Battersea Arts Centre damaged in raging fire

Battersea Arts Centre is slowly recovering from the devastating fire that broke out in the venue last Friday. The historic centre suffered great damages and saw its Grand Hall completely destroyed. Severe damages were also done to the back of the building in the Lower Hall. Luckily, no people were...

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The real life hero of Telemark

A very brave women, Liv Lowrie, will be embarking on an extreme cross country challenge to raise money for Virgin MoneyGiving that mimics what is seen as the most successful act of sabotage in World War II. She will be flying to Norway to embark on a three-day challenge, cross...

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How to be (Crom)well spoken

For those of you who notice such things, we are in the period of Lent; and my liver’s feeling good. Twenty years ago I made the decision to forego booze every year between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. I took the view that this would surely benefit several internal organs...

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RHS London botanical art show

People have been painting and drawing flowers for many hundreds of years, both as ways of identifying and distinguishing plants, usually herbals for medicinal purposes, but also as decorative motifs. The art form was at its height in the eighteenth century, with such exquisite painters as Jacob van Huysum, Georg...

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