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A CELEBRATION OF CURIOSITY AND OBSESSION
Step into a world of gloriously unpredictable characters such as Ivor Cutler, Quentin Crisp, Joe Orton, Reginald Bray, Ken Campbell, Screaming Lord Sutch, Sun Ra, Buckminster Fuller, Timothy Leary and Ayn Rand.
The Odditorium is a playful re-telling of history, told not through the lens of its victors, but through the fascinating stories of a wealth of individuals who, while lesser-known, are no less remarkable.
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Pretoria - Last year's unprecedented medal haul at the 2014 World Rowing Championships will count for nothing if the South African team do not qualify at least four boats for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. National rowing coach Roger Barrow was not taking any chances as this year's World Championships in France is the Olympic qualifying event. "We have to be top-11 at the world championships in each boat class and while we've got some great results now, the margins between the first and eleventh are only a few seconds," Barrow said on Wednesday. Barrow led his paddlers to a maiden world title, which went to the men's lightweight sculls duo of John Smith and James Thompson, while Shaun Keeling and Vincent Breet claimed bronze in the men's pair. To top South Africa's performances, two more Olympic-class boats advanced to the finals while men's coxed pair of Lawrence Brittain and David Hunt, with Willie Morgan as coxswain, finished fifth in their final. The women's lightweight doubles sculls crew of Kirsten McCann and Ursula Grobler were the surprise package of the championship, coming close to a podium spot, finally finishing in fourth place. While Barrow was looking to qualify boats in the lightweight men's double, lightweight women's double, men's pair and women's pair, he would consider a fifth. "The heavyweight men seems to be where the most depth is at the moment where we can maybe make a pair and a four," Barrow said. "The focus is obviously the four Olympic boat classes and if Lawrence Brittain recovers and there are a few more others maybe we can. "In the heavyweights we have Shaun Keeling and Vincent Breet who finished third, we have Lawrence and Noddy that came fifth in a non-Olympic event. "But Lawrence had full-blown stage four cancer, lymph nodes but he is recovering well then I have some other guys that won a medal at the student games Jake Green and David Hunt. The rowers have reacted positively to the high-altitude training in the Mountain Kingdom since the Since their first camp at the end of 2013. "I have similar plans to last year and Lesotho is obviously a big component of that so we go there for... "We haven't rowed the world championship boats yet, we've been building the guys individually and once we get through Lesotho we will start selections. Source: www.sport24.co.za
Barrow led his paddlers to a maiden world title, which went to the men's lightweight sculls duo of John Smith and James Thompson, while Shaun Keeling and Vincent Breet claimed bronze in the men's pair. To top South Africa's performances, two more
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David Keeling is a painter fully grounded in western art's long history of classicism, the tradition which runs from Botticelli to Poussin, from Puvis de Chavannes to De Chirico. He uses that artistic language - that combination of figuration, narrative and landscape - to describe Australia's shorter and sadder history of invasion and ecological destruction. From the bleak, denuded hillscapes of the 1990s, with their isolated markers of civilization - houses, gates, dining tables, curtains - to the more recent, richly-patterned treescapes of the Narawntapu National Park, Keeling's work uncovers and expresses the beautiful, tragic, surreal poetry of the Tasmanian environment.
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David Keeling, Actor: London to Brighton. David Keeling is an actor, known for London to Brighton (2006), Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014) and Abusing Protocol (2015).
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