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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Mr Turner by Mike Leigh

This is a masterpiece in its own right, a ravishing piece of film making which ticks all the boxes; casting, acting, costume, script and cinematography. Casting Timothy Spall as ‘Jimmy’ Turner was inspirational, as he grunts and blusters his way through early Victorian London and Margate like an uncouth truffle...

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Oxford Street Launches “Talent Starts Here” Competitions

Oxford street is launching its first ever competition to find the best up and coming UK talent to perform at their world-famous 55th annual Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On, 6th November 2014. Attended by thousands of shoppers, the  ‘Talent Starts Here’ nationwide competition gives aspiring stars the opportunity to...

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Gone Girl

“What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?” In the age of Twitter and 24-hour news, it’s hard enough for an individual to find the time to really consider all of the angles of a story,...

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Turner Prize 2014

Tate have hijacked the name of arguably Britain’s greatest ever painter (see Turner v. Constable on p. *) and attached it to a £25,000 prize given annually for the past 30 years to, “an artist under the age of 50, living, working or born in Britain for an outstanding exhibition...

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Young locals express themselves through film

Young locals express themselves through film

Three short films made by young people and families who have worked closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Families Forward Service were given their premier at a special screening at Kensington Town Hall. The films were made after participants, aged between eight and 38 attended a series...

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