Fresh: Art Fair will be showcasing impressionable artists work at Ascot Racecourse

ART enthusiasts will get to enjoy unique and original prints, paintings and sculptures from the likes of Warhol and Banksy at Britain's fastest growing ...

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West Dartmoor Art Group holding exhibition over the next week

THE work of West Dartmoor Art Group (WDAG) will be proudly on display in Peter Tavy Village Hall over the next week. As in previous years, WDAG ...

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Artists display best work

FOURTEEN gardens took part in the third Art in the Gardens exhibition at Bratton yesterday. The event raised money for Macmillian Cancer Support.

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Summer art workshops to be held at Malpas Young Persons Centre

"We are committed to enabling young people in rural locations to access great arts activity on their doorstep," said Hollie. "I am really excited to bring ...

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Buy a classic Guardian photograph: children playing in fountains, London, 2009

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University launches new partnership with Manchester's HOME arts venue

I envisage this series as a unique opportunity to invite audiences to 'slow down' in our current environment of fast news via social media and instant ...

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Budding young artists given chance to get their art on display at Belfast City Hall

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Barnsley College Graphic Design student takes his art to the capital

We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts. We are also the UK's leading ...

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YouGov reveals all-male list of UK's favourite ever artists, with Banksy at the top

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Corbyn vows to reveal Britain's 'true impact' on climate change

A Labour government will disclose for the first time the “true impact” on the climate of Britain's carbon emissions, Jeremy Corbyn is to warn. The Labour ...

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In pictures: Swansea University's Research as Art competition

This year's winner of the Research as Art competition tells the story of eight people committed to a private psychiatric hospital in the 1800s. Swansea ...

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Acton youngster crowned art champion in schools contest

An Acton pupil has been crowned champion in a competition to find Cheshire's best young artists. Finn Gilding, a Year 5 pupil at Acton Academy in ...

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Creative Coast art project in three Kent towns, coinciding with the Turner Prize

The Arts Council England and Visit England-funded plan also includes the world's first art GeoTour using GPS-enabled geocaching technology to ...

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Fantastic photos and videos of Uplands pupils' art exhibition

The second summer art exhibition of Uplands Community Primary School at Lansdown Hall and Gallery is coming to a close today after welcoming "a ...

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Work on Inverness riverside art project suspended

Councillors are to hold a special meeting to discuss the future of a planned riverside artwork. Curving walls have been proposed for opposite banks of ...

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British Museum to help return ancient artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

Ancient artefacts that have been looted from Iraq and Afghanistan after recent conflicts and illegally exported to the UK will be returned to their country ...

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How creating Art helped me manage my mental health

A project aiming to improve mental health has been displaying the artwork of participants in Bath recently, shining a light on the benefits that being ...

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Aberdeen event branching out on art

The Seaton Park Sculpture Project will see people make their own clay creations on some of the trees. It is part of a workshop in the popular city park.

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Swift art winners

Nolan Stacey was asked to judge the children's art work which resulted in Kell Bank School winning three prizes for the school. Karla McGowan and ...

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To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary, Eurotunnel Unveils a Monumental Work of Art on the Entrance to ...

The Franco-British artist YZ was chosen to create this fresco, which extends to over ... https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190704005017/en/.

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Bourne Academy art exhibition to be held at Bourne Town Hall on July 6 and July 7 2019

Art by Bourne Academy pupils will be on display at the town hall in Bourne this weekend. The exhibition celebrates the hard work and skills of Year 7 ...

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Bristol teen among finalists of UK art competition to have work painted on National Express coach

A Bristol teenager has reached the finals of a UK art and design competition. Sky Griffiths is up against seven other artists to win the chance of having ...

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Baldur's Gate III Larian Studios interview – 'We want to create the state of the art in RPGs'

... aiming to be the Netflix of gaming, but the news was certainly welcomed by fans – especially when it became clear that Larian Studios are making it.

