Entries by Sam Parker from 01/2013

Rare Beatles Photos To Be Auctioned

Posted 01.07.2013 | Huffington Post

Rare and unpublished early colour photos of The Beatles on tour are to be sold at auction. They were taken during the Fab Four's triumphant summer ...

OAP Deri Rundle Tells Harrowing Account Of Rwanda In Book 'Never Again'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Huffington Post

A remarkable 80-year-old has written her first book - a sometimes harrowing, no-holds-barred account of her 13 year mission to improve the lives of pe...

Photo Project Captures Lion Acting Like A Model

Posted 01.07.2013 | Huffington Post

When Tim Berners-Lee unleashed the internet on an ill-prepared human race in 1990, he probably never imagined his invention would one day be used main...

Spa Pavilion Theatre In Suffolk Latest Victim Of Government Art Cuts

Posted 01.07.2013 | Huffington Post

A historic seaside theatre closed at the weekend after attracting more than three million show-goers over 104 years. After more than a century echo...

Bruno Bisang Polaroid Exhibition To Feature Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer And Carla Bruni

Posted 01.07.2013 | Huffington Post

Over 30 years spent building a reputation as a leading fashion photographer, Bruno Bisang has been trusted with the image of some of the most beautifu...

Henri Matisse's 'Le Jardin' Recovered In Essex, 25 Years After It Was Stolen In Daring Raid With A Sledgehammer

Posted 01.08.2013 | Huffington Post

In 1987, when a burglar armed with a sledgehammer smashed his way into the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and made a daring getaway with a $1m (£6...

Atton Conrad's Light Dresses Are Beautiful (If Not Exactly Practical)

Posted 01.08.2013 | Huffington Post

You're unlikely to find them in the January sales - in fact, you're unlikely to find them anywhere outside these photographs - but photographer Atton ...

Body Camouflage Champion Carolyn Roper Hits The Beach

Posted 01.08.2013 | Huffington Post

The last time we caught up with double World Champion Body Artist Carolyn Roper, she was hiding people in piles of fruit and veg in a set of pictures ...

Damien Hirst Solo Show Helps Tate Modern Record Busiest Year In History

Posted 01.09.2013 | Huffington Post

Damien Hirst's solo show, complete with a rotting cow's head and a shark suspended in formaldehyde, helped Tate Modern attract a record-breaking 5.3 m...

Hand-Written John Keats Poem 'I Stood Tiptoe Upon A Little Hill' To Sell For £45,000

Posted 01.09.2013 | Huffington Post

A fragment of the only hand-written poem by John Keats known to remain in private hands is going under the hammer. Inspired by a walk on London's H...

New Stamps Mark 150th Anniversary Of London Underground

Posted 01.09.2013 | Huffington Post

A set of special stamps is being issued to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground, showing scenes of a steam locomotive, construction worker...

Indie Introvert Keaton Henson Launches Solo Art Show In London

Posted 01.09.2013 | Huffington Post

Keaton Henson is the indie sad song darling who came to prominence last year for his beautiful debut album Dear and - paradoxically - a painful shynes...

Chinese 3D Street Art Provide Perfect Photo Opportunities

Posted 01.10.2013 | Huffington Post

Rising quickly up our 'places we'd most like to visit' list is Sanfang-Qixiang in the Fujian Province, China - which translated, literally means '...

Damien Hirst Redesigns Brit Awards Statue

Posted 01.10.2013 | Huffington Post

Damien Hirst has redesigned this year's Brit Award statue. Perhaps appropriately for an award ceremony many people believe enjoyed its best days ba...

Jo Fairfax's 'Civic Heart Arch' To Be Demolished By Durham County Council To Save Maintenance Costs

Posted 01.10.2013 | Huffington Post

A piece of public art which cost more than £300,000 to build five years ago is to be demolished. Pieces of the Civic Heart Arch in Chester-le-Stre...

Kate Middleton As A Pearly Queen And Other Famous Figures Welcome Visitors To The Shard, The UK's Tallest Building

Posted 01.11.2013 | Huffington Post

This February, an extraordinary 12 months in London will be capped by the opening of The Shard, the UK's tallest building. Visitors to the top of t...

Irvine Welsh Writes In Support Of Scottish Independence To Promote 'Cultural Unity'

Posted 01.11.2013 | Huffington Post

Getting rid of the "imperialist baggage" of the UK state through Scottish independence will present new cultural and political opportunities, accordin...

Glasgow's Tramway Gallery Will Host Turner Prize 2015

Posted 01.11.2013 | Huffington Post

The Turner Prize is going north of the border for the first time after it was announced that it will be presented in Glasgow in two years' time. Th...

Cookbooks From Gordon Ramsay And Heston Blumenthal 'Too Complicated And Expensive' Says Survey

Posted 01.14.2013 | Huffington Post

Almost half of those glossy new cookbooks bought as Christmas presents will go unread, according to a survey that shows home cooks are being put off b...

Welsh Leather Artist Mark Evans: Loved By Tracey Emin And Commissioned For The Freedom Tower

Posted 01.14.2013 | Huffington Post

For most artists, the antithesis of synthetic, digitally produced art would be the traditional paint set. But for Welshman Mark Evans, even that is...

Simon Armitage Leads Debate On Metaphors For The Institute Of Art And Ideas (VIDEO)

Posted 01.14.2013 | Huffington Post

Last Summer, HuffPost Culture announced a media partnership with HowTheLightGetsIn - Europe's biggest philosophy festival that takes place right here ...

Tony Harrison's Controversial Poem 'V' To Be Broadcast On Radio 4

Posted 01.14.2013 | Huffington Post

A poem containing a torrent of swear words which sparked outrage 25 years ago is being broadcast on Radio 4. Dramatist Tony Harrison penned V in 19...

'The Waterstones Eleven' Announced: Stores Tips New Books Destined For Success

Posted 01.15.2013 | Huffington Post

Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta's debut novel is among 11 books by first-time novelists tipped for success this year. The Cuban dancer, who joined ...

Sharon Olds Discusses 'Stag's Leap', Her Divorce And Her Ex-Husband After Winning TS Eliot Prize

Posted 01.15.2013 | Huffington Post

America's 'greatest living poet' after winning the TS Eliot prize on writing the story of her divorce, why she doesn't make anything up and how unwitt...

LS Lowry Retrospective Show Planned For Tate Modern

Posted 01.16.2013 | Huffington Post

LS Lowry's place in art history is being reassessed in a new retrospective at Tate Britain. The gallery, which had been accused by actor Sir Ian Mc...