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Art & Culture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

The World Photography Organisation named the winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony

British artist Alys Tomlinson named Photographer of the Year 10 Professional category winners and finalists revealed Overall Open, Youth and Student winners announced Images available at www.worldphoto.org/press Weybridge, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Photography Organisation today names the overall winners … Read the full press release

Animal rescue hero loses his heroic battle with cancer

MANAMA, Bahrain, 21-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a statement from his children they said: “It is with great sorrow that we announce that our father, Tony Waters AKA “The Dogfather” died today, 20th of April 2018, after a long battle … Read the full press release

UK and Italian scientists used neutron techniques at UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to investigate 3000 year old Egyptian vases

SWINDON, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have used neutron techniques at the UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to non-invasively investigate the contents of two containers from the tomb of a married couple who walked the streets of ancient Egypt … Read the full press release

BMW Group and Witzigmann Academy bring the international Eckart Witzigmann Award for fine cuisine, the art of cookery and conscious enjoyment to New York in 2018

MUNICH, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The international Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) continues its journey around the world: In 2018, the renowned award for fine cuisine, the art of cookery and conscious enjoyment – named after “chef of the century” Eckart … Read the full press release

AHRC grant to incorporate renowned folk collection featuring Doric ballads into the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s comprehensive digital archive

ABERDEEN, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned folk collection featuring Doric ballads that has been curated in America for over 90 years has now been brought ‘back home’ to an online audience, thanks to a project led by the University of … Read the full press release

New project to install contemporary artworks among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii

A fascinating new project will see contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings. NEWCASTLE, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the next year, two Roman houses – the House … Read the full press release

East Anglian Film Archive’s (EAFA) annual Mashup Filmmaking Competition now open for entries

NORWICH, UK, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Entries are now open for the University of East Anglia (UEA) East Anglian Film Archive’s (EAFA) annual Mashup Filmmaking Competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is one-of-a-kind in the UK, offering entrants the opportunity to … Read the full press release

The Sussex Competition Show Choir won this year’s Masters of Show Choir competition in London

Singing students are full of glee after winning a national competition. BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Sussex Competition Show Choir battled it out against nine other university choirs to win this year’s Masters of Show Choir competition in London on 18 March. … Read the full press release

University of Exeter research: generation of women writers during the Romantic period were also habitual users of opium

EXETER, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an English Opium Eater. In … Read the full press release

50 Years of AMG exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museums on the Long Night of the Museums on 17 March 2018

Performers, poetry slam and the special exhibition “50 Years of AMG”: These are some of the highlights at the Mercedes-Benz Museums on the Long Night of the Museums on 17 March 2018. Plus there is the popular stargazing with Stuttgart’s Astronomical Association, … Read the full press release

World Life Experience is headed to Ljubljana

The lucky participants will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia showing a worldwide audience the wonders of the City, while enjoying hands on involvement with the ZAVOD POVOD Institution, from March 01st to March 11th, 2018. LISBON, Portugal , 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

UK Arts Minister Michael Ellis bars the export on The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host by the British artist John Martin

Arts minister steps in to prevent rare watercolour from export. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host, by the British artist John Martin (1789-1854), to provide an … Read the full press release

Swiss writer Federica de Cesco to talk about the desire for freedom in lecture at the University of St.Gallen

The Swiss writer Federica de Cesco will give a series of four lectures as part of the public programme of the University of St.Gallen. She will talk about the desire for freedom, which has determined the author’s life and is … Read the full press release

Musicians-centric digital copyright service launched, targeting creatives across Europe

SPEYER, Germany, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Build by musicians and IT experts, Regstones.com, a new internet-based service, went live on February 9, helping musicians and creatives obtain qualified proof of their copyright and authorship. Regstones.com offers digital document sealing, using … Read the full press release

University of Kent names Oliver Carruthers as new Director of Gulbenkian

KENT, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Oliver will join Gulbenkian in May 2018 from Rich Mix, East London’s independent arts centre, where he is Artistic Director. His appointment follows Gulbenkian’s previous Director Liz Moran taking up the post of the University’s first Director of Arts and Culture. Liz said: ‘I am … Read the full press release

