Reviews: A Strange Business By James Hamilton

With the subtitle ‘Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, James Hamilton’s book really is right on the money. This is a well-told, richly-textured and diverse study of, not so much art itself, but the business behind it. Not a lot has changed over the past 200 years, in terms...

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Malevich at the Tate Modern

What a year 1913 was! Cubism and abstraction exploded on the American public for the first time in an exhibition in the New York Armory. In Vienna, a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. In Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite...

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Horst: photographer of style

Horst: photographer of style

Light and shadow is likely to be the first thing that registers, as a neophyte examines a Horst photograph. Indeed, the V&A seem to have deemed it so important that they have decorated the rooms containing the 250 photographs, sketches and various exotica in zigzags of black and white, or...

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The Nomad, the outdoor cinema that gives back

The Nomad Cinema, usually based in grassy Hyde Park during the summer is preparing to take things indoors and get cosy just in time for Autumn and Winter with special pop-up residencies at The Hoxton Hotel, The LookOut in Hyde Park and the Hippodrome Casino. Unlike many other pop-up cinemas...

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Review: St Vincent, Cambridge Junction

Review: St Vincent, Cambridge Junction

“….yeah so she’s kinda like Lady Gaga possessed with the spirit of Robert Fripp, who dances like Kraftwerk if they were ballet dancers” This was part of a breathless spiel overheard in the queue for St Vincent’s sold out show on August 19th at the Cambridge Junction. Whilst it’s easy...

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Feldman Reviews: St Vincent, Cambridge Junction

“….yeah so she’s kinda like Lady Gaga possessed with the spirit of Robert Fripp, who dances like Kraftwerk if they were ballet dancers” This was part of a breathless spiel overheard in the queue for St Vincent’s sold out show on August 19th at the Cambridge Junction. Whilst it’s easy...

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Explore the life of a royal child

The pleasure of a visit to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace is currently enhanced with a special exhibition: Royal Childhood. The new Family Pavilion is open for the first time, which is an added bonus. It is situated on the Palace’s west terrace overlooking the garden. Activities, games and...

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Disobedient Objects at the V&A

An arresting, but arcane title for an intriguing exhibition, it implies that the objects have minds of their own and are not fabricated or manipulated by people. The word saboteur comes from the French sabot, meaning a wooden shoe, which was thrown into a factory machine to disable it. Another...

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Britten: Remembrance Day at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is set to host a major commemorative event for World War One on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, 2014. On this special occasion, the Royal Choral Society will present Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem and they will be joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Trinity Boys’ Choir...

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Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at the Richmond Theatre

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presented Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at Richmond Theatre last night. The house was full, loud laughter rang out and the atmosphere was electric. Where was the idea born for this play which tells of a hilarious house party? In America, where Noel Coward visited aged only...

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