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Catshill Middle and Parkside Middle join forces for art display

TWO Bromsgrove schools have combined their creative juices to produce an art display. A group of 18 Year 8 youngsters from Catshill Middle School ...

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'I've used design inspiration from all kinds of mushrooms': The stories behind graduates' exhibition ...

Milly Symis, who is graduating from Norwich University of the Arts' fine art course. Her degree show piece is designed to represent the sights - and ...

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Preston bus station building in running for RIBA award

The refurbishment of a "loved or loathed" bus station threatened with demolition is in the running to be named the UK's best new building. Preston's ...

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Amazing talent of art and design students at the College of West Anglia's Wisbech campus is ...

Art and Design students from the College of West Anglia's (CWA) Wisbech campus, came together with family, friends and staff to celebrate their ...

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Clive Hally: Brynteg art teacher and 'child sex abuser'

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Hard Hat Area: The art of blending in

Home to Goldsmiths, University of London and its famous art department, the area has fostered the early careers of some of Britain's most creative ...

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Newark College Art and Design Exhibitions showcases students' work

The annual Newark College Art and Design Exhibition, featuring students' work, opens Friday. Open to the public, the display is at the College Art ...

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CLAUDIA PRITCHARD: Russia's everywoman, Natalia Goncharova

Avant-Garde Artist Natalia Goncharova was an Exponent of 'everythingism', producing work that ... "I am by no means European," declared the Russia-born artist Natalia ... in fine art and design, the artist is only now receiving her first major British show. ... You've seen the news, now discover the story.

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The art of Brazier's coffee at The Brewhouse in Taunton

FOUR and a half years ago, Claire Kloeden and Tom Brazier decided that what their corner of Somerset needed was speciality coffee. Being from ...

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Talk of the town – Art – Take a walk on arts' trail

The Sydenham Arts Artist Trail is back from July 6-7 and July 13-14, presenting many artists new to the Sydenham scene. There are three art hubs on the trail, two venues in Dacres Road, including the ... Visit www.sydenhamarts.co.uk and follow the Twitter account @sydartiststrail for ... Latest News.

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Light and dark — an afternoon of science, art, local history and fun

TOTLAND Parish Council and an Island artist are hosting an afternoon of science, art, local history and fun this Saturday (June 22). As part of Lift the ...

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Councillor urges re-evaluation of Harrogate's £8m art collection

There is also a collection of decorative and applied arts, consisting of ceramics, glass, silver and jewellery, and a collection of British archaeological ...

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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery shortlisted for national award

The Family Friendly Museum Award has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England and is kindly supported by Edwardian Hotels ...

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Travel guide's mocking of loyalist mural art criticised as 'sectarian'

A victims' campaigner has branded a renowned travel guide that compared republican murals to the works of Michelangelo as sectarian.

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Prison housing killers appoints inmates as entertainment reps to run games

Others work as Plant Reps to water pot plants, Fish Reps to look after tropical tanks, Gym Reps to help others work out and Art Reps who run drawing ...

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Art lover inspired to open her own gallery in Rickmansworth

A woman who fell in love with realism art has opened her own gallery to give recognition to artists. Esther Murphy, 56, launched The Sinclair Gallery in ...

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The best music podcasts in 2019

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Children of West coast refugees create art display

Children torn from their home through war and adversity have been sharing their stories in art. More than 25 children resettled in West Cumbria have ...

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Banksy owner scraps street art museum plans

The owner of Banksy's Season's Greetings mural has cancelled plans to create an international street art museum in Wales following disagreements ...

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Artists call for National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship

For him, “refusing to launder the oil industry's image is a step that the art world ... (For this year's award, she was Des Violaris, BP's director for UK Arts ...

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The 'largest independent art gallery' in Leicester has closed

It was the 'largest independent contemporary art gallery' in Leicester, selling paintings, prints and sculpture by artists from Leicestershire and further ...