Shortlist announced for the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize

Inaugural award promotes literature from emerging economies. Winner of €20,000 prize to be announced on 10 April 2018 LONDON, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first EBRD Literature Prize, launched in 2017 by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in partnership … Read the full press release

Hawkins\Brown Architects team appointed to design University of Glasgow’s new College of Arts building

GLASGOW, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ‌The design team for the University of Glasgow’s new College of Arts building has been appointed, it was announced today (5 February 2018). A team led by Hawkins\Brown Architects has been selected as the winner after a rigorous … Read the full press release

Professor NT Wright to deliver the Gifford Lectures 2018 at the University of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned theologian is set to deliver a series of lectures that will propose a re-examination of history to help us better understand the nature of Christianity and its mission in the modern world. Professor NT … Read the full press release

Films announced for the Competition and Berlinale Special at The 68th Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN, 24-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Another five films have been invited to take part in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. 23 of the 24 titles in the Competition have already been selected, 19 of the 24 films will be competing … Read the full press release

ABP’s Ipswich sponsored the popular Trianon Music Group’s Twelfth Night Christmas concert

LONDON, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Ipswich team helped ensure an appropriate close to the festive season by sponsoring the popular Trianon Music Group’s Twelfth Night Christmas concert and bringing the gift of classical music to the wider community. The Trianon … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon on view for the first time in a century

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon have been preserved for future generations to see thanks to University of Exeter experts. The shots – including famous locations in Exeter and Devon as they looked generations … Read the full press release

Newcastle University alumna Joy Labinjo will launch her first exhibition at Morley Gallery in London

Newcastle upon Tyne, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emerging artist Joy Labinjo who won one of the art world’s most generous prizes, will launch her first exhibition in London this month. Reflection and debate Joy, who graduated from Newcastle University with … Read the full press release

Commemorative 20 euro coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of TUM professor Ernst Otto Fischer

  Munich, Germany, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ernst Otto Fischer, former Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), established a new branch of chemistry with his research on metal-carbon compounds. His work fundamentally changed the prevailing understanding … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Professor Carol Rutter appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing Shakespeare’s best known play Hamlet

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Carol Rutter, Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discuss Shakespeare’s best known, most quoted … Read the full press release

CERN: new edition of the Collide International award in partnership with UK’s leading media arts centre Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

GENEVA/LIVERPOOL, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18 Dec 2017), Arts at CERN has announced a new edition of the Collide International award, in partnership with the UK’s leading media arts centre, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). The competition is … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool’s Department of Music part of project aiming to enhance student employability through the introduction of new digital initiatives

LIVERPOOL, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool’s Department of Music will join five other universities as part of a £1million project aiming to enhance student employability through the introduction of new digital initiatives. The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Ensemble+ scheme received … Read the full press release

New exhibition explores the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts at London Metropolitan Archives

LIVERPOOL, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new exhibition exploring the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts, produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool’s Digital Panopticon Project, opens on Monday. Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts, runs at the … Read the full press release

University of Dundee closes its 50th Anniversary celebrations with collection of films at D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre on Thursday 7 December

DUNDEE, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Footage of the Queen Mother being installed as the University of Dundee’s first chancellor and Stephen Fry’s hilarious rectorial address will be screened at an event next week. The University’s Archives team have been busy digging … Read the full press release

Loughborough University arts project to explore how music and geography interact

Leicestershire, UK, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An innovative Loughborough University arts project is to explore how music and geography interact. Radar, the University’s contemporary arts programme that engages with academic research, has announced it will be working with academics from the Department … Read the full press release

Bestselling science fiction authors Philip Reeve and Alastair Reynolds at University of Leicester’s annual Literary Leicester festival

This year’s Literary Leicester to host two bestselling science fiction authors at the National Space Centre on 18 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Literary Leicester plans to take audiences where no-one has gone before – but might do, … Read the full press release