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Culture Vultures 01.07.21

Hi Everyone,

Today is 'International Reggae Day' so the question for the chat page has to be: What is your favourite reggae track or artist?

The International Reggae day event runs from 5.30pm to 12.00 pm on the 1st July, with lots of artists and events including - 6.10pm to 6.55pm Britain’s influence on reggae and 8.00pm to 9.00pm a multi DJ set. Sounds like fun to me!

Just book to join in:

More Culture Vulture recommendations for this week:

Opening of the Manchester international festival

1st July at 7.30pm

As part of The Guardian’s 200th birthday celebrations, and on the eve of the installation’s opening, Minujín will present an exploration of what it means to be a "work in progress" drawing on seven decades of creating radical, pioneering art. She will then discuss these themes further in conversation with a Guardian host – and you will also have the chance to put your questions to this incredible and iconic artist in real-time.

How 28 songs tell a story.

5th July at 7.30pm

This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access and can watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. Writer Jeffrey Boakye talks about his selection of the songs that have soundtracked modern British history. Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy... these artists’ exhilarating songs have created the emotional impact alongside key moments and shifts in society. Boakye’s new book Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs is history for all ages, with a twist. It explores the performers and the music and the postcolonial world that produced them.

French collector Merle de Massoneau

5th July at 6.00 pm

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, collectors of ancient art looked towards Imperial Russia and its Black Sea as a place of rich and beautiful finds of all periods and styles, ranging from Scythian to the prized Graeco-Roman to Islamic and medieval. The abundant finds of the region were steadily filling the Russian royal museum collections and, by World War I, a handful of Western museums had managed to acquire ancient art and artefacts from Southern Russia through various dealers. Recently, however, archaeologist Alexander Leskov was able to demonstrate a single source – the French collector Merle de Massoneau. Who was this Frenchman who began his career as an employee of the Czar?


A coffee morning discussion about Picasso his wives, lovers and muses

7 Julyth 11.00am to 12.00 pm

Do you ever wonder what the future might have in store for you?

Want to know your romantic prospects, what career would suit you best, and if you’ll be rich one day? We may have the answers! Join Martha McGill as we delve into the art of fortune-telling between 1500 and 1800, introducing some colourful characters from the early modern period who used astrology, palmistry, scrying and even portentous kale to predict the future. Plus, we’ll be trying out some of these historical methods during the event to see if our futures can indeed be found in the past. Here’s a recording of the live event:

Glastonbury a hidden history

Mythology, legends, gods/goddesses and history. An interesting complication of talks about the area

From Getty education : What is still life painting and why artists are drawn to paint bowls of Fruit?

Plus Getty demons

Treasures of Sutton Hoo

Find out about objects from Sutton Hoo with curator Sue Brunning. A replay of a recent live lecture now showing on you tube:

Arts society - Fashion and silk, an interesting talk on silk used in fashion by Denise Haywood. Now available on you tube:

Thanks for listening and Best Wishes


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