Culture Vultures - January 2022
Our Wonderful Corrine offers another selection of cultural events that are well worth tuning in to. Make 2022 a Cultural Year.
Here’s the links for the January vlog
For the New Year the Tibetan Butter Lamp festival
Butter lamps are a conspicuous feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries throughout the Himalayas. The lamps traditionally burn clarified yak butter, but now often use vegetable oil or vanaspati ghee. Accredited Lecturer Zara Fleming takes a look at butter lamp festival celebrating the new year – and her very first visit to Bodh Gaya during December 1973, when she saw the place the Buddha was enlightened, joined pilgrims lighting butter lamps and listened to teachings by the Dalai Lama.
Friday 7 January at 8.00pm. Zoom tour of the National Gallery
The National Gallery in London, is one of the world's greatest art museums, if you want to join this live tour of their fabulous Impressionism-collection book below. There will be Highlights including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir and many more. A few of the paintings in the collection were actually painted in London.
January 11 at 2.00pm. Manchester town hall
The Manchester Town Hall murals are amongst the greatest art treasures, not just of Manchester, but of Victorian painting. Ed Glinert will reveal the stories behind Ford Madox Brown's twelve masterpieces, describing the background to each, explaining who sat for the main characters and relating just how much politics went into the choice of the stories chosen and bringing the murals to life, inter-twining them with the history of the city and England.
12 January at 2.00pm Stories for Well-being at the Winter Fest
Storyteller Helen Stewart will tell tales, spin yarns and engage your imagination. Get lost in the magic of Story: audible self-care. Discover that there is always a little truth in every tale told and every spark from the fire is a story waiting to be heard ...
12 January 5.30 to 6.00pm from Art unlocked a short talk about Black Outdoor Art.
Art Unlocked is a new online event series brought to you by Art UK in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each week, different museum and gallery curators and directors from across the UK will deliver a 30-minute talk on selected works from their collection. For our latest talk, join Art UK and Greg Bunbury, Curator of Black Outdoor Art, for an exciting exploration of some notable works from this collection on 12th January 2022, 5:30pm. There will be a short Q&A session after the talk.
13 January 6.00 to 8.00pm. A virtual world of the Buddha
Multi-storied structures stood out in pre-modern Chinese architecture, built mainly in wood. A particular type of multi-storied structure is pavilions, consisting of 2-4 stacked stories that are fully accessible through stairs. Pavilions accommodate more interior space with an elaborate and sophisticated structure. However, the most prestigious buildings in China’s history had never taken the form of the pavilion.
January 17 at 6.30pm
In this series of 6 talks, publisher Katie Isbester and her daughter Teddy, a film buff, will discuss the central idea of some of the greatest stories told. Each session will grapple with the big issue embedded in the story, and compare how the book and film treat this central idea. Books/Films we are going to be looking at include the Handmaid's Tale, Game of Thrones, 1984 (Brazil), Dune, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Each session will feature an expert guest and a Q&A with the audience. If you enjoy this session there are more to book for.
January 19 at 6.30pm. Kenneth Williams becoming a cult
As one of Britain's best loved and recognised personalities, Kenneth Williams declared himself a "cult in his own lifetime" but what made him so? This talk will look at the multifaceted talents of the iconic comedy genius who has continued to keep us all entertained through his legacy of work from his 40 year career in the world of entertainment. From early dramatic parts through to revue, the Carry On films, radio comedy and finally to the legendary chat show appearances, what was it that made Kenneth so unique?
20 January at 6.30pm. Damien Hirst in gallery Borghese with Olga Cuckovic.
Damien Hirst is one of the most controversial British contemporary artists, known for his attention-grabbing works that end up selling for millions. A great marketing mind, criticised and adulated at the same time, Hirst is famously relying on his numerous staff members for the realisation of his ideas.
25 January at 6.30pm. The History of cooking programmes on British TV
We all watch television cooking programmes, we all watch way too many of them. They are everywhere. Every channel. Every platform. Every day. And every ‘celebrity chef’ who fronts these must-watch programmes has a dazzling array of books, kitchen equipment and associated products that they subtly, and sometimes far from subtly, persuade us that we need in our lives too. If only we had *that* mixer, perhaps our lives would be just like Nigella’s?
27 January at 6.30pm. Holocaust Memorial Day
York is proud to be welcoming author, Lucy Adlington as their keynote speaker. Lucy will reflect on her recent and remarkably moving book The Dressmakers of Auschwitz. The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive.
Thanks for listening and best wishes to all