Life & Culture

Negotiating the Terrain of the Future: Behind the Scenes at Artes Mundi with Nigel Prince

Director of Artes Mundi, Nigel Prince, discusses the challenges wrought by COVID and Brexit and the impacts these have on showcasing the work of international artists “The arts is one of many industries navigating its way through the challenges wrought by COVID-19 and Brexit, but organisations such as Artes Mundi are dedicated to negotiating the terrain to ensure a thriving future of arts and culture. As an international arts organisation, based in Cardiff, UK and...

Managing Uncertainty – Private Banking and Market Volatility

In an uncertain economic climate, can private banking help to cope with market volatility? Uncertainty seems to be the keynote of the current economic climate. With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc with economies worldwide, Brexit sounding an unsettling note and political instability in America causing further confusion, it’s hard to know where to look for a steadying influence. The transition away from formerly reliable markets such as oil towards relative unknowns like sustainable energy makes...

How Whisky Could Pay For Your Future

Rare whisky is the best performing collectable over a ten year period, according to the Knight Frank Wealth report, gaining an average annual rise of 54% in value. Since 2011, the award-winning Vintage Acquisitions have been building valued relationships and an outstanding reputation in the buying, selling and management of investment-grade whisky casks, securing their position as the UK’s market leader of this lucrative and tax-free sector. With decades of combined experience, Vintage Acquisitions offers...

CEWE Photo Award Releases Stunning Animal Images

Stunning photos taken by photographers from across the globe have been released as part of the CEWE Photo Award – the world’s largest photo competition. The 16 images have been submitted as entries to the Animals and Nature categories of this year’s competition, which aims to celebrate the best photography from across the globe. (Top of page – What are you looking at? by Emese Madarász-Grasselly). See also: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 Winners Announced...
BMW’s Kingston Custom Bike Demonstrates the Spirit of Passion

Life & CultureBMW’s Kingston Custom Bike Demonstrates the Spirit of Passion

Unmistakable design that is distinct from all others – that is the new “Spirit of Passion” BMW motorbike by Kingston Custom. Dirk Oehlerking lends the BMW R18 his inimitable signature with the second R18 gem in the “SoulFuel” series, a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and selected customisers. Previously, a sensation was also caused by an R18 conversion created by Bernhard Naumann – also known as “Blechmann”. See also: James Bond’s Supercars Oehlerking’s Kingston Custom company...
David Bowie’s Birthday Marked by Release of Rare 1995 Photos

Life & CultureDavid Bowie’s Birthday Marked by Release of Rare 1995 Photos

To mark what would have been singer David Bowie’s 73rd birthday on 8th January, Zebra One Gallery is releasing three rare images of the late icon by photographer Kate Garner in an exclusive, new series of signed colourways. The images are from an extraordinary 1995 shoot in Los Angeles which saw the Starman singer, who died in 2016, tied up with ropes and suspended from the ceiling, wrapped in bandages and put inside a giant...
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