Tag: culture

Chinese New Year 2019: The Pig

Posted by Published on January 17, 2019

This coming Chinese New Year will take place starting on February 5th, 2019. This is the year of the Pig – the last sign before the cycle restarts next year. The festival is known as ‘Spring Festival’ in modern mainland China and is undoubtedly their biggest festival of the year, both traditionally and in terms of how widespread it is celebrated. The date has great…

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Top Art Exhibitions: January 2019

Posted by Published on December 21, 2018

It’s a brand new year, and 2019 is being kicked off with some fantastic new exhibitions and shows as arts organisations continue to find new and fascinating ways to look at and display artwork in the 21st century. Have a look at some of the latest fantastic exhibitions worldwide below – from 1930’s couture fashion to Warhol, and medieval manuscripts to Suffragettes it’s all here!  …

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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New Photographers: The Art of Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

We would like to let you know that we now represent some fantastic new photographers who specialise in photographing performance  – whether it be in the realm of theatre, opera, classical music or rock. From productions by Samuel Beckett to Richard Wagner operas, Jacqueline du Pré to Aretha Franklin, these photographs cover contemporary and iconic performances and performers past and present. See below for lightboxes of these wonderful images….

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Discover Lebrecht: Opera and Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

Bridgeman is proud and excited to announce the acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, with a collection of over 400,000 specialist images. Discover the wealth of Lebrecht content here. Whether you are working on a concert program, marketing materials or even a stage backdrop, Bridgeman Images has a vast array of artwork, photography and footage…

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Historic Sports on Film

Posted by Published on November 12, 2018

“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” — Robert Griffin III, Athlete   Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. We offer free research, so please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive. In the meantime, why not take a look at some highlights…

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“Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never really ends.” — Kate Spade   Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. Footage of fashion from all eras and styles can be found in the archive. From 70’s sun-soaked beach fashion photoshoot films to silent catwalk showreels there’s all kinds of style, attitude and design…

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, evenings are creeping in and we’re getting out our warm coats – Autumn is here, and with it comes Halloween! This is a great time of year to look at some of the archive’s creepiest content – Witches, Vampires, Cats, Ghosts and more can all be found in abundance. Join us as we…

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Top Art Exhibitions: September 2018

Posted by Published on August 31, 2018

  Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic The Garden Museum, London, 8 August – 30 September 2018 Incredibly, 2018 is the centenary of the first appearance of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairy illustrations. Barker’s magic is in her attention to detail; she sketched the fairies from children in her sister’s nursery, and every plant is botanically accurate. To celebrate the centenary the Garden Museum is putting on…

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The British Library write that their collection of maps, plans and views is ”one of the largest in the world, numbering some 4.5 million”. From the 15th century onwards, technological and social advancements meant that explorers across the world could begin to record their explorations (and exploits) across the planet. Thanks to the British Library, we can examine changes in the way the world was…

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