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A Celebration of Craftsmanship at Christie’s London in May

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 aprile 2019

London – Christie’s Spring edition of The Collector sales in London will collaborate with Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain on 22 and 23 May, following a dynamic stand-alone sale Reshaped: Ceramics Through Time on 21 May, the first auction of its kind to bring together ceramic artworks from a broad span of cultures and time. Together, the week of auctions provides a rich celebration of craftsmanship across media and periods.The series of three Collector sales comprises an array of 17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts and furniture spanning: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures (22 May); European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics (22 May), and Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art (23 May). Reshaped: Ceramics Through Time celebrates the versatility of ceramics as a medium for creative artworks from Ancient times to the 21st Century.

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Macy’s and The Trevor Project Partner in Celebration of Pride Month

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 aprile 2019

This June, Macy’s (NYSE:M) will kick-off its annual Pride + Joy national LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations with its customers, colleagues and local communities in commemoration of Stonewall 50 and World Pride NYC. A key component of that celebration is its nationwide partnership with The Trevor Project. In mid-May, Macy’s and The Trevor Project will begin the roll-out of a series of initiatives aimed at raising funds and awareness for Trevor’s life-saving mission and services for at-risk LGBTQ young people, highlighting Macy’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion and respect for all.The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat. They also run TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.To help raise funds for Trevor’s important work, from June 1 – June 17 at all Macy’s stores nationwide, shoppers can celebrate Pride by giving back to The Trevor Project through Macy’s charitable round-up program. As customers complete their in-store purchases, they will be invited to round up to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) and donate the change to The Trevor Project. These donations will help support the organization’s mission of providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. In select markets including Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Lexington (KY), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg (FL), the round-up campaign will be extended through June 30 to coincide with Pride parade celebrations in which Macy’s has a local presence.
Macy’s shoppers are also invited to show their Pride through fashion as they support The Trevor Project with style. Pride and its signature colors will be front and center in the limited–edition, three-piece capsule collection by INC International Concepts. Featuring gender-neutral t-shirts, tanks and socks with rainbow detailing, throughout the month of June, Macy’s will donate $4 of the purchase price of the INC t-shirt and tank and $2 of the purchase price of the socks to The Trevor Project. The pieces retail for $10 to $20 and will be available in select stores and on macys.com/celebrate.Additionally, Macy’s partnership with The Trevor Project extends to a presenting sponsorship of this year’s TrevorLIVE NY benefit gala, taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, June 17. Honorees, presenters, hosts, and celebrity attendees will be announced soon.As a pivotal component of Macy’s Pride + Joy campaign, the national partnership with The Trevor Project, once again showcases Macy’s steadfast value of diversity and inclusion in all areas of business. This commitment is evidenced by the company’s consistent achievement of a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Commission’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices.

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CEC at the celebration of World NGO Day at Council of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 marzo 2019

At the World NGO Day, observed on 27 February, CEC Executive Secretary Rev. Sören Lenz participated in a debate on “Why do we need NGOs? – (I)NGO contribution to the work and to the mandate of the Council of Europe” in Strasbourg. The high level conference was organised by the Conference of International NGOs at the Council of Europe and gathered many official NGO representatives with participatory status at the Council of Europe.
“We as Conference of European Churches represent a large part of the European people and we have the advantage of having an enormous diversity among our Member Churches,” said Rev. Sören Lenz, based at the CEC office in Strasbourg. “We not only deal with issues related to trade unions or human rights as NGO do, but we as churches are confronted with all problems and questions modern society is dealing with,” he added.“We need to be present with and try to work together with other NGOs because we have a responsibility for civil society, not only in social matters but also in area of human right.”“When the prophet Jeremy says to the Exiles in Babylon: ‘But seek the welfare of the city!’ (Jeremiah 29,7), he doesn’t talk about conditions to be fulfilled or the distinction to be made between those to be helped and those not to be helped. Seeking the welfare of the city means that God calls us to participate in the shaping of an equal and just society. NGOs, even if they do not always hold the same positions, are reliable partners, especially in the work at the Council of Europe, where they have an important role to play,” added Rev. Lenz.Claudia Luciani, Director of Democratic Governance and Anti-Discrimination, Council of Europe was stressed the need for a political dialogue between NGOs and the governments, and the most important question to be discussed, she said, is how to initiate this dialogue?One important point was made at the event, when several speakers remembered that, unlike other international organisations such as UN, NGOs have a full participatory status in the Council of Europe, adding to the importance of European Institution of Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy.“The crucial role of NGOs is to connect citizens to policy makers,” stressed Peter Verhaege, representative of CARITAS, during his speech.

