Beans on Toast with new album and books for kids

I expect that Beans on Toast, the pop­u­lar folky fes­ti­val artist, will be ton­ing down the sweary lan­guage in his new series of chil­dren’s books. Called The Fas­ci­nat­ing Adven­tures Of Lit­tle Bee, the books will be com­ing out in time for Christ­mas, launch­ing on Decem­ber 1st, and there’s an accom­pa­ny­ing album too. Beans on Toast –…

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Julian Lennon presents NFT featuring Imagine

For the super techie amongst you, here’s an exclu­sive NFT, along with a char­i­ta­ble dona­tion to Ukraine. Yel­low­Heart, the NFT mar­ket­place for music, tick­et­ing and com­mu­ni­ty tokens, which accepts both cryp­to and cred­it card pay­ments, will release an exclu­sive NFT of Julian Lennon’s first record­ing of his father’s beloved song, “Imag­ine.” A por­tion of the…

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Sparks on the beach by Simon Beck

A giant image of the Mael broth­ers Ron and Rus­sell, aka Sparks, has been carved into the sand on Bre­an beach, Som­er­set. The work was cre­at­ed by Simon Beck who was moved to cre­ate the impres­sive work to cel­e­brate the release of the new film about the two, called The Sparks Broth­ers. Simon Beck, a…

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ODAS present new EP and West Yorkshire shows

ODAS music project found­ed by Dean Free­man, releas­es their sec­ond EP on July 12th. Called The Film Between The Takes EP2 the four-track instru­men­tal work fol­lows EP1 which saw its release in Jan­u­ary this year. What ini­tial­ly appealed to me about West York­shire based ODAS (for­mer­ly One Day, After School) was their con­nec­tion with poetry –…

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‘On Edge’ dynamic theatre and Parkour to highlight modern slavery

The excit­ing out­door the­atre pro­duc­tion On Edge is now out of lock­down and back on tour. The show is a unique and genre-defy­ing blend of per­for­mance skills, superbly ener­getic and engag­ing, mak­ing this a ground­break­ing piece of the­atre. Dance, cir­cus skills, pup­petry and park­our con­verge in this piece with a mes­sage: to high­light the issue…

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The tigers that came to Stroud Green

While the coun­try’s gal­leries and art spaces have been closed, it has been incum­bent upon artists to find more inge­nious ways to dis­play their work. Some­one who has been bring­ing artis­tic enjoy­ment and a sense of com­mu­ni­ty to his neigh­bour­hood for sev­er­al years is artist and art project organ­is­er Ahmed Farooqui, togeth­er with his partner…

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New Aerial festival in the Lake District

AERIAL is the Lake District’s inno­v­a­tive new fes­ti­val of orig­i­nal work and com­mis­sions – online and free from 26 Sep­tem­ber 2020 Over 20 new works and com­mis­sions from over 40 artists will be acces­si­ble online and for free via aerialfestival.com from 26th Sep­tem­ber This was intend­ed to be Aerial’s inau­gur­al year but like all oth­er live…

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Exhibition ‘A Different Age’ by Shirley Baker

A new exhi­bi­tion of Shirley Bak­er’s work is now tak­ing place online at the James Hyman Gallery. Called ‘A Dif­fer­ent Age’, it focus­es on the lives of elder­ly peo­ple. Much of Shirley Bak­er’s work has cen­tred on work­ing class com­mu­ni­ty life, the pho­tographs tak­en in bomb-shat­tered post-war Man­ches­ter and Sal­ford in the 1960s and 70s…

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A talk on photographer Shirley Baker at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

On Sat­ur­day 25th Jan­u­ary, the famed Hyde Park Pic­ture House in Leeds will fea­ture a talk on Shirley Bak­er titled Through the Eyes of Shirley Bak­er: Doc­u­men­tary Pho­tog­ra­phy from the 1950s until now. The talk is part of the launch of a new book by Lou Stop­pard, show­ing many of Shirley Bak­er’s unseen works, and…

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Review: Beyond the Road: Journeys in Space and Sound

“Once you have walked the road, Every­thing becomes clear” So begins The Road: Part II, James Lavelle (UNKLE)‘s enig­mat­ic lat­est album, the sec­ond of a tril­o­gy. And spring­ing from this work is Beyond the Road, a mul­ti-sen­­so­ry exhi­bi­tion tak­ing place at the Saatchi Gallery, Lon­don. Through sound, film and visu­al effects you can take that…

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