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'Tell Me What You Want' asks Bromsgrove Arts and Culture Consortium

MEMBERS of the Bromsgrove Arts and Culture Consortium has issued a rallying call to residents for people to have their say on activities in the district ...

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Artists exhibit at All Stations Go!

THREE Peaks Arts is to take part in All Stations Go! - a collaboration involving the Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust and Northern Rail for a second year ...

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Rotting 17th century wooden sculpture renovated by Norfolk Museums

... carved columns commissioned by the mayor of Norwich in 1657 to guard the entrance of his home in Tombland, the historic heart of the English city.

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The sometimes confronting English art of politeness

English etiquette and politeness is unlike any other that I have witnessed. It is so extreme that their need to exercise great self-restraint and display ...

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Banksy returns to Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition with Brexit-themed work

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Drilling for blood: London rappers collaborate with Andrei Molodkin to protest censorship by UK ...

The UK rappers Skengdo, AM and Drillminister have collaborated with the Russian artist Andrei Molodkin to create three new installations formed of ...

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Overlanding: A new generation discovers the art of getting lost

Overlanding - or self-reliant travel where the journey is more important than the destination - is having a resurgence, thanks to the explosion of ...

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The former Welsh rugby player who is now a British martial arts champion after just three months ...

A former Welsh rugby player has become a British martial arts champion ... Bell's first taste of the grappling martial art was in about 2008/9, when he ...

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Sculptures stand as memorial to Michael Lyons at York Art Gallery

CAWOOD sculptor Michael Lyons died suddenly in April, only weeks before the opening of his biggest ever exhibition on York soil. The nine ...

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Hertfordshire County Council art auctions make £469000

More than 450 artworks from Hertfordshire County Council's art collection have been snapped up in a series of three public auctions – for a total of ...

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Sony's Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment

Funimation will merge Manga's business with the Funimation U.K. home ... Title available immediately include “Sword Art Online” season 1 (pictured ...

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How Japan mastered the art of experiential retailing

Experiential retailing, a marketer's term for brick-and mortar-companies creating in-store buzzes to attract shoppers, is part of an ongoing conversation ...

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Final call for art award entries

THE North York Moors National Park Trust is making a final call for entries to its inaugural art award, with the window for applications due to close on ...

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Amazing pictures of Bring the Paint festival show impressive street art transforming city centre

Amazing pictures of Bring the Paint festival show impressive street art .... The group has over 10,000 followers who travel to cities around the UK in ...

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City pub acclaimed for its Art Deco design did not stand the test of time

These two great photos from our archive show the sad demise of one of Leicester's fine pre-Second World War Art Deco pubs. The Salutation, on ...

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Staithes Group work to launch series of summer art events in Danby

Staithes Group work to launch series of summer art events in Danby ... Booking is essential direct with WEA www.wea.org.uk or call 0300 3033464 ...

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Tiananmen Square: Iconic 'tank man' image recreated as inflatable art

An artist has recreated the Tiananmen Square "tank man" image with ... crackdown are heavily censored in China on social media and by the news.

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Art attack! Luton artist's mural at Mall accidentally painted over

A Luton artist was left “devastated” after her council-funded artwork which took her “months” to prepare was accidentally painted over by workmen.

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Sesame Street welcomes foster muppet Karli

Karli is also seen sharing an art project with Elmo that shows that even though ... If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

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Run The Jewels Confirm Art Exhibition, New Beer Launch

Art The Jewels UK will be part of this year's Soho Music Month and will be on display throughout June at Platform LDNon Carnaby Street, London.

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Sketch rescued from bonfire is Michelangelo's first ever work of art drawn by the artist when he was ...

The Seated Man drawing is owned by an anonymous British collector, who purchased it in 1989 in a French auction. Its artist was unidentified.

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Eyeless in Cleethorpes celebrates the work of Cleethorpes born artist Peter Brannan

Eyeless in Cleethorpes includes a comprehensive list of the artist's ... a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and had numerous exhibitions at ...

