British artist Es Devlin OBE will design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, expected to be visited by 25 million people in 6 months from October 2020 to April 2021. Es Devlin was announced the winner on 27 September 2018.
History and heritage
Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I.
November 4th this year marks the centenary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle in 1918, the last year of the First World War. This important anniversary will be marked in his home county by a series of events over the last 100 days from 4th August to the centenary of the Armistice on 11th November. Details can be found in the brochure (see link) together with ideas of related places that can be visited during the period.
Stephenson's Rocket, long stationed at London's Science Museum and part of its collection, will now remain in the North of England after its display as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
The iconic feat of locomotive engineering was bult in Newcastle in 1829, and its homecoming for the Great Exhibition of the North earlier this year – the first time in 150 years – was seen as a huge highlight of the programme. It has helped increase visitors to the Discover Museum in Newcastle by over 100% on 2017.
We may only have reached mid-year but Shakespeare's Globe want to remind us that winter is coming and that the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, their candlelit Jacobean indoor stage, is the best place to spend the colder evenings.
The winter season 2018–19 includes:
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include:
June 22nd 2018 marks the 70thanniversary of the arrival of the SSEmpire Windrushat Tilbury docks in 1948. The ageing merchant ship brought 492 young hopefuls, nearly all of them Jamaican men, to help rebuild Britain in the aftermath of the war. This was a truly momentous moment in the evolution of Britain’s cultural life: the arrival of those first passengers and ensuing steady flow of migrants from the Caribbean, often referred to as the ‘Windrush generation’, was a major step in the creation of a multi-cultural Britain.
She’d seen him before;
pink shirt, dark hair, grey suit… jaw.
Oh yes, she’d seen him before.
He couldn’t quite place her face.
What happens when two totally different Londoners find themselves face to face on the worst day of their lives?
Paul is a gay party boy working in property, Wendy is a single, 50 year-old working in the charity sector. They belong to two different London’s but have one thing in common; they’re both alone in the city.
Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett has been immortalised by Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing OBE, the first statue of a woman, and by a woman, in Parliament Square.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be at the Museums + Heritage Show on 16–17 May at Olympia West, London, offering meetings and networking opportunities with international buyers in the museums sector.
Visit the event website here to register and make bookings for 1-2-1 meetings with commercial officers and international buyers.