Shakespeare In Love

In 1998, Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love screenplay set the silver screen alight, secured Gwyneth Paltrow her infamous teary Oscar speech and brought a bit of Shakespeare, via the local multiplex, to the masses, where – some might say – he truly belonged. Now a new adaptation is reuniting Shakespeare...

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Land Rover unveils new ‘Unstoppable Spirit’ sculpture

How do you promote a new car? In the past, car manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make you want their latest models from driving a Jeep up a flight of stairs and through a window, to building a full sized Lego statue of the Volvo XC90. Land Rover,...

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Nightcrawler

Even before Twilight finally drove a stake through their hearts forever, vampires were played out and non-threatening. The plague-carrying rat-like beast portrayed by Max Schreck in Nosferatu was gradually replaced by Robert Pattinson’s sparkly heartthrob as Hollywood spent years sucking out (pun definitely intended) every drop of danger from the...

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Sunny Afternoon, The Harold Pinter Theatre directed by Edward Hall

Musicals based on the back catalogues of beloved bands often have an advantage in that often theatregoers who would rather rub chillis in their eyes then be dragged to a musical can be found lining up around the block; depending on the cachet of the band in question. “Sunny Afternoon”...

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Gold: Cairo to Constantinople – Early Photographs of the Middle East

Gold: Cairo to Constantinople – Early Photographs of the Middle East

Gold is the most extraordinary alloy, it is the most malleable and ductile of all metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet measuring one square metre, at a thickness of 0.125 millionths of a metre, or drawn in a wire to a length of 41 miles (66km)...

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Southbank Centre announces its 2015 festival programme

  Southbank Centre has announced today its festival programme and artistic highlights in 2015, including a major new festival, Changing Britain 1945–2015. This is just one of 14 festivals curated by Southbank Centre next year, which bring together thousands of artists, partners, communities and audiences to contribute, create and learn,...

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First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

It’s Christmas and you are stumped for gift ideas. You want to give not just a present but the right present. Perhaps the adventurous chef in the family might appreciate an old handwritten recipe book; for a musician what about a letter written by a famous composer? For a grandchild, you might...

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Poem: The Stage Doors of London

The stage doors of London call out under quarried skies, calling for the warm winds of home. Scented sighs fall from penniless gods And hang heavy in powdered air. How many other silken jades will feel your embrace of woven cloth and iron? Trailing ribbons pour the past out upon...

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Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey

The great and good of the literary world are buried and are commemorated at the south transept of Westminster Abbey. This part of the Abbey is better known as Poet’s corner. The first poet to be interred here was Geoffrey Caucher. He held several positions in the King’s household and in...

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Poet’s Corner in Westminster

The great and good of the literary world are buried and are commemorated at the south transept of Westminster Abbey. This part of the Abbey is better known as Poet’s corner. The first poet to be interred here was Geoffrey Caucher. He held several positions in the King’s household and in...

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