Tag Archives: UK

The World Turned Upside Down

This week, the prize-winning British sculptor Mark Wallinger unveiled a dynamic new work at the London School of Economics. The World Turned Upside Down is an enormous inverted globe reversing our normal view of the world. Wallinger’s piece forces the observer to … Continue reading

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Banksy Takes A Seaside Holiday

The slippery street artist(s) known as Banksy recently dropped a new work in the old English seaside town of Clevedon. As an “old” person I resent the implication, but it does make a point.

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Choose Love

As many of you enjoy the festive season and celebrate the story of the birth of the world’s most famous refugee child, please take a moment to consider the plight of millions of displaced children around the world. Iranian animator … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Miniature Golf

The always amusing UK-based American artist Doug Fishbone continues to spread joy while tackling weighty issues. His ever popular installation Leisure Land Golf, which premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale, is now showing at the York Gallery in York. The fully-playable show … Continue reading

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Economy vs Business Class

The UK travel search web site Just The Flight figured out how much a flyer would have to spend on snacks and refreshments to make up the difference between economy and business class airfare. NB: 1 £ =  $1.29

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Flying Libraries

I don’t generally have anything positive to say about the budget airline easyJet, but hats off to the company for creating the easyJet Book Club. This week, the carrier launched flying libraries for children with 7,000 paperbacks placed on 147 flights. The … Continue reading

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A trip to Middle Earth

Serious JRR Tolkien fans should begin planning a visit to Oxford next summer for the groundbreaking exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth. The show, which will be created by the Bodleian Library, will explore the world of Tolkien’s literary imagination through the largest … Continue reading

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Sgt. Pepper Turns Fifty

On June 1, 1967, the Beatles released Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to worldwide acclaim. To mark the anniversary, the city of Liverpool has commissioned leading international artists to create thirteen events influenced by each track on the seminal album. Between May … Continue reading

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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Grey London

  To mark the launch of Bose’s Get Closer campaign for Quiet Comfort wireless headphones, Grey London has created a one minute video that shows dancer Maëva Berthelot moving through the deserted streets of London. Dancing through locations that range from Piccadilly … Continue reading

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