Celebrating a special birthday
THIS month Art is 1,000,048 years old and to celebrate this East Street Arts in Leeds is hosting a 48-hour party starting at 10am on Saturday, January 15.
Art’s Birthday is an annual event first proposed in 1973, when French artist Robert Filliou announced that art was born 1,000,010 years ago when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Filliou proposed a public holiday and his idea has been taken up by a network of artists around the world. More details: www. compassliveart.org.uk