WaterAid charity displays ice sculptures opposite Tower Bridge in London in a call for action on the increasing effects of climate change. It symbolises people affected by climate change in the world. WaterAid analyst Jonathan Farr said it depicts people who are living on the front line of climate change, those who do not have decent access to water.
Author and motivational speaker Raga Olga D’Silva is a notable figure in the LGBTQ+ community. The 50-year-old author's book 'Untold Lies' and her coming-out story will be soon made into a movie by Onir. She says that coming out was difficult for her even after being financially independent all her life and changes in her relationship were massive.
Maqbool Jan, a Kashmiri artist was recognised by UNESCO for making a cloth map of Srinagar. He gained popularity when a photojournalist posted pictures of Maqbool making the papier mâche cloth piece. He said that the map is an attempt at highlighting the breathtaking landscape. It shows Shikara boats, Mughal architecture, chinar trees, and Dal lake.
Art Basel announced that it will be bringing together 273 galleries from 33 different countries for the marquee Swiss Fair which will be open to the public in September. Some of the first-timer galleries are Hong Kong’s Edouard Malingue Gallery, Paris’s High Art, London’s Union Pacific, Pristina’s LambdaLambdaLambda, and Cardi Gallery of Milan & London.
Two paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard have been added to France's national collections. Le Jeu de la Palette (The Paddle Game) and La Bascule (The Seesaw) were missing since 1786 and were found in 2017 by a family while inventorying a castle in Normandy. They will be displayed at the Musée Fabre. Another Fragonard painting had reappeared last month.
If you want to carry few popular book titles while you are on vacation, here is a list that will interest you; 'People We Meet on Vacation' by Emily Henry is a good read about different people, 'Impostor Syndrome' by Kathy Wang is a satirical spy thriller, 'For Your Own Good' by Samantha Downing is a thriller and 'The Kiss Quotient' by Helen Hoang.