The Arts

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever     EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLA WHITE MCIJ Location: Tokyo International Film Festival 2014 Event: She’s Funny That Way TIFF Film Premiere Peter Bogdanovich, world renowned and one of the...

River of Exploding Durians storms Tokyo’s 27th International Film Festival

River of Exploding Durians storms Tokyo’s 27th International Film Festival Yesterday night saw the world premiere of River of Exploding Durians, a brave Malaysian production  written and directed by young film director Edmund Yeo. The film is a trilingual wonder that uses English, Cantonese and Malaysian. Last night’s premiere was shown with Japanese and English dual-subtitles for its first showcase at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo’s hub of film...

Film de la saison: Toute une Montagne

Trois jours. Deux mecs. Un film. Prêts? Action! Ces cinéastes viennent de la Somme et sont à deux doigts de devenir la sensation prochaine des cinémas français. Avec beaucoup de talents pour leurs âges, ces jeunes hommes viennent de terminer leur premier court métrage signé  « Toute une Montagne » . Après une semaine, ce court métrage a déjà eu près de 2000 visites sur la chaîne directe YouTube. Rencontre avec...

Turning stigma into a source of inspiration

Exclusive report by Gabriella White   ENGLAND’s first ever film festival for mental health took place this summer on 15th June 2011 in South Shields in Tyne and Wear. MP for the region David Miliband shared a special message with the audience as the festival commenced. The event was also supported by Northumbria University and actor Tim Healy. Showcasing three short films directed by film-producer Graeme Smith, himself a...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s art. And a rabbit.

This feature is also available at the Karen 19 Gallery in Sydney, Australia http://www.19karen.com.au/blog/?p=99  Bangor-based artist Lee Boyd in County Down, Ireland is no ordinary artist. Energetic, entertaining, conscientious, analytical and with an unknown depth I am trying to get to the bottom of, he is an enigma. Despite his bohemian, relaxed aura, there is an edge of jumpiness about him. Full...

Not Just a Wallflower

I’m so proud to be a part of this! Check out Wallflower by one of England’s finest sculptresses CJ Munn from Masters and Munn in Kent. The piece is a snatch at £750. Wallflower  Gypsum, acrylic, cow’s milk glaze £750 by Masters and Munn, UK  Sculptress CJ Munn explained her work after launching the wall-sculpture last month. In her press release, CJ said “Our latest piece in the William Morris-inspired collection of sculptures...

Stolen artwork at last weekend’s Glastonbury was worth £2000

Published during this year’s Glastonbury Festival news 3rd July 2011  Somerset’s finest art photographer Barry Cawston valued his 20ft panoramic photograph at a minimum value of £2000, the Culture Corner has just been told. The internationally-renowned fine art photographer from Axbridge in Somerset was excited to be exhibiting two of his favourite art works at this year’s Festival for all to see over the course of this...

20ft Art Work Stolen at this Year’s Glastonbury Festival

Published during this year’s Glastonbury Festival news 30th June 2011  Fine art photographer Barry Cawston’s art work, showcasing in the Dance Field about the celebration of crowds living the Glastonbury experience has been stolen at the festival’s finale weekend last Saturday. The internationally-renowned fine art photographer from Axbridge in Somerset was excited to be exhibiting two of his favourite art works at this year’s Festival for all...

The Man Behind the Scenes: Meeting John Banville

Speaking at York University, I had the privilege of chatting to Booker-prize winning novelist John Banville at York’s Festival of Ideas 2011. The Irish novelist and screenwriter, decidedly Ireland’s cream of the crop has penned remarkable novels including The Book of Evidence and The Sea, his eighteenth novel, which won the Man Booker prize in 2005. Just this year, Banville was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize. Also a master of short...

The Art of Glastonbury Today

As featured  in England’s West Country Life magazine and the Western Daily Press. To view this article in the UK’s printed press click here: Glasto with Gabriella As Glastonbury 2011 celebrates 41 years of good times, great bands, and ticket sell-outs, it is difficult to imagine that all those years ago the then-one-day event only cost £1, which got you some free milk from the farm to watch the few key acts...

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