Culture Vultures 29.07.21
Friday 30th July is 'International friendship day'. It was created with the idea that friendship between people, countries, culture and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
This week for the chat in the cafe I thought it would be nice if anyone has any short quotes about friendship and communities then they could share them on the thread?
This weeks Culture Vulture suggestions:
Award winning author Sita Brahmachari and renowned community activist Farhanah Mamoojee explore their passion for uncovering the untold stories of Ayahs and Amahs (colonial female care-givers) who travelled to the UK from all over the Empire in the 19th century. The former site of The Ayahs' Home still exists today, and it is here that Sita’s magical novel is set, as a younger generation discovers the story of the ayahs and brings them to light. The same building is currently awaiting a Blue Plaque thanks to Farhanah's campaign.
29th July at 6.30 pm
From the Edinburgh art festival - In a conversation specially recorded in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, Julien and Bernier will discuss Lessons of the Hour. The festival is honoured to present the UK premiere of this important work; the ten-screen film installation is a poetic portrait of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the visionary orator, philosopher, intellectual and self-liberated freedom fighter, who was born into slavery in Maryland, USA. Douglass was a frequent visitor to Edinburgh between 1845-7, as he campaigned against slavery and for freedom and equal rights, and spoke on 7 separate occasions in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.
30th July at 5.00 pm
In this event, writers Toby Ferris and Andre Bagoo discuss their work as confessional tales, elaborating on personal encounters with art, as a form of criticism. The art and artists of the National Gallery Collection have often served as the source of creative and artistic responses. Whilst the majority of writing about artists remains biographical, a number of authors and poets working today respond to and reimagine art history, in order to tell their own stories. You will need to create a free account with the gallery but there is many more talks you can go to.
30th July at 5.00 to 6.00 pm
Liverpool City region pride foundation with march on line. Streaming on the link below or on you tube channel March with Pride
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual March with Pride will once again be taking place online on Saturday 31st July 2021.
Ian Hamilton Finlay at the Edinburgh Museum. Join in for an online exhibition tour by Stephen Bann CBE, Bann first met Finlay in Edinburgh in 1964 and has since published regularly on aspects of his work as a poet, artist and gardener and has written the essay for the exhibition catalogue.
31st July at 1.30pm.
From the National Archives- The Summer school holidays from 1930 to 1980.
The excitement of the summer holidays has been experienced for centuries. While some of summer's traditions are still enjoyed today, others remain in summers gone by.
In this warming talk, author Ysenda Maxtone-Graham recalls the vivid summer memories of real mid-twentieth century people. In doing so, we are reminded of how we were, how families functioned, what houses and gardens and streets were like, what journeys were made, and what people did all day in their free time.
4 August 7.30pm
An article on Women’s Rights from the British Library plus other links.
My Grandfather gramophone a talk from the Arts Society now on you tube.
10 things about - Rembrandt: storyteller, rebel, superstar and icon of the Netherlands. But also a Leidener, father and widower.
Dive into his turbulent life and most famous works at the Rijksmuseum.
Making Japan - a fab online discovery of life, art and culture of Japan from the Leeds museum and galleries.
Many thanks for listening,
Best wishes Corinne