Entries by Sam Parker from 06/2012

Glasgow Unveils New Giant Olympic Rings Sculpture

Posted 06.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Scotland has unveiled a set of giant Olympic rings as it prepares for its role in the 2012 Games. The three-tonne structure went up in George Squar...

Phillip Toledano's 'A New Kind Of Beauty' Exhibition Opens In LA (NSFW)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Huffington Post

A new photography exhibition about to open in Los Angeles features subjects who have had extreme plastic surgery arranged in Renaissance style portrai...

Phillip Toledano's 'A New Kind Of Beauty' Exhibition Opens In LA

Posted 06.01.2012 | Huffington Post

A new photography exhibition about to open in Los Angeles features subjects who have had extreme plastic surgery arranged in Renaissance style portrai...

Jeremy Mayer's Typewriter Skull Channels Hirst

Posted 06.01.2012 | Huffington Post

When Damien Hirst unleashed his diamond-encrusted skull onto an unsuspecting public in 2007, most of us gasped in horror at the sheer vulgarity of an ...

George The Poet's 'My City' Reminds Us There Is More To London Than The Jubilee (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Over the next few months, thousands of extra visitors from around the world will tread London's streets in search of Jubilee or Olympic thrills - but ...

Suspected New Banksy Depicts Queen As David Bowie

Posted 06.05.2012 | Huffington Post

A wall previously daubed by graffiti artist Banksy has been re-painted with an image of the Queen as diamond jubilee celebrations take hold of Bristol...

Ian Rankin Confirms Rebus Will Return In New Novel 'Standing in Another Man's Grave'

Posted 06.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Crime writer Ian Rankin has confirmed Inspector Rebus will return in a new novel out later this year called Standing in Another Man's Grave. The Ed...

Enter The Sand Men: Sand Sculpture Festival Opens In Belgium

Posted 06.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Spectacular sandcastles have been built as part of the biggest sand sculpture festival in the world. Around 40 'sand artists' from around the worl...

Typewriter Artist Keira Rathbone Honours The Queen With New Artwork

Posted 06.06.2012 | Huffington Post

My word, we've seen a lot of the Queen over the past four days. But as the bunting comes down and the people of Britain reluctantly shuffle off bac...

Shakespeare's Buried Curtain Theatre Unearthed In London

Posted 06.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Shakespeare experts have hailed the "thrilling" discovery of remains of the predecessor to The Globe theatre. Plays including Henry V were first pe...

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Dies Aged 91

Posted 06.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Ray Bradbury, the author of more than 27 novels and 600 short stories, who described the outer reaches of our universe with an imagination that was no...

Lucian Freud's Egg Self-Portrait To Sell For Up To £100,000 In Auction

Posted 06.07.2012 | Huffington Post

It’s far from the late painter’s most sophisticated work, but that shouldn’t stop this painted egg by Lucian Freud from selling for up to £100,...

HuffPost UK Heads To How The Light Gets In Philosophy Festival 2012

Posted 06.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Every summer in Britain we flock in our thousands to outdoor festivals promising music, comedy and theatre, always hoping to experience those sublime ...

Chevalier d'Eon, Britain's First Ever Celebrity Transvestite, Discovered By National Portrait Gallery

Posted 06.07.2012 | Huffington Post

The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired a portrait painting of what was almost certainly Britain's first famous male transvestite. Yes...

How To Become An Ebook Superstar

Posted 06.07.2012 | Huffington Post

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Sally Jenkinson Performs 'Lullaby'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Sally Jenkinson runs Poetry Pulpit, an open-mic poetry night in Bristol. “Lullaby is about that weird insomnia-hinterland where you find yourself...

James Corden Fights Back Tears As He Dedicates 'The Guvnor' Tony Award To 'Baby Mama' Girlfriend

Posted 06.11.2012 | Huffington Post

James Corden fought off a host of Hollywood heavyweights to win a Tony award for his hit show One Man, Two Guvnors. And while he’s been flying th...

All The World At Your Finger Tips: Painter Judith Braun's 'Fingerings' Series

Posted 06.11.2012 | Huffington Post

In contrast to the extravagance and scale of much modern art, there is something about the purity of working with nothing but a pot of paint and some ...

Sainsbury's To Take On Amazon In E-Book Battle

Posted 06.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Sainsbury's has launched itself into the e-book market with a deal to buy HMV's stake in online digital book retailer Anobii. The UK's third larges...

Inspirational Quotes On Writing: Advice From Authors

Posted 06.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Churning out inspirational quotes about writing has been a favourite past time of authors and poets throughout the ages. Like many creative types, ...

Ronnie Barker 'Improvement' Of Edward Lear To Sell Big At Auction

Posted 06.13.2012 | Huffington Post

A book of Edward Lear's limericks that comedian Ronnie Barker changed to make funnier is tipped to sell for around £1,500 at auction. The much lov...

Masterpieces By Picasso, Constable And Francis Bacon Go On Display In Christie's Ahead Of £200m Auction

Posted 06.13.2012 | Huffington Post

Masterpieces by the likes of John Constable, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Francis Bacon, together valued at more than £200 million, were assembled this ...

Jon McGregor Win 2012 Dublin Literary Award With 'Even The Dogs'

Posted 06.14.2012 | Huffington Post

A British writer has scooped the largest prize in the world for a novel published in English. Even the Dogs, by Jon McGregor, has been announced as...

Guy Laramee's New Carved Book Sculptures Reflect On Japanese Tsunami

Posted 06.14.2012 | Huffington Post

Reading a good book has always been a bit like entering an alternative world contained within their pages. Until we saw the world of artist Guy Lar...

#EroticClassic - Books Lovers Get Saucy For Twitter Punning Game

Posted 06.14.2012 | Huffington Post

Whoever said book lovers were prudish types? As the rib-botheringly brilliant #eroticclassics hash tag game rippled through a Twitter audience clea...