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Give old fire helmets a makeover and turn them into art

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Source: West Sussex County Council

Operational fire helmets are being turned into canvasses for a new charity art project and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is calling on local artists to submit their design ideas.

The 25 winning designs will be painted onto helmets, exhibited at Worthing Town Hall and auctioned off, with all proceeds going to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Artists from all over West Sussex and across the UK are encouraged to submit their creative and unique ideas by 2 February 2024 to be in with a chance of seeing their concept on a real-life fire helmet.

Read More: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/give-old-fire-helmets-a-makeover-and-turn-them-into-art/

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

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Source: billboard

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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Source: BBC UK

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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Source: LifeStyle Asia

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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