Curator Nikos Giavropoulos asked a group of artists to explore the invisible link between Joseph Beuys’ performance piece “How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare,” Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” and the prehistoric human imprint found at the Lascaux Cave in southwestern France in an initiative whose results will go on display at The Project Gallery in Psyrri from April 13 to May 4. The show, “Quest for the Holy Grail – The Sacred Object,” presents the artists’ creative paths toward interpreting the world, with art direction by Alexandros Maganiotis. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. … [Read more...] about Quest for the Holy Grail
Quest of the holy grail
If they want to know what it feels like to finally bring a protracted title drought to an end, Liverpool are going to the right place tomorrow. Not that their hosts will be in any mood to share the memories of such good vibes, of course. Or, even more to the point, want the visitors to get to experience that feeling for themselves.Your correspondent was in the press box in Old Trafford on the night of the 1993 May Bank Holiday when Manchester United — or, more precisely, skipper Steve Bruce and club captain Bryan Robson — got to lift the First Division/Premier League trophy for the first time in 26 years.Oldham Athletic had already done the neighbourly thing by inflicting on Aston Villa the defeat that made United champions but, for the homecoming and coronation, Alex Ferguson’s team were determined to put on a show for a rapturous full house. And, after a Kevin Gallagher goal for Blackburn Rovers had briefly threatened to spoil the party, that’s exactly what … [Read more...] about Liverpool enter the Theatre of Dreams and nightmares
THEY’RE knights of the round table, they dance whenever they’re able – even in snow-covered Thatcham. Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) put on a formidable show promoting its upcoming production of Spamalot in the town last Sunday. Director Mike Cole said: “We had a really good reaction, lots of people laughing like mad. “One guy asked if it was a stag do, The Turkish Barbers came out to take photos, lots of passersby obviously thinking ‘what the hell is going on?’. “We’ve sold a lot more tickets for this at the same stage than any other show we have done.” Promoting the quest for the Holy Grail, the local ensemble coconutted their way round town – emulating the knights in Monty Python and the Holy Grail – to find your nail at Diamond Nail Bar, find your ale at the Kings Head and find your rail at the train station. KATS’ production of Spamalot will be staged at Kennet School at 7.30pm … [Read more...] about Coconuts at the ready!
FRAGMENTS of a long lost tale about King Arthur and his close friend and wizard Merlin may lead historians to the legendary Holy Grail. Handwritten 800 years ago, the texts tell of the Battle of Trèbes, in which Merlin inspires Arthur's forces with a stirring speech and leads a charge using a magical, fire-breathing weapon. In total, seven pieces of Medieval manuscript were discovered in an archive at Bristol central library. They were tightly bound in a volume of the works of a 16th century French scholar. Experts are now analysing the fragments, which are thought to be a version of the Estoire de Merlin – the story of Merlin. But while the manuscripts tell tales of several Arthurian legends, they feature subtle but significant changes to the traditional stories. For example, different characters are responsible for leading the four divisions of Arthur's forces. "These fragments of the Story of Merlin are a wonderfully exciting find," said Dr Leah Tether, … [Read more...] about Lost King Arthur and Merlin tale found in 800-year-old book fragments ‘could reveal Holy Grail secrets’
The problem with seeking perfection is that you'll never actually get there, but that isn't going to stop Pep Guardiola's pursuit of the holy grail in his management career. Guardiola's intensity and demanding nature is well known and he gave the latest example of it following City's 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Sunday. This wasn't Guardiola's City at their best. They were disappointing in the first half before a dazzling three-minute spell early in the second half ended the game as a contest. But no team can play to their absolute best every week. This was a sixth straight win for City and they've now scored 23 unanswered goals since Roberto Firmino's equaliser for Liverpool at the Etihad on January 3. After the double setback over Christmas this has been a flawless response from the Blues, who have hauled themselves back into the title race with that win over Liverpool and cruised through cup competitions. City could yet hit 101 points this season by winning their remaining 15 league … [Read more...] about How Guardiola showed his quest for perfection at Man City