From Kyoto to Catwalk: The V&A’s love letter to the kimono 

From Kyoto to Catwalk: The V&A’s love letter to the kimono 

Exceptional fashion exhibits are the V&A’s backbone. Recently, Christian Dior: Designer of dreams, sold out so rapidly that the show was extended for a further seven weeks. Before that, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a transfer from the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, was widely seen as a critical success....

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Coronavirus and its Threat to Culture and the Global Development Interest

Coronavirus and its Threat to Culture and the Global Development Interest

It was no secret that towards the end of 2019, China was battling what could have potentially eradicated half of its population in the space of 6 months. In the early days of 2020, it seemed that the virus could be contained within Chinese borders, to the relief of foreign...

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Genetically modified food and human health

Genetically modified food and human health

Walk down the aisle of any grocery store and you will find an array of products labeled “genetically modified.” While consumers have a right to know the contents of their food, this labeling can be misleading, suggesting GMOs are inherently unhealthy because they aren’t traditionally organic. Food labeling may seem...

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The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

By Doug Shanks Like a minor public school in the fifties, the state continues its war of attrition against individuality. Eamonn Holmes is the latest IR35 scalp losing predictably enough at tier one, his defence that his is a unique offering equally predictably mocked in the tabloids. IR35 has become...

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Bentley Mulliner Bacalar marks return to coachbuilding

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar marks return to coachbuilding

Bentley has taken the wraps of the Mulliner Bacalar, its first two seater in decades. Just 12 of these will be built, each one of which has already been sold. The name comes from the Laguna Bacalar in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, a lake famous for its natural beauty. This is...

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British Surrealism Dulwich Picture Gallery

British Surrealism Dulwich Picture Gallery

Until 17 May 2020 Admision £16 dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk When one hears about the Surrealists, one’s mind instantly races across the Channel to France, Belgium and maybe down to Spain. British Surrealism sounds as incongruous as German cuisine, and yet, in 1936, Roland Penrose, himself a failed painter, organised an exhibition at...

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Mango Tree

Mango Tree

46 Grosvenor Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7EQ T: 020 7823 1888 www.mangotree.org.uk Nestled in the heart of Belgravia, the Mango Tree restaurant promises a culinary experience that is firmly rooted back in Bangkok. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion, diners will experience pure...

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Chinese ceramics and works of art

Chinese ceramics and works of art

Semley Auctioneers holds four sales annually of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, and one area of collecting that has seen a remarkable rise in value since the turn of the millennium is that most revered of hardstones, jade. Jade, which encompasses nephrite and jadeite varieties, comes in a large range...

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