The Lightwaves arts festival is designed to light up Salford Quays and MediaCity

The Lightwaves arts festival is designed to light up Salford Quays and MediaCity

The trail of dramatic light installations that visitors can circumnavigate after dark is back for the ninth year. The spectacular Lightwaves festival, which sets up a trail of dramatically lit artwork around Salford Quays and MediaCity, returns. Visitors can enjoy the stunning light show and installations after dark for four days in early December, with … Read more

Puttin’ on the Ritz and Improving the Wellbeing of Older Adults through Virtual Musical Theater | Queen’s newspaper

Puttin' on the Ritz and Improving the Wellbeing of Older Adults through Virtual Musical Theater |  Queen's newspaper

More than half of Canadians between the ages of 64 and 74 have increased their participation in online activities during the pandemic. Digital programs and virtual interactions, initially seen as stopgap measures in the first waves of the pandemic, can now be an important part of supporting the health and well-being of many people – … Read more

A new report on art trade commissioned by France’s culture ministry says its museums need to tighten acquisition policies to preserve the country’s cultural influence

A new report on art trade commissioned by France's culture ministry says its museums need to tighten acquisition policies to preserve the country's cultural influence

The French Ministry of Culture has published a detailed report advising French museums on how to avoid acquiring traded works of art. The report, published on November 21, argued that the country’s reputation and cultural influence are at stake, especially in a busy international art market where competition – particularly from its Anglo-Saxon neighbors – … Read more

Indigenous fashion designers and artisans challenge counterfeits on the Mexico City runway

Indigenous fashion designers and artisans challenge counterfeits on the Mexico City runway

MEXICO CITY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Cloaked in colorful haute couture, artisans and indigenous designers took a fashion event in Mexico City by storm while trying to build a sustainable future in an industry beset by plagiarism, instability and lack of money is threatened. At Original, a government-sponsored fashion week dedicated to traditional textiles, artists … Read more

Printing car number plates on McDonald’s food packaging to avoid litter being investigated by the Welsh Government

Printing car number plates on McDonald's food packaging to avoid litter being investigated by the Welsh Government

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’)?> A Welsh council has looked into printing license plates on food packaging at McDonald’s drive-through restaurants to avoid litter. Image: Pixabay. Richard YouleReporter for Local Democracy Printing license plates on food packaging from McDonald’s drive-through restaurants has been looked at to prevent litter, a council waste officer said. Chris Howell, Swansea Council’s head … Read more

Pros vs. cons of buying travel insurance for your vacation travel plans

Holiday Travel Insurance Yes or No?

Vacation travel is back and booming, and Business Insider predicts Thanksgiving and Christmas travel in the United States this year could reach or even exceed pre-pandemic levels. Sadly, the days of short security lines, empty lounges and half-sold flights are now a thing of the past! As the industry copes with travel’s incredible comeback as … Read more

Take a peek inside the brand new, state-of-the-art facility at CAPA College in Wakefield

Take a peek inside the brand new, state-of-the-art facility at CAPA College in Wakefield

CAPA College is renowned for being the only free CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) college of its kind in Yorkshire. Students from across the county flock to Wakefield to pursue their dream of becoming the next Hollywood star. However, since 2018 the college has been temporarily renting accommodation, notably in the city’s famous Unity Hall, … Read more