Vejdi Rashidov – exhibition at Gagliardi Gallery

Vejdi Rashidov – exhibition at Gagliardi Gallery

Opened at Gagliardi Gallery on the 10th July by the Bulgarian Ambassador, HE Mr. Konstantin Dimitrov, a comprehensive selection of works by the former Minister of Culture and current MP (and Chairman of the Cultural Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament) Vejdi Rashidov. Selected by Peter Gagliardi, curator of the 40 year old prestigious London...

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Screening of the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival documentary, “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time,” on July 29th 2018

Screening of the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival documentary, “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time,” on July 29th 2018

The screening of the Street Art documentary, “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time,” will take place at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, on July 29th 2018 at 6pm. Tickets cost £7. The documentary explores one of the world’s largest street art and human rights campaigns, Education Is Not A...

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£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion has been raised in government building sales and a further £300 million per year saved for taxpayers in operating costs since 2014, according to the Government’s Estate Strategy, Last week’s report outlined new commitments free up housing, boost growth and create new jobs. Through smart property management and...

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Royal Parks photo in celebration of Brompton Cemetery restoration

Royal Parks photo in celebration of Brompton Cemetery restoration

The Royal Parks photo, suitably labelled “Victorian hearse being pulled by decorated horses,” marks the completion of the £6.2 million National Lottery-funded restoration of the Brompton Cemetery in West London this week. The restoration project, which has lasted 4 years, received a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

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Albertopolis: London’s Cultural Quarter

Albertopolis: London’s Cultural Quarter

In 1851, Prince Albert and inventor Henry Cole organised The Great Exhibition, the first event of the World’s Fairs. Held at the opulent Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, The Great Exhibition showcased a gamut of technological innovations ranging from Frederick Bakewell’s precursor to the fax machine to the ‘tempest prognosticator’,...

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Sleeping rough in London

Sleeping rough in London

“You never forget your first night,” said a homeless man in criticism to Ben Judah in the book “This is London”. The book was a work of reportage on London’s down and out population published in January of 2016. “The first night is the worst night,” said one homeless man...

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Proud to be a Londoner at Pride 2018

Proud to be a Londoner at Pride 2018

Pride London has happened every summer since 1972, and has remained a popular event. Pride 2018 was no exception, with approximately 1,000,000 people attending. The Pride parade on July 7th, from 12-5, celebrated the LGBT community in the best way possible. The message of Pride is to be accepting of...

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Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

PARLIAMENT has a habit of drawing together unlikely bedfellows. On June 26th, an old-school Thatcherite and a socialist who lists one of his hobbies as “fermenting the overthrow of capitalism” were two of the 119 MPs opposed to the motion to build a third runway at Heathrow. Unfortunately for Greg...

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Chelsea Open Air Nursery – 90th Anniversary Celebrations

Chelsea Open Air Nursery – 90th Anniversary Celebrations

Outdoor learning is at the heart of the core values of the desirably positioned Chelsea Open Air Nursery, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this July. One of only two state funded Early Years schools in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it really is a hidden gem. Nestled in the...

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Second Novichok attack in Amesbury, Wiltshire

Second Novichok attack in Amesbury, Wiltshire

On Saturday 30th June, Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45, became critically ill after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. The South West Ambulance Service arrived at 10.15 am to find Sturgess collapsed. Moments later, they found Rowley in the same state, at approximately 3.30pm. Novichok is reported...

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