Between the Mountain and the Water

Between the Mountain and the Water

Emerging from the riverside in Shanghai, Thomas Heatherwick Studio’s latest imaginative building complex is nearing completion. Planning permission had been granted for two conventional shopping mall blocks. Developer, Tian An China wanted something that spoke to the context of water and the adjacent park. The adventurous design of two tree...

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Sadler’s Wells announces new dance performances and workshops released on its digital stage during COVID-19 cancellations

Sadler’s Wells announces new dance performances and workshops released on its digital stage during COVID-19 cancellations

 Sadler’s Wells  have announced that it will present new dance content for Digital Stage, its free online performance platform, in response to the cancellation of shows across its theatres as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. Sadler’s Wells exists to present dance that engages and entertains, connecting...

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Portraying Pregnancy

Portraying Pregnancy

The exhibition space in the basement is a little cramped and a little claustrophobic, but there is space on the walls on the first floor to hang larger works. The sub-title of the exhibition is From Holbein to Social Media, and underlines how unrepresented this subject has been over the...

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

A bronze plaque by Charles Sargeant Jagger entitled No Man’s Land that was discovered in a house clearance is expected to fetch £20,000-25,000. Jagger is one of the most celebrated sculptors of the 20th Century and following active service in World War One, he is best known for his war...

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Portrait of the ‘accidental inventor’ of bottled beer comes to light at Ewbanks

Portrait of the ‘accidental inventor’ of bottled beer comes to light at Ewbanks

He may look a rather severe figure but Alexander Nowell, Dean of St Paul’s for 42 years throughout Elizabeth I’s reign, had a lighter side to his nature, as the man credited with inventing bottled beer. A cryptic letter that comes with the portrait has led to the discovery of...

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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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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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The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music has done much to ensure the Royal College of Music remains at the top of the Educational Global Music Landscape. The talent nurtured under his fiscal and creative baton is uncompromising in its excellence. Beethoven said; “music is the electrical...

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H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

Hammersmith & Fulham will launch a decade-long arts programme funded by a Cultural Impact prize from the Mayor of London, the Borough has announced. The programme, called Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham, will train young people in music-making and event-producing with the help of industry professionals, according to the Mayor’s...

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Winners announced for underwater photography competition

Winners announced for underwater photography competition

An image of seals swimming under an Antarctic iceberg won top international honors at the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year awards in Coventry on 22 February. The competition had a record 5,500 submissions from 70 different countries. The winning image in the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition was...

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