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“Motown 60: A GRAMMY® Celebration”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

Just two days after the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate historic American record label Motown Records by presenting “Motown 60: A GRAMMY® Celebration.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. PT at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The special will be broadcast on April 21 on the CBS Television Network. Presale concert tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. PT (use code MOTOWN60), and general tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. PT and are available for purchase at AXS.com.Paying tribute to an iconic sound that changed America, an all-star lineup of artists participating in the celebration will be announced during GRAMMY Week, which begins Feb. 4.”Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich is executive producer, Ron Basile and Chantel Sausedo are producers, and David Wild is the writer/producer.The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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Bicentenary website shifts to focus on 72 hours of celebration

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 ottobre 2017

celebrationThe setting of the sun over the Pacific islands of Kiribati a short while ago marked the start of the global commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.Over this period—spanning a total of 72 hours beginning in Kiribati on 20 October and ending at sunset in Hawaii on 22 October—celebrations will be held in thousands of localities throughout the world.Programs at six Baha’i Houses of Worship will be available for view through a live stream on the official bicentenary website. The first of these will come from the Temple in New Delhi, India, and will begin today at 13:00 GMT. A full schedule of the live streaming program is available on the site.Glimpses of the festivities will be captured through a sampling of stories, photos, and videos on the bicentenary website. A regularly updated feed will show a few of the artistic presentations, service projects, commemorative gatherings, encounters with dignitaries, and other acts undertaken around the world to celebrate the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah.”As the world now faces its most pressing challenges yet, we acclaim Baha’u’llah, born two hundred years ago…as the One Whose teachings will usher in that long-promised time when all humanity will live side by side in peace and unity,” the Universal House of Justice wrote in its October 2017 message for the occasion.The period of celebration commemorates the birth of both Baha’u’llah, born 200 years ago in 1817, and the Bab—the forerunner of Baha’u’llah’s Revelation—born in 1819. These Twin Holy Days are celebrated on consecutive days as one annual festival.Coverage on the bicentenary website begins soon after 8:00 GMT on 20 October and concludes at 4:00 GMT on 23 October. Documenting for the first time the worldwide events marking the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the website will connect the world by providing a vista of some of the thousands of celebrations.

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“The Best Beatles Celebration 50th”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 gennaio 2017

beatlestoryRoma 21 gennaio 2017 ore 20.30 al Teatro Italia via Bari 18 torna a Roma il progetto BeatleStory in una nuova versione multimediale per un concerto unico in cui ripercorrere la produzione dei Beatles letteralmente immergendosi negli anni che li videro cambiare la storia della musica. La serata sarà aperta da una mostra dedicata al 50esimo anniversario dall’uscita dell’album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, a cura dell’Official Beatles Fan Club Pepperland.
BeatleStory è un live show multimediale che, attraverso un magico viaggio, ripercorre l’intera storia dei Beatles dal ‘62 al ‘70, in un concerto con oltre 40 dei loro più grandi successi. Un concerto ricco di proiezioni, con una cura unica nei dettagli e nei costumi, negli arrangiamenti e nei trucchi, dedicato ad appassionati e non solo, che – attraverso la favola musicale più bella ed emozionante di sempre – riporta il pubblico indietro negli anni sessanta, quando una band di Liverpool rivoluzionò il mondo con le sue canzoni…
Partendo dalle strade di Liverpool, attraversando gli anni della Beatlemania fino ai grandi capolavori in studio, Beatlestory è un evento unico nel suo genere, con 2 ore intense di capolavori come: She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, Yesterday, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, All You Need Is Love, Come Together, Let it Be, Hey jude.
Lo show è suddiviso in 5 set: Beatlemania – Shea Stadium – Sgt Pepper – Summer of Love – Abbey Road. Ognuno di questi momenti rappresenta undiverso periodo che ha caratterizzato la storia dei Beatles.Tutti i 5 set sono introdotti da filmati che immergono lo spettatore nel preciso momento storico, politico-sociale e ovviamente musicale che la band si accinge ad eseguire. Con video d’epoca, costumi fedelmente riprodotti, strumenti vintage e un’incantevole scenografia BeatleStory diventa così un ritratto fedele della band più influente della storia della musica, unendo la storia dei Fab Four, alla storia di un’epoca. (foto: Beatlestory)

