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Would you…

Would you open your house to showcase your art? This month there’s the annual Artist’s Open House event in Brighton, together with the Brighton Festival and the sun this makes Brighton a great place to visit in May.

I have only visited a couple of Artist’s Open Houses in the past, but I find this a great idea, it gives artists an opportunity to showcase their art without having to rely on galleries’ tastes, schedules etc… However, I ask myself this question: Would I open my house (i.e. very small flat) to show my art? I am not sure… it seems like you are showing more than your art, it’s also your life, all your personal belongings… Somehow that makes me uncomfortable. Would you do it? I still think it’s great and I hope it will carry on happening every year.

So, the Brighton Festival is also on. To be honest, I think there should be more free events related to the festival. This is also a good way of engaging people that are otherwise not interested in art or cultural events. But, ok, there are a few things happening for free. I really wanted to see PLANS – see photo – I am sad I missed it.

Brighton Festival

Text and Photo: ww.brightonfestival.org

World Premiere

Co-programmed in partnership with South East Dance

Amidst the bustle of Brighton Station, the city’s first contemporary dance company for men and women over 60 performs a specially commissioned work choreographed by James Finnemore, a former member of Hofesh Shechter Company. Although many members of Three Score Dance Company have no formal dance training, their wealth of experience brings a unique edge to their work.

 

 

 

Which sardine are you?

Lisbon will have its annual “town” party (Festas de Lisboa) in June, and as part of this the event the organizers posed this bizarre question to the creative minds of Lisbon: Which Sardine are you? They come up with some interesting answers, see the winners below.

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Caldo Verde, is cabbage soup. You normally get chouriço in it – hence the two chouriço heads 😉

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Quiosque is a kiosk 😉 there are lots of them in Lisbon.

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This one is very Portuguese – it’s supposed to be an orchestra of sardines playing their own requiem.

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This one is a play on an old Portuguese tooth paste – because everyone’s breath will be smelling of sardines by the end of the party.

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There are always lots of live music, street DJs and dancing opportunities – so put on your best dancing shoes!

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Party!

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summer, sun, swimming…

If you’re looking for a nice place for a short European break, head to Lisbon – June is a great time to go. Lots of free events and lots of partying going on. Check out Journey Around the Globe for more touristy info.

Ah! Maybe you’re wondering what is this sardine stuff all about. See some of my previous posts on Portugal and the love of sardines and fun facts about Portugal.

Midweek Inspiration

WOMEN & ART

The BBC is showing a series of documentaries about women artists at the moment. The culture show had a really interesting special on women pop artists from the 60’s. Check out their work:

Pauline BotyMarisol Rosalyn DrexlerIdelle WeberLetty Lou EisenhauerJann Haworth

BBC culture show