Churchill Season at Parliament starts this Saturday

Churchill Season at Parliament starts this Saturday

As the critically acclaimed release of ‘Darkest Hour’ hits UK cinema screens nationwide, the Houses of Parliament will be running ‘A Churchill Season’ every Saturday between 13th January and 17th February. Starring Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill, ‘Darkest Hour’ is a British biographical film that casts light on the...

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Prime Minister gives statement on Article 50

Prime Minister gives statement on Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May gives her statement to the House of Commons following the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and officially beginning the two year Brexit process for the UK to leave the European Union: “Today, the Government act on the democratic will of the British people,...

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Incident in Westminster sees four killed and 40 injured

Incident in Westminster sees four killed and 40 injured

A policeman was been stabbed and later died from his injuries in the entrance to the Houses of Parliament, during a House of Commons debate on the Scottish referendum, following an incident on Westminster Bridge with 29 injured and two killed by the attacker in a large car. Twitter reports of...

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Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Worldwide architecture firm, Gensler, has proposed a temporary, floating parliament to accommodate the House of Commons and the House of Lords while an urgent six-year refurbishment takes place. Built between 1840 and 1870, the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, was designed by Charles Barry and...

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Sculpture celebrating women’s votes revealed in Parliament

Sculpture celebrating women’s votes revealed in Parliament

A new light sculpture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the campaign for female suffrage has been revealed in the Houses of Parliament.   The artwork which is called: New Dawn was designed by Parliament’s Artist-in-Residence for Women’s Suffrage, Mary Branson, and will be permanently located above the St. Stephen’s entrance....

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WATCH: behind the scenes at the Houses of Parliament

Take an audio or guided tour inside the Houses of Parliament and experience a unique combination of 1,000 years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture.     For more information, including how to book tours, please visit www.parliament.uk/visiting

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