Archive for October, 2011

La Chunga by Mario Vargas Ilosa. Second Skin Theatre

by magda on Oct.17, 2011, under theatre performing /arts

Second Skin Theatre presents La Chunga by Mario Vargas Ilosa

Poster image painted by Magdalena Rutkowska

Second Skin Theatre’s production of LA CHUNGA opened on Tuesday to a sold-out crowd that included Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. The playwright brought with him several friends to see the UK premiere production of his 1986 Peruvian drama, a love story between two women, at the atmospheric Phoenix Artist Club in the West End.

After the performance, Vargas Llosa proclaimed that Second Skin Theatre’s production of LA CHUNGA was unlike any he had ever seen and hailed the cast as being “fantastic”. (Photo: Andy McQuade, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Nika Khitrova)

Following this memorable opening night, Artistic Director of Second Skin Theatre Andy McQuade was awarded Best Director (Theatre) 2012 by Fringe Report.

Setting up a new theatre can be a perilous thing. But Second Skin’s refurbishment of Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington is applauded by a hoard of rosy faces on this, its first official night. What makes it even more special is director Andy McQuade’s willingness to be experimental with his choice, staging Mario Vargas Llosa’s La Chunga – an interwoven play about fantasy and disgust in backwater Peru.

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Presentation of the anniversary paintings at the Royal Society of Chemistry

by magda on Oct.17, 2011, under Art News, marie sklodowska curie





“Madame Curie Sklodowska “by Magdalena Rutkowska      ” Prof.Lesley Yellowlees” by Tomasz Milasz

As part of the commemorations of year 2011 as the year of chemistry and centenary of Marie Sklodowska Curie’s award of the Nobel Prize, ,Magdalena Rutkowska  has  been working for several months on a project named, “Curieosity” with support from many international institutions, students and members of the public. The inspirations behind the “Curieosity” project are the life and achievements of Marie Sklodowska Curie and to celebrate the success of women in science.
In appreciation of Marie Sklodowska Curie, the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize, and to Prof. Lesley Yellowlees, the first woman president of RSC, Magdalena created an anniversary painting of “Madame Curie” and the portrait of Lesley Yellowlees painting by Tomasz Milasz. Both paintings which symbolise the significance of women in science have been placed in the Royal Society of Chemistry headquarters in London Piccadilly. Below are few words from the letter received form elect president Lesley Yellowlees regarding the future of both paintings.
The only signed reproduction of the anniversary painting will also be presented to the Marie Sklodowska Curie institute in Warsaw.
“On behalf of the RSC I should like to thank you for the contribution to
the International Year of Chemistry and to mark my election as President
of the Royal Society of Chemistry from July 2012. I am really pleased
that we have managed to inspire so many people and organisations to
celebrate the vital contribution of chemistry and chemists to our
society, both past and present, during this UN sponsored year for the
subject and I very much hope to sustain the momentum that we have built
up during my term in office.

I have asked that both portraits are added to the RSC’s collections of
chemistry related objects. They will be used, and displayed, on relevant
occasions and will play a role in the future life of the organisation. I
hope that you will feel that this is a fitting tribute to your efforts
and commitment because it is only through our ability to inspire and
motivate will the RSC advance the science that we all believe in and is
so vital to improve and sustain the quality of our lives and ensure a
sustainable future for the next generations of citizens.”
Lesley Yellowlees
Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry
Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering
University of Edinburgh

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another reproduction of Magdalena Rutkowska painting presented at 100voices project in Barbados

by magda on Oct.14, 2011, under Art News, gesar -international painting symbol...

Reproductions of the “Wish fulfilling Tree” painting by Magdalena Rutkowska  at: Welsh Assembly , Senator Ted Ellis office USA , Barbados , Sri Lanka , NATO Headquarter ..more coming soon

The 100 Voice Project now in its 2nd Season, has attracted more talented singers and instrumentalists. This
Project aims to bring persons of various backgrounds each year to prove that music is a universal language.
In addition there is the promotion of peace as well as the improving and enhancing of the quality of choral
music in the Caribbean Region.

Kelsang Pawo – Nomadic Monk & Director of The Gesar Foundation of the UK, has kindly offered the
painting “Wish Fulfilling Tree” as a gift from the international artist Magdalena Rutkowska. As such
this painting will also be donated to the Barbados Charity Paredos. Paredos, under the directorship of
Mrs. Marcia Graham, is delighted to be in reception of this kind gesture as well as to be the chosen
charity of this year’s 100 Voice Project. The 2011 Season takes place at the Parish Church of
Saint Thomas, on August 20th at 7:00pm and August 21st at 7:30pm.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Clarke, priest of St. Thomas Parish Church, easily consented to buy into this project
from its inception, facilitating the production. In addition there is the transformation of the church and
the building into an incubator for the arts. Chamber Musicians & Singers this year will be from countries
including Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Trinidad, St. Vincent, USA and also select musicians from across
the Barbados landscape. Further to this, Marc Mir of France and John Koeiman of Barbados have also
given their permission to perform their respective pieces in this season’s project. The musical director is
Ryan Boyce, and further information and tickets may be obtained by calling Paredos at 427 0212, or
St. Thomas Parish Church at 432 5568.

Corey Graham 2.0

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