Ireland’s environmentally green reputation as a unique and naturally beautiful island has made us a stand-out for the ethical fashion trail. The world-renowned quality of Donegal tweeds, Dingle linens, Foxford wools and Kenmare lace, with their indigenous crafts and traditional skills, have also helped the Emerald Isle spearhead the rise in ethical designs and eco-fashion labels by creating the right environment for the latest eco-labels to blossom.
Irish fashion labels are reaping a good living by doing the right thing with sustainable, eco-friendly, organic garments. They also have the global reach of the internet to access influential customers who care more about where their clothes are from than grandiose designer endorsements. Read More via IrishTimes.
At Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a sprawling financial district east of central Manila, dozens of restaurants line both sides of the outdoor dining strip in Forbestown Road.
Prices at the 300m-long enclave are a bit steep for the average Filipino worker. A cup of gelato costs 155 pesos (S$4.30), a bowl of ramen is 455 pesos, and it costs up to 3,500 pesos for a plate of premium Angus beef. Yet, the restaurants are packed every day, drawing diners from the tens of thousands of workers, tourists and residents who occupy BGC's high-rises. Read More via StraitsTimes.
Thousands of people are expected to gather on Calton Hill in Edinburgh later for the Beltane Fire Festival.
The celebrations to mark the coming of summer will continue into Monday morning.
The modern Beltane Fire Festival has run since 1988 so this year will be its 30th.
The Celtic celebration will include drummers and fire dancers. There will be physical theatre, as well as a large bonfire. Read More via BBC.
The event was attended by representatives from embassies, military attaché, commercial affairs and news agencies of the ASEAN countries in South Africa.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Vu Van Dung, Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa and Chairman of the ASEAN Committee in Pretoria, stressed that the event aims to strengthen solidarity and friendship of ASEAN through cultural and sport activities.
He also expressed his hope that the friendship and traditional cooperation of the ASEAN member countries will be enhanced. Read More via Cubird.
An unprecedented Panafrican cultural and artistic festival took place for one month in Rabat, Morocco (28 March-28 April) to celebrate the Kingdom’s reintegration in the African Union: a symbolic event, which aimed to go beyond politics and business in order to promote contemporary African art and culture to Moroccan citizens and the world.
‘Afrique en Capitale’ (Africa as Capital City) honored the continent’s creativity and artistic expression with all its diversity through plastic arts, sculpture, street art, concerts, film projections and conferences about African identities.
Under the umbrella of the National Foundation of Museums, the main public and private institutions in Morocco have been mobilized to contribute to the success of this first-time event designed to advance the African art scene globally. Read More via Guardian.
The New Contemporary Art Wing Expansion to the Lima Art Museum located in the 19th century Exposition Palace, creates a strong architectural dialogue between the historical structure and the new expansion; they connect without touching. The project requirement to create a below grade expansion to the current museum without touching the historical structure below or above grade, resulted in a careful exploration of how to spatially connect these two buildings that cannot physically connect. Read More via E-Architect.
Forget high-speed cameras capturing 100 000 images per second. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has developed a camera that can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is faster than has previously been possible.
The new super-fast film camera will therefore be able to capture incredibly rapid processes in chemistry, physics, biology and biomedicine, that so far have not been caught on film. Read More via LundUniversity.
Carl Joshua Ncube set NAMIBIA alight with an awesome sold out performance at the Loft in Warehouse Theatre Windhoek last night.
The trailblazing comedian admitted the show in Namibia was his first ever international performance but this did not phase the multiple Zimbabwean award winning comedian from showing professional poise with a diverse audience in Namibia that included Spanish, German, South African, Zimbabwean and Namibian audience members. Read More via Bulawayo24.
Duy Anh Ton, 51, tasted vegetarian food for the first time during one of the anniversaries for his family’s ancestors at his childhood home in Hue in central Vietnam. He was surprised that food with no meat, no fish and no-animal related ingredients could make such a long-lasting impression.
Now, years after his first tasting, Ton and his family own and operate three restaurants in Orange County’s Little Saigon: Quan Hy, Quan Hop and Hoa Nguyen. Each specializes in tastes of a specific region of Vietnam. Quan Hop serves the Northern cuisine. Quan Hy focuses on foods from central Vietnam. Hoa Nguyen channels Hue’s vegetarian style. Read More via Nguio-Viet.
Works of art by one of America's greatest living artists are to be unveiled at the National Galleries of Scotland this weekend.
Photographs and paintings by Ed Ruscha will mark the first exhibition by the artist in more than a decade.
Music from the Balconies is the latest show in the Artists Rooms project, which is a collection of contemporary arts jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate, gathered and led by the leading art collector and dealer Anthony d'Offay. Read More via HeraldScotland.
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