An unrelenting Venice Biennale shows artists in a time of crisis.

La Biennale di Venzia is a festival of modern art, architecture, cinema, danse, music, theater and historical archieve. The origin of this festival began in 1895 in the occasion of the first International Art Exhibition and now the 58th edition is taking place from may o november 2019. This festival’s caracteristic is that everycontries are devided in pavilions and in everypavilion there is a representant of the country. For this edition, the french pavilion represented by Laure Prouvost is remarquable. The entrance to the French pavilion is through the dug-out earth below, sending you back to nature. The Spanish pavilion sends you outside to witness the threatened vegetation beneath spouts of bright acid rain. In the German pavilion, a toxic brown stain pours down the walls to a thrumming soundtrack of inchoate menace. There are barren rocks everywhere.

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Exiting Opening of The 72nd Cannes Film Festival !

Last evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Javier Bardem launched the start of the screenings and festivities of the 72nd edition of the Festival International du Film de Cannes. Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremonies, accompanied on the accordion by Aurélien Noel, took the stage with a speech that placed this edition under the banner of shared experience: “Cinema is the movie theatre, it is being together, going out. The collective, the group, human warmth. At the Festival de Cannes, sometimes the screening room is so spectacular that the film itself stops to look around.”

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DUCK & DRY XPRESS LAUNCHES BEAUTY STUDIOS AT PRIMARK

You love their clothes, then their beauty, well now try their all-new, in-store pampering service, Duck & Dry Xpress. A permanent fixture placed next to the ever-growing beauty section in store. Duck & Dry Xpress has hatched at the Flagship Oxford Street East Primark store and in the new Birmingham city centre mega-store.
Duck & Dry Xpress first hatched in March 2019, in Primark’s flagship store, Oxford Street East, London. Next on the list in April was Birmingham which opened its doors on the 11th April.The mega-store is a generous 160,000sq ft space and 3,000sq ft of that is dedicated to Duck & Dry Xpress and its services which has a mezzanine floor location, complimented by interiors featuring the Duck & Dry signature pastel shades. The large space is also equipped to cater for large groups and events.
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FLOSSING JUST GOT FUN WITH WATERPIK NEW WATER FLOSSER


Finally whitened your teeth and want to keep them looking pearly white? It isn’t enough to brush thoroughly – you need to be getting between teeth to stop stains and plaque from building up there. The added benefit of cleaning between teeth properly? You’ll be safeguarding their health, as brushing alone will only remove food and plaque from the surface of your teeth, but cleaning between teeth and below the gum line will reduce the likelihood of developing gum disease and bad breath.
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New Venetian Magical Fragrance from The Merchant of Venice

ROSA MOCENIGA

A scent inspired by a sophisticated flower, originally native to China, whose name derives from the ancient Venetian family of Mocenigo.  For over 200 years, this unique rose has been grown on the family’s historic residence in Venice, brought there from France in 1814 thanks to Lucia Mocenigo.  Lucia was friends with the beautiful Rose (Joséphine) Bonaparte, who is perhaps better known as being Napoleon’s wife. Today, the passion and enchantment of the rose’s enticing perfume has been delicately captured by The Merchant of Venice, allowing the natural sensuality of the flower’s fragrance to fully blossom….   

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Camden’s exciting new festival – Wonderfest Rooftop.

Camden’s new festival themed rooftop experience with open air cinema, DJs, a botanical canopy and Prosecco popsicles – Wonderfest Rooftop.

FEST Camden embarks on another unmissable concept for their spring summer 2019 season: Wonderfest Rooftop celebrates a rich history of iconic festivals all over the world with a fully transformed roof garden and immersive festival experience. Soft launching on April 19th and running through until the end of summer. Wonderfest offers a perfect way to eat, drink and party festival-style minus the mud and rain.

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Legendary Alain Delon – Honorary Palme d’or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

He entirely belongs to cinema and its finest works and legends: in 2019, the Festival de Cannes has decided to award Alain Delon with an Honorary Palme d’or to pay tribute to his wonderful presence in the history of film.

After Jeanne Moreau, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Agnès Varda and Jean-Pierre Léaud, the Festival de Cannes is proud and delighted that the legendary actor who starred in Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Palme d’or 1963) has accepted this honour from the international community. Read more

La Biennale di Venezia – one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. 

La Biennale di Venezia was founded in 1895 and is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. Paolo Baratta has been its President since 2008 and before that from 1998 to 2001. La Biennale, who stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends, organizes exhibitions and research in all its specific departments: Arts (1895), Architecture (1980), Cinema (1932), Dance (1999), Music (1930), and Theatre (1934). Its history is documented at the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) that has been completely renovated in recent years.

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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Female stars protest for equal rights

Dozens of women film stars have held a protest at the Cannes film festival against gender-based discrimination in the industry.

Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Salma Hayek were among those taking part in the red-carpet demonstration.

The prestigious Cannes festival has come under criticism for failing to showcase more films by women directors. The protest comes after a period of turmoil in the industry following allegations of sexual harassment. This is the first Cannes festival since allegations of sexual abuse were first made against producer Harvey Weinstein last year. He has always denied engaging in non-consensual sex.

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Marché du Film celebrates 60 years during Cannes International Film Festival 2019!

The Official Selection will be unveiled on April 18; but in the meantime, the Festival de Cannes is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. The event is thriving: a sign of how positive the figures for this year’s festival are.

Created at the 1959 Cannes International Film Festival, the Marché du Film is now the indispensable venue for negotiations about most productions distributed in theatres, on television, at festivals or on internet platforms.

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