and live events was stimulated by Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. It is estimated that up to 27 million people viewed the programme in the UK, overtaking radio's audience of 12 million for the first time; those live pictures were fed from 21 cameras in central London to Alexandra Palace for transmission, on to other UK transmitters opened in time for the event. That year, there were around two million TV Licences held in the UK, rising to over three million the following year, four and a half million by 1955.
Television news, although physically separate from its radio counterpart, was still under radio news' control – correspondents provided reports for both outlets–and that first bulletin, shown on 5 July 1954 on the BBC television service and presented by Richard Baker, involved his providing narration off-screen while stills were shown. This was followed by the customary Television Newsreel with a recorded commentary by John Snagge, it was revealed that this had been due to producers fearing a newsreader with visible facial movements would distract the viewer from the story. On-screen newsreaders were introduced a year in 1955 – Kenneth Kendall, Robert Dougall, Richard Baker–three weeks before ITN's launch on 21 September 1955. Mainstream television production had started to move out of Alexandra Palace in 1950 to larger premises – at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush, west London – taking Current Affairs with it, it was from here that the first Panorama, a new documentary programme, was transmitted on 11 November 1953, with Richard Dimbleby becoming anchor in 1955.
On 18 February 1957, the topical early-evening programme Tonight, hosted by Cliff Michelmore and designed to fill the airtime provided by the abolition of the Toddlers' Truce, was broadcast from Marconi's Viking Studio in St Mary Abbott's Place, Kensington – with the programme moving into a Lime Grove studio in 1960, where it maintained its production office. On 28 October 1957, the Today programme, a morning radio programme, was launched in central London on the Home Service. In 1958, Hugh Carleton Greene became head of Current Affairs, he set up a BBC study group whose findings, published in 1959, were critical of what the television news operation had become under his predecessor, Tahu Hole. The report proposed that the head of television news should take control, that the television service should have a proper newsroom of its own, with an editor-of-the-day. On 1 January 1960, Greene became Director-General and brought about big changes at BBC Television and BBC Television News. BBC Television News had been created in 1955, in response to the founding of ITN.
The changes made by Greene were aimed at making BBC reporting more similar to ITN, rated by study groups held by Greene. A newsroom was created at Alexandra Palace, television reporters were recruited and given the opportunity to write and voice their own scripts–without the "impossible burden" of having to cover stories for radio too. In 1987 thirty years John B
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph referred to as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier; the Telegraph is regarded as a national "newspaper of record" and it maintains an international reputation for quality, having been described by the BBC as "one of the world's great titles". The paper's motto, "Was, is, will be", appears in the editorial pages and has featured in every edition of the newspaper since 19 April 1858; the paper had a circulation of 363,183 in December 2018, having declined following industry trends from 1.4 million in 1980. Its sister paper, The Sunday Telegraph, which started in 1961, had a circulation of 281,025 as of December 2018; the Daily Telegraph has the largest circulation for a broadsheet newspaper in the UK and the sixth largest circulation of any UK newspaper as of 2016. The two sister newspapers are run separately, with different editorial staff, but there is cross-usage of stories.
Articles published in either may be published on the Telegraph Media Group's www.telegraph.co.uk website, under the title of The Telegraph. Editorially, the paper is considered conservative; the Telegraph has been the first newspaper to report on a number of notable news scoops, including the 2009 MP expenses scandal, which led to a number of high-profile political resignations and for which it was named 2009 British Newspaper of the Year, its 2016 undercover investigation on the England football manager Sam Allardyce. However, including the paper's former chief political commentator Peter Oborne, accuse it of being unduly influenced by advertisers HSBC; the Daily Telegraph and Courier was founded by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh in June 1855 to air a personal grievance against the future commander-in-chief of the British Army, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge. Joseph Moses Levy, the owner of The Sunday Times, agreed to print the newspaper, the first edition was published on 29 June 1855; the paper was four pages long.
The first edition stressed the quality and independence of its articles and journalists: We shall be guided by a high tone of independent action. However, the paper was not a success, Sleigh was unable to pay Levy the printing bill. Levy took over the newspaper, his aim being to produce a cheaper newspaper than his main competitors in London, the Daily News and The Morning Post, to expand the size of the overall market. Levy appointed his son, Edward Levy-Lawson, Lord Burnham, Thornton Leigh Hunt to edit the newspaper. Lord Burnham relaunched the paper as The Daily Telegraph, with the slogan "the largest and cheapest newspaper in the world". Hunt laid out the newspaper's principles in a memorandum sent to Levy: "We should report all striking events in science, so told that the intelligent public can understand what has happened and can see its bearing on our daily life and our future; the same principle should apply to all other events—to fashion, to new inventions, to new methods of conducting business".
