Spoon Announced Three UK Dates Of Their Performance

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Spoon has announced that they have three UK dates for November. The dates of the performances are Monday the 6th at the Concorde 2 in Brighton; Tuesday the 7th November at the Arts Club, Liverpool and The Junction in Cambridge on Thursday 9th November. There has also been dates previously announced in June: the 27th in Manchester, the 28th in Glasgow at the Arts School and 30th at the Forum in London.

This will be Spoon’s first tour of the UK since 2014 that has been organised for this June. As an extension of this June tour, the group has announced the other three dates that will go ahead in November. These tour dates are a part of the group’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ world tour. Spoon will be continuing their tour all around the world.

Spoon has recently performed on the Later… With Jools Holland show. As part of their debut show, the group performed the title track of their new album. Hot Thoughts is Spoon’s ninth album and received positive reviews from critics. The album was released last month and the group managed to obtain their highest chart position in the UK. Hot Thoughts is Spoon’s fourth album in a row to get in to the US Top Ten charts.

The eight albums have been released by Spoon over the last 21 years, and the five piece band from Texas and release music that has catchy rock tones.  They have had positive reviews from The Guardian, NME, Sunday Times Culture and Uncut. It is thought that the world tour for Spoon is expected to be one of the live highlights of the year. The group’s album Hot Thought is available for purchase now and tickets go on sale for the new UK tour dates in on Friday the 21st of April.

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Misael Sanchez Left With Life-Changing Injuries

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In a horrific incident, Misael Sanchez was left with life-changing injuries after being slashed across the face while trying to stop two armed assailants abducting Moises, Misael Sanchez’s brother. It is thought that the attack was targeted and due to Moises role as branch secretary at GMB’s sister trade union STAS.

The attack happened outside a Fyffes melon plantation, where Moises was put into a vehicle and beaten for around 40 minutes. He was also threatened with a gun to the head and told to stop his trade union activities or be killed.

Following the attack, the Sanchez brothers were warned that the group of people who committed the attack were thought to be delinquents who were acting as hired killers for somebody. GMB stated that they believe the Fruit Picking Giants Fyffes is the group that was behind the organised attack on the STAS branch secretary.

This attack has occurred two weeks after Fyffes has declared that they respect the rights of all their workers and allows them freedom of association. There is no evidence yet that Fyffes is in any way lined to the violent activity. However, GMB have said that the ideal atmosphere for such horrendous incidents is created by the company’s anti-union policies.

The International Officer for GMB, Bert Schouwenburg has made a statement that holds Fyffes ultimately responsible for the attack on Moises Sanchez and his brother. This statement has been made due to the apparent nature of the attack and the threat to stop working for unions. It is thought that the attack is a way of deterring people from joining a union and fighting for the rights denied to workers in the fruit picking companies’ Honduran subsidiary.

To be clear, there is no evidence that directly links Fyffes to the attack, however the anti-union stance the company has is what could generate more attacks like these.

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White Cube Presenting Their First Exhibition in London

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White Cube are presenting their first exhibition in London. The exhibition has been created by Jürgen Partenheimer. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, unique ceramics and other works on paper that date from 1975-2017.

Partenheimer’s work is abstract and characterised by a varied and multidimensional language of forms as well as use of colour that is striking and a light touch throughout. Jürgen Partenheimer studied fine art as well as art history and philosophy, his first exhibition was at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh in 1979. Partenheimer then gained recognition for his work on an international scale when he took part in the biennials of Paris in 1980, São Paulo in 1981 and Venice in 1986. He was the first artist-curator at the Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf between 1977 and 1980.

Admission in to White Cube is free and the White Cube in Bermondsey, where Jürgen Partenheimer’s exhibition is, is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6pm and 12pm until 6pm on Sundays. The White Cube exhibition programme is spread across three gallery spaces which are Bermondsey in South London, Mason’s Yard in St James’ and Honk Kong Central District.

Jürgen Partenheimer’s Bermondsey exhibition will include two suspended sculptures that look like delicate drawings in space. The sculptures maintain the abstract themes common in Partenheimer’s work. The two sculptures are meant to represent expanded formal relationships. There are also other pieces including Maze, a bronze mesh placed low to the ground in the form of an open frame to create interior volume and space. There are also paintings and other exhibit pieces made out of paper. There is also a collection of porcelain vessels that are a part of the exhibit.

Other than his exhibition at the With Cube, visitors can see Axis Mundi which is one of Partenheimer’s more celebrated work. This exhibit was made up of precariously stacked bronze cubes that are each painted different shades of blue. The sculpture is on display until the 21st May at Callum Street in London EC3.

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