8.01 – The Friday Five – Bright’s top cultural finds this week

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1. And The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners Are …(Don’t drool on your keyboard, please)

Every year, the National Geographic Photo Contest honours photographers who, through their work, make their most memorable visions our memorable visions. The competition honours images from around the globe that transport us, move us, and incite us to action. Well, the winners are out, and boy, do they accomplish all of the above. Read more…

 

2. National Trust launches children’s book festival

The National Trust is launching its first children’s book festival at Wray Castle in the Lake District in March. National Trust’s publisher Katie Bond created the event, entitled Children’s Book Festival 2016, to both boost the charity’s presence in children’s books and celebrate 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, who gave land to the National Trust on her death. Take a look here… 

 

3. Visit Big Bang Data, a major new exhibition at Somerset House

Check out the Artist Talk at this exhibition: Listen in on Brendan Dawes’ talk discussing Data in Entertainment in relation to his exhibit Cinema Redux. Dawes is a designer and artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using form and code together with an eclectic mix of digital and analog materials. Brendan’s work is born from universal themes such as beauty, simplicity and curiosity. 30 January 2016 / Free, with Exhibition Entry. Find out more here…

 

4. Check out the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art!

ACAVA, the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art, is an educational charity. They provide a comprehensive range of visual arts services, including the provision of studios and other facilities for professional artists, the mounting of exhibitions, the development of public art and community educational projects, training in the use of digital technology. Read more about them here…

 

5. Britain’s favourite children’s books- A top 50, chosen by Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times’s children’s book editor…

‘This list tried to reflect books that have been, or are likely to be, enduringly treasured by a broad readership. It was assembled on the basis of previous polls, consultation with readers of several generations, critical judgment, landmark books, wide recognition, prizes and the current climate of opinion as well as lasting bestsellerdom.’ Read more…