In 1876, Jules Verne published his novel Michael Strogoff, whose plot takes place during a fictional uprising and war in Siberia. Verne included among the book's characters a war correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, named Harry Blount—who is depicted as an exceptionally dedicated and brave journalist, taking great personal risks to follow the ongoing war and bring accurate news of it to The Telegraph's readership, ahead of competing papers. In 1908, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany gave a controversial interview to The Daily Telegraph that damaged Anglo-German relations and added to international tensions in the build-up to World War I. In 1928 the son of Baron Burnham, Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson, 2nd Baron Burnham, sold the paper to William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, in partnership with his brother Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley and Edward Iliffe, 1st Baron Iliffe. In 1937, the newspaper absorbed The Morning Post, which traditionally espoused a conservative position and sold predominantly amongst the retired officer class.
William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, bought The Morning Post with the intention of publishing it alongside The Daily Telegraph, but poor sales of the former led him to merge the two. For some years the paper was retitled The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post before it reverted to just The Daily Telegraph. In the late 1930s Victor Gordon Lennox, The Telegraph's diplomatic editor, published an anti-appeasement private newspaper The Whitehall Letter that received much of its information from leaks from Sir Robert Vansittart, the Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign Office, Rex Leeper, the Foreign Office's Press Secretary; as a result, Gordon Lennox was monitored by MI5. In 1939, The Telegraph published Clare Hollingworth's scoop. In November 1940, with Fleet Street subjected to daily bombing raids by the Luftwaffe, The Telegraph started printing in Manchester at Kemsley House, run by Camrose's brother Kemsley. Manchester quite printed the entire run of The Telegraph when its Fleet Street offices were under threat.
The name Kemsley House was changed to Thomson House in 1959. In 1986 printing of Northern editions of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph moved to Trafford Park and in 2008 to Newsprinters at Knowsley, Liverpool. During the Second World War, The Daily Telegraph covertly helped in the recruitment of code-breakers for Bletchley Park; the ability to solve The Telegraph's crossword in under 12 minutes was considered to be a recruitment test. The newspaper was asked to organise a crossword competition, after wh
Sir Clement Raphael Freud was a British broadcaster, writer and chef. The grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of Lucian Freud, he moved to the United Kingdom from Germany as a child and worked as a prominent chef and food writer before becoming known to a wider audience as a television and radio personality, he was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament in 1973, retaining his seat until 1987, when he received a knighthood. In 2016, seven years after his death, three women made public allegations of child sexual abuse and rape by Freud, which led to police investigations, he was born Clemens Rafael Freud in Berlin, the son of Jewish parents Ernst L. Freud and Lucie née Brasch, he was the brother of artist Lucian Freud. His family fled to Britain from Nazi Germany and his forenames were anglicised to Clement Raphael, he spent his childhood in Hampstead where he attended the Hall School, Hampstead, a preparatory school. He attended two independent schools: he boarded at Dartington Hall, went to St Paul's School, London.
He naturalised as a British subject on 4 September 1939, three days after the outbreak of World War II. During the war Freud served in the ranks, he acted as an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery. He worked in 1947 was commissioned as an officer, he married June Flewett in 1950, the couple had five children. Flewett had taken the stage name Jill Raymond in 1944, after her husband's knighthood, has been known as Lady Freud. Freud became an Anglican at the time of his marriage. Freud was one of Britain's first "celebrity chefs", he worked at the Dorchester Hotel, went on to run his own restaurant in Sloane Square at a young age. He appeared in a series of dog food advertisements in which he co-starred with a bloodhound called Henry which shared his trademark "hangdog" expression. In 1968, he wrote the children's book Grimble, followed by a sequel, Grimble at Christmas, six years later. Whilst running a nightclub, he met a newspaper editor. From there he became an award-winning drink writer, writing columns for many publications.
