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Hyderabad Literary Festival from January 26

Even as arrangements are underway for the international kite and sweet festivals coinciding with Makara Sankranti, the city is set to host another major event, Hyderabad Literary Festival, representing the cultural and artistic ethos as well as the vibrant culture of Cyberabad. The three-day multidisciplinary and multilingual event, starting on January 26, will feature participation of about 150 speakers — writers, artistes, scholars, film makers, journalists and publishers — representing a wide range of fields and it is expected to attract over 12,000 audience from across the country. Being organised by the Hyderabad Literary Trust, a group of people from diverse fields, the eighth edition will have Spain as the guest nation and Kannada as the language in focus. Showcasing Hyderabad Jnanpeeth awardee Chandrasekhara Kambara, film director Girish Kasaravalli, Ranga Sankara founder Arundhati Nag and other prominent Kannada personalities would be participating in the discussions at the ev..

Artistic bounty

The Norse god Ullr may be withholding the fluffy white stuff from our fair climes, but the endless sunny weather has apparently inspired Greek deity Apollo, god of the arts. First Thursday Art Walk Over the next several days, there are at least a dozen artistic events across this region worth your time; more, if you add in all the first First Thursday Art Walk exhibits on display in downtown Telluride tonight, from 5-8 p.m. Among the highlights are “Body of Work,” the Ah Haa School’s annual juried regional exhibit which celebrates the human form. Four cash prizes will be awarded to local artists whose work is on display at the depot; Baerbel Hacke, Julie McNair and David Holbrooke will be the judges. Nor are humans the only ones whose forms will be celebrated: equines get their turn as well, in two exhibits from Telluride Arts. Nancy B. Frank depicts horses in her figurative paintings at Gallery 81435, and Lara Branca evokes them abstractly, against a backdrop of sprawling landscapes..

Events: 18 things to do in the North-east in 2018

From food and drink events to top music and visual art, the North-east is set for a busy 2018. Tamsin Ross looks at some of the spectacular shows and fun-filled events in store. 1. Spectra festival of light Aberdeen’s award winning light festival returns to the city centre for four nights from February 8-11. This year’s theme is Play the Night and will combine music and lights for a family-friendly display. 2. Gin: NEThis North-east gin festival takes place at Inverurie Town Hall on February 9-10. Alongside local and national gins, there will be a cocktail circus, a gin question-and-answer session and other shows. 3. Aberdeen Jazz FestivalFeaturing every style of jazz, this year’s Jazz Festival will have something for everyone. On from March 14-18, it’ll bring swing, vintage and fusion tunes to venues across the North-east. 4. University Boat Race Taking to the water on March 17, the teams from Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen go head-to-head once again. Both tea..

Kastamonu, 2018 cultural capital of Turkic world

Declared the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2018 by the International Organization of Turkic Culture, Kastamonu is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia and presents historical, cultural and natural beautyPreparations for year-long events in Kastamonu province, which has been declared the 2018 Cultural Capital of the Turkic World by the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY), are ongoing. After the declaration at the 35th Term Meeting of the Permanent Council of TURKSOY, which took place on Dec. 5, 2017, in Turkistan, it was decided that the city would host the next meeting. Many cultural and artistic events will be organized in the city, which has prominent and historical value, all year round. Having a 7,000-year history, Kastamonu is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia. It was captured by Turkish Emir Karatekin Pasha in 1084 and added to the Ottoman lands in the period of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror. Afterward, the city acquired continued..

Art and music events in central Illinois: Jan. 7, 2018

Items for the Arts Plus calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at smckee@pjstar.com or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643. Exhibits "Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois," Peoria Riverfront Museum's International Feature Gallery. Through Jan. 13. Free with general museum admission. Mixed Media Exhibit, Kevin Myers, through Jan. 14, Performing Arts Center Gallery, ICC East Peoria Campus. Free. Call 694-5113. 22VA Art Exhibit, through Jan. 26, Peoria Public Library Main Gallery, 107 NE Monroe. Free. "Artistic Abilities," exhibit featuring art from the Community Workshop and Training Center, Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge and Tazewell County Resource Center, through Feb. 11, Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave. Call 673-3641. Paintings by Ken Kaminski, Jan. 8 to Feb. 16, Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University. Call 677-2989. CAC ex..

Saturday events include Kalu James show, Sierra Nevada tap takeover

Polyrhythmics, Kalu & the Electric Joint at the Mohawk indoor. The sprawling jams of Seattle groove collective Polyrhythmics will make you move, but hometown opener Kalu & the Electric Joint, the new project from Nigerian expat Kalu James, is also a big draw. The group’s latest release, ‘Time Undone,” simmers a slow burning dish of love and longing into a murky stew of muscular psychedelics, gut-bucket blues riffs and rootsy soul. $12-$15. Doors at 9 p.m. Saturday. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith “Bella and the Beast.” This Austin Symphony Orchestra concert features Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova. Known for her passionate and powerful performances, Hristova makes her Austin debut with Igor Stravinsky’s beastly “Violin Concerto in D Major.” The evening will open with Rossini’s “Overture to Semiramide” and include other works, such as the “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” by J.S. Bach. 8 p.m. Saturday. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476,..

North Korea at Olympics: Notable moments of Hermit Kingdom's appearances at the Games

North Korea committed Tuesday to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next month and although it remains unclear how many athletes the North will send, they face long odds of making an appearance on the podium. The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks as North Korea agreed to attend the PyeongChang Games, hold talks on lowering tension along their border and reopen a military hotline. The meeting, the first of its kind in about two years, was held at the Peace House on the South side of the Panmunjom truce village which lies between the North and the South. “We came to this meeting with the thought of giving our brethren, who have high hopes for this dialogue, invaluable results as the first present of the year,” Ri Son Gwon, North Korea’s chief negotiator said. WATCH: North Korea opens hotline to South over Pyeongchang games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed the news of the North’s planned participation ..

'Beauty and the Beast' and more Longmont-area events for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents its production of "Beauty and the Beast." (Garland Photography Courtesy photo) Today Beauty and the Beast — Belle is forced to stay in the castle of a terrifying Beast to save her father's life in the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse production of "Beauty and the Beast." The Beast, in reality an arrogant prince transformed by the spell of an enchantress, must learn how to love, and be loved. But his time is running out; 6 p.m., Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. Game Night in Niwot — Join the Niwot Bootstrap Brewing for game night every Thursday for a chance to win a free pint; 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar. Open Bluegrass Jam — A weekly open bluegrass jam that's very welcoming to those playing acoustic instruments, as well as fans who want to listen, takes place at Open Door Brewing Co. in the Prospect neighborhood; 6:30 p.m., Open Door Brewing ..

Students Eye Current Events for Artistic Inspiration

Seventh grade student Pia Stewart points out art to mother Leigh and brother Toby, a fourth graderIPSWICH — It’s art, but always topical. Last year, the musical Hamilton dominated headlines and was the inspiration behind much of the artwork at the middle school’s winter art show. This year, #MeToo and women in the workplace fed into the class and discussions about why women are underrepresented in history, said art teacher Virginia Eaton. Because the class encourages cross-disciplinary work, students draw on history, current events, and Spanish (which they start in middle school). The end result is art that encourages critical thinking. This year, Eaton said some students picked a woman foremost in her field “who spoke to them.” Drawing on that pioneer’s work, the students set about making art. Stephanie Kwolek, for example, invented the bullet-proof vest and inspired an art vest in return. Ada Lovelace invented computer programming in the mid-1800s — long before computers as we know t..

Recognition of New Artistic Voices in Kunming

Description“谈艺录”——欧洲当代艺术展 International Contemporary Art Exhibition OPENING: 4pm, Dec. 16 The multi-national and multicultural conversations among artists form a mosaic of artistic voices, a symphony of colors, both individual and collective, with a variety of backgrounds, ages and origins. Clearly and thoughtfully, each one via his/her sophisticated artistic techniques creates a small individual world on canvas which reflects his/her multimodal nature and social context. Through involvement in artistic encounters with other voices the individual voice of the artist is seen and heard better and s/he comes from the marginal positions to the mainstream. While “Multiculturalism” as a term appeared in the early 1970s but the phenomenon has lived from centuries before. “Stemming from the Latin word‚ ‘colere’, which means to cultivate or till the soil, the notion of culture has always had a double meaning: a specific activity resulting in explicit artefacts, and the way in which society rise..

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