Lost in CCI was delighted to find a CMCI connection with Tate Britain's current “Rude Britannia” exhibition. There's a room within the exhibit called the Sitting Room, and it features the display of various books about comic culture, visual culture, and the history of humour in Britain. The display is full of old 1950s furniture… Continue reading Rude Britannia
A new book about celebrity comes complete with a CMCI endorsement. Fred Inglis’s A Short History of Celebrity is just out from Princeton University Press. Here, Inglis argues that our seemingly modern obsession with celebrity needs to be seen in its social historical context. CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells loaned a “useful hand” at the typescript… Continue reading Read it Like Beckham
Two new books on entrepreneurship and small business have just been launched, co-authored by CMCI's Nick Wilson. The books offer a comprehensive review of entrepreneurship theory and practice across small and large firms, private and public sector organisations. With a strong international perspective, the CCI reader will find both books packed with useful content, ideas… Continue reading Perfect companions – Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Dear friends, colleagues, mates, acquaintances, comrades; past, present and future students: we invite you all to join our MA CCI Alumni group on LinkedIn, in order to exchange experiences, divulge internship and job opportunities, or discuss about whatever you fancy. And it's free to register. Spread the word!
A friend at the Design Museum forwarded Lost in CCI this e-flyer about late opening this Friday...
Current MA CCI student Anna Chatziangelidou writes: "After a significant period of hibernation, Athens is making a comeback in the contemporary international art scene, presenting a series of important curatorial projects this year. With international art fair Art Athina having already celebrated its thirteenth appearance this May, still to come in the following months are… Continue reading Creative destruction
Current MA CCI student and Tate Britain intern Anna Chatziangelidou writes: "I was walking near my house yesterday when I suddenly saw a Rembrandt painting hanging on a public wall on Rose street, Covent Garden. Later that day, I had a cup of tea at Maison Bertaux in Soho and there it was again. Not… Continue reading The Grand Tour
MA CCI student Giulia Vaccari sent us this link to the website of forthcoming Hungarian 'body horror' film Taxidermia, distributed by extreme cinema specialists Tartan Films where Giulia is doing her internship. The still below is one of the more pleasant currently available on the internet. Variety write-up here.
Max Jennings (MA CCI 2003-2005) got in touch with us last week and told us about his new website welovelocal.com - a local directory service with added social networking features. If you register you can add reviews, maintain a profile, and connect with other people whose reviews you trust. It currently covers only London, but… Continue reading London loves
This is a hearty recommendation for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film “Das Leben der Anderen” (The Lives of Others), which is now showing in London. It’s the best film I have seen in a long time. Made in Germany last year, it won the 2007 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film –but don’t let that… Continue reading The Lives of Others
Saw the new Julien Temple documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten yesterday afternoon. It's a bit long, it won't convert any new fans, but for the initiated, those who love Joe and/or the Clash, it is essential. Lot of great footage of and insight into the man throughout his life, not all of it… Continue reading Strummerville
Odysseus unwound It is a great opportunity to discover opera in a enjoyable production, with very fun ideas that makes it close to musicals. The orchestra is really good, the score sometimes sounds like having some Tex Avery's effects, although the music in itself remains contemporary and you may be prepared to a long end.… Continue reading Recommendation – Odysseus unwound
A Nice Change - "Caroline, or change" at The National Theatre (Lyttelton) If you want to see a musical that is slightly different from the commercial razzmatazz of the standard West End blockbusters, take a trip over Waterloo bridge and head to the National and see "Caroline, or change". It is refreshingly different musical which… Continue reading Review/Recommendation for “Caroline, or Change” at the National T.