Freud stood in the 1973 Isle of Ely Parliamentary by-election, becoming the Liberal Member of Parliament for that constituency from 1973 to 1987. His departure from Parliament was marked by the award of a knighthood. In his column in the Racing Post of 23 August 2006, he wrote about his election to Parliament in a by-election: "Politically, I was an anti-Conservative unable to join a Labour party hell-bent on nationalising everything that moved, so when a by-election occurred in East Anglia, where I lived and live, I stood as a Liberal and was fortunate in getting in. Ladbrokes quoted me at 33-1 in this three-horse contest, so Ladbrokes paid for me to have rather more secretarial and research staff than other MPs, which helped to keep me in for five parliaments." His autobiography, Freud Ego, recalls his election win, shortly after, when asked by his wife June, "Why aren't you looking happier?", he wrote "It occurred to me that after nine years of fame I now had something solid about which to be famous... and cheered up no end."
During his time as a Member of Parliament, he visited China with a delegation of MPs, including Winston Churchill, the grandson of the wartime prime minister. When Churchill was given the best room in the hotel, on account of his lineage, Freud declared it was the first time in his life that he had been "out-grandfathered". In the last year of Callaghan's government it proposed reinventing the one year Lib-Lab Pact which lapsed in July 1978, to include introducing a freedom of information act, long proposed by the Liberals. Towards the end of the five-year term was a March 1979 Vote of No Confidence against Callaghan's government and Freud was expected to follow his party and vote with the Opposition. Due to by-election defeats Labour's Callaghan ran a minority government and sought support of members from opposing parties to support him that day, he declined the offer and voted as stated by his party, after the lapse of the Lib-Lab pact, for an immediate general election. Otherwise the government could have continued until October 1979.
For many, Freud was best known as a panellist on the long-running Radio 4 show Just a Minute. Freud performed a small monologue for the Wings 1973 album Band on the Run and appeared on the album's cover, he made the occasional film appearance, with acting roles in movies such as The Mini-Affair and The Best House in London. In 1974, he served two three-year terms. A generation in 2002, he was elected Rector of the University of St Andrews, beating feminist and academic Germaine Greer and local challenger Barry Joss, holding the position for one term, his son Matthew Freud founded the London public relations firm Freud Communications in 1985. He was married to Caroline Hutton, the second wife of Earl Spencer. Freud's daughter Emma Freud, a broadcaster
2006 Lebanon War
The 2006 Lebanon War called the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War, was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon, Northern Israel and the Golan Heights. The principal parties were the Israel Defense Forces; the conflict started on 12 July 2006, continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon. Due to unprecedented Iranian military support to Hezbollah before and during the war, some consider it the first round of the Iran–Israel proxy conflict, rather than a continuation of the Arab–Israeli conflict; the conflict was precipitated by the 2006 Hezbollah cross-border raid. On 12 July 2006, Hezbollah fighters fired rockets at Israeli border towns as a diversion for an anti-tank missile attack on two armored Humvees patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence; the ambush left three soldiers dead.
Two Israeli soldiers were taken by Hezbollah to Lebanon. Five more were killed in a failed rescue attempt. Hezbollah demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the abducted soldiers. Israel responded with airstrikes and artillery fire on targets in Lebanon. Israel attacked both Hezbollah military targets and Lebanese civilian infrastructure, including Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport; the IDF launched a ground invasion of Southern Lebanon. Israel imposed an air and naval blockade. Hezbollah launched more rockets into northern Israel and engaged the IDF in guerrilla warfare from hardened positions; the conflict is believed to have killed between 1,191 and 1,300 Lebanese people, 165 Israelis. It damaged Lebanese civil infrastructure, displaced one million Lebanese and 300,000–500,000 Israelis. On 11 August 2006, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 in an effort to end the hostilities.
The resolution, approved by both the Lebanese and Israeli governments the following days, called for disarmament of Hezbollah, for withdrawal of the IDF from Lebanon, for the deployment of the Lebanese Armed Forces and an enlarged United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon in the south. UNIFIL was given an expanded mandate, including the ability to use force to ensure that their area of operations was not used for hostile activities, to resist attempts by force to prevent them from discharging their duties; the Lebanese Army began deploying in Southern Lebanon on 17 August 2006. The blockade was lifted on 8 September 2006. On 1 October 2006, most Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, although the last of the troops continued to occupy the border-straddling village of Ghajar. In the time since the enactment of UNSCR 1701 both the Lebanese government and UNIFIL have stated that they will not disarm Hezbollah; the remains of the two captured soldiers, whose fates were unknown, were returned to Israel on 16 July 2008 as part of a prisoner exchange.
