The Lewis Chessmen are a captivating group of chess pieces at the British Museum frequently sent on ‘goodwill between nation tours’, connecting world cultures
To play the role of Castor, in The Pinchgut Opera’s 2012 presentation of Castor and Pollux, a very high tenor voice (haut-contre) is required. They have recently cast American Jeffrey Thomson, who has been based in Paris for the past few years.
The Regency era in England is all about romantics and revolutionaries, princes and a rock-star poet, architects & artists; an age of paradox where extremes met
The Cairo Genizah fragments are an accumulation of Jewish manuscript fragments in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. They are now online, so they can be studied by scholars and all of those with an interest in the rich heritage of the Jewish tradition.
One of the most enduring programs on television for 30+ years is about antiques and art. For BBC London the Antiques Roadshow is a jewel in its media crown
Ulysses is a thought-provoking piece of prose for those with a positive approach to life and, those searching for continuity between past, present and future
Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures
On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.
Today the first Emperor of China’s terracotta army has no battles to fight, but rather it seeks to win the war for China about culture as art
Riveting reading, considered DVD watching and beautiful music listening are all great can-do activities for the festive holiday season, as are long walks each day. This is the time of year we all need to recharge not only our body batteries, but also refresh our mind, spirit and soul.
Apollo has changed through the ages to suit the times and needs of those seeking to achieve greatness by using him as a symbol, including taking men into space
From three to one X factor has gone global proving the message of Christmas is caring for each other in community and about sharing the love around through the magic of music
Seven hill towns became the city of Rome when the valley floor was drained to provide a collective future by building the Cloacae Maxima, the great Roman sewer
Whoever you were if you were born within the boundaries of the Roman Empire you had the right to hold the highest office in the State. Under Augustus the concept of an eternal Rome emerged, revealing its link to the legendary past and its promise of a new era.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or new library of Alexandria was inspired by the enormous repository of knowledge lost when the ancient library caught on fire during a battle with Roman General Julius Caesar and burned to the ground. This all-new library of Alexandria opened its physical doors to the world in 2002. Since then it has become an important focal point for the sharing of knowledge as a practical means of aiding an understanding between world cultures.
In the twenty first century a compleat gentleman has a set of values to live his life by his honour and integrity tied up in trust personally and professionally
Words well delivered can be loaded up with many meanings, both positive and negative. They can infiltrate and influence our thoughts, our ideas, and opinions because words are how the world works. The style of life words have produced is what we enjoy in Australia today. Many have died to protect those rights and our liberty under the law.