Can scientists create a ‘Robot Frost’?

Can scientists create a ‘Robot Frost’?

Accomplishments in artificial intelligence often suffer from the problem of moving goalposts: As soon as a machine or algorithm can accomplish something that has traditionally been the province of humans, we generally dismiss it. To replicate something with a machine is to show that it has always been mechanical, we...

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RIP Aretha Franklin

RIP Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, who has held the crown of ‘The Queen of Soul’ for decades, died on Thursday 16th October Franklin was admitted into hospice care on August 13, amid reports that she was “seriously ill” with pancreatic cancer. She retired from touring in February 2017, and was forced to cancel...

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Aprile Millo takes her London debut at the London Bel Canto Festival

Aprile Millo takes her London debut at the London Bel Canto Festival

The London Bel Canto Festival will present renowned soloist and star of the Metropolitan Opera, Aprile Millo, and professor Bruce Ford in two concerts at Cadogan Hall on the 18th and 21st August 2018.  A legendary soprano and internationally-renowned performer, this will be Aprile’s debut London solo recital. ‘Aprile Millo...

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Summer opening of State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

Summer opening of State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

This year, the Ball Supper Room has been made into an octagonal gallery for an Exhibition entitled,  ‘Prince and Patron’, which has drawings, paintings, classical sculpture, curiosities, and personal memorabilia jostling for space. HRH The Prince of Wales has created this Exhibition from both the Royal Collection and his own...

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Retrospective: The Grapes of Wrath

Retrospective: The Grapes of Wrath

At a time when the world has been baking in a summer which seems to have no end and headlines scream that the only thing separating mankind from annihilation is two degrees on the thermometer, a current reader of The Grapes of Wrath can keenly appreciate the uncertainty and fear...

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Statements in Semaphore by Susan Merrick

Statements in Semaphore by Susan Merrick

Susan Merrick’s Statements in Semaphore exhibition will be unveiled today at the Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station. Susan Merrick has been working in Wandsworth with several Artists and organisations over the last 2  years within her project Statements in Semaphore. The project began life as a filmed performance of...

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Review: “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time”

Review: “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time”

“Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” was an evocative documentary, with a powerful message. The “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” screening took place at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, on July 29th. The central focus of the documentary was “The Education is Not a Crime” campaign,...

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University of Arts: Wimbledon College of Art

University of Arts: Wimbledon College of Art

A magnificent kaleidoscope of Artworks in various media, by final year students, formed the ‘Summer Show’ at Wimbledon College this year. Dignitaries were full of praise, prize winners beamed, their friends cheered them wildly and music played loudly as proud parents surveyed the scene with bewilderment! Exhibits were displayed from...

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Review: Sh!tfaced Shakespeare – “Romeo I’m well chuffed you’re in my garden”

Review: Sh!tfaced Shakespeare – “Romeo I’m well chuffed you’re in my garden”

Sh!tfaced Shakespeare is exactly what it says on the packet: There are five actors, all classically trained, and one is absolutely trolleyed. Since the show was launched 2010, they boast having entertained over 200,000 theatre goers in the UK, US and Australia, and having drunk over 20,000 units! The Compere...

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Review: ‘Revels in Hand’ theatre service

Review: ‘Revels in Hand’ theatre service

Revels in Hand did not sell itself short on the venue. As journalists-cum-bloggers-cum-insta-famous-influencers filed into a Shangri-La Hotel room on the 39th floor of The Shard, there was a pyretic intrigue as to what the evening had in store. Were we entering into the blood-stained lair of Patrick Bateman? Were...

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