The Royal Opera House raises the curtain on a festival of cinema

The Royal Opera House raises the curtain on a festival of cinema

The Royal Opera House new cinema festival celebrates some of the best works from the last 10 years of the Royal Opera House cinema Season presented by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet with a series of guest curated performances The guest presenters will offer expert knowledge and unique...

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Guitarist from the space age touches down

Guitarist from the space age touches down

By Geoff Cowart   He never uttered a word. Even after a steady 90 minutes on the Cadogan Hall stage, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell probably thought he had said enough with his playing. If so, he was correct.   For his EFG London Jazz Festival gig on November 18, the...

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Jeannie; now showing at The Finborough Theatre, London

Jeannie; now showing at The Finborough Theatre, London

Not seen for many years, Finborough theatre have gifted the production “Jeannie” to us this festive season. Charming, light and romantic, Scottish playwright Nicolette Kay’s work is guaranteed to make you laugh. Finborough theatre’s stage is small, providing an intimate environment needed to unearth this 1930s version of the Cinderella...

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Alfred Munnings at the National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings at the National Army Museum

The National Army Museum reopened to the public on 30 March 2017 after a three year £23.75 million re-development project including £11.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Museum has gone through a radical transformation to maximise access to, and engagement with, the Collection. The main Chelsea site...

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ANNABEL POPE’S SOLO EXHIBITION – CAPTURING THE WILDLIFE OF AFRICA

ANNABEL POPE’S SOLO EXHIBITION – CAPTURING THE WILDLIFE OF AFRICA

Bel, as she is known to her friends, feels the ‘irresistible pull of Africa.’  She first visited Botswana in 1983 aged nine, with her parents.’ I made little sketches of everything I had seen.  Elephant stuck in my mind, and watching lion.’ The magic and vastness of Africa has exerted...

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Solutions to the housing crisis

Solutions to the housing crisis

UK towns and cities are in desperate need of more and better housing for all age groups. The housing crisis is not new, so where do any solutions lie? Construction industry productivity is only increasing at 0.4% p.a. compared to manufacturing at 3.2% p.a. (Office for National Statistics). Most building...

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Paul Beliveau at Plus One Gallery

Paul Beliveau at Plus One Gallery

It is broadly accepted wisdom that judging books by their covers is to be avoided if you want to be the kind of person who gets invited to dinner parties. Adages are made to be broken however as firmly demonstrated in the case of Canadian Hyperrealist artist Paul Beliveau; who...

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The New Albukhary Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum.

The New Albukhary Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum.

The British Museum’s fine collection of Islamic art treasures, once located in an obscure gallery, has been displayed again in a splendid, new gallery which will be its permanent home. The Albukhary Foundation has made this possible with significant support. This new gallery is a shared project and shows the...

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Anniversary: Chess

Anniversary: Chess

Stefan Zweig was born and flourished within the environs of a bourgeois, patrician Europe that was irrevocably destroyed by the carnage of the World Wars. Born in Vienna to a wealthy Jewish family in 1881, he lived what seemed to be a charmed life. As a callow 19 year old...

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Chelsea’s pride and joy: new photo book for Christian the lion

Chelsea’s pride and joy: new photo book for Christian the lion

The story of two young Australians who bought a lion cub from Harrods and raised it in a Chelsea flat has captured imaginations for decades. Now, almost 50 years later, Christian the lion is the star of a new illustrated book. John Rendall and Ace Bourke bought Christian in 1969...

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