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Receive children, receive me: CEC Celebrates annual World Day of Prayer

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 marzo 2016

idomeni1The first Friday in March marks the annual worldwide celebration of World Day of Prayer. This observance reaches back more than a century and brings together women from all walks of life. From across many Christian traditions, cultures, and nations, women unite in common prayer to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ and deepen fellowship. The theme for 2016—Receive Children, Receive Me—comes from the World Day of Prayer committee in Cuba. Local writers were inspired by the Gospel according to Mark where Jesus blesses little children, despite the disciple’s discouragement. The materials encourage those who join in prayer to see God’s love in the face of these small and vulnerable humans. “To honestly pray for women and children requires that we also confess our sin,” remarked CEC General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen, “because women and children bear the heaviest burden of injustice and violence in the world.” “At the borders of the European Union, and within EU countries, tens of thousands of woman and children are victims of fear, cold, hunger, trafficking and even slavery, due to the inability of governments to guarantee safe and legal passage to refugees. We need to repent and pray to God for all these victims and their succour,” Fr Huttunen continued, “and ask God to help us change our ways, to make us builders of justice together with women and children.”The challenge to embrace women and children, and confront their marginalisation, has been taken up by the third CEC Summer School on Human Rights. In June, human rights experts and representatives from the churches in Europe will gather for “Stand Up for Women’s and Children’s Rights,” in Thessaloniki, Greece. There they will study theological and legal approaches, and hear firsthand accounts from victims of oppression and imprisonment.The Conference of European Churches encourages all to participate in prayerful observance of this day. “It is wonderful to join with the World Day of Prayer because so many fervent and sincere prayers have been borne to God through this ecumenical tradition,” said Fr Huttunen. “It is a tradition started by women, and we know that in many of our congregations and families the sisters, the mothers and grandmothers are the ones who teach us to pray, show us the power of prayer, and who pray for us.”

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Christie’s annual celebration of Old Masters Week

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 gennaio 2014

ChristieWill be distinguished by an outstanding selection of paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative objects from the 13th to the 19th century.Following the success of the inaugural Renaissance sale in January 2013, we are delighted to once again present a special auction devoted to the literary and artistic achievements of this golden age of European history. Led by The Rothschild Prayerbook, a masterpiece of Renaissance art featuring lavish and extensive illustrations by celebrated artists of the period, the Renaissance sale also features major paintings by Jacopo Bassano, Lorenzo Lotto, and Jan Provost and Lucas Cranach, among others.We will also present our annual sales of Old Master Paintings (Part I and II) and Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors, which together reflect the incredible breadth and depth of European artistic traditions. Masterworks by Artemisia Gentileschi, Giandomenico Tiepolo, and Frans van Mieris. Several of the highlights boast a prestigious provenance, including Property from the Estate of Eric Martin Wunsch, and works from venerable institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Toledo Museum of Art.A dedicated sale of prints by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, one of the finest to remain in private hands, will be also be offered.
Old Masters Week is expected to realize in excess of $75 million with more than 360 lots. (Christie)

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The 40th UAE National Day celebrations