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Manga and the art of the mass-market masterpiece

Maybe it's because I left Japan at 16 and was educated in British art ... And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows ...

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Artist has same bizarre rare brain condition as Kanye West and Marilyn Monroe

We've all done things we wish we could forget but for graphic artist Sue Holmes can remember every single thing that has ever happened in her life.

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Striking street art on display at West End graffiti festival

Day one of Scotland's only graffiti and street art festival took place on Saturday at SWG3, in Glasgow's West End. The event welcomed more than 2000 ...

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Motorbike enthusiasts launch their art and photography exhibition at Bromsgrove Library

TWO ARTISTIC motorbike enthusiasts have joined forces to put on their own exhibition of pictures at Bromsgrove Library. The collection by painter ...

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Dorset artist Keith Athay thanks lifesaver following cliff fall

AN ARTIST who suffered life threatening injuries after a fall on the coast has met up with the woman who saved his life. A year after his nasty fall near ...

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How to see Chihuly glass art exhibition at Kew Gardens for a tenner this summer

As with any attraction though, prices can easily stack up, so good news as we've ... Kew is currently home to the 'Chihuly: Reflections on nature' glass art ... in our spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK'.

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Popular Burt Art Festival set to return

EASELS and brushes are at the ready as Bury Art Festival prepares to ... borough's artistic talent and beauty will open at Bury Art Museum tomorrow, ...

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Organiser seeks more gardens for art exhibition

ART in the Gardens, an art exhibition that sees residents open up their gardens to display art from local artists, returns this year on Saturday 20th July ...

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Aberdeen graffiti artists to appear on This Morning

As part of LATA 65, an arts project for people over 65, the pensioners learned the history of street art – from its beginnings in activism to the modern ...

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Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

The two were dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with news the work been looted by the Nazis from ...

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Leonardo da Vinci 'unable to finish Mona Lisa after severe fainting episode left him with claw hand'

Although the Renaissance artist drew with his left hand, it's believed he painted with his right and that an injury forced him to leave many of his works ...

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Iconic Art Deco Aberdeen Beach Ballroom celebrates 90th birthday

The B-listed art deco structure is home to one of Scotland's finest dance ... conferences, weddings, charity gigs, and British Masters Boxing bouts.

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Cardiff circus company announces new associate artists programme

“As the ageing pioneers of UK contemporary circus, we want to foster, encourage, support and nurture the next generation, so our art form continues to ...

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Judge rules museum 'rightfully owns' Nazi-looted painting

But the judge, John Walter, criticised Spain for not keeping to the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art - an international agreement to return ...

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The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale

The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale ... Describing it as a dream project, the UK artist will speak about “the poetry of exile” in two .... music for the Vremya (Time) news programme on the main national TV channel.

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Alan Wilson Dentistry brings 'state of the art' treatment to Epsom

A new independent, family owned dentist with “state-of-the-art” equipment as opened in Epsom High Street. Alan Wilson Dentistry opened its doors for ...

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Instagram hunks reimagined as ancient Greek ceramic art

A UK-based artist is exciting fans of ancient history, gay erotica and big ... It recreates the art aesthetic of ancient Greece and applies it to Instagram ...

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Debra Wenlock: Bangor-based artist 'honoured' to play key role in Game of Thrones trail

Debra Wenlock seems an unlikely choice to complete Northern Ireland's latest Game of Thrones visitor attractions, given that she has never even seen ...

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Buy your own classic Guardian print: Sparring stags

In our Guardian archive series this week, on opportunity to own a Murdo MacLeod image of a pair of sparring stags on Rum, in the Inner Hebrides.

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Master the art of leadership: Creating a powerful presence in the workplace

It's a way for participants to master the art of leadership with a course that is based on a collective understanding of the intellectual, emotional and ...

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UK Art Museum new sculpture delivers smiles on campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The University of Kentucky Art Museum has installed a new sculpture that has been delivering smiles on campus!

