Culture Vultures 03.06.21
Tomorrow , Friday 4th June is 'National Donut Day' ; people participate on the first Friday in June celebrating the donut (or the 'doughnut' in the uk) and honoring the Salvation Army Lassies. The Salvation Army Lassies were the women who served up donuts to American soldiers during WWI.
So my question for the chat this week : What is your favourite donut/doughnut? Do you like them oozing with jam or cream or dripping in chocolate? Why not have a virtual donut with your virtual coffee and join in the cafe chat...
SpaceX’s 22nd resupply mission for NASA.
The flight will bring science and supplies to the Expedition 65 crew beginning with liftoff on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All resources, participation, and registration are FREE. Register to let NASA know that you're virtually participating!
3rd June at 6.29 pm (BST):
From the National Gallery: Jan Matejko's 'Astronomer Copernicus' (1873)
In some ways, this was the dying star of history painting.
While the painting was and remains iconic, the genre waned in the decades following its creation. Yet, Matejko's star burns bright to this day and the legacy of history painting continues in some contemporary art. Christopher Riopelle joins guest speakers, to discuss the impact of Matejko’s painting. 3rd June 6.30 to 8.15pm:
From the Museums and Galleries Edinburgh
The Lewis artist Donald Smith is an intriguing hidden figure of Scottish art. He spent much of his career teaching in schools, where one of his young pupils was Arthur Watson, Past President of the Royal Scottish Academy who quoted it was Donald Smith who guided our first steps and when, decades later, I saw his paintings I was delighted that they more than measured up to the man and the impression he had made on my younger self’.
Friday 4th June at 2.00pm:
Workshop Queering consumerism - Today’s consumerist culture, driven by ideals of beauty, sterility, and purity is just as inescapable as the toxic molecules that encompass those products. In this fiction workshop, artist Mary Maggic invites participants to deconstruct popular advertisements and consumer products, and remake them to reflect the current planetary crisis, a fictional world in the participant’s eye, or a combination of both.
5th June 11.00 to 2.30pm:
Richmond Hill, Gila Münster
A professional drag queen - She has performed in a variety of organisations for all ages, and is known for her affinity for musicals and love of glitter!
Saturday 5th June 6.00 to 6.30pm:
York festival of ideas
She Energy Women as Creators - launch event brings together a dazzling array of international musicians, writers and poets to celebrate the energy and empathy of women's creativity. The centre-piece is a specially commissioned performance by acclaimed violinist and composer Anna Phoebe, signifying a symbol of hope as nations start to consider the implications of a post-Covid world. Filmed in the magnificent York Minster.
7th June 6.30 to 8.15pm:
Russian landscape painting
Russian landscape painting underwent a dramatic change in the mid-19th century when a new taste for realist painting developed alongside a greater interest in national themes. Scenes of lyrical intensity and poetic exploration of the pensive Russian vistas and charming forests started to emerge to replace a previously widespread adoration of exotic lands and classical columns. Join art historian Elena Kashina as she discusses the new techniques and artistic vocabularies that emerged in quick succession in the space of a few decades.
8th June 6.00:to 7.00pm:
Phill Gregson, Master Wheelwright, Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights
A free online event from the Atkinson Southport In a modern world of mass production and technological advancements, Phill Gregson strives to maintain his families’ traditional skillset of Wheelwright in. In this documentary, local lad and Master Wheelwright Phill Gregson gives an insight into his lifestyle and his family history. He shares what it is like being a traditional craftsman in a modern world, evaluates where his work becomes art and discusses what wealth and satisfaction mean to him.
9th June 1.00 to 2.30pm:
Dogs and humans
In the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every walk of life, usually three times a day. How and why did this relationship begin? How has it changed over the centuries? And who's getting the upper hand?
Simon Garfield, author of Dog’s Best Friend, will examine this unique bond by revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared journey. It begins with the earliest visual evidence on ancient rock art, and ends at the laboratory that sequenced the first dog genome. En route we encounter the first Labradoodle in Australia, a misguidedly loyal Akita in Japan, an ill-fated Poodle trainer in the United States, and a hilariously disobedient Romanian rescue dog named Kratu at the Birmingham NEC.
9th June 6.00 to 7.00pm:
The Atkinson Southport and Take Three Shops
Takes three shops broadbents , boothroyds and Bobb a short talk from the Atkinson in Southport:
Thanks for listening and best wishes to everyone!