• Nikki G

Culture Vultures 19.08.20


"Today is National Potato Day, so an excuse for a few chips today anyway.

On the 21 August in 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris.


Question: If you could have any original artwork by any artist hanging in your home, what would you choose and why? Come on the forum and tell us all.

THEATRE

American Idiot the musical with music from the fab Green Day

https://youtu.be/-Z-034Q702E

Watching Rosie a short play starring Miriam Margolyes, A short play about Alice and her granddaughter Rosie separated during lockdown, you need to sign up but it’s a free production

https://originaltheatreonline.com/productions/3/watching-rosie

The Ghost quarters, a bit bizarre but some good music included

Ghost Quartet at the McKittrick Hotel, Jan. 12, 2015

ART AND NATURE

A virtual tour of artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, John Constable, Simon Denis, Jules Coignet, and André Giroux—highly skilled at quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere, artists produced 100 oil sketches created outdoors across Europe, includes several recently discovered works and explores the variety of inventive ways in which enraptured artists recorded their moments in nature.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=MJjhc2JraYL&brand=0&back=1

HISTORY

A reminder about Slavery Remembrance Day, this weekend, link to how you access this event is now included

https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/slavery-remembrance-day

Hidden London a series of unusual vlogs about London tube stations the link will take you to episode one

https://youtu.be/-71qEuroYcs

A Short lecture on hand painted 18th century Chinese silk from the arts society

https://www.connected.theartssociety.org/talks-lectures

An article on Silk worm farming from the Medievalist

https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/medieval-silkworm-farming/

Bad history of the Norman Conquest, a lecture by Marc Morris with a different view of The history of the Norman Conquests.

Marc Morris - TMHistoryIcons 2019 - Bad Histories of the Norman Conquest

MUSIC and BOOKS

The Ukelele orchestra of Great Britain and this ultra fab rendition of Hawkwinds Silver Machine, recorded remotely. Dave Brock from Hawkwind wrote a comment about how impressed he was by the version, praise indeed.

https://youtu.be/56FTukTmbsY

A collection of books for the incurable curious from the Heritage open days

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/blog/wellcome-collection-a-library-for-the-incurably-curious

The chemistry of crime fiction on podcast from the Guardian newspaper

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2020/aug/13/from-the-archives-the-chemistry-of-crime-fiction-podcast?utm_term=4f5ab52cedfe8730ab92783e24e105ae&utm_campaign=TheGuideStayingIn&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=guidestayingin

Thanks all

See you next week

Corinne"

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