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"Cafe Calcio is unique in sports broadcasting and has effortlessly taken the genre on to a new level." Anthony Clavane, Sunday Mirror sports writer and author of Promised Land.

Links to the Resonance Galaticos:  Short historical feature on the real superstars of game, the ones without whom there would be no David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, no Hello features, WAGS, SKY 3D Plus, no Premier League, World Cup or trainer tie-ins. These are the Resonance Galaticos!

Major William SudellG O Smith, Charles AlcockCharles Miller, Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird, Gustav SabesCharles Campbell, William Macgregor, Herbert Chapman, Jules RimetEbenezer Cobb MorleyLeigh Richmond Roose.

To coincide with the series there are free stickers for you to collect and keep and a chart to stick them to though you will have to provide your own glue
galaticos glue

Football Art Masterclass Articles: 
Commentators frequently refer to footballers as artists and the stadium as a stage or theatre. Football Art Masterclass takes this somewhat further by introducing a number of the major art movements and theories and linking them very specifically with certain clubs, epochs or other aspects of the game. Consider it a painless lesson in art theory and for the artists a succinct introduction to football through the prism of art theory. Over the weeks we will be exploring how the Italian futurist movement may have impacted on the Arsenal and Everton sides of the late 20s and early 1930s, how Cubism pioneered many of the techniques now familiar to viewers of the game on TV as well as the links between Post Modernism, Realism and Expressionism with Liverpool, the Wolves team of the 1950s and the English national side respectively.

Cubism, Surrealism, Situationism, Realism, Futurism, Stuckism, Expressionism, Post Modernism , Romanticism, Dadaism, Mannerism, Impressionism, Pop Art, Pre Raphealites


Cafe Calcio is is broadcast live out of London on Resonance 104.4 FM every Friday at 21:00, and repeated on Saturday at 11:00 AM. You can listen all our first series at http://cafecalcio.posterous.com/ or subscribe to the podcast cafecalcio.podbean.com.

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Resonance104.4fm is not-for-profit UK registered charity supported entirely by grants and donations. New York’s Village Voice has described it as "the best radio station in the world" and more modestly the Guardian has hailed it "the best radio station in London." Broadcasting out of Borough it is certainly the most unique in London and is the world’s first art radio station. To quote from Resonance’ mission statement it “features programmes made by people who represent the diversity of London’s arts scenes, with regular weekly contributions from nearly two hundred musicians, artists, thinkers, critics, activists and instigators”.

That said it does not shy away from mainstream topics and during the World Cup the football fanzine Café Calcio was born to cover the cultural, artistic and social aspects of the game which, despite the deluge of soccer coverage, struggle to find a voice on mainstream media. A subsequent autumn season covered racism, fan culture and many other topics in the hour long Friday night live slot mixing studio guests and pre recorded interviews. For the new season which started on February 4th topics include psychology, women in football, soccer architecture and football in film and theatre. 

This latest series of the football fanzine show will run till the end of the football season when regular presenters, Chris Dixon, David Stubbs and Chris Roberts will be joined by a series of experts to discuss topics around the game. Amongst the items covered in the coming weeks will be the psychology of football, ground architecture, old and new soccer media, women and football, football at the cinema and the debate on atmosphere and safe standing. As well as these we will have specials on the game in North America, Germany and  Russia.

There is a new formation to the latest series with the tone setting opener by David Stubbs being more conversational and the replacement of the Resonance Galaticos by a weekly topic called Football Art Masterclass. In this Chris Roberts introduces a number of the major art movements and theories and linking them very specifically with certain clubs, epochs or other aspects of the game. Consider it a painless lesson in art theory and for the artists a succinct introduction to football through the prism of art theory.

Chris Dixon will be once again the garrulous ringmaster bringing guests, presenters and music to cheerful frothy climax on the airwaves.

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