22.4.22

A Brief Guide to Egyptian Surrealism | Tate

In 1938, a group of 37 artists, writers and thinkers in Cairo signed a manifesto titled ‘Long Live Degenerate Art’. This marked the start of the group known as ‘Art and Liberty’, and the birth of a distinctly Egyptian style of Surrealism. Get to know some of the key Egyptian Surrealists in this short animated film, including Mayo, Amy Nimr, Ramses Younan, and their connection to an international network of Surrealists in the first half of the twentieth century. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl




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17.4.22

Festival news


UK Festival Guide 2022: 30 Festivals Guaranteed To Make Summer Unforgettable - ELLE
Take its lakeside spa, masterclasses in yoga and breathwork, and a whole host of family-friendly of performance art, talks and plays and music sets.

Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park to host free music and food festival as part of UK-wide culture ...
As well as live music, the line-up will feature talks and workshops with scientists, activists, technologists, chefs, writers and artists.

UK's largest student-led creative group announces latest show - Bristol24/7
On the 16th and 17th of June at Lakota, the UK's largest youth-led ... with many of its founders progressing to the music and arts industries, ...

More acts + events added to Grace Jones' Meltdown | Gigwise
Adding more artists and a lineup of free events to the weekend, the 27th edition of the UK longest running artist curated festival is back from ...




15.4.22

In Focus | Wandering Shadows by Peter Graham

Graham's observations of fleeting effects in nature provided the basis for his painting. He captured the transient character of clouds floating over the mountain tops and descending into the valleys, and recording the shadows wandering across the slopes. In this series devoted to Scottish Art, we look at paintings by some of the nation’s finest artists. We examine them to uncover what makes each work so special and reveal some of the stories behind them. This series is part of the Scottish National Gallery Project. The project will completely transform the way Scottish art is shown at the Gallery. A new suite of exhibition spaces will be created, which will be directly accessible from the adjoining Princes Street Gardens, and provide a light-filled, new home for the our unrivalled collection of Scottish art, raising its profile for visitors from all over the world. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalgall...​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatGalleriesSco​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natgallerie...​ Website: https://ift.tt/8z4N2sM




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9.4.22

Amorous Histories - The history of sex podcast

Amorous Histories is a podcast dedicated to exploring sex and sexuality in world history.




As Annie, the creator and host of Amorous Histories says:

"As the name probably suggests we’ll be talking about sex, sexuality and the amorous side of history.

If you’ve found your way here you probably have an interest in the history of sex, sexuality and erotica or you just wondered what an earth amorous histories meant.

We’ll be taking a no-holds-bar look at the world’s sexual history, so this podcast probably isn’t safe for work or any younger listeners.

There are lots of great history podcasts out there, but there was nothing quite scratching my itch so to speak… They say write the book you want to read so in the same vein I’m recording the podcast I want to hear.

We’ll be talking about historical sex from a variety of different time periods, countries and perspectives.

I hope you enjoy taking this dive into the history of sex and sexuality with me."

Check Amorous Histories here for further details

How art can inspire solidarity across borders | Tate

How do artists create work within their communities, in a way that helps us see injustice and shows us the way towards change? In this film ...