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  • Young V&A – Design Residency
    by Sheree McKay on October 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is inviting applications from UK based practitioners working in participatory and child-centred design who wish to develop their practice or portfolio of work. As a pilot project, this residency aims to inform […]

  • FACT – Curator in Residence
    by Sheree McKay on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    The FACT Curator in Residence programme invites curators based in the UK to develop a major exhibition and a public programme of events that engage with their audiences. For this opportunity, they are seeking a curator to collaborate with them on […]

  • 11th Edition of Sculpture in the City
    by Sheree McKay on October 6, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    The call for submissions for the 11th edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for applications. This year, the Call for Submissions will comprise of five primary categories: 3D Sculpture, 2D Graphic Installation, Audio & Visual, Hanging 3D […]

  • The Norfolk Way Art Trail: Public Art Commission
    by Sheree McKay on October 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Norfolk County Council is looking to commission five dynamic new artworks to form the Norfolk Way Art Trail, a brand new outdoor public art trail spanning 250 miles of Norfolk, England. Design a multi-sensory, accessible public artwork that will […]

  • Spike Island- Engagement Fellowship for Artists
    by Sheree McKay on October 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Spike Island and Creative Youth Network are pleased to invite applications from UK-based artists for a new Engagement Fellowship for Artists. This opportunity is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance, supported by Arts Council England. […]


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  • A Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary Get Back: Watch the New Trailer
    by Ted Mills on October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In much the same way David Lynch gave us way more Twin Peaks than we’d ever hoped for in 2017, Peter Jackson and the Beatles are giving us nothing like the little seen and quickly shelved Let It Be documentary from 1970, but a full six hours of the final musical works of the Beatles. A Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary <i>Get Back</i>: Watch the New Trailer is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • The Bombing of Pompeii During World War II
    by Josh Jones on October 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

    In 79 AD, 17-year-old Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, known as Pliny the Younger, gazed across the Bay of Naples from his vacation home in Misenum and watched Mount Vesuvius erupt. “Darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night,” Pliny wrote in his eyewitness account — the only surviving such document — “but The Bombing of Pompeii During World War II is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • William Shatner in Tears After Becoming the Oldest Person in Space: ‘I’m So Filled with Emotion … I Hope I Never Recover from This”
    by OC on October 15, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Yesterday Star Trek‘s William Shatner, now 90 years old, finally became a Rocket Man, taking a trip to space. And upon his return he said: “I hope I never recover from this.” “I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s extraordinary, extraordinary. It’s so much larger than me and life. It hasn’t got William Shatner in Tears After Becoming the Oldest Person in Space: ‘I’m So Filled with Emotion … I Hope I Never Recover from This” is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • 136 Paintings by Gustav Klimt Now Online (Including 63 Paintings in an Immersive Augmented Reality Gallery)
    by Josh Jones on October 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    At the end of World War II the Nazis burned an Austrian castle full of masterpieces, including three paintings by Gustav Klimt entitled Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence. Called the “Faculty Paintings,” these were commissioned by the University of Vienna for the ceiling of its Great Hall in 1900, then, upon completion seven years later, were 136 Paintings by Gustav Klimt Now Online (Including 63 Paintings in an Immersive Augmented Reality Gallery) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Archaeologists Discover 1300-Year-Old Pair of Skis, the Best-Preserved Ancient Skis in Existence
    by Josh Jones on October 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Surfing is generally believed to have originated in Hawaii and will be forever associated with the Polynesian islands. Yet anthropologists have found evidence of something like surfing wherever humans have encountered a beach — on the coasts of West Africa, in the Caribbean, India, Syria, and Japan. Surfing historian Matt Warshaw sums up the problem Archaeologists Discover 1300-Year-Old Pair of Skis, the Best-Preserved Ancient Skis in Existence is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Slot Machine Age: A 1964 British Newsreel Angsts Over Whether Automated Machines Will Displace People
    by Colin Marshall on October 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

    When Americans hear the phrase “slot machine,” they think of pensioners compulsively pulling levers day and night in Las Vegas. But when the British hear it, a much less bleak vision comes to their minds: the automated dispensation of cigarettes, coffee, groceries, and even entire meals. Or at least such a vision came to the minds <i>Slot Machine Age</i>: A 1964 British Newsreel Angsts Over Whether Automated Machines Will Displace People is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • What Makes a “Cult” Band? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #107
    by Mark Linsenmayer on October 14, 2021 at 7:01 am

    What makes for a “cult band”? Not just a small audience, because Grateful Dead fans are an archetypical cult. Not just a devoted, emotionally invested audience; no volume of Swifties make Taylor Swift qualify as a cult act. Does the music have to be somehow inaccessible, or the fans snobby? Your host Mark Linsenmayer and What Makes a “Cult” Band? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #107 is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)
    by Colin Marshall on October 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Watch Free Cult Films by Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi & More on the New Kino Cult Streaming Service
    by Colin Marshall on October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    For many Open Culture readers, the Halloween season offers an opportunity — not to say an excuse — to re-experience classic horror films: F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu from 1922, for instance, or even George Méliès The Haunted Castle, which launched the whole form in 1896. This year, may we suggest a home screening of the formidable Watch Free Cult Films by Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi & More on the New Kino Cult Streaming Service is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Dave Grohl Falls Offstage & Breaks His Leg, Then Continues the Show as The Foo Fighters Play Queen’s “Under Pressure” (2015)
    by Josh Jones on October 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

    How do you make the show go on after a broken leg? The blessing we give performers before they go onstage isn’t something we actually want to see happen. Nonetheless, stage injuries occur frequently, and in some cases, severely, as when Patti Smith fell 15 feet into a concrete orchestra pit in 1977 and broke Dave Grohl Falls Offstage & Breaks His Leg, Then Continues the Show as The Foo Fighters Play Queen’s “Under Pressure” (2015) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.


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