new format of cultural publication that includes a website and a print version. We specialise in visual art, literature, music and film; we publish texts by journalists, writers and contemporary art researchers from the UK. We don't chase novelties for their own sake, but select the best contemporary art in line with art history; we talk to interesting, experimental and famous creators; but above all we talk and write about the human emotions which this art evokes. Arts & Culture UK gives you the chance to find a new book to read; get acquainted with the masterpieces of world cinema, or discover a film for the whole family at the weekend; read stories and novels by great writers that have not yet appeared in the bookshops, or lectures by the best linguists; find the hottest London events each month and learn how writers advise you to compile a home library. We aim to bring you a truthful and engaging story, rather than a mere review. What matters to us is how you feel when you engage with the art that we recommend. Ours is a world where you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and be at peace in a space of art.
13.03.2023 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.
In the world of music, it is rare to come across a performance that is not only highly skilled and highly educated but also has a focus on families and communities. “Bird-Music,” a musical performance which has passed in the years 2022-2023, does just that. The last performance took place on February 6, 2023 in the center of Moscow, Bryusov Lane in the famous Tchaikovsky Music Club. It offers an unforgettable experience for both children and adults, introducing them to the magical realm of Bird-Music and sparking their creative fire.
As Bradford prepares for its year as City of Culture in 2025, local authorities are making plans to tackle anti-social behaviour and littering in the city. A council meeting will hear that police powers could be reviewed to deter crime, with extra lighting, CCTV and cutting back vegetation among the measures being considered. Additionally, licensing arrangements would be streamlined to encourage bars and food outlets to open in time for the event, while cleaning would be carried out to ensure the city is “prepared and dressed” ahead of the year-long arts festival. With the refurbished St George’s Hall set to be one of the venues for events in 2025, local authorities are keen to ensure Bradford is a safe and welcoming destination for visitors. As such, they have established a series of initiatives to promote feelings of safety in urban centres and other key cultural sites, with ‘real safety’ assessments a key part of the process. It appears Bradford is determined to put its best foot forward ahead of its year in the spotlight!
Oil painting remains a favored medium for contemporary artists to showcase their talents and express their unique perspectives. From the sweeping landscapes of Justyna Kopania to the vibrant brushstrokes of Rim Safiullin, oil painting continues to produce some of the most breathtaking works of art.
29.01.2023 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.
As an art critic, I have had the pleasure of experiencing the work of Vladimir Shmoylov on multiple occasions. Each time, I have been struck by the way in which he masterfully explores the relationship between technology, design, and daily life in his work. His experimentation with everyday objects challenges viewers’ perceptions and encourages them to see the beauty and potential in the mundane.
The Greater London Authority has announced plans to host an event centered on the theme of “Creative Approaches to Mental Health” in honor of Great Mental Health Day 2023. This event aims to showcase the positive impact that culture and creativity can have on mental health and well-being, particularly in light of the ongoing mental health challenges that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic.
As a culture observer, it is worth noting that the future of Aberdeen’s beloved Belmont Cinema has been brought to the attention of Scottish Culture Minister Neil Gray.
During a parliamentary session on Wednesday, January 11, North-east MSP Maggie Chapman, of the Scottish Green party, discussed the issue with the minister and requested a meeting with former Belmont cinema employees and other advocates for an independent cinema in the city.
Ceramics are an ancient and diverse art form that has undergone a renaissance in recent years, thanks in part to the groundbreaking work of contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with clay. Here are three artists who are shaping the future of ceramics and creating some of the most innovative and beautiful pieces ever seen:
30.11.22 Art critic Maria Bregman talks about the work of the sculptors and discusses their creativity.
Ceramics are one of the oldest and most widespread art forms in the world. Though their popularity has waxed and waned over the centuries, they are currently enjoying a renaissance in the art world. This is thanks in large part to the work of a few visionary artists who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this medium.
As an art reviewer, I have had the privilege of following the selection process for the Creativity’s Prize 2022, one of the most prestigious prizes that an artist can win. The Creativity’s Prize is given to artists, sculptors, and creators who have demonstrated exceptional creativity in their work, and the jury looks for originality, innovation, and technical skill in the entries.
November 18, 2022 Maria Bregman is a journalist, writer and contemporary art researcher.
It’s amazing that through the paintings of great artists like Antoni van Dyck, Diego Velasquez and Rembrandt van Rijn, we can still experience the sights and emotions of people who lived centuries ago. Their works continue to inspire and enlighten us, taking us back in time to see the world through their eyes. I have always been fascinated by portrait painting, and Joshua Reynolds is one of my favorite artists. His ability to convey the face and inner world of his portrait subjects is truly amazing.