Rembrandt – The Late Works

Rembrandt – The Late Works National Gallery Until 18 January 2015 Admission £18 www.nationalgallery.org   The last big show of Rembrandt’s work in London was Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle at the British Museum in 1992, and what a stunner that was. This one, comprising 90-odd drawings, prints and...

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The France Show 2015

  From January 23rd to 25th London is being given the chance to leave its traditional animosity behind and embrace and revel in the culture of France. The France show will be running at Olympia Central, Hammersmith offering “the best of France in a day”. The event will have cookery...

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Introducing The Works on Paper Fair

The Works on Paper Fair has been running since 1999 bringing great artwork into people’s homes. It is now in its sixth year in the science museum and is known for bringing friendly knowledgeable art dealers together with both well experienced and budding art collectors. Offering a wide array of...

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Frank Phelan: Review

Frank Phelan Messum’s 8 Cork Strteet Until 24 December 2014   Frank Phelan is a rare artist, conjuring up light and space from thin air. It’s like going into a darkened room and throwing open the French windows to let the spring sunshine pour in. His abstracts also have a...

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Save Soho Campaign enlists celebrities

Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis have joined calls to save Soho from gentrification. After the closure of Madame Jojos last month, the campaign was started by singer-songwriter Tim Arnold . The venue had its license withdrawn following a violent altercation between staff and a customer. Campaigners are worried...

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Merry Christmas from the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall are thanking everyone – from audiences to performers – who contributed to making 2014 a record year, with 397 events in the main auditorium, 400 beyond the main stage and more than 1.7million visitors. With special thanks to Vocalize, the choir from Sedgehill School, Lewisham, for our Christmas...

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How to be a genius

Einstein maintained that “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”. He should know: he got off to a slow start and was known as ‘dopey’ at school. It was...

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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960 National Portrait Gallery Until 11 January 2015 Tickets £14 www.npg.org.uk As with most exhibitions these days, exiting through the shop has become part of the overall visitor experience, not only so that everyone can have a ‘shopping opportunity’, but that the...

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Hogarth’s London

  Charles Lamb, the great English essayist, who was born in London a decade after Hogarth died in 1764, 250 years ago, said of him: ‘Other pictures we look at – his prints we read’. Hogarth, too, was a Londoner, and was one of the great chroniclers of the City,...

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Egon Schiele – The Radical Nude

Egon Schiele – The Radical Nude The Courtauld  Gallery Until 18 January 2015 Admission £8.50   At least Schiele bemoaned the fact that he, “certainly didn’t feel erotic,” whilst doing his raw, in-your-face drawings of spindly young girls with their legs apart and rouged nipples. There is a perfectly reliable...

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