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 novembre 2011

Abu Dhabi skyline

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Dubai, naseba seven – a week-long test of endurance which will see Scott Ragsdale attempt seven iron-distance triathlons across the seven Emirates of the UAE in seven consecutive days – has been officially incorporated in to the 40th UAE National Day celebrations programme.The seven-day challenge is endorsed by the country’s leading body for all sporting and youth-related activities, the UAE General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, as it complements their ‘live a healthy lifestyle’ campaign. Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, the Main Partner for the challenge, and Abu Dhabi Sports Council are amongst some of the UAE bodies that have extended their support for naseba seven.naseba seven starts in the Emirate of Fujairah on November 24th and concludes in Abu Dhabi on November 30th. In the ensuing three weeks, Scott will participate in a number of local activities designed to encourage individuals to focus on pursuing their aspirations and goals. These include school and other public visits where the ultimate aim is to have a positive impact.This week he planned to complete his third test week in Fujairah – effectively a practice run for naseba seven. The purpose of this final test week was to simulate the challenge and ensure Scott is fully prepared both mentally and physically.However on day four Scott crashed whilst cycling on a main road, sustaining injuries to his hip, shoulder and hand. As he hit the hard, dusty surface he suffered a blow to his head which split his helmet. As a precautionary measure he was taken to Fujairah hospital – with results later confirming he had not suffered a concussion. Following the incident Scott explained: “My leg is stiff and I won’t be able to train for several days and probably won’t be able to run for a week. This just adds to the challenge because when you fall down you just have to get back up and keep on climbing.”

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Edward Steichen

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 giugno 2009

marionWilliamstown until 5/7/200915 Lawrence Hall Drive Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents two exhibitions highlighting different periods from the photographic career of Edward Steichen. In High Fashion, the Conde’ Nast Years, 1923-1937 is the first comprehensive presentation of Steichen work made for the fashion and glamour industry. Episodes from a Life in Photography surveys Steichen’s photography throughout his career. A special celebration marking the opening of these two exhibitions will take place on June 5 at 6:00 pm. Gallery talks will be given at 6:00 pm. This is a free public event and all are invited to attend. Edward Steichen: Episodes from a Life in Photography features photographs from throughout Steichen’s prolific career, presenting many different aspects and themes. It also highlights some of the technical and artistic issues that Steichen explored in his printing methods. Episodes depicts Steichen’s transition from pictorialist to modernist photography, which is epitomized by his fashion and glamour photography. Episodes presents 90 photographs and includes multiple copies of certain prints to demonstrate Steichen’s interest in a variety of technological processes. It opens at WCMA on June 6 and runs through November 8, 2009.  In High Fashion, the North American exhibition, was organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis, the Muse’e de E’lyse’e, Lausanne, Switzerland, and the International Center of Photography, New York in collaboration with Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. It was curated by William A. Ewing, Director, Muse’e de l´Elyse’e; Todd Brandow, Executive Director, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography; Nathalie Herschdorfer, Curator, Muse’e de l’Elyse’e; and Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography.  (Image: Marion)

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An Exhibition: Artists Heaney Books

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 aprile 2009

artistesIrish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA Royal Hospital Military Road Kilmainham 8 Dublin until 14/6/09. curated by Christina Kennedy  An exhibition presenting an extensive display of books on which Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney collaborated with a wide cross section of leading artists opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday 14 April 2009. Artists/Heaney/Books: An Exhibition is being shown to coincide with the celebration of Seamus Heaney’s 70th birthday on 13 April, and is presented in association with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and RTÉ. Throughout his career Heaney has developed friendships and collaborated on imagery with a variety of artists, including Barrie Cooke, Felim Egan, Barry Flanagan, T.P. Flanagan, Martin Gale, Cecil King, Sol LeWitt, Hughie O’Donoghue and many others.  The exhibition features a display of the poet’s book collaborations, as well as selected artworks from IMMA’s Collection by the artists in question, with select loans from the Ulster Museum and private collections. Especially for the occasion, Barrie Cooke has made a pair of editioned prints, Guttural Muse, 2009 and In the Boathouse, 2009 for the IMMA Editions series, with excerpts from published and unpublished poems written in the poet’s own hand. (photo artists)

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Public events on Monday

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 aprile 2009

Washington Dc, On Monday, the President will attend the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. The event is pooled press to accommodate the large number of people from across the country participating in this year’s celebration. Further coverage details will be released this weekend. The President will also attend an event on infrastructure spending in the Recovery Act in DC. On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks at an event in DC. In the afternoon, he will welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to the White House.  On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings and an event at the White House. On Thursday, the President will attend an event at the White House and will then travel to Mexico City. On Friday, he will depart Mexico for Trinidad, where he will attend the Summit of Americas. He will return to DC on Sunday.

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