11.21.12 Sting and The Roots: Walking on the Moon (Video)
On Sunday, 9th December at 3 PM, a large original Aubusson tapestry, designed by Czech artist Petr Sís, and woven by master weavers in Aubusson, France, will be unveiled at a special ceremony at Václav Havel Airport Prague. This art work is devoted to the memory and legacy of Václav Havel. It was conceived by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey on behalf of Amnesty International and supported by five world famous musicians– Bono, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono Lennon. The tapestry, measuring 5 x 4.25 meters, has been donated to the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation and will be displayed in Terminal 2 at the recently renamed Václav Havel Airport Prague...
Sting.com member exclusive: The Back to Bass tour is off to a
rocking start! Have you attended any shows yet? If not, here's a taste of
what you can look forward to! Check out this video of Sting and the band
performing "Roxanne" live in Lyon, France.
Sometimes a football is more than just a ball. Sometimes, it's a lifesaver. Tim Jahnigen has always followed his heart, whether as a carpenter, a chef, a lyricist or now as an entrepreneur. So in 2006, when he saw a documentary about children in Darfur who found solace playing football with balls made out of garbage and string, he was inspired to do something about it. The children, he learned, used trash because the balls donated by relief agencies and sporting goods companies quickly ripped or deflated on the rocky dirt that doubled as football fields. Kicking a ball around provided such joy in otherwise stressful and trying conditions that the children would play with practically anything that approximated a ball...
The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting an auction, featuring items that have been donated by celebrities, luxury labels, and esteemed brands, to raise funds to protect the world's rain forests. The 12 Days of Christmas, an online auction now celebrating its third year, will run until November 25, 2012. The auction is hosted by Ebay at www.ebay.co.uk/12days
. Some of the exclusive items available include an autographed Signature Series Precision Bass Guitar from Sting, tickets to Sting's Back to Bass concert in Singapore on December 13, a London 2012 t-shirt signed by Olympic medalists including Tom Daley, Nicola Adams, and more, signed memorabilia from Hobbit and Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Mackellen, Olivia Newton-John, and much more!
Playwright Lee Hall and musician Sting have provided extra funding towards the In Harmony NewcastleGateshead project that aims to inspire and transform the lives of children in deprived communities, using the power and disciplines of orchestral music-making. The Sage Gateshead was chosen to lead the three year regional project working with Hawthorn Primary School in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Based on the principles of Venezuela’s inspirational* El Sistema* – which produced the world famous Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra – the project will give every child in the school access to a musical instrument and music tutors on a daily basis. In order to deliver the sessions regularly, the school requires extra space to be able to house rehearsals and workshops...