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Cultural festivals for the soul: 2024 events that celebrate art, design, and creativity

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It’s January, and here’s a great New Year’s resolution for 2024: not to spend all your time at a desk! Sounds reasonable, right? But it’s very easy to end up overloaded with work or just waste your life watching Netflix. So, it can help to plan and block-book time away to force yourself into action.

So why not act now? Embrace the blank canvas of the year by planning a trip around a cultural event. Whether at home or abroad, it’ll allow you to travel somewhere new, immerse yourself in new ideas and fresh creativity, and recharge your imagination in the process. And hopefully, you’ll meet some fun and interesting people along the way.

Read more: https://www.creativeboom.com/features/festivals-that-celebrate-art-design-and-creativity/

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ATC Acquires Majority Stake in Raw Power to Form UK Artist Management ‘Powerhouse’

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Financial terms reveal that ATC paid £1.4 million ($1.8 million) for a 55% stake in Raw Power, which was founded in 2006 by CEO Craig JenningsRod Smallwood and Andy Taylor. Headquartered in London and with offices in Los Angeles, Raw Power’s other clients include The Mars Volta, The Damned, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Heartworms, Kid Kapichi, The Chisel and Refused.

Under the new partnership, Raw Power’s U.K. team, including Jennings and commercial director Don Jenkins, will relocate to ATC Management’s London headquarters. Both companies’ LA-based operations will also merge with immediate effect.

Read More: https://www.billboard.com/business/management/atc-raw-power-merger-uk-artist-management-powerhouse-1235684373/amp/

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Braille art gift for girl born without eyes

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A one-year-old girl who was born without eyes has received a Braille artwork specially made by a blind artist.

Margot was born with a rare condition called bilateral anophthalmia, meaning her eyes and optic nerves never developed in the womb.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cpdggljeg7eo.amp

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King Charles III portrait: About Jonathan Yeo, the artist behind the first official portrait?

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English tradition dictates that every newly anointed monarch be represented in an official portrait for posterity, a practice that dates back to the Tudor period in the 15th century. Since then, almost every head of state succeeding Henry VII has had his or her visage depicted on canvas. King Charles III is the latest to join this storied legacy, with his first Royal portrait created under the hands of celebrated portraitist Jonathan Yeo.

Read more: https://www.lifestyleasia.com/sg/culture/king-charles-iii-first-official-portrait-jonathan-yeo-artist/

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