Month: June 2019

Summer of Love: Festival Season

Posted by Published on June 27, 2019

Festivals have become a staple during the summer months, with over a thousand taking place in the UK alone. Now mega-festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella attract millions of visitors every year, but there was a time when they were more low-key affairs, fuelled by the hippy movement of the sixties, promoting peace and love, and representing the emerging alternative music scene. Clothes were not mandatory, people…

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Summer through history on film

Posted by Published on June 27, 2019

”Summertime is always the best of what might be” – Charles Bowden   We’re in June, and summer is on the way! As this most beloved of seasons arrives we’re casting our eyes back into our footage archive and it isn’t all beach balls and sand! In addition to the obligatory beach family shots, you’ll find travelogues, classic 50’s coastlines and water-related sports, some weird…

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Top Art Exhibitions: July 2019

Posted by Published on June 25, 2019

Summer has arrived and with it comes the sunny month of July! As in one of the adventures of Philipe Fogg of London and his French valet Passepartout in the famous novel Around the World in Eighty Days, we begin our journey to discover the most interesting exhibitions in the world’s 5 continents. Are we already halfway through 2019?   Summer at Beaux Arts 4th July – 7th…

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“The world has already been overwhelmed by one Chernobyl and one exclusion zone. It cannot afford any more. It must learn its lessons from what happened in and around Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.” – Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe The 26th April 1986 is a date that the world will never forget,  the date that the nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl…

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Described by the Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek as “the world’s largest and most democratic musical festival”, the Proms is a yearly eight-week treat for music lovers in the UK and around the world.  Starting in July, concerts and other music events take place throughout the summer months, organised and broadcast by the BBC. Since the first festival was organised in 1895 it has grown to become…

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