Cross-border attacks from southern Lebanon into Israel by the Palestine Liberation Organization dated as far back as 1968, followed the Six-Day War. Starting about this time, increasing demographic tensions related to the Lebanese National Pact, which had divided governmental powers among religious groups throughout the country 30 years began running high and led in part to the Lebanese Civil War. Concurrently, Syria began a 29-year military occupation in 1976. Israel's 1978 invasion of Lebanon failed to stem the Palestinian attacks in the long run, but Israel invaded Lebanon again in 1982 and forcibly expelled the PLO. Israel withdrew to a borderland buffer zone in southern Lebanon, held with the aid of proxy militants in the South Lebanon Army; the invasion led to the conception of a new Shi'a militant group, which in 1985, established itself politically under the name Hezbollah, declared an armed struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory. When the Lebanese Civil War ended and other warring factions agreed to disarm, both Hezbollah and the SLA refused.
Ten years Israel withdrew from South Lebanon to the UN-designated and internationally recognized Blue Line border in 2000. The withdrawal led to the immediate collapse of the SLA, Hezbollah took control of the area. Citing continued Israeli control of the Shebaa farms region and the internment of Lebanese prisoners in Israel, Hezbollah intensified its cross-border attacks, used the tactic of seizing soldiers from Israel as leverage for a prisoner exchange in 2004. All told, from summer 2000, after the Israeli withdrawal, until summer 2006, Hezbollah conducted 200 attacks on Israel – most of them artillery fire, some raids and some via proxies inside Israel. In these attacks, including the attack that precipitated the Israeli response that developed into the war, 31 Israelis were killed and 104 were wounded. In August 2006, in an article in The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh claimed that the White House gave the green light for the Israeli government to execute an attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon. Communication between the Israeli government and the US government about this came as early as two months in advance of the capture of two Israeli soldiers and the killing of eight others by Hezbollah prior to the conflict in July 2006.
The US government denied these claims. According to
Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood is a British fashion designer and businesswoman responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became known as "SEX", it was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was inspired by the shock-value of punk—"seeing if one could put a spoke in the system". Westwood went on to open four shops in London expanding throughout the United Kingdom and the world, selling an varied range of merchandise, some of it linked to her many political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and civil rights groups. Westwood was born in the village of Tintwistle, Cheshire, on 8 April 1941, the daughter of Gordon Swire and Dora Swire, who had married two years two weeks after the outbreak of World War II. At the time of Vivienne's birth, her father was employed as a storekeeper in an aircraft factory.
She attended Glossop Grammar School. In 1958, her family moved to Middlesex, she studied silversmithing at Harrow School of Art but left after one term, saying "I didn't know how a working-class girl like me could make a living in the art world". After taking up a job in a factory and studying at a teacher-training college, she became a primary school teacher. During this period, she created her own jewellery. While she continued teaching and making jewellery, this led to her discovering design when she met Malcolm McLaren who became a major inspiration to her designs in punk fashion. In 1962, she met a Hoover factory apprentice, in Harrow, they married on 21 July 1962. In 1963, she gave birth to Benjamin Westwood. Once she met Malcolm McLaren, it meant the end of Westwood's marriage to Derek. Westwood and McLaren moved to a council flat in Clapham, while living there, they had a son together in 1967, Joseph Corré. Westwood continued to teach until 1971. McLaren became manager of the punk band the Sex Pistols and subsequently the two garnered attention as the band wore Westwood's and McLaren's designs.
Westwood was one of the architects of the punk fashion phenomenon of the 1970s, saying "I was messianic about punk, seeing if one could put a spoke in the system in some way". Westwood was the designer who let her clothes speak for themselves, as independent designs and as her own statements of culture; this idea that she uses her clothing as a statement of her own is a motif consistent throughout her time as a designer. Although this is a factor as to why she was ridiculed as a designer, it was such a strong proclamation to his and her designs that she remained this way within her collections; this idea was attributed to her past collaborations with Gary Ness, who assisted Westwood throughout her designing with inspirations and titles for her collections. McLaren and Westwood's first fashion collection to be shown to press and potential international buyers was Pirate. Subsequently, the partnership of McLaren and Westwood -, underlined by the fact that both their names appeared on all labelling - showed collections in Paris and London with the thematic titles Savages, Buffalo/Nostalgia Of Mud, Punkature and Worlds End 1984.
