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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