<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/entertainment-arts/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ ZALO bring button-free pleasure with the new Amour Vibrator ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Imagine you have finished a long day at work, you need some relaxation and are lying on the bed. You take out your favorite toy, however, the controller is missing, and you spend 40 mins trying to find it. When you eventually do, the mood has gone.

It’s a familiar story, but thanks to ZALO that can be a thing of the past. Award-winning intimate product brand ZALO has constantly shaken up the intimate product industry, bringing out innovative new products for women, and with the launch of Amour, a vibrating egg where storage box doubles as the remote control, so no more lost remote. When you’re in the mood, Amour is ready to go, every time.

That alone makes this new vibrator something different and reflects the innovative thinking ZALO are famous for, but with the Amour, they have taken this idea of trouble-free playtime to a completely new level. For those who don’t like button pressing, Amour features motion sensors inside the controller box to recognize movement and translate that into stronger or weaker vibrations. This means complete control without buttons or switches and no wires either. Just turn the storage box and change the vibration level through its wireless connection. With 5 levels of vibration, you can always find just the right movement you need.

That means easier control, improved performance and more of what you want from a toy. ZALO didn’t cut corners anywhere else either, it sticks to their exceptional standards for materials and construction, along with its unique shape designed to reach all the right spots. Winged like Cupid, it is an orb of love that is carefully crafted for pleasure.

This is not the first time that ZALO has brought innovation to shake up the industry, they were the first company to introduce a calorie counter to their products, a fun addition that caused a stir and brought plenty of smiles. The brand has been one of the leading producers of intimate products with a reputation for quality and easy to use, effective toys that appeal to women around the world.

ZALO produce a wide range of award-winning toys, with a variety of shapes and textures to cover everything women want, all sharing the highest quality material and construction possible for peace of mind and great performance. Highlights of the range include the easy to use app that integrates with many of the products, allowing several features never seen before. It can act as a complete remote for those that prefer a phone-based controller when it’s time for some fun.

However, it is the Queen Set that has garnered the most industry recognition, winning three awards. A Bluetooth enables G-Spot device, it can be used in tandem with the app and features a beautiful Swarovski Crystal inset into the body. The Queen uses revolutionary Pulse-Wave technology that can deliver as many as 75 vibrations a second for the ultimate experience.

With studies showing that as many as 75% of women today never reaching orgasm from intercourse alone, ZALO understands you need some help. Featuring 8 vibration modes with up to 75 vibrations per second from that amazing pulse-wave technology, it hits the right spot every time. For a natural feel, it also includes temperature control so a user can dial in the exact experience they want. The ultimate in customizable G-Spot toys, the Queen set includes accessories to expand functionality and increase pleasure.

Across the range, quality materials, beautiful design and great performance are the focus, and with Amour ZALO have brought something new that is sure to delight. You can find more information on Amour and the full range of ZALO products at Zalousa.com or Zalocare.com.

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17 Sep 2019 07:20:51 GMT
<![CDATA[ Photography exhibition LOOKING DOWN by homeless artist Andy Palfreyman highlights the invisible homeless in London ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/photography-exhibition-looking-down-by-homeless-artist-andy-palfreyman-highlights-the-invisible-homeless-in-london-8b729aa42728491c58ec29138c842265 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/photography-exhibition-looking-down-by-homeless-artist-andy-palfreyman-highlights-the-invisible-homeless-in-london-8b729aa42728491c58ec29138c842265 Thursday 5 September, 2019

Exhibition opening: Thursday 3 October, 6-9pm

Exhibition dates: 4-8 October, 10am – 4pm (closed on Sunday)

Venue: The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

Andy held his first exhibition ‘Cardboard and Caviar’ at the Swiss Church in London in December 2015 showing some of the doorways that became his home over his 30 years of living homeless on the street. The exhibition was a great success and in 2017 the exhibition was also shown in Zurich, Switzerland. Andy has also been exhibited at Tate Modern as part of the Museum of Homelessness exhibition.

