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Hong Kong-Raised British Painter Launches ‘Silent Protest’ Show in London

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Source: Voice of America

LONDON —In 1979, British painter Martin Lever was only 9 years old when he moved to Hong Kong because his father was employed as a surveyor in the Hong Kong Housing Department. He tells VOA’s Cantonese service that growing up in the multicultural city gave him a very different upbringing, one he is grateful for to this day.

Lever returned to England to attend university and worked there for several years. But he returned to Hong Kong, where he pursued a career in the advertising industry. By the time he left in May 2022, he had spent a total of 36 years living in the Asian city.

Read More: https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-raised-british-painter-launches-silent-protest-show-in-london-/7390514.html

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Art fans spot ‘time traveller’ in 17th Century painting as boy seen ‘wearing Nike trainers’

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Source: Daily Record

Art fans are convinced they have spotted a young time traveller in a 17th Century painting. Dutch Master Ferdinand Bol’s ‘Portrait of a Boy’ has garnered a huge amount of online interest thanks to some eagle-eyed visitors to the National Gallery in London.

Read More: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/art-fans-spot-time-traveller-32833300.amp

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Saudi Arabia, UK launch art and heritage campaign

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Source: Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Institute of Traditional Arts, or Wrth, has launched an initiative with the UK titled “A Shared Heritage of Two Kingdoms,” which celebrates how art bridges cultures.

It is a part of the GREAT Futures Initiative Conference held in Riyadh on May 14 and 15, which showcased opportunities for UK businesses in Saudi Arabia.

Read More: https://www.arabnews.com/node/2510636/saudi-arabia

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Portrait of Kettering space-pioneer presented to the Science Museum in London

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Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

In the 1960s the Kettering Grammar School satellite tracking group founded by Geoff Perry, Head of Physics, and Derek Slater, Head of Chemistry, came to national and international prominence when, during the cold-war era, they were able to announce to the world the location of a Soviet satellite base previously unknown to NASA.

Read More: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/portrait-of-kettering-space-pioneer-presented-to-the-science-museum-in-london-4472897

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