Entries by Sam Parker from 07/2012

Damien Hirst's Pregnant Woman Sculpture To Be Homed In Devon - And It's Bigger Than The Angel Of The North

Posted 07.02.2012 | Huffington Post

A 66ft (20m) statue of a pregnant woman by the artist Damien Hirst could become a new landmark in a historic seaside town. A planning application p...

Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' Tops Poll Of Which Kids' Book Today's Adults Love Best

Posted 07.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The adventures of Enid Blyton's Famous Five were the favourite childhood read of today's adults, according to a survey published today. The fast-mo...

The Best 50 Shades Of Grey Parodies

Posted 07.02.2012 | Huffington Post

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what is parody? We have no idea - except in the case of these 50 Shades Of Grey spoofs, very, very fun...

Queen Get Cultural At The Scottish National Portrait Gallery In Edinburgh - And Meets Racing Legend Sir Jackie Stewart (PICTURES)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

The Queen has begun a week-long stay in Scotland marking her Diamond Jubilee with a visit to Edinburgh's newly-refurbished Scottish National Portrait ...

Art Attack: 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China Opens In Hangzhou

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Seasoned gallery visitors know the drill... hands behind your back, face set in contemplative mode, slow footsteps a respectful distance around the ar...

Dirt Is Good! Joo Heng Tan's Amazing Sand Art

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Not often, but sometimes, advertising and art come together to create something genuinely special. Such it was when a washing detergent manufacture...

Joshua Reynolds' 'Portrait Of Omai' To Stay in UK After Ed Vaizey Intervention

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

A masterpiece by Sir Joshua Reynolds will stay in the country after the Government refused to grant a temporary export licence. The full-length Por...

Eszter Burghardt's 'Sagas' Creates Beautiful Landscapes Out Of Wool

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Something about Eszter Burghardt's wooly landscapes reminds us of playing when we were very young. That long-lost ability to look at any object - a...

Eszter Burghardt's 'Sagas' Creates Beautiful Landscapes Out Of Wool

Posted 07.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Something about Eszter Burghardt’s woolly landscapes reminds us of playing when we were very young. That long-lost ability to look at any object ...

BBC To Air Last Night At The Proms In 3D For First Time

Posted 07.04.2012 | Huffington Post

The Last Night of the Proms, long known for its sense of tradition, is to take a high-tech leap - by being broadcast in 3D for the first time. The ...

New Photography Collection By Dennis Morris Captures Stone Roses In Their Heyday (PICTURES)

Posted 07.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Their triumphant resurrection at the weekend reminded the country why The Stone Roses were one of the biggest acts in Britain in the late 80s and earl...

Book Extract: '64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then' By Ben Hammersley

Posted 07.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Ben Hammersley is editor-at-large for Wired magazine and self-styled 'guru of the digital age'. In his new book 64 Things You Need To Know Now ...

Tom Jenkins 'In The Moment' Shows Sport Photography At Its Most Beautiful (PICTURES)

Posted 07.04.2012 | Huffington Post

In the wake of a moment of sporting drama – when records are smashed, heroes made or victory clinched from the jaws of defeat – journalists scramb...

David Bailey's New Exhibition Explores 50 Years Of London's East End (PICTURES)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol... David Bailey's subjects have included some of our most glamorous and famous public figures. But in his new...

Marc Allante's Vivid Dripping Ink Art

Posted 07.05.2012 | Arts

A couple hold hands beneath an umbrella as a rain of vivid colours falls around them in this sweet painting by Chinese and French artist Marc Allante....

Authors From London Literary Festival 2012 Pick Their Best Books About London

Posted 07.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The 6th annual London Literary Festival has just got underway at the Southbank, and to mark its eclectic programme, we've invited five of the writers ...

Alternative Endings And Titles To Ernest Hemingway's Masterpiece 'A Farewell To Arms' To Be Published In New Edition

Posted 07.06.2012 | Huffington Post

"It was like saying good-by to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." It’s with thos...

Brilliant 'Biografies' Sculptures By Alicia Martin Leaves Madrid Bursting With Books

Posted 07.06.2012 | Huffington Post

These incredible book sculptures appear as if thousands of paperbacks are exploding out of buildings. The fantastic works of art take up to three w...

British History Citizenship Test: Would You Pass? (QUIZ)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Huffington Post

UPDATE: Having watched David Cameron on David Letterman we decided to recycle this citizenship test. Would you pass? This Autumn, the test that mig...

Bad Tattoos: When Body Art Goes Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Body art can be a beautiful thing, but when tattoos go bad, they go really bad... Even the great artists had their off days, but while Picasso or M...

Read Alice Oswald's 'Beaufort Poem Scale'

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Beaufort Poem Scale is taken from Conversations with the Wind by Alice Oswald, a new collection of eight poems specially commissioned for outdoor arts...

#bookdrinks Twitter Game: 'Tequila Mockingbird' And Other Highlights

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

The funniest thing about this latest literary Twitter hash tag game is that, almost to a person, online book lovers saw '#bookdrinks' and thought imme...

Photographer Bjoern Ewer's Bubbles Bamboozle Viewers (PICTURES)

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

"I was inspired watching my little son", photographer Bjoern Ewers explains. "It was a sunny Sunday, and he was making bubbles. I loved the colours...

Remembering Amy Winehouse One Year After Her Death: Tribute By Johan Andresson Goes On Display At Camden Underground Station

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

It doesn’t feel like a whole year since the world heard the sad news of Amy Winehouse’s death, but this month it will be. In order to pay tribu...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Criticises School Music Provisions

Posted 07.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has attacked the lack of music provision in schools. The 25-year-old secured a £2 million, six-album record contract af...