The HdK team love working within the arts, because of our passion and interest in the sector; whether it be theatre, music, literature or dance and each team member is particularly interested in a different area. Therefore, as the end of the year fast approaches, we thought it’d be fun to find out the teams favourite cultural moments of their year and give you all a chance to get to know us all a bit better.
I created this list using a simple questionnaire on www.surveymonkey.com (great for market research if you’re not using this already), which I then curated into the list you can see below, rounding up our favourite technology, books, series, websites and more…
What book would you recommend reading?
Beware of Pity, Stefan Zweig. A beautifully, tragic story with an engaging plot. Zweig’s real strength is in his complex and detailed portrayal of characters , allowing the reader a complete insight into their mental struggles and motives.
Sophia – Social Media & Digital Arts Marketer
What film would you recommend watching?
Call Me By My Name is a beautiful atmospheric film with the best rolling credits scene at the end I’ve ever watched.
Hans – Director
What is your favourite website?
The Caret www.thecaret.co
A great source of learning about digital trends.
Raf – Designer
Have you been to any great gigs or festivals? Why are they so memorable?
I was gifted a weekend in Paris to see the Hans Zimmer Live Orchestra perform, the combination of musical virtuosity accompanied by captivating cinematography as a backdrop made this an incredibly memorable experience. Although many of Zimmer’s compositions are marginally simple, they’re very effective and well-produced ideas.
Jamie – Developer
What is your favourite theatre show?
I really enjoyed Cockfight, it delved into many controversial topics of male competition within the office in the form of physical theatre. An extremely visceral and emotional show.
Rochelle – Social Media Apprentice
What is your favourite restaurant? What dish would you recommend?
1921 in Bury St Edmunds, the bunny was amazing, I’d definitely recommend.
Kate – Finance Manager
What is your favourite exhibition? Why?
David Hockney at Tate Britain was fantastic. The exhibition is an extensive collection of Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his art in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across 60 years.
Raf – Designer
What is your favourite TV series?
I found ‘Sense 8’ interesting. I really liked the concept of small groups of 8 people telepathically connected, living in different locations in the world. Those in the group are able to call upon each other’s skills and expertise when needed AND it’s available on Netflix.
Jamie – Developer
What is your favourite new technology? Why?
Machine learning. For those who don’t know, the basic idea behind it is that machines can learn processes rather than having them programmed, allowing for significant automation in many roles.
Audrius – Developer
We hope this list has given you some inspiration for the holiday downtime, or perhaps some gifting ideas. Join us tomorrow for another seasonal delight with a bit of a quirky twist…