“Photography is a way of expressing myself and how I see the world. Until 2015 I had no idea I had any artistic talent and I didn’t believe in myself. I had very little self-worth, hence 30 years on the streets. Photography empowers me and hopefully is going to raise awareness for homelessness. This is what it’s about for me.”

In his second exhibition, ‘Looking Down,’ Andy aims to draw attention to two aspects of homelessness: first, how the homeless are looked down on both physically and metaphorically; and second how the homeless look down in order to scan the ground for useful found objects. The exhibition will showcase 15 C-type photographic prints exhibited on specially designed low-lying plinths, carefully placed throughout the expansive church hall. The walking path through the exhibition will be designed in a way that allows visitors to see the images as Andy did, finding the same objects while also looking down.

Andy says: “When you are street homeless you tend to look down and notice things most of the general public don’t see. It strikes a chord with me, why it’s there, how it got there, and I photograph it. It feels like I’m the only person who sees it. Some of these things can be upsetting, but I see it from a homeless person’s point of view. When I see these things I can personally relate to them. For example in Shaftesbury Avenue there is a broken spanner pressed into the tarmac. It reminds me how homeless people are pushed down and become invisible. Once a homeless guy walked past me, it just started to rain, and he left footprints on the wet pavement. I call this photograph The Invisible Homeless”

Daniella Rossi, Director of Rossi Asiaghi Ltd. and curator of the exhibition, says:

“At a time when the art world is dominated by artists who come from privileged backgrounds, it’s great to showcase Andy’s poignant, reflective work and show how talent doesn’t always have to be trained. Andy’s work is well executed and relevant. His photographs show hardship with a cutting sense of humour and a wink.”

Andy Palfreyman was street homeless for 30 years after he left his parents’ home in Cheshire at the age of 19. In those years, he has slept mostly in the streets of London in various postcodes. His life changed dramatically in 2015 after a chance conversation with an artist who had an exhibition next to the Swiss Church where he used to come for weekly breakfast. That’s how he got his first camera and the necessary support for his artistic work.

Andy got off the streets when he started to work for the Swiss Church and Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, both as a volunteer and part-time paid work. He still laughs about this, “I’m not religious I only used to go there for the coffee!” The Simon Community used to come to the Swiss Church for a women’s group. Their outreach worker offered Andy a room in their community house which involves volunteering in their efforts to help the homeless. The way out of homelessness however is challenging both mentally and physically. There are periods when Andy still sleeps rough and he is still technically homeless as at the moment he is sofa surfing, but eventually hopes to have his own place.

There is short video interview with Andy online: https://vimeo.com/240993554

Andy is available for interviews.

For more information, images or interviews please contact Shelley Bennett, Yeti PR

shelley@yetipr.co.uk| 07890101841

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05 Sep 2019 12:52:10 GMT
<![CDATA[ PHILIPS Projection launches a new accessible NeoPix mini projector ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/philips-projection-launches-a-new-accessible-neopix-mini-projector-74c11c1bae3f74674174f569ea2e9f25 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/philips-projection-launches-a-new-accessible-neopix-mini-projector-74c11c1bae3f74674174f569ea2e9f25 Thursday 5 September, 2019

Lausanne, Sept 5, 2019 — Philips Projection is unleashing today the brand new NeoPix Ultra mini projector. The NeoPix Ultra joins the current Collection composed of 4 mini projectors bringing solid imaging and connectivity in a high-quality design, subtle yet striking high glossy finish for high durability, at exceptionally accessible price points. Now you can enjoy all your favorite videos, images and even play games in native Full HD, along with Wireless Screen Mirroring and Bluetooth. The NeoPix Ultra will be launched at 499Euros/USD

NeoPix Ultra

Go beyond expectations with a 120” screen size that offers up to 4200 Led lumens and native Full HD resolution. With NeoPix Ultra, see and experience the opportunities for large image projection in every area with its full brightness and all the connectivity needed: HDMI, USB and microSD… Stream videos, image and sound via Wi-Fi screen mirroring and play all your movies and tv shows thanks to the internal media player. The stereo speakers will provide a wonderful sound for a total immersion. With the 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth audio, get a bigger sound by pairing any Bluetooth boombox. The PicoPix Ultra is perfect for watching a movie, playing games or enjoy a soccer games with friends, yet with an accessible price.


