Ballet National de Mexico De Amalia Hernandez – At the London Coliseum

Here are a few highlights of Ballet National de Mexico at the London Coliseum that celebrates the splendour of Mexico, one of the most deeply layered and culturally diverse countries in the world. The night began with a thunderous masculine war dance that shook the entirety of the London Coliseum....

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Bloomburg Summer at the Roundhouse

In just under seven weeks Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse will return with Utopia. The annual festival is dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture with a weekly ‘pay what you like’ day to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to enjoy it. The events celebrate and elaborate on Utopia,...

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Serpentine Pavilion 2015

I went to the World Expo in 1992 in Seville, the same year Spain staged the Olympics in Barcelona. Everybody said the Spaniards couldn’t possibly get it together in time; maybe manãna – and yet they put on a brilliant show. Entering Seville is like opening an oven door, even...

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Calling London’s Young Poets! The Search is on for the next Young Poet Laureate for London

Are you passionate about your poetry? Can you write about the rhythm and rhyme of the city? Do you want to develop your style, your confidence, your career? Spread the Word, London’s Writers’ Development Agency is delighted to announce that they are now looking for the next Young Poet Laureate...

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Passengers reminded to plan ahead for major work that will improve Victoria line services

Passengers are being reminded to plan ahead for improvement work starting on the Victoria line in two weeks, which will lead to the operation of 36 trains per hour next year. This will provide a train every 100 seconds during peak hours, making the Victoria line the UK’s highest frequency...

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Hospital joins community kitchen garden scheme

The Royal Borough’s two newest community kitchen gardens are in full bloom and already providing lucky gardening residents with a healthy share of their five-a-day. The gardens at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Pond House, Chelsea, are the latest to be added to the Royal Borough’s kitchen garden scheme which...

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Alice in Cartoonland

Exactly 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodson, penned Alice in Wonderland and Sir John Tenniel, the pre-eminent Victorian Punch cartoonist provided the illustrations, which many people today think of as being definitive. However, since then, there have been numerous attempts by graphic artists, cartoonists, caricaturists, animators and satirists...

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Should driving be taught in schools?

Experts, including the RAC, Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and Association of British Insurers, say that driving should be a part of the school curriculum, Auto Evolution reports. They have started a petition on the government site that will gain a response if it reaches 10,000 signatures and a debate in Parliament once...

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