Cairo to Constantinople: Photographs of the Middle East

Cairo to Constantinople: Photographs of the Middle East

The first photographs ever taken of a Royal Tour are displayed in this exhibition. This medium had only been in existence for just over 20 years and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very interested in it. In 1862 the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII), eldest son of...

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Open Art Surgery

Hospitals have been major investors in public art for a long time but now evidence is emerging that art really does have a positive effect on patients and staff. The charities which sit alongside some of the NHS Trusts in London are  keen to highlight that they have been working...

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Top Marques

Top Marques

Evolution is a marvellous thing. From the original basic Benz of 1896 the automobile has evolved into such a sophisticated device that we take its function for granted. Even as enthusiasts, we do not question its capability to start ,stop, turn round and go back. No longer do we ruminate...

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Bottom Bench unveiled in memory of Rick Mayall

London’s most bizarrely situated bench, once located on a traffic island in the middle of Europe’s busiest roundabout system, is being returned as a tribute to comedian Rik Mayall. The bench which featured in the opening credits of the classic comedy series  Bottom has been recreated and unveiled in its...

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Nour Festival of Arts 2014

The fifth annual Nour Festival of Arts, which showcases contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture in several venues across the Royal Borough, was launched in the Mayor’s Parlour last month. The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds and Mr. Abdulla Ali Mohammed Al-Radhi, Ambassador of...

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