April 10th is National Safety Pin Day, they're always useful and I remember a saying: "See a pin pick it up and all day long your have good luck." I always have to do it now!
So for the chat in the brolly café: Do you have any sayings from the past which you still abide to? such as 'Never put new shoes on a table'? I have no idea why you can’t but it still sticks in my mind.
This weeks Culture Vulture suggestions :
Don’t worry be Happy the event.
From 2.00 to 5.00pm on 10th April.
Put your cares on hold and join us on Saturday the 10th of April for an afternoon of relaxation and learning featuring live music, mindfulness, drawing, gardening, and cooking. The event will be delivered over Zoom and will run from 2pm until 5pm. Running order - please note all times are approx:
2pm: Live music with Eamon Moran
2.45pm: Mindfulness and Mandala Drawing with Patricia Fitzgerald followed by a short break
3.3Opm: Gardening Workshop with Aoife Munn.
4.15pm: Cookery demo by Cool Food School.
"Creativity is Contagious. Pass it on." —Albert Einstein
April 10th from 8.00 to 9.00 pm
Explore the meditative world of visual journaling. Have pencils and paper ready as Meena Matocha guides you through this integral part of her art making process. Learn how to set yourself up for an uninterrupted, meditative style journaling session, and gain tips and techniques. You can then Join every second Saturday this spring and summer for DAC DEMO DAYS! The Dougherty Arts Center's Gallery Artists are joining forces to provide you with virtual demonstrations that highlight unique art techniques and are sure to get your creative juices flowing! All demo events are free and open to the public. Browse the descriptions below and sign up via Eventbrite to receive your Zoom link!
Professor Harding considers peace, conflict, survival and prosperity in Viking Age Wirral from AD937 to 1066 and beyond, considering all the evidence: archaeology, history, linguistics and DNA
12th April at 6.30pm
Plight of the Bumblebees
16th April at 6.30pm book a free place via eventbrite.
Join Nikki Gammans, an expert from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who will introduce the three types of bee, their importance, conservation and decline and most importantly how we can help them : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-plight-of-the-bumblebee-tickets-145494041595?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm
From the British Museum a recorded film charts the creation of a Buddhist Sand Mandala Commissioned by the museum in response to the Tantra enlightenment exhibition, made almost 5000 miles away in the mountains of Bhutan. A large scale Thangka painting (painting on fabric) of the Vajrayogini was also created which will go on display at the museum. :https://youtu.be/khs0f4zTPbg
The museum of London Docklands
Join us for the World Docks: the untold stories tour online by author, historian and founder of the 500 years of Black London walking tours, Steve Martin. Check out the first stop in the opening episode of the series, where we visit West India Quay in Poplar.
If you like this episode there are more to choose from:
A ten minute meditation with art from the Royal Academy
A native Philadelphian, is a violinist whose versatility and expressive artistry consistently bring both jazz and classical audiences to their feet. In this selection from her composition Violin Woman, African Dreams, Diane draws on her decades-long genre-defying career to craft a musical memoir that bridges jazz, classical, and traditional African music.
Violin Woman, African Dreams was written for violin, banjo, bass, the West African kora, and percussion, and performed with PUBLIQuartet. Diane is the first video on the link. There are plenty more musicians on the NGA site to view and listen to after listening to this video.
Swing jazz Japanese style
Love the fruit cutouts before they starting playing:
Opening of Liverpool airport 1920 plus footage of Liverpool City Centre 1920s and 1930s
Thanks for listening and Best wishes to everyone!