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Amber Valletta, Hartmut Esslinger and Amber Mac at The me Convention organized by Mercedes-Benz and SXSW

FRANKFURT, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The me Convention, initiated and organized by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW), has recruited more high-calibre speakers: Amber Valletta, fashion icon and entrepreneur, will speak about the circular economy in the fashion industry as part … Read the full press release

Blind photographer Pete Eckert placed the new Volkswagen Arteon on the stage in a very special way

Award-winning photographer’s first automobile project International campaign features 10 extraordinary Arteon motifs and a making-of clip WOLFSBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is today expanding the international marketing campaign for its new Arteon. The blind American photographer Pete Eckert has placed … Read the full press release

Writer Jon Berry second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection

Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award, created in the memory of the renowned playwright, … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design goes online

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will be unfolding online as writer and creator Seán Elder shares his work across the internet. Seán will be showcasing ‘Encountering’, an online art … Read the full press release

Artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest large-scale piece of artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin was installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square from 2 June to 3 July. This new piece, which was commissioned as part of the Trinity … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Exhibition: The John Lennon Phantom V will travel from Canada to London to join The Great Eight Phantoms

DERBY, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — #GreatPhantoms Today (13.07.2017), Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being … Read the full press release

Photography: HfG Fotoförderpreis presented to Annika Grabold

FRANKFURT, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation together with the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG) presented the HfG Fotoförderpreis to Annika Grabold on 30 June. The award, with prize money of €2,500, has been presented since … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP): Brexit – the Musical to debut at this Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-28 August

LONDON, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EU lawyer has written an all-singing, all-dancing account of the most divisive ask of the UK’s electorate in modern political history: to Leave or not to Leave, that is the question. Brexit – the Musical … Read the full press release

Exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War at Folkestone Town Hall

KENT, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University’s Gateways to the First World War research centre has helped put together a fascinating exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War. The exhibition, entitled Canada, Folkestone and the Great … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

Contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department

NEWCASTLE, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson have been appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department. Wonderful acknowledgement Twins Jane and Louise have a national and international reputation, forged over the past two decades as … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

50 meters long cotton scroll paintings with Buddha’s story on display at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than 2,000 years, it has been the source of Asian literature and art: the story of Prince Vessantara, who renounced everything to become the Buddha. Cotton scroll paintings containing this story, up to 50 … Read the full press release

Swedish author and artist Jonas Gardell is this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize)

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish author, playwright, comedian and artist Jonas Gardell was named as this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize). Gardell has worked on behalf of the disenfranchised for many years and been recognized … Read the full press release

The Gaps Between art installation to celebrate Oxford’s alternative and often hidden stories

OXFORD, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Framed images will appear in public spaces in Oxford tomorrow (14 June), as part of an art installation called ‘The Gaps Between’ which has been set up by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Teams Up With Australia-based Artists for Innovative Art Installation in Sydney

ST’s Time-of-Flight proximity sensors and microcontrollers enable innovative gesture control in interactive artistic experience Australia’s major winter event, Vivid Sydney is acknowledged to be the world’s largest event combining light, music, and ideas SYDNEY, Australia, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release

Professors Claudius Stein and Hans-Georg Hermann researched the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität’s symbols of independence

LMU’s history goes back over 500 years, and its list of official insignia is long. It includes the Rector’s gold chain of office, matriculation registers and even scepters. Most of these testify to the University’s independent legal status. München, 09-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

Tributes paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died at the age of 64

Tributes have been paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died of cancer at the age of 64. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1952, Dunmore studied English at the University of … Read the full press release

WW1: Choral performance involving professional singers and local performers at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex on 9-11 June

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A choral performance that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War is being performed at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex on 9-11 June. Composer and artist Verity Standen worked with English Heritage … Read the full press release

Women and Celebrity Culture discussion at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

DUNDEE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture. Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of … Read the full press release

Award-winning author David Mitchell to attend one-day international conference on his works at University of St Andrews

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Award-winning author David Mitchell will visit the University of St Andrews on Saturday 3 June 2017 for a one-day international conference on his works. The conference, to be held in the School of English, brings … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: Workshop to debate the ways in which readers, publishers, archivists, and curators engage with the computer screen

Leicestershire, UK, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 31 May, Loughborough’s School of Arts, English and Drama will host an event examining the significance of the screen in relation to arts and literature. Organised by the DH@Lboro research group, the … Read the full press release

Iconic pop art prints on display at the University of Kent during May and June

KENT, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Iconic pop art prints from the 1960s and 1970s – including those from Peter Blake and Eduardo Paolozzi – will be on display at the University of Kent during May and June. Other artists featured … Read the full press release

Several music school orchestras will perform on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on 20 May 2017

With “hp culture and orchestral sounds” as the motto, on 20 May 2017 orchestras from Baden-Württemberg and Slovenia will be the guests on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The programme is part of the 2017 Regional Music School Day … Read the full press release

Ancient sculptures on display at Freie Universität Berlin, May 12 through July 2, 2017

Exhibition Opening of Ancient Cast Collection at Freie Universität Berlin on May 11, 2017 BERLIN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An exhibition of sculptures in an architectural context will open on May 11, 2017, in the Cast Collection of Ancient Sculptures. Using … Read the full press release

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo exhibition on display in Cambridge

Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library. CAMBRIDGE, 27-Apr-2017 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair

Art Collection Telekom presents works by Braco Dimitrijević and Sanja Iveković Deutsche Telekom confers Art Cologne Award for New Positions App gives everyone access to Deutsche Telekom’s art collection BONN, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom presents works from its own … Read the full press release