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Put yourself in the shop window for Perth Festival of Arts

Perth Festival of the Arts is launching its annual shop window competition ... Shops can enter the competition by emailing info@perthfestival.co.uk or ...

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Angus artist opens garden for cancer charity

An Angus artist is throwing open her studio and garden to raise money for charity after losing her brother to cancer. Trish Winton from Montrose lost ...

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The top ten posts on Instagram from Brighton this week

Another busy week in Brighton and as the sun seems to have come out for Easter people look to be heading to the beach. So surely there will be ...

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Artists reimagine classic album covers

Off The Press Collective said it asked artists from across the UK to produce a design that represented an album they loved and to interpret it in a new ...

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Tainted Art: How China's cultural revolution left an artistic legacy

He created a utopian world in his 1890 fantasy novel News from Nowhere in which there was no private property, no authority, no money and class ...

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Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News by Emily Maitlis review

As A fan of Emily Maitlis's clipped and flinty interviewing manner I was delighted when she was made lead presenter on Newsnight this month, ...

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Trainer artist revamps old sneakers in Sheffield

Sheffield entrepreneur Darnell Sterling, 21, takes old trainers and turns them into works of art. Demand for his work has grown so quickly he now rents ...

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Newly-formed arts group to host concert by pianist singled out as a future star by Yehudi Menhuin

After gaining a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School, in Surrey, Ms Shoot, who moved to the UK aged five, studied at the Purcell School of Music, ...

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Hundreds of shirts sown together in art exhibition

Stunning pictures show hundreds of t-shirts collected from Mexico and sown together to create art installation that people can put their heads through.

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Heaton St Barnabas' Primary creates unique Easter art display

PUPILS at a primary school in Heaton have got into the Easter spirit a week early by creating a new art installation at the school. Heaton St Barnabas' ...

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Home is Where the Art Is brings in Bolton artist and Farnworth fencing firm

A BOLTON artist teamed up with a fencing contractor to star in an episode of TV programme that hit the small screen last week. Fanny Gogh, 47 ...

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Whitchurch's Hill Valley brings in state-of-the-art golf carts

Whitchurch's Macdonald Hill Valley is giving its players a taste of the professional game with its new fleet of state-of-the-art golf buggies. A total of 30 ...

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Malpas Fabric Art Group makes plea for formers members to get in touch

A group which makes textiles in Malpas is appealing for help to find former members as they mark 25 years. Malpas Fabric Arts Group, which operates ...

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Art Deco Worthing Pier dubbed best in Britain

A 19th Century Art Deco pier originally built as a landing stage has been named this year's Pier of the Year. Worthing Pier, which was built in 1862, ...

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Prince Charles's billionaire art collector friend is locked in High Court 'divorce tourism' battle with ...

But Mrs Pierburg said she is 'resident and domiciled' in London and wants the generous British divorce courts to deal with the financial fallout of the ...

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One of Britain's greatest artists is subject of Isle of Wight Art Society lecture

... of Wight Art Society lecture. Menu. News. 8th April. One of Britain's greatest artists is subject of Isle of Wight Art Society lecture. By Rachael Rosewell ...

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Applications now open for Wolds Open Art Exhibition

“The aim of launching the Wolds Open Art Exhibition is to bring together ... co-ordinator Jenny Jenkins at jenny.jenkins@pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.

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Art examines creation of bogus realities in Haifa's 'Fake News' exhibit

On the top floor, 15 works of celebrated British artist Damien Hirst embody the creation of art based on a questionable reality. Hirst readily lent his ...

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September 1, 1939 by W.H. Auden

I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night.

Accurate scholarship can
Unearth the whole offence
From Luther until now
That has driven a culture mad,
Find what occurred at Linz,
What huge imago made
A psychopathic god:
I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
About Democracy,
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.

Into this neutral air
Where blind skyscrapers use
Their full height to proclaim
The strength of Collective Man,
Each language pours its vain
Competitive excuse:
But who can live for long
In an euphoric dream;
Out of the mirror they stare,
Imperialism's face
And the international wrong.

Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day:
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play,
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home;
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.

The windiest militant trash
Important Persons shout
Is not so crude as our wish:
What mad Nijinsky wrote
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart;
For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.

From the conservative dark
Into the ethical life
The dense commuters come,
Repeating their morning vow;
"I will be true to the wife,
I'll concentrate more on my work,"
And helpless governors wake
To resume their compulsory game:
Who can release them now,
Who can reach the deaf,
Who can speak for the dumb?

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.



Damien Hirst: Seven works for Yorkshire sculpture festival

Works by the artist are to be displayed in Leeds where he grew up and at Wakefield's ... Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

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Dunluce Parish art and photo exhibition

A local artist wil officially open the exhibition. All art works can be purchaed and this is an ideal platform for amateur and professional artists to ...

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Dream finish for festival artists and film-makers

MORE than 40 children won prizes in the art and film competitions at this ... Artist Camilla Shelley, who is the museum's Artways tutor, judged the art ...

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I was just released from prison in Turkey because of my art, but I refuse to be silenced

In 2015 I was working for the JINHA, a women's news agency, which was ... As a painter, I decided to use art in order to convey what had happened ...

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Retired north-east art teacher spends time among whales, walruses and polar bears

But for one former north-east art teacher, the 10 years since he quit the classroom have been spent exploring some of the remotest corners of the ...

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Art is 'the elixir' to teach humane lessons, MPs hear

These included a colourised documentary about life in the trenches, directed by Peter Jackson, and a UK-wide art event, devised by Jeremy Deller, ...

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UK experts: 'Fake' Botticelli work is from artist's studio

LONDON (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own ...

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Go on an art safari in Lancaster this spring

A new Lancaster Arts Safari is being launched to coincide with Lancaster and District Art Society's annual exhibition which opens at the City Museum ...

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Van Gogh Tate Britain exhibition: 20 of the artist's greatest works

Van Gogh and Britain looks at how he was inspired by British art, literature and ... those years are regarded as crucial to his development as an artist. ..... told ITV News, "but he could afford prints and he collected 2,000 prints of British ...

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The Nightmare


imagine a door being slammed in your face forever ~ imagine the pain ~ no redress or correction ~ no possibility of connection ~ pain ~ no gain ~ not even at rainbow’s end ~ annoyed by paranoia ~ perplexed ~ vexed ~ effectively annexed

In the wake of devastation caused by Cyclone Idai – why is mainstream culture so quiet about ...

Meanwhile, the news is full of climate change and ecological collapse. ... the chief executive of the Environment Agency warned that England could run out of ... Of course there are examples of environmental art: of Hollywood sci-fi ...

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Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whiteread among artists making works with Calais Jungle crayons

Some of Britain's most prestigious artists are selling new works created with crayons found in the wreckage of the Calais Jungle to raise funds for ...

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Council to sell off 90% of art collection

Hertfordshire County Council will start auctioning the vast majority of its collection of 1,826 pieces of art – including work by Barbra Hepworth and John ...

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The hopeful dream



The hopeful dream

The moonlight was serious,
as two silhouetted cats,
Batted their eyelids,
and eyelidded bats.

Paul Garrard

Peace, love and understanding


What the world needs now is more peace, love and understanding, and absolutely no hate!

The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley



THE MOON

I.

And, like a dying lady lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp'd in a gauzy veil,
Out of her chamber, led by the insane
And feeble wanderings of her fading brain,
The moon arose up in the murky east
A white and shapeless mass.

II.

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Great Day by W.B. Yeats

Hurrah for revolution and more cannon-shot!
A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.
Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again!
The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.



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To see the video and hear me reading the poem click here.

ART VIDEO: Water by Paul Garrard



A gentle meander through water; literally and metaphorically. Following the journey of an imaginary raindrop. Its constant cycle, recycle and metamorphosis.We are all water.