Tag Archives: The Arts

Arturo the depressed polar bear

Arturo, the depressed polar bear will not be removed from a sweltering zoo in Argentina, despite half a million signatures on a global petition to transfer him to chilly Canada. The director of Mendoza zoo say that at age 28 … Continue reading

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The City of a Million Roses

Donetsk is known as the ‘City of a Million Roses’  It’s a relatively young city in the east of Ukraine, following rapid industrial growth about 150 years ago. It was founded by John Hughes, a British businessman.  In 1970 UNESCO … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: Scream!!!!!!!

It’s Friday the 13th! Fitting then that Edvard Munch’s famous haunting The Scream picture has been put up for auction at London’s Sotherby’s. The iconic picture by the Norwegian artist will be on display for a week and is expected to achieve over … Continue reading

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Sometimes he sits and thinks, sometimes he just sits.

A gorilla at a zoo in France has been caught on camera adopting a pose similar to Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’. The images were captured by the photographer Sophie Narses and appear to show the majestic ape deep in thought.  A curious coincidence because Ben Whittenbury often … Continue reading

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The Rime of the Modern Mariner

Samuel Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ helped inspire the Blakesware Set and the ‘Haymakers Survey’. Curious then that an author named Nick HAYES has brought Coleridge’s tale up to date as a cautionary environmental story. The poem has been re-imagined as a … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

We’re very sad to report that Mike Edwards an early member of the British rock group the Electric Light Orchestra has been crushed by a giant bale of hay.  The bizarre accident happened near Totnes in Devon when the hay rolled down a steep … Continue reading

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Rage Against The Machine: Killing in the Name

Following a Facebook internet campaign, the revolutionary rap metal band ‘Rage Against The Machine’ have beaten X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the Christmas top spot.  The song is called, ‘Killing in the Name’, which is ironic as that’s what the humanity … Continue reading

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