Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Kew Gardens is the most biodiverse place in the world, and the site of a bold marriage of art, science and nature with Dale Chihuly’s dazzling sculptures transforming the Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space since April. This exhibition is coming to a close in October 2019 and photographer Colin Beard captured...

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Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

  It could be argued that this major exhibition of Hitchens’ work, the largest since a retrospective at the RA in 1979, gets better as one wanders through it, culminating in his absorption with abstraction. In my view, the closer he got to the abstracted landscape, the better he became....

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Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton Half Moon – Putney, London Wednesday 21 August 2019 8:00 PM Tickets available £12.50 Advance or £15 Door (tickets available) Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm https://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2019-08-21-edgar-broughton-half-moon-putney His solo, acoustic performance is an emotive, entertaining tour de force containing both old favourites and new songs from the heart. (Half...

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Too Old To Die Young: Nicholas Winding Refn and the strange rebirth of the auteur

Too Old To Die Young: Nicholas Winding Refn and the strange rebirth of the auteur

The established wisdom is that auteur driven cinema went out with the binary 1-2 punch of Heaven’s Gate and Star Wars. Heaven’s  Gate was the foundering of the old New Hollywood ideal, unthinkable millions spent on an hours long artistic vision that nobody wanted to watch, whilst Star Wars was...

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Carnival Round-Up

Carnival Round-Up

 What’s shaking at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival? The streets, no doubt; thanks to its legendary collection of sound systems. Geoