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Exit Interview: Matthew Grindon

Thu 26 Jun 2014

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Our Marketing and Press Officer, Matthew Grindon, responsible for a lot of the content on this website and on social media, left the OAE team last week for pastures new. We put our Exit Interview questions to him…

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Current Distractions

Fri 20 Jun 2014

Current Distractions

As I will sadly be leaving the OAE this is my last arts blog, but stay tuned; my fantastic colleagues will be taking over and shall continue to bring you interesting things from the art world.  I’ve really enjoyed doing this and so thanks to everyone who read it! (aka my mum).  Only joking – my mum never reads it.

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Current Distractions

Thu 29 May 2014

Current Distractions

In this week’s Current Distractions – surreal dogs, fun chocolate and a dormant crust of planetary mass that hasn’t spewed out anything hot in years.

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Current Distractions

Thu 1 May 2014

OAE

In this week’s Current Distractions – Classical music at its rudest and some animals that are marginally more interesting than normal.

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Current Distractions

Thu 20 Mar 2014

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In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.

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Current Distractions

Thu 6 Mar 2014

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In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.

Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.

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Current Distractions

Thu 20 Feb 2014

OAE

In this week’s Current Distractions, clothes swapping and inter-species collaborative art.

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Current Distractions

Fri 31 Jan 2014

OAE

This week’s Current Distractions is a special Friday edition. That means it has a special Friday message at the bottom, not that I didn’t get time to do it yesterday.

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Current Distractions

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Susanna-Majuri

In the first Current Distractions of 2014 – we look at creating new worlds using water and how to make music using bikes and leaves.

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Struggling with Sound

Fri 29 Nov 2013

OAE

My ex-housemate has always liked Philip Glass, so I got us a couple of tickets to see him perform Music in Twelve Parts at Southbank Centre the other night.

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Current Distractions

Thu 14 Nov 2013

Current Distractions

This week’s Current Distractions focuses on the amazing…

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Current Distractions

Fri 1 Nov 2013

Current Distractions - OAE

It’s half term, meaning the trains are slightly emptier, the roads are marginally clearer and everywhere else is packed with loud and irritating children. So the theme for this week’s Current Distractions is childhood.

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Current Distractions

Thu 17 Oct 2013

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In this week’s edition of Current Distractions, a very famous violin, a quiz on Modern Art, a study into success and some very old cars.  While some of the things you see might be fake, the people are all real, although some of what they do has been set up purely for your entertainment.

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Current Distractions

Thu 12 Sep 2013

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In this week’s edition of Current Distractions I’m looking at the darker side of art, advertising and animals, starting with the dark brilliance of Jeremy Enecio who demonstrates what not to do when cuddling a baboon.

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Current Distractions

Thu 8 Aug 2013

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If you think you’re a good musician, don’t watch the video of the girl playing Vivaldi, apart from that, here’s our latest list of things that have caught our attention in the arts world.  But first…

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Current Distractions

Fri 5 Jul 2013

UTT1

It’s nearly the weekend so we’ve put together a list of interesting things for you to stare at, including a breakdancing child genius, a pink Congo, and a serene woodland scene inside a toilet roll.  You’re welcome.

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Current Distractions

Thu 6 Jun 2013

EI-Blondie

It’s lovely and sunny in London today, but in case you’re at work and not out enjoying it, here’s a list of things that’ll fill you with more warmth than a thousand suns.

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Current Distractions

Thu 9 May 2013

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Marshmallow Laser Feast.  Just think, if you hadn’t stumbled across this arts blog, you could have gone the rest of your life without knowing what that means..but don’t worry, within the next two minutes you’ll be as informed as I am.

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Current Distractions

Thu 25 Apr 2013

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A Viola player using the latest technology to create a musical composition, an artist based in Singapore that can create life-like images with just paint and resin – there’s so much to see here and all so culturally nourishing.  Plus, if you can make it to the bottom, there’s a picture of Haydn in hair curlers.

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Current Distractions

Thu 14 Mar 2013

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The strangest thing I ever saw when walking home at night, was a plastic bag full of severed pig’s trotters, and it freaked me out big time.  Finding horrible things on the internet isn’t quite as rare, most of the time they find you, then once that bell’s been rung, it can’t be un-rung.  What follows, however, is some of the more inspiring/less worrying things I’ve seen of late.

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