Screeneo Innovation SA, official global Philips Licensee, makes products for those who believe that what makes technology smart is what you can do with it rather than what it can do. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips heritage as well as democratizing innovation that makes sense to consumers giving access to technologies that enables people to do more, watch more, and enjoy more. With these combined strengths, we bring premium award-winning Projectors to the market: caring, innovative, easy to use, and impactful.

Whether you are a value seeker, a freedom lover or a cinema addict, we bring you the real emotions to emphasis, enlighten and supersize your content to bring you the best projection experience you deserve.

Website: https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-so/projectors

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05 Sep 2019 09:42:01 GMT
<![CDATA[ Noise Solution CIC named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising businesses which are changing the world. ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/noise-solution-cic-named-a-finalist-in-the-uk-social-enterprise-awards-recognising-businesses-which-are-changing-the-world-2045f6d6b81f448205a983fed25bdfa8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/noise-solution-cic-named-a-finalist-in-the-uk-social-enterprise-awards-recognising-businesses-which-are-changing-the-world-2045f6d6b81f448205a983fed25bdfa8 Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Local social enterprise Noise Solution CIC has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country. This follows shortly after they were named one of the top 100 performing social enterprises in the UK according to the Natwest SE100.

Noise Solution CIC based in Bury St Edmunds and working across the East of England is a finalist in the Prove It! Impact Award. It is a business which delivers 1:1 music mentoring to people facing challenging circumstances. In the last few years it has engaged with over 600 of the hardest to reach individuals across the East of England. With a population facing significant engagement challenges Noise Solution have seen: 40% of participants re engaging with education, work or voluntary placements, with 330% savings for family and services (independently assessed) 190% of which are ‘in-year’ savings.

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to climate change.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises. Noise Solution will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony held at London’s iconic Guildhall on 4 December.

Previous SEUK award winners have included well known organisations such as Cafedirect and Celia Hodson, founder of ‘buy one give one’ menstrual product brand Hey Girls.

Commenting on being shortlisted, CEO of Noise Solution Simon Glenister said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. The last five years have seen us at the forefront of the development of digital youthwork; understanding how impact is generated, understanding how to measure it and then understanding how to move from merely capturing data to instead making it an ‘active agent’ in improving the highly significant outcomes that we are achieving”.

Commenting on the Awards, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK Peter Holbrook said:

“Every year the standards of applications for the UK Social Enterprise Awards gets higher and higher. At a time when public confidence in business is at a low and when we are facing crises both political and environmental – this year’s shortlist shows how business can be used to build a better world.”

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04 Sep 2019 15:41:48 GMT
<![CDATA[ AWARD-WINNING BREWERY TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOSPICE WITH THEIR CHARITY ALE ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/award-winning-brewery-to-support-local-hospice-with-their-charity-ale-d2faa5026d8de5259905a8f6cc5c7303 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/award-winning-brewery-to-support-local-hospice-with-their-charity-ale-d2faa5026d8de5259905a8f6cc5c7303 Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Every year, award-winning Harrogate brewery, Rooster’s Brewing Co, based at Hornbeam Park, brews a charity pale ale White Rose, which was launched on Yorkshire Day, August 1. This year, Rooster’s named Harrogate-based hospice care charity, Saint Michael’s Hospice as beneficiary of this beer.

Saint Michael’s Hospice will receive 10p from every pint of White Rose sold, which will go towards caring for people who are living with terminal illnesses and bereavement.

