Manchester International Festival 2019 continues its diverse and expansive programme with the premiere of grime superstar Skepta's DYSTOPIA987 installation on 17–18 July 2019.
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, congratulated the 27 UK creative agencies which together won 90 awards from the Cannes Lions, the second most awards at this years 'festivla of creativity'.
Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP, said: “I am delighted by the continued success of the UK creative industry at the Cannes Lions this year. It stands testament to the UK’s reputation as a world-class hub for advertising and marketing services, and I congratulate all UK agencies which brought home awards this year.
Since 2011, Syria and Yemen have witnessed unprecedented destruction and degradation of art and cultural infrastructure, in addition to humanitarian crisis, as a result of the ongoing conflicts in both these countries. In this symposium, artists, curators and scholars investigate the current status and future of art and culture from the point of view of artists working inside these countries as well as those who are presently living outside Syria and Yemen. What are the challenges? How is war affecting artistic expression? What means are there for artists to communicate their practice?
Arts and culture bring people together, through sharing perspectives and appealing to wide audiences. There are plenty of UK organisations and events that are actively pushing to include a greater spectrum of people from differing backgrounds and experiences.
All Points East, a music festival taking place over two weekends in East London's Victoria Park, had a stellar second year after its 2018 debut with performances, artist curated shows and community mid-week entertainment from 24 May to 2 March.
All Points East 2019 closed its final day with a headline performance from Bon Iver on Sunday, with more music by John Grant, Mac Demarco, Ezra Furman and Snail Mail.
The 17th annual London Design Festival takes place 14–22 September 2019 at V&A where curated collections of displays and installations and the Global Design Forum will showcase innovative, breathtaking British design. Various locations in the city will also play host to signature projects.
Design Districts, Landmark Projects, Festival Commissions and other special projects are the key attractions throught the city and this year's are:
The Mayor of London is investing an additional £20,000 into the Culture Seeds programme for community-led projects with an African focus.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the official launch of Africa In London, a summer of cultural activity including new and established events around African culture in the capital.
RISE is the name for the platform, organisation and year of activity celebrating inspirational women in Liverpool and abroad.