Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

The Danish-born artist Olafur Eliasson needs a big canvas for his installations, and Tate Gallery’s new-ish extension has space a-plenty to accommodate his immersive and topical works. Fifteen years ago he packed them in at the Turbine Hall with his Weather Project, which was dominated by a giant sun, with...

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Frieze Sculpture 2019 in Regent’s Park

Frieze Sculpture 2019 in Regent’s Park

  It is billed as London’s biggest sculpture show and ‘a museum without walls’. True, there are no walls, except hedges, bushes, shrubs and trees, but there are reasonably discreet barriers around some of the works, but then these are re-emphasised by red plastic cordons, as though guarding a hole...

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Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Buster Keaton, Badly Drawn Boy and Nosferatu are the latest names confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall’s fourth Festival of Film. Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, comes to the Hall to discuss his acclaimed soundtrack to 2002’s About a Boy, while a trio of silent film classics will be...

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‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

Standing in stark contrast against the perpetual gridlock of Hyde Park Corner stands a somewhat hidden gem. Despite seeing Aspley House frequently, the history and the interior had remained an anomaly for me, and it would appear that this is the case for many Londoners. It would also appear that...

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4k restoration of Notorious to return to cinemas

4k restoration of Notorious to return to cinemas

One of Hitchcock’s darkest thrillers, Notorious, will be back on the big screen this summer in a dazzling new 4K restoration. After opening Cinema Rediscovered at the Bristol Watershed on 25 July, it opens in cinemas UK-wide on 9 August and will be one of the highlights of BFI Southbank’s two-month Cary Grant season that...

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RIBA Awards announced with new direction?

RIBA Awards announced with new direction?

The Royal Institute of British Architects National Award winners for Architecture were announced on 27th June. The 54 winners include 20 that have creatively adapted existing buildings. This does prove an interesting direction towards more sustainable architectural commissions and recognition for the complexities of reinventing the building stock of previous...

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Plans for ‘The Tulip’ wilt amidst concerns over projects’ value

Plans for ‘The Tulip’ wilt amidst concerns over projects’ value

Unveiled in November 2018, ‘The Tulip’ building was supposed to be London’s, quite literally, biggest new attraction. If built, the tower would have been the tallest in the City of London at 1,000ft, second only in Western Europe to The Shard. Drafted by Norman Foster’s architectural practice, the same Foster...

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The Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster

When visiting the Palace of Westminster, you will see the works of many famous sculptors, architects and painters set amidst countless frescoes, murals, tiled floors, vaulted ceilings, heraldic badges, coats of arms and State Regalia. You will walk along the corridors of power, view the Chamber of the House of...

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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo da Vinci sought to understand fully both nature and human life in all their mystifying complexity and he did not yield in this quest. The Muse of Drawing bestowed upon him her tools and led him to use his genius for drawing. Five hundred years later, we still have...

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Courage and Creativity

Courage and Creativity

Achievement of pretty much any sort has value precisely because of the fight that has to be engaged to gain it, to be tough enough to overcome what is thrown at us and to keep on keeping on.  Those born with a disability, whether of mobility, hearing, vision, cognitive or...

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