Ian Fozard, Director of Rooster’s Brewing Co, said, “We have always been keen supporters of Saint Michael’s and are delighted that this year they will benefit from the sale of our annual charity beer. They provide a unique and much needed service across the Harrogate district.”

Chief executive of Saint Michael’s, Tony Collins, said: “We’re delighted that Rooster’s Brewing Co, has chosen Saint Michael’s this year. Their support will help us ensure that the increasing number of local people living with a terminal illness or bereavement receive the right care and support. As an independent charity, we rely heavily on the support of our community to rise the almost £6Million needed to provide our vital care.”

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03 Sep 2019 22:36:55 GMT
<![CDATA[ Charity hosts pop-up tinnitus expo in London ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/charity-hosts-pop-up-tinnitus-expo-in-london-6e54576fc6ee6fc2483798a2551ccf26 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/charity-hosts-pop-up-tinnitus-expo-in-london-6e54576fc6ee6fc2483798a2551ccf26 Monday 2 September, 2019

(Interviews and photo opportunities available)

2 September 2019 Comedian Samantha Baines, journalist and Newsround presenter Ricky Boleto, musician James Kennedy and DJ Anne Savage will be among the speakers at a unique pop-up Expo being held in London for those living with tinnitus. The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are hosting the Expo to highlight the support that is available for the 7 million people living with tinnitus in the UK. The national charity will be bringing together tinnitus experts, providers of services, as well as celebrities living with the condition, to give their input on how sufferers can improve their quality of life and learn to live well with tinnitus.

The Expo will feature presentations from renowned tinnitus experts, taster sessions of Tai Chi, Mindfulness-based CBT and reflexology and the chance for a one-to-one advice session with a member of the skilled BTA team as well as many other sessions. To round off the day, there will be a celebrity panel discussion featuring Newsround presenter Ricky Boleto, actor and comedian Sam Baines, DJ and producer Anne Savage and musician James Kennedy. The Expo will be held at Goldsmiths University, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Marcus Bowen, Events Manager for the BTA says, “Following a sell-out event in Birmingham last year, we’re so excited to be heading to London. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading experts in tinnitus so pop in to our pop-up Expo to learn more about tinnitus and its management techniques.”

Ricky Boleto is keen to learn more about tinnitus and how to manage it. He said: “When the tinnitus is bad it can be almost deafening. Wearing an ear piece in the studio, it makes the job I do hard.”

BTA Ambassador Sam Baines, currently starring in Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome, said “I wish I’d had more information like this when I was younger as I may have got a diagnosis and relevant support earlier.”

Retired solicitor Pat Kelly from Leeds said “I’ve had tinnitus since 2012 and have to deal with it on a daily basis. There is bags of support out there and leading the way is the BTA, who are outstanding. I would say to anyone with tinnitus pick up as much information as you can, and the BTA are a reliable source of good, solid information and support and I can’t speak more highly of them.”

Tickets are still available for the Expo but are very limited – visit www.tinnitus.org.uk/expo2019 to secure your place. Alternatively, please contact Marcus Bowen on 0114 260 9933 or email marcus@tinnitus.org.uk


Editors Notes

The BTA is an independent charity which supports 645,000 people per year who experience tinnitus and advises medical professionals from across the world. It is the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus in the UK. 

• The BTA needs to raise £800,000 each year to continue their UK wide support. Donations can be made via www.tinnitus.org.uk/donate

• Not an illness or disease, tinnitus is a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound. The noise can have virtually any quality. Ringing, whistling, and buzzing are common, but more complex sounds may also be reported.

