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Travel in Sofia, Skopje 2017: Photo Journal

May 31, 2018

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Wanderings through Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Stops in Skopje, Macedonia and the newly minted European capital of Sofia, Bulgaria. Skopje, Macedonia Statue of Alexander the Great Macedonia’s national hero. Alexander (356 BC-323 BC)built an empire stretching from Greece to northwest India by the age of 30, waging a military campaign across Asia and North […]

The Art of the Sculpture Trail

February 26, 2018

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Nestled in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, west of Newcastle, is the incredible Cheeseburn Grange – a family home and gardens that plays host to a sculpture trail of exquisite beauty. Each summer Cheeseburn Sculpture stages curated exhibitions and a range of new sculptures and sound installations in its 11 acres of gardens. Simon […]

Drawing and Art: Chad McCail’s ‘Liars of Earth’ at the National Glass Centre

October 12, 2017

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From June to October 2017 the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art displayed Chad McCail’s monumental drawing ‘Liars of Earth’ at Sunderland’s National Glass Centre. Liars of Earth is Chad McCail’s nearly 100-foot long drawing, presenting a world where ordinary people can rise up and overpower the monstrous giants that rule over them. It’s a powerful […]

Worm Festival Brings Rotterdam Artistic Anarchy to British City of Culture

July 7, 2017

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Rotterdam’s Worm collective was born in the freedom of squat culture, so when it swung over the North Sea into Hull – UK City of Culture – there was a piratical vibe of humour, protest, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. Worm is unlike any other arts organisation. It runs on the energy of Dada, punk, […]

From Hull with Love: City of Culture Awash with Nordic Warmth and Tales of the Sea

May 9, 2017

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The North Atlantic Flux Festival held in the UK City of Culture for 2017 – Kingston upon Hull – was American singer-songwriter John Grant’s gift to the world. And what a jewel it was. Glittering like a rave laser, luxurious like a glistening cheeseburger, transcendent in its beauty. As far as warehouse raves go this […]

North Atlantic Flux: Songwriter John Grant Hooks Up his Nordic Connections for Hull’s City of Culture

April 22, 2017

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Majestic baritone John Grant creates heaven in Hull with Iceland’s finest electronic collective GusGus, Norway’s acclaimed DJ and Producer Lindstrøm, and supergroup Wrangler Anyone with an interest in our northern cousins and their baroque Nordic take on electronica, house, disco, rock and boogie, should forego two months of poxy Sky subscription and instead get themselves […]

Mind on the Run: The Impressive Majesty of Basil Kirchin’s Hullian Soundscapes

March 27, 2017

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On Sunday I listened to BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme live from Hull City Hall, featuring a tribute to sonic visionary Basil Kirchin – a little known post-war composer. It was transcendent. Catch it while you can. The broadcast is available for another six or seven days on BBC iPlayer. If you’re a […]

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