After the partnership with McLaren was dissolved, Westwood showed one more collection featuring the Worlds End label: "Clint Eastwood". She dubbed the period 1981-85 "New Romantic" and 1988–91 as "The Pagan Years" during which "Vivienne's heroes changed from punks and ragamuffins to'Tatler' girls wearing clothes that parodied the upper class". From 1985-87, Westwood took inspiration from the ballet Petrushka to design the mini-crini, an abbreviated version of the Victorian crinoline, its mini-length, bouffant silhouette inspired the puffball skirts presented by more established designers such as Christian Lacroix. The mini-crini was described in 1989 as a combination of two conflicting ideals - the crinoline, representing a "mythology of restriction and encumbrance in woman's dress", the miniskirt, representing an "equally dubious mythology of liberation". In 2007, Westwood was called upon to design an academic gown of a prestigious academic institution, she was approached by Patricia Rawlings, Baroness Rawlings Chairperson of King's College London after King's petitioned the Privy Council for its own right to award degree-awarding powers in its own right.
In 2008, the Westwood-designed academic dresses for King's College London have been unveiled. On the gowns, Westwood commented: "Through my reworking of the traditional robe I tried to link the past, the present and the future. We are what we know."Westwood received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2008, she was made a Doctor of Letters at the campus in Galashiels for her contribution to the industry and use of Scottish textiles In July 2011, Westwood's collections were presented at the catwalk of The Brandery fashion show in Barcelona. One of Westwood’s first immersion into the fashion world began during the punk era, where she dabbled in both men’s and women’s design in uniforms which combined her forties dressmaking with touches of Savile Row, she worked with Richard Branson on this collection. These pieces were more functional designs of Westwood, as they were for work but stil
Esther Freud is a British novelist. Born in London, Freud is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud, she is a great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud and niece of Clement Freud. She travelled extensively with her mother as a child, returning to London at 16 to train as an actress at The Drama Centre, she has worked in theatre as both actress and writer. Her first credited television appearance, though inauspicious, was as a terrified diner in The Bill in 1984, running frantically out of a Chinese restaurant after it had received a bomb scare. A year she appeared as an alien in the Doctor Who serial Attack of the Cybermen, her novels include the semi-autobiographical Hideous Kinky, adapted into a film starring Kate Winslet. She is the author of The Wild and The Sea House, she wrote the foreword for The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. Freud was named as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Novelists" by Granta magazine in 1993, her novels have been translated into 13 languages. She is the co-founder of the women's theatre company Norfolk Broads.
In 2009, she donated the short story Rice Cakes and Starbucks to Oxfam's'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Her story was published in the'Water' collection; as of 2014 Freud taught at the Faber Academy. Freud has a sister, fashion designer Bella Freud, a half-brother, Noah Woodman, her uncle was the late politician Sir Clement Freud. She has two cousins in the media industry, she is married to actor David Morrissey, with whom she has three children, maintains homes in London and Walberswick near Southwold in Suffolk. Hideous Kinky Peerless Flats Gaglow The Wild The Sea House Love Falls Lucky Break Mr Mac and Me Freud family Interview Penguin site Biography Contemporary Writers Career Agent's website
Annie Freud is an English poet and artist. She is the eldest child of the artist Lucien Freud, his first wife Kitty Garman.. Earlier in her career, she was a civil servant. Freud's childhood has been described as being Bohemian and much within her father's circle. In 1963, aged 14, she posed naked for one of her father's pictures. Lucien Freud's biographer, Geordie Greig, has written of this event that her father asked her to "remove her clothes and teenage inhibitions"; this was, Grieg said, "a controversial event in Annie's life. Many felt. Lucian did not care; the question of whether it would damage his daughter did not occur to him". Freud herself stated that the sitting had been a "wonderful time" for her and that the resulting work,—Naked Child Laughing—was " the picture of me by Dad that I most admire". On another occasion, she has been described as finding it an "unsettling experience", one in which "It was all well for Dad to say it was all right. No one else felt that it was" She would pose for Freud on other occasions—"11 or 12 times"—throughout her childhood.
The first works of art she produced were before moving on to board and paper. She was named by the Poetry Book Society as one of its Next Generation Poets for 2014 for her collection The Mirabelles; the Arts Desk has described Freud as being "one of the few" artists who are poets, vice versa. Freud's style of poetry has been described as "dramatic", "shocking" and "outspoken", her first collection of poetry was published by Picador in 2006. Clark, N.. "Kate Tempest tipped for the top after double accolade". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018. Cumming, T.. "Art and poetry: the image makers". The Arts desk. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018. Cunningham, E.. "New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018. Davis, J.. "Lucian Freud's daughter to give talk on her father's paintings". Dorset echo. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
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