Showing posts from July, 2010

Dublin - UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin now joins I owa, Melbourne and Edinburgh as designated UNESCO Cities of Literature. This is a permanent title. It is with great pleasure that I heard this news during the week. Everyone in and from Dublin is delighted that UNESCO has honoured the city by designating it as a UNESCO City of Literature. It is good news and gets us away from the greed and stupidity that have been the highlights of the news for too long. Vive Dublin! Proud Dubliner abroad. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) created the award as part of it’s Creative Cities Network. The network was designed to promote the social, economic and cultural development of cities in both the developed and the developing world. Speaking about the award. Mary Hanafin T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport said “Dublin has been awarded this accolade because of the rich historical literary past of the city, the vibrant contemporary literature, the variety of fe

Bamboozled! You cannot win all the time.

Dear Andy Artwise it has been a very full couple of weeks. I have been places, done and seen things that I have not done nor seen before. One of the most unusual for me was going to the Danish Church in Las Lagunas. What a stunning modern edifice even in these cold winter times. It is around eight years old and I have passed it a few times but like Synagogues and other churches with which we do not have an affinity one is inclined to look, take note and pass by. What brought me to the Danish church was a small show by "The three Pianists". A classically trained young woman pianist, a really ancient English guy who either knew or was in the wings with Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Judy Garland, and a pub pianist who had travelled extensively on cruise ships but never lost his Londoness. Nostalgia and a tear were the feature of the evening shared with almost 200 others. I opened a joint exhibition in Fuengirola of my own work on Tuesday to an empty house! You canno

Mirlo Blanco, Mijas Pueblo.

Stephen Howes Fine Art is based in Malaga Southern Spain and advises and acts on behalf of private and institutional collectors in the disposition of fine art assets. Mirlo Blanco is the White Blackbird.