Entries by Sam Parker from 12/2011

'Out Of The Ashes' By David Lammy (REVIEW)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Huffington Post

Four months ago David Lammy walked through the aftermath of the August riots in Tottenham - 'each footstep meeting with the crunch of broken glass...

Leonardo At The National Gallery (REVIEW)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Huffington Post

The problem with the word 'genius' isn't only that we sometimes apply it to undeserving people, it's that we tend to use it as an explanation for ...

David Lammy: Understanding The UK Riots (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Huffington Post

In this video interview, MP for Tottenham David Lammy discusses his new book Out Of The Ashes, a response to the summer riots that rocked Britain. ...

Slam Poet Christmas Message: Ollie Brown

Posted 12.08.2011 | Huffington Post

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

Slam Poet Christmas Message: Deanna Rodger

Posted 12.08.2011 | Huffington Post

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

Suzanne Dean: The Secret To A Good Book Cover

Posted 12.09.2011 | Huffington Post

Suzanne Dean designed the cover for the Man Booker prize winner 'The Sense of an Ending' by Julian Barnes. She talks about creating some of the most s...

Slam Poet Christmas Message: David Lee Morgan

Posted 12.09.2011 | Huffington Post

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

Paint Dropped In Water: Mark Mawson's 'Aqueous Fluoreau' Causes A Stir

Posted 12.09.2011 | Huffington Post

They say an artist's mind will see beauty in the strangest of places. Photographer Mark Mawson claims he saw it when pouring milk into his coffee - th...

Best World Photos Of 2011

Posted 12.11.2011 | Huffington Post

Back in April, the winners of the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards were announced after over 105,000 images were submitted to the competition from 1...

2011's Biggest Art Stories (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.11.2011 | Huffington Post

A blockbuster art exhibition? Turner Prize nominees that people actually liked? A masterpiece ruined by a cleaner? It can only be the biggest art sto...

Dowton Abbey creator to stage Wind In Willows

Posted 12.11.2011 | Huffington Post

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will be relocating to Toad Hall after he signed up to write a musical based on the children's classic The Wind I...

Spielberg's Film Of War Horse Gives New Impetus To Animal Charity

Posted 12.11.2011 | Huffington Post

A charity begun 80 years ago by a young brigadier's wife who was appalled by the condition of discarded British war horses has leapt to international ...

Interview with Jacqueline Wilson

Posted 12.12.2011 | Huffington Post

Few children growing up in the past 20 years won’t have heard of Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Her books would make Chris Mullin happy (they certainly “...

Royal Academy Of Arts Elect Christopher Le Brun As New President

Posted 12.12.2011 | Huffington Post

Last week The Royal Academy of Arts elected Christopher Le Brun as their new president - the first painter to take the role in almost 20 years. Le ...

Downton Abbey Star Dan Stevens Joins Booker Prize Judges

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has joined the judges for next year's Man Booker Prize. The actor, who plays Matthew Crawley in the ITV1 country hou...

Forgotten Leda And The Swan Statue Sells For £12.2 Million

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

The Marquess of Zetland and his family aren’t exactly the Trotters, but discovering a Roman Leda and the Swan sculpture they’d had lying around fo...

Boris Johnson Supports London Underground Book Lending Scheme

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

London major Boris Johnson has given his blessing to a proposal to set up a book sharing scheme across the capitals tube and train network - providing...

Yoko Ono To Exhibit At London 2012 Festival

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

Yoko Ono will feature at the London 2012 Festival when she exhibits new and rarely seen works at the Serpentine Gallery in what will be her first show...

Lady Gaga Nude Sketch Auctioned On eBay For £3,200

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

Anyone familiar with her music videos may feel they've as good as seen her naked already, but just to be sure, you can now buy a nude sketch of Lady G...

Kim Cattrall's Play 'Private Lives' Ends Run Six Weeks Early

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall's latest foray into theatre appears to have ended in disaster after it was revealed that her revival of Noel Coward...

Tracey Emin Named New Professor Of Drawing At Royal Academy Of Arts

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

First: a celebrated solo exhibition at the Hayward. Then: an audience with the Queen in Margate. Now: Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy. Will ...

Amazon.com branded 'Grinch that stole Christmas trade'

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

An Amazon.com promotion, which offered customers a discount if they let Amazon know the prices of items for sale in traditional shops, has provoked wi...

Kids' Drawings Turned Into Artworks At The Monster Engine

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

"The process is simple," explains David DeVries when talking about his website that turns children's drawings into works of art. "I project a child...

3D Street Art: Eduardo Relero's Amazing Optical Illusions

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

There are few things less inspiring than a drab, gray pavement, which is why most of us tend to look up when we're walking the streets. Well, that and...

Monet's Water Lilies To Make UK Debut At Tate Liverpool

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

Five of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series – including two never before seen in the UK – will be exhibited next year at the Tate Liverpool, the ...