The team behind the UK Pavilion at World Expo Dubai is inviting anyone in the world to contribute to a crowd-sourced musical piece that showcases the sounds of humanity for use as part of the huge world-class installation of the Pavilion.
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London Design Festival 2020 returns on 12-20 September for its 18th edition of London Design Festival with a heavy focus on digital and online content to showcase the UK design community's work. The festival will have a strong local focus and will be "a Festival for Londoners".
Following the success of their 2018 exhibition “Where We Live”, artists Brian Reinker, Laurence Causse-Parsley and Tom Cox are getting back together to bring their unique brand of urban narratives and worldly landscapes to the Fitzrovia Gallery.
Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.
Crafting Futures is a British Council global programme supporting the future of craft; its practices and people. In 2019, British Council launched Crafting Futures in China, aiming to foster international opportunities for UK and Chinese women artisans, explore sustainability and innovation across the craft sector and drive change among younger generations.
What does 2020 hold for you? We at the Culture Diary, embedded within the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, are gearing up for a year of cultural activity and huge UK campaigns including:
Paisley Museum will undergo a £42m transformation beginning in 2020 after plans were approved by Renfrewshire Council.
The Category A-listed Victorian building is being upgraded to help it tell the stories of a town known around the world for its pattern.
The museum is expected to draw audiences of 125,000 people a year - almost four times current numbers - from Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally when it is due to reopen in 2022.
The designs have been produced by AL_A, a company headed by by Stirling Prize winner Amanda Levete.
Read our November 2019 newsletter featuring the collaborative ties between the UK and East Asia including the Culture Diary and Arts Council Hong Kong visual arts and design mission in December, British Council's UK in JAPAN 2019-20 and a selection of events combining East Asian and British culture.
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The Culture Diary and Arts Council England is taking a delegation of visual arts leaders and emerging designers from across the UK to Hong Kong next month from 2–7 December. The mission takes place at Business of Design Week and is a direct result of working with a number of Culture Diary members eager to expand their creative and cultural practices internationally. The mission will work with the Department for International Trade and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office via the GREAT Britain Campaign.
Four internationally-renowned designers have been chosen as finalists to design a spectacular light installation in the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.
The competition, announced earlier this year, attracted interest from across the globe. The winner will receive a £100,000 award to take their project from concept to manufacture.
The finalists will have their work will be judged by a panel chaired by Blackpool Illuminations Creative Curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on 20 November. The shortisted finalists are: