London is full of elephants! Herds of massive, life-size elephant statues have recently been set up in locations throughout the city, including Green Park, St James’s Park, and Berkeley Square. This new art installation is a collaborative project carried out by CoExistence and Elephant Family, two non-profit organizations.
At the age of 86, one of England’s leading social commentator painters holds his first retrospective to mark a museum’s re-opening. His figurative work is rich and diverse in topic and technique.
The global organization Greenpeace recently launched a new campaign trolling British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The campaign includes a satirical animated video, titled “Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster.” This video aims to make a statement about the negative impact the U.K. government’s lack of action has had on the environment. It is Greenpeace’s latest attempt to pressure the British government into creating new policies around recycling and environmental support.
When you first look at the felt work that makes up “The Bourdon Street Chemist” installation, it’s easy to assume that you’re looking at a collection of toys. When you look more closely, though, you’re in for a slightly more adult-themed scene.
Artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman has taken Tate Britain by storm with a new and eclectic outdoor art installation. This installation, titled “remembering a brave new world,” covers the London museum’s exterior with a collection of stunning technicolor LED lights.
While the majestic Globe Theater has been closed since March 19 due to responsible COVID-19 protective measures, the audience still craves theater and entertainment during social distancing. For this reason, the English theater will be streaming some of its most prestigious past productions for free on their YouTube channel.
The Isle of Man, a tiny, self-governing British Crown dependency situated between Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales in the heart of the Irish Sea, features prominently in Britain’s history of scintillating storytelling. A proud population of around 80,000 Manx occupy this mythical territory, and most are keen to preserve its rich connection to traditional fairy folklore. And they’ve recently gotten some help from an outside source.
The fact that we live in a fast-paced and technologically advanced society becomes more apparent with each passing year. However, there are still some areas of the globe where the allure of creative thinking and the celebration of art—particularly, literature—is still a priority. Bibliophiles: take note!
Near the English village of Witley, a sprawling, 9,000-acre estate plays host to one of Britain’s most unique structures. Hidden beneath one of the property’s three artificial lakes, lies an ornate underwater smoking room and parlor with an elaborate “ballroom” dome as its focal point. The only indication that something may rest below the surface is an ornate statue of Neptune that stands guard above the hidden structure.
Memories are powerful healers. They help soothe the loss of a loved one and offer a glimmer of joy in the midst of heartache. One young British seamstress has found a sweet way to bring potent memories to grieving people all around the world.