Paris, 29 October 2019 – The winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with the Grande Soirée du Patrimoine Européen at the recently restored Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. On this occasion, Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, announced the 7 Grand Prix laureates. The Grand Prix winners were selected by a jury of experts and the Board of Europa Nostra from among this year’s 25 winning achievements.
Brent is the next London Borough of Culture, following Waltham Forest's programme in 2019. As to be expected from the home of Wembley Arena, its rich reggae heritage, and Kilburn's 'Music Mile', the 2020 celebration will be enriched with sound and song.
Highlights announced so far include:
Liverpool Biennial 2020 has chosen an unusual theme for its artists. Entitled 'The Stomach and the Port' the biennial will "explore the notions of body...challenges an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity."
Liverpool Biennial 2020 is curated by Manuela Moscoso with artistic director Fatos Üstek and the Liverpool Biennial team.
Glasgow has been named the UK’s top cultural and creative city in 2019 as part of a landmark report by the European Commission.
The report puts Glasgow at the top of the UK list above London, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester in the top five. Edinburgh is ranked 6th on the list. The report also ranked Glasgow as Europe’s leader for ‘openness, tolerance and trust’.
British Council is now inviting applications from UK organisations with which to partner, design and deliver four residency programmes under a new programme called Net//Work.
Each residency will run for four weeks, host a total of 16 artists and will be open to UK-based and international mid-career visual artists whose practices engage with digital technologies.
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.
We also request high quality imagery for the Culture Diary calendar and possible promotional opportunities.
This is in addition to our usual selection ofstrategic partner and industry news, and welcomes to our latest registered organisations.
With World Cup Rugby at fever pitch for England fans, all eyes are on Japan for its upcoming sports and cultural events. British Council is leading on the UK in JAPAN 19–20 season, a year-long programme of cultural and education-focused events and activities in both Japan and the UK which provides opportunities for British and Japanese organisations.
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.
After two years of work, Sarah Lucas’s major retrospective opens 2 November 2019 – 16 February 2020 at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, realised in close collaboration between the artist and curator Yan Shije, director of the museum.
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: