In pictures: 2017 Riba Stirling prize shortlist

In pictures: 2017 Riba Stirling prize shortlist

Hastings Pier was reopened to the public in April 2016, five-and-a-half years after a devastating fire which caused widespread damage. The judges said: “The new pier is not a lonely pier; rather, it is extremely welcoming in its design, with free, open entry to the public. It offers flexibility, material and functional sustainability, and an uninterrupted vista of the natural and built surroundings.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

A host of leading figures from the world of arts and entertainment have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. They include two Connollys, a winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and a veteran Hollywood actress who turns 101 this year. Here are pictures of and quotes from some of those honoured. Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian and actor known to millions as ‘The Big Yin’, receives a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity….

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