Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani Collection

The Mughal Emperors’ vision beyond the battlefields of conquest gave the world a wondrous legacy of priceless treasures. The Mongols conquered and ruled many countries, including most of Northern India, during the early 16th century until the late 18th century. Their Emperors were not only warriors, but aesthetes, patronising Science...

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“London schools envy of the nation”

On the 1st of December, Ofsted launched its annual report for 2014/15. The report paints a national picture of the performance of schools, colleges, and further education and skill providing institutes. London has performed particularly well, with improvement in the proportion of children attaining a good level of development in...

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Pupils Don Festive Jumpers in Charity Fund-raising Drive

Inspiring Portland Place School pupils and staff recently sported their favourite Christmas jumpers accompanied by their most comfortable slippers to raise funds for two national charities – Save the Children and Shelter. This festive themed activity rounded off a host of seasonal activities which included the school’s annual Christmas show,...

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The Royal Opera House presents La Traviata

“A toast to the pleasures of life!” – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers...

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BP Portrait Award 2016 competition opens for entries

The National Portrait Gallery is inviting entries for its BP Portrait Award, an international competition, run to recognise outstanding and innovative work being produced by artists of all ages in portraiture. Now in its 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery, the Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting...

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