Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer.   The Queen’s Gallery. Buckingham Palace. Until 14th February. 2016. Divine frivolity and incongruity, so often apparent in peasant life, appealed to 17th century Dutch Artists. They portrayed rumbustious fun in village taverns and the contrasting peace of domesticity....

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Brasserie Joel, Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1

Even the most ardent North London cabbie could not complain about going “Souf of the water” to get to Brasserie Joel, situated on the roundabout on the south side of Westminster Bridge. This was once the Island Block, the annex to County Hall, and seat of the Greater London Council....

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Mega-basement plans still going ahead in RBKC despite ban

A series of mega-basements planning applications are still being put forward to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) despite the council winning a historic battle last year to limit the scale of basement development. The ban was put in place throughout the Royal Borough after the builds were...

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Natural History Museum hosts David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive

The Natural History Museum has collaborated with Atlantic Productions for David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive, an incredible 360 degree virtual experience which takes visitors on a journey through the world’s greatest coral reef. Travelling deep beneath the waves, esteemed broadcaster David Attenborough guides viewers through the natural wonderland using...

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New dementia-friendly ward at St Mary’s Hospital expands care program

A new ward specially designed to support dementia patients has been opened at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It’s one of a programme of developments to improve care and support for patients with dementia, their carer’s and families. Hospitals can be particularly disorientating...

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