Artist urges FG, corporate bodies to support young talents with grants

An Artist, Patrick Ugwueze, has urged the Federal Government, individuals and corporate bodies to support upcoming artists with grants. Ugwueze told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that upcoming artists lacked funds to start off. According to him, the upcoming artists need to buy materials for their works and sustain themselves before they More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Sir Kyffin Williams painting stolen from Royal Festival Hall

An oil painting by a renowned Welsh artist whose works have been sold for tens of thousands of pounds, has been stolen from London’s Southbank Centre. Landscape At Llanaelhaearn, painted by Sir Kyffin Williams, More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against ‘immoral’ art

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told artists, authors and actors that their work should present socialist values and not carry the “stench of money”. Mr Xi delivered a speech to some of China’s leading More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

The Nobel Academy described the novelist, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, as “a Marcel Proust of our time”. The award – presented to a living writer – is worth eight More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums

By Megumi Lim Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000. Japan’s More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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D-G advises African nations to use culture for development

Lagos, Sept. 20, 2014 (NAN) Sir Ferdinand Anikwe, Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), on Saturday urged African countries to accelerate their quest for development through More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Rose Wylie wins John Moores Painting Prize aged 80

Artist Rose Wylie has won one of the UK’s most prestigious painting awards at the age of 80. The £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize, which has been handed out in Liverpool, is Wylie’s latest accolade after More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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OYASAF founder wants government to promote arts growth

Yemisi Shyllon, founder, Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), has urged the the Federal and State Governments to create incentives for the rapid growth of arts in the country. Shyllon told News More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Why won’t English speakers read books in translation?

Literature from other languages makes up just two or three per cent of English publishers’ output – why is the figure so low? Hephzibah Anderson investigates. Some call it the two per cent problem, others the More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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KING HEDLEY II

FROM THE LIVE STAGE with Patrick-Jude Oteh 0803 700 0496, 0805 953 5215 (SMS only) King Hedley II was the son of King Hedley I and Ruby who was a big band singer but who recently moved back to town. Ruby is the More...