Arts & Entertainment

One's first ever tweet: the Queen joins social media age

In days of yore a plaque sufficed. But the Queen embraced social media yesterday to officially open a Science Museum exhibition on the Information Age by using Twitter. Her historic first tweet, sent by a non-gloved finger pressed onto an iPad, on the @BritishMonarchy account, read: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the Science Museum and I hope people will ...


Remember piano man? Play rekindles the mystery: The curious case of a silent, suited man washed up on the Isle of Sheppey gripped the media for weeks in 2005. Steven Morris reports on a stage version of the compelling story

Ten years on, the spotlight will be back on this mysterious stranger after a London theatre company decided to put on a play based on the saga. The piece, called The Piano Man, will retell the story, reconsider the theories that abounded at the time, and give the tale a grand, romantic ending. Director Sam Carrack said the story had lived with him since he read about it in the Guardian and ...


The Guide: exhibitions: Silent Partners Cambridge: Giovanni Battista Moroni London: Chris Dobrowolski Leeds: (Dis)order: A Compulsion To Collect Manchester: William Strang Edinburgh: CRW Nevinson Birmingham: Edward Steichen, Viviane Sassen London: Jerwood Open Forest: Semiconductor nr Farnham

Fitzwilliam Museum, to 25 Jan Royal Academy, W1, Sat to 25 Jan & Model, to 13 Dec The Holden Gallery, Mon to 12 Dec Scottish National Gallery, to 15 Feb Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, to 25 Jan The Photographer's Gallery, W1, Fri to 18 Jan Alice Holt Forest, to 23 Feb


Picture this: Paris museum celebrates 30 years with portrait tribute to artists: Celebrated figures in music, film and science included in nod to treasured 'family'

On the wall of the Fondation Cartier in Paris, a patchwork of more than 100 small, colourful portraits hang in a perfectly linear collage. Most of the faces are instantly recognisable - David Lynch is mounted alongside a smiling Patti Smith and Lou Reed, while the imposing figure of Paul Virilio hangs next to an abstract Wolfgang Tillmans. The work, by Japanese painter and graphic designer ...


The Charleston gets a fresh B-boy spin: Dance A Harlem Dream Young Vic, London 24/40

During the 1920s and early 30s jazz had all the ubiquity and urban cool of contemporary hip-hop: it made international stars of certain artists and money for a lucky few. It also operated within a white-dominated industry that was far more likely to exploit than nurture its black talent. All these connections are explored in A Harlem Dream, a hip-hop dance production by Ivan Blackstock. Set in ...


Rene Burri: Magnum photographer known for insightful reportage and portraits of Che and Picasso

The photographer Rene Burri, who has died aged 81, was known for his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso, and was an early member of the renowned Magnum photo agency. Burri's naturalistic, editorial style of photography suited the company well, and he was a close friend of Werner Bischof, a fellow Swiss photojournalist, who had joined Magnum in 1949, scarcely a year after its creation. ...


Yachties turn filmmakers for Boat Show Film Festival

Oct. 24--And the "Oscar fish" trophy goes to ... one of the luxury yachting crews whose short films are debuting at the Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival. The stainless-steel fish sculpture, along with cash prizes, are at stake for the festival's seventh edition, which screens shorts capturing sea life, exotic locales and sailing adventures. Fort Yachtie Da was created by Fort ...


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NAC orchestra pays tribute to fallen soldier during Edinburgh concert

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom - The National Arts Centre Orchestra is paying tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo during its current tour of the United Kingdom. The soldier was killed Wednesday in a shooting at Canada's National War Memorial. The Ottawa-based orchestra is abroad to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. They were in transit when they learned about the shooting at the memorial ...


Great Canadian Gaming extends operating agreement for Hastings Racecourse with City of Vancouver

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX: GC] ("Great Canadian" or "the Company") announced today that it has reached an agreement for a 2 year extension to the operating agreement for its Hastings Racecourse property located on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hastings Racecourse General Manager, Darren MacDonald stated, ...


BASF opens designfabrikTokyo

ENP Newswire - 24 October 2014 Release date- 23102014 - BASF launches the first designfabrik outside Europe in Tokyo, Japan. The second designfabrik worldwide will strengthen BASF's capabilities as a provider for comprehensive solutions supporting customers from various industries not only with innovative materials but also with assistance at a very early stage of product development. The ...


Lost and found: In Keren Lowell's solo exhibit 'Groundwork,' meditations on use, neglect and time

Oct. 24--Artist Keren Lowell began installing the largest piece in her one-woman show last month with no clear idea about how the final product would appear once she had all the parts in place. "I didn't know what it would look like," she said. "It was scary." All the scarier when you consider that "Groundwork" would be the first "big" show she'd ever had. In fact, four of the works in the ...


Performance a 'privilege' for soprano

Oct. 24--This weekend, the Spokane Symphony continues its current Classics season with a program that puts the Spokane Symphony Chorale in the spotlight. The symphony will be joined by Canadian soprano Martha Guth for a performance of French composer Francis Poulenc's interpretation of the 13th-century Catholic hymn Stabat Mater. We spoke with Guth about her background in opera, which ...


Famous fashion designer de la Renta dies at age of 82

OSCAR de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, has died at the age of 82. He was said to have died of complications from cancer at his home in Kent, Connecticut. De la Renta was born to a prominent family in the Dominican Republic and went to Spain to study art, but was ...


Minnesota Orchestra to offer shorter concerts

Oct. 24--Saying it offers "a burst of culture for busy lifestyles," Minnesota Orchestra will launch a series of hour-long concerts in January. "Symphony in 60" breaks down some of the formality of the concertgoing experience and gets audiences in and out of Orchestra Hall in the time it takes to watch an episode of "The Good Wife." "Opting out of starters and dessert, this is purely the main ...


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