All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

I emerged from Tate’s ‘landmark exhibition’, thinking ‘what was that all about?’ They informed us that it ‘celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint.’ Is that not what artists tend to do anyway, other than abstract expressionists? There are certainly some fine examples of British...

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King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

TALENTED King’s Ely student Orla Simpson has been announced as the winner of a prestigious photography competition. Orla, 17, a student at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has won the UKIlford Photo 2017/18 Student Competition, Lyrically Speaking, with her striking image based on the lyric ‘Let’s talk about freedom, everyone prays...

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H&F Council delivers new ‘Beacon’ art installation

H&F Council delivers new ‘Beacon’ art installation

The Hammersmith & Fulham Council have recently presented their second installation of public art in the town hall. Working in partnership with the Hammersmith Business Improvement District, the new piece, ‘Beacon’, is on display in the atrium of the town hall extension. Created by artist Nicolas K Feldmeyer, Beacon is...

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Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

German writer, Norman Ohler, speaks about his discovery of the role of drugs in Nazi Germany.   Ohler is the author of Blitzed, a worldwide best-seller that explores the largely unknown but widespread drug use in the Third Reich.     Ohler grew up in Berlin in the 90s, the...

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Tribal Art London – VIDEO

Tribal Art London – VIDEO

  On Wednesday 6th September, Mall Galleries, opens the 10th annual show of Tribal Art London. Exhibitors will be offering a variety of tribal art from across the globe, from traditional sculpture, clothing and tattooing. This is the only tribal art fair of its kind in the UK. The show...

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk

It has not passed many commentators by that the Dunkirk spirit is alive and well after the EU referendum voted we leave Europe: Britain standing alone against Europe and the world; the nation united against the common enemy; defeated and ridiculed, isolated and independent. Christopher Nolan has taken the raw...

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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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Promising London artist Khadija Saye work is displayed at Tate Britain

Promising London artist Khadija Saye work is displayed at Tate Britain

The work of the promising London artist Khadija Saye, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June is being displayed in her memory and all those who lost their lives at the Tate Britain. The 24-year-old artist had just produced her first major body of work and had...

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

On Ascension Day, every year, the Doge of Venice casts a ring into the sea, saying, “Desponsamus te, mare, in signum veri perpetuique domini” ( We wed thee, oh sea, as a sign of true and everlasting domination). This ceremony was originally established in 1000 AD and symbolised the maritime...

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