Scottish Ballet: The men take one for the TEAM!!

Scottish Ballet: The men take one for the TEAM!!

Scotland’s national dance company, Scottish Ballet, returned to the London stage at The Sadler’s Wells Theatre with a programme that aimed to show the company as a tour de force with two very different pieces, but with an over-arching theme and display of group dances. It was very much an...

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From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

Train geeks rejoice! The Mail Rail; a subterranean network of automated trains stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel which kept the Capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years, is set to open to the public on July 27. The Postal Museum have resurrected a section of track so that you...

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Royal Gifts at the summer opening of Buckingham Palace

Royal Gifts at the summer opening of Buckingham Palace

This summer visitors to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will enjoy a special display of more than 200 gifts presented to Her Majesty The Queen throughout her 65-year reign. A paperweight made from a dinosaur bone, a Union Flag badge that has travelled into space, a handbag woven from...

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Sargent: The Watercolours

Sargent: The Watercolours

Although he had been painting in watercolour since he was a boy, his work as a portraitist in oils completely overshadowed this difficult and demanding medium. Dulwich Picture Gallery has managed to bring together 80 works from all over the world to celebrate his extraordinary skills as a painter who...

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Construction drawings at the RA Summer Exhibition

Construction drawings at the RA Summer Exhibition

For the first time in 249 years, construction drawings are the focus of this year’s architecture room at the Royal Academy of Arts’ summer exhibition, which this year is curated by British architect, Farshid Moussavi. The annual London exhibition is one of the biggest events in the UK’s art and design calendar, and...

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Star Wars Identities

Star Wars Identities

  When you think of Star Wars, psychological analysis is probably not the first thing that pops into your head, but for Star Wars Identities, a sprawling exhibition of props and sketches from both the original and prequel series (As this is a Lucasarts exhibitions, the new-fangled Disney editions don’t...

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Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave

Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave

  Katsushika Hokusai bound a restless wave within the limits of a woodblock measuring 25.8 cms by 37.9 cms. The print, from this woodblock, is known as ‘The Great Wave’ and is one of a series entitled ’36 Views of Mt Fuji’. The publisher, Nishmuraya ,commissioned Hokusai to create this...

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Dance stars unite to raise funds in Gala for Grenfell

Dance stars unite to raise funds in Gala for Grenfell

A dance gala to raise funds for Grenfell survivors is set to take place on 30th July at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Organised by dance doyenne Arlene Phillips CBE, Gala for Grenfell will feature huge names from the dance world including artists from the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet,...

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Chaos at Community

Chaos at Community

The word ‘community’ seems to be particularly poignant and important to the people of London, especially after the events of  the Grenfell Tower fire, so it felt appropriate that the aptly named ‘Community Festival’ graced Finsbury Park last weekend. Community became the latest festival to be held in the park,...

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Escape the hassle of camping with Community Festival

Escape the hassle of camping with Community Festival

There are many reasons to go to a festival but almost as many reasons not to : The extortionate ticket pricing, plus unplanned for additional costs like train tickets and bus rides, not to mention the hassal of actually getting there plus the primal fear of actually having to camp and...

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