Cultural highlights in September
Travel the world from the comfort of your own sofa with Corinne's cultural pickings for September. Who knew that saying goodbye to Summer could be so much...fun?
We're sorry, due to technical issues, we've posted too late for you to catch The Lions Dancing Troupe, hopefully we'll get another chance to see them soon.
So here are the links for September all of which are on Eventbrite. Enjoy!
3 September 2.45 pm
Lions Dancing Troupe is a local group of children and youth ages 4- 25 years in Kitengeesa village, South East of Kampala, Uganda that entertains residents on ceremonies. It is a youth led group that is inspires children to pursue their talent in traditional dances from across all tribes in Uganda. Through local musical instruments (long drum, flute, xylophone among others), they produce wonderful music for your ears and eyes. Join us as we enjoy their training and even events that they grace with wonderful music and traditional dance and their leader - Kato Abdallah.
7 September 7.00 pm
TanSuo Cultural Travel specialises in tours that take you off the beaten track in China. This week, they will be heading back over 3,000 years ago to examine the birth of classical Chinese poetry and how these early poetic anthologies went on to influence two of the greatest poets in Chinese history.
10 September 3.00 to 6.00 pm
Making it within UK and US popular music or the crossover market is often difficult for the indigenes, and much harder for foreigners. Whilst black music, which has its roots in Africa, can be argued is the bedrock of UK/US popular music, and there’s a prevalence of African American and British African artists who’ve made it within the UK/US popular music scene, how many artists or musicians from Africa do you know who’ve made a mark within UK/US popular music?
13 September 8.30pm
The best of both worlds have finally come together. After all, the title itself speaks volumes! We will be capturing the most beautiful shots of the sun rising as we're appreciating Australia's national symbol grazing peacefully in its natural habitat. We might even spot other wildlife such as Sea Eagles, dolphins, whales or... Who knows, really! The main thing is that we appreciate something quite special. Together!
15 September at 7.00 pm
Tattershall Castle (Lincolnshire) is one of the most famous and iconic fifteenth century castles in the world. Owned by the National Trust since 1925, the site was excavated and conserved during the 1910s by Lord Curzon and the architect William Weir. However, much of what was understand then about Tattershall came from a time when English castle studies were in their infancy.
17 September at 7.00 pm
Stories of a fiery ghost to a flesh eating noble. The Canongate is full of stories of Witches, bodysnatchers murder and more.
18 September 3.00 pm
Join in for an online/virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris, France, considered by many to be the world's greatest art museum. This livestream program will be a review of several noteworthy highlights from the museum's amazing collection, including of course Winged Victory Venus de Milo, and the Mona Lisa, plus many more.
18 September at 8.00 pm
travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to see the beautiful paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has the best Impressionist art collection outside of France. They have 18 of Vincent's paintings, the largest collection outside of Europe, plus several other works including drawings and watercolors. learn about Vincent's fascinating life and career through the Met's amazing art collection.
21 September at 5.00 pm
Kate Macdonald will be in conversation with Amara Thornton and Katy Soar about the pitfalls of archaeology in literature and the detail of the digging in supernatural archaeological fiction.
The book, Strange Relics, edited by archaeological historian Amara Thornton and classical archaeologist Katy Soar is a new collection of classic stories about supernatural archaeological finds.
25 September 3.00 pm
Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 - November 24, 1957), was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the mural movement in Mexican and international art.
Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals in, among other places, Mexico City, Chapingo, and Cuernavaca, Mexico; and San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City, United States. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; this was before he completed his 27-mural series known as Detroit Industry Murals. Rivera had several marriages and children. His third wife was fellow Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
28 September. 7.00 pm
Another TanSuo Cultural Travel event, they will be venturing back into China's ancient history in order to take a closer look at the impact that certain religions have had on the country.
Thanks for listening and hope you find something interesting to watch.