For more information and interview/photo opportunities

Nic Wray, Communications Manager


0114 250 9933 (option 5)

British Tinnitus Association
Ground Floor Unit 5 Acorn Business Park
Woodseats Close
Sheffield, S8 0TB

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Fhn1awOTSpRYVz4AA8CBMyzGG6YHOuLT Other: https://youtu.be/bNOW_LMEnHI
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02 Sep 2019 13:00:30 GMT
<![CDATA[ Anevia Announces 15 Years of Collaboration with the INA to Preserve France's Audio-visual Heritage ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/anevia-announces-15-years-of-collaboration-with-the-ina-to-preserve-frances-audio-visual-heritage-99bc4da4ea654d3b487b6f3cdb3fecf7 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/anevia-announces-15-years-of-collaboration-with-the-ina-to-preserve-frances-audio-visual-heritage-99bc4da4ea654d3b487b6f3cdb3fecf7 Thursday 29 August, 2019

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, announces 15 years of exclusive collaboration with the National Audio-visual Institute (INA), a state-owned French audio-visual and digital company, to preserve France’s audio-visual heritage by creating a central repository to meet the legal requirement for storage and access to original television and radio channels in France.

Listed in the Heritage Code, the repository constitutes a reference collection of audio-visual materials, an essential element of France’s national collective memory. In 1992 the law extended this requirement to radio and television broadcasters and entrusted the INA with the task of collecting and storing a copy of all new programmes of French origin being broadcast for the first time, making the INA the fourth national institute – together with the National library of France, CNC and the Ministry of the Interior
– with the responsibility for managing the process of acquiring legally required archives in France.

The INA tested Anevia’s first headend technology in 2004, in order to acquire and store TV channels in digital format. Since 2005, Anevia has been the exclusive supplier of IPTV based technology to the INA, enabling it to replace the magnetic tape storage it had started in 1995.

The INA makes this audio-visual heritage accessible for consultation and research purposes in seven of its sites – the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris and its six regional locations (Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse) – in addition to more than 40 provincial libraries as well as multimedia and film libraries all over France.

"With Anevia’s Flamingo headend technology we can capture over 100 TV and 67 radio channels" says Stanislas Defawes, Head of Operations – Radio & TV Acquisition at the INA. "The scope of the repository has evolved enormously over the last 15 years thanks to Anevia’s technology. Its technically advanced and robust headends allow us to capture channels and provide reliable access to them 24/7 without interruption."

"The INA and Anevia have evolved and grown together," adds Natalia Shapkina, Sales Director at Anevia. "The INA is a highly valued and unique partner for us having become a loyal user of each of our product ranges as soon as they are released to the market. In addition to creating national archives, Anevia’s technologies are also used by the INA’s training and research centre, whose primary aim is to develop and transmit knowledge in the audio-visual, media and digital fields, especially for courses in TV over IP, which is our DNA."


Anevia is a leading OTT and IPTV software provider of innovative multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV, streaming video, time-shifted TV and video on demand services. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of video compression, multiscreen IPTV head-ends, Cloud DVR and CDN solutions to enable viewers to enjoy a next-generation TV experience – anywhere, anytime and on any screen – including 4K UHD content. The solutions have been widely adopted by globally renowned telecom and pay-TV operators, TV broadcasters and video service providers in hospitality, healthcare and corporate businesses.

Founded in 2003, Anevia has a track record of being first to market with advanced video technologies. The company is a member of and active contributor to several TV, media and hospitality industry associations. Headquartered in France, with regional offices in the USA, Dubai and Singapore, Anevia is listed on the Paris Euronext Growth market.

For more information please visit www.anevia.com.

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29 Aug 2019 16:47:16 GMT
<![CDATA[ Greatest global celebration of sound walks starts on Sound Walk Sunday, 1 September 2019. ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/greatest-global-celebration-of-sound-walks-starts-on-sound-walk-sunday-1-september-2019-0409675a3b3ea2c1d76e3a2b946fa8d3 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/greatest-global-celebration-of-sound-walks-starts-on-sound-walk-sunday-1-september-2019-0409675a3b3ea2c1d76e3a2b946fa8d3 Tuesday 27 August, 2019


Greatest global celebration of sound walks starts on Sound Walk Sunday, 1 September 2019.

With more than 60 live events and scores of self-guided walks the London-based Museum of Walking and the global Made of Walking network launch a month-long celebration of sound walks starting Sunday 1 September 2019.

From Vancouver in the west, where you are invited to play the tension wires of the Burrard Bridge as a percussionist, to Queensland in the east, where aboriginal communities come together to share their stories, there are live events across the globe, more than 30 alone taking place on Sound Walk Sunday (1 September).

Just what is a sound walk? You may ask. A sound walk, or walking piece, is any walk that focuses on listening to the environment, with or without the use of technology, or adds to the experience through the use of sound or voice. This can include a scripted or choreographed score or work that has additional audio elements.

“We are humbled by the number of artists and producers from all over the world who have contributed a vast number and huge variety of Sound Walks, such that we are fast approaching a full September of events, rather than our initial Sound Walk Sunday!” Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking, and Sound Walk Sunday co-producer.

To illustrate the variety of sound walk events on offer, you can join a group of sound artists as they capture the sounds and silences of the world largest and Britain’s most famous library; participate in a choreographical walk event that takes place simultaneously in Oxford Street, London and downtown Boston, USA; dance amongst the trees in Chichester, walk through the night or practice a Chinese audial meditation in the Polish city of Krakow; immerse yourself in an audio-drama played out on a bus route in London or in Cape Town; or becoming a tortoise as you follow it through the Botanic Garden in Athens; or sing your heart out on a walk in a palm house in a botanic garden in Belfast.

Can you stop fidgeting, cease the chatter, or turn off your smartphone for very long? Many of the events encourage you to try your hand at ‘deep listening’ to your surroundings. There are silent walks in Berlin, Germany; Frome, Somerset; Birmingham, West Midlands; and Krakow, Poland. You can listen to the haunting sounds of a saxophone as it is played on a walk along a canal, or listen to the trees in a rainforest, or a hidden London river as it flows beneath the streets.

You can vote for your favourite - any sound walk produced in 2019 and included in Sound Walk September is eligible for an Award decided upon by public vote. There’s a second Award decided by a professional jury vote.


Sound Walk Sunday takes place on Sunday 1 September and launches a month-long Sound Walk September celebration of listening and sound walks.Museum of Walking is the brainchild of Andrew Stuck, a London-based walking artist Made of Walking is a global network and nomadic gathering for walking and sound practices, now in its 6th edition, with main encounters and satellite events extending to cities and places around the world. Sound walking events are being run independently by individuals and collectives and have been submitted to the Museum of Walking in the last 4 months.The Museum holds a publicly accessible directory of more than 150 sound walks and provides tips on how to make a sound walk of your own, as well as running ‘walkshops’ (workshops on foot) encouraging and demonstrating how to make sound walks. Event map and listing can be found here:https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/events/categories/sound-walk-sunday-2019/Directory map and listing can be found here:https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/walkingpiece_tag/sws19/Voting is open to everyone at the URL above.Media Resource pack and images available here: https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Sound-Walk-Sunday-2019-Media-Resource.pdf

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27 Aug 2019 07:35:55 GMT
<![CDATA[ Institute of Urban Arts Launches in London ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/institute-of-urban-arts-launches-in-london-f057ac24bc4e5c081d9c6b887af59b02 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/institute-of-urban-arts-launches-in-london-f057ac24bc4e5c081d9c6b887af59b02 Thursday 22 August, 2019

The Institute of Urban Arts (IOUA) has been founded by an international collective of writers and artists to create a platform to document and expose pioneering work from the urban avant-garde through projects, publications, film and exhibitions.

In our founding year we initially aim to create an online resource for study, research and debate. Our long term mission is to find a physical space where we can house our permanent collection and further our work through education, exhibitions and participation.

To achieve this we need support in the form of volunteers, contributors and sponsors. We are now actively seeking this support and are open to discussion with those who share our vision for what the IOUA could be.

The Collection

Between the group we own a collection of significant paintings, publications and artefacts that we wish to share with the public via a permanent collection in London. To house this we need a physical space. At present we are in discussion with local government, arts funds and private sponsors in hope of finding a suitable location.

Abstract / Urban - Book

In essence, urban art was born of experimentation and abstraction. The wildstyle, the scratch, the collage of sampled sounds, b-boys battling against gravity...

Slanted, on its head - challenging perceptions across the cultural spectrum.

In this new book we examine the birth, fusion, and evolution of urban arts through a series of landmark works. Discussing defining moments and key contributors with the those who drove and bore witness.

This isn’t a hip-hop who’s who or an A-Z of style writers. This is about the challengers, the left-turns, the pioneers, the forgotten, the fearless, the upsetters... the game changers.

We Join the dots, crossing the tracks, focusing on the works that redefined the art form.

Support the IOUA by ordering our first book

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22 Aug 2019 15:17:54 GMT
<![CDATA[ Haerfest opens at CCA Derry~Londonderry ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/haerfest-opens-at-cca-derrylondonderry-4f6f02876ecd0318ceb9e65f2123ec4f https://pressat.co.uk/releases/haerfest-opens-at-cca-derrylondonderry-4f6f02876ecd0318ceb9e65f2123ec4f Wednesday 21 August, 2019
Åsa Sonjasdotter, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Kevin Gaffney, Sonya Schönberger
27 August – 12 October 2019Launch event: Thursday 29 August 2019, 7–9pm

Bringing together four artists working with ideas around agriculture, trade and the politics of produce, Haerfest takes its name from the Old English word for the harvest season. Works in Haerfest draw on historical and contemporary narratives around inequalities within the international “free market” that produce both scarcity and glut, and consider the environmental and social impacts of changing farming methods and scales of production. The exhibition includes film, photography, textiles and audio works.

Kevin Gaffney is currently studying for his PhD at Ulster University. His film A Numbness in the Mouth takes place in the near-future on a self-sustaining, militarised island where climate change has benefited agricultural production. An enforced ration system shows a surplus of flour and, in order to retain economic balance between supply and demand, each citizen is requested to consume more than five pounds of flour per day resulting in absurd and increasingly horrific outcomes.

Sonya Schönberger is a Berlin-based German artist whose practice combines her studies in social anthropology and experimental media design in her artistic practice. Following her research into the impact of the Kenyan cut flower industry, she has developed a body of work, Kenyan Roses for the Kingdom. This project combines photography and documentary to discuss the geopolitical background story of the cut-roses and their colonial entanglement from the time of the British Empire until today.

Asunción Molinos Gordo divides her time between Cairo, Egypt and her hometown of Guzmán, Spain. Her practice is centred around the social and cultural changes that are taking place within the rural context, “always looking at what we are leaving behind in the rush of progress”. Ghost Agriculture (Unlimited Resource Farming) uses source material from satellite images of the delta and riverbanks of the Nile showing the thousands of small, rectangular plots of land cultivated by 4 million fellahin (Egyptian peasants) supplying the food demands of the nation. By contrast, large circles, roughly 25 times larger, appear in the reclaimed desert land, cultivated by a handful of private companies in partnership with the central government for the international export market.

Åsa Sonjasdotter is a Swedish artist who has devoted much attention to the potato plant. The potatoes that were bred and cultivated during the introduction of industrialisation of food systems carry memory of early colonial and capitalist transformations. The cultivating of these older varieties today, make possible a reconnection and re-reading of their embodied memory. Åsa presents different perspectives on these historical spacetimes. She works across narrative formats in various long-term projects. CCA is presenting a special screening of a new film produced by the artist on Saturday 5 October 2019, 3pm.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a Public Programme of events.

This exhibition and associated events are made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and with the further support of Derry City and Strabane District Council. Sponsorship from Caldwell & Robinson, The Sandwich.co.

CCA Derry~Londonderry10–12 Artillery StDerry~Londonderry BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland+44 (0) 2871 373538Opening hours:Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm (during exhibitions)Admission Free

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21 Aug 2019 17:09:16 GMT