Entries by Sam Parker from 03/2012

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy Reveals Olympic Poem 'Eton Manor': But Is It A Winner?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has given the first reading of her London 2012 poem to members of a historic sports club that was founded at the Olympic...

Let Them Be: Former Homes Of The Beatles Now Classed As Listed Buildings

Posted 03.01.2012 | Huffington Post

The childhood homes of former Beatles John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney have become listed buildings, it was revealed this week. Heritage Minister...

'The Long Keats Goodnight' - Twitter Gets Literary With #poetfilms Hash Tag

Posted 03.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Generally speaking, hash tags that trend on Twitter serve as chilling reminders that not everyone using the site are as caustic, witty or brilliant as...

£45 Million: The Cost Of Keeping Titian's Masterpiece In The UK

Posted 03.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Titian's masterpiece Diana and Callisto has been saved for the nation in a £45 million deal. The oil painting, one of a series of six created for ...

'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Voted Best Children's Book Of Past Ten Year

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Boy wizard Harry Potter has lost out to The Wimpy Kid in a poll to find the best children's book of the last 10 years. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, US aut...

Duchess Of Cornwall Speaks Up For Reading On World Book Day

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The Duchess of Cornwall has begged non-book lovers to begin a new chapter in their lives and start reading. Camilla, who says she has fond memories...

Artist Makes Whitney Houston Portrait Out Of Pills: What Do You Think?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Last month, the death of Whitney Houston sparked an outpouring of grief from her fans and tributes from famous figures – and now, it has inspired a ...

Amy Winehouse Family Funding Stage School Scholarship

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Amy Winehouse's relatives have launched a search for a talented youngster to win a stage school scholarship in the singer's name. Following her dea...

Lost Manuscripts: The Works Of Literature That Could Have Been

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

We all ache to know what could have been. If only we'd caught that train, or took that job, or not acquiesced to that last flaming Sambuca... if on...

Dicky Spender's War-Time Letters To Sell At Auction

Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The papers of Second World War poet Richard (Dicky) Spender are expected to fetch up to £6,000 when they go under the hammer at Bonhams this month. ...

Sprint To Immortalise Usain Bolt For Madame Tussauds

Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Sprinter Usain Bolt is swapping tracks for wax as sculptors race to immortalise the sprint star for Madame Tussauds. The Jamaican world record hold...

Tate Modern Buys Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds (PICTURES + VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds are getting a permanent home at the Tate. The gallery has snapped up around eight million of t...

Amazing Fantasy Landscapes Made From Spare Jigsaw Pieces

Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

SOURCE: Caters An artist has created this spectacular series of breath-taking fantasy landscapes - using thousands of assorted pieces from dozens o...

Bright Ideas: Makoto Tojiki's 3D Light Sculptures

Posted 03.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Eschewing traditional, boring materials like metal, marble or wood, artist Makoto Tojiki creates his sculptures out of something far more illuminating...

Top Banana: Andrew Westoll's 'The Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary' Lands Charles Taylor Prize

Posted 03.06.2012 | Huffington Post

An biologist-turned-writer who wrote an account of rescued chimps in Canada has won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Andre...

Shepard Fairey Stars As Street Art Gets The Simpsons Treatment (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | Huffington Post

You could call it the last nail in the coffin for street art's underground credentials, or simply proof its biggest stars don't take themselves too se...

Win Signed Copy Of Chrissie Wellington's Autobiography

Posted 03.06.2012 | Huffington Post

In what promises to be a remarkable year for sport, Chrissie Wellington is one of our most remarkable athletes...

Street Artists And Harley-Davidson Make Motorbikes Even Cooler

Posted 03.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Every now and then, a marketing executive in a big corporate firm has a Eureka! moment. Pens drop to the floor, ties get loosened at the neck and a...

Justin Bieber's Mum Pattie Mallette To Release Memoir

Posted 03.07.2012 | Huffington Post

For those who feel Justin Bieber is a little underexposed at present, fear not: a new book written by his Mother is set to reveal even more about the ...

Vote: The Most Iconic Female Writer From History

Posted 03.07.2012 | Huffington Post

To mark International Women's Day 2012, we're asking you to vote for the most iconic female writer of the past two hundred years. Naturally, we've ...

The Moment I Knew... I Wanted To Be A Writer

Posted 03.07.2012 | Huffington Post

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called The Moment I Knew and is a user-submitted vide...

Lily Cole To Present 'Art Matter' On Sky Arts

Posted 03.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Model and actress Lily Cole is to become a TV arts presenter, visiting leading figures to watch them at work. The star, who has a degree in art his...

Essential Art Apps For iPad And iPhone

Posted 03.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Source: ArtFinder Back in January, inspired by David Hockney, we attempted to create an artwork on the iPad – with, it must be said, immensely di...

A Poem For International Women's Day: Bridget Minamore Performs 'Hypocrites And Double Ds' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Bridget Minamore is a 20-year-old writer and student from London who has won numerous poetry slams across the capital, including respected spoken word...

World's Oldest Charles Dickens Film Discovered

Posted 03.09.2012 | Huffington Post

The oldest surviving film based on the works of Charles Dickens has been discovered after lying unnoticed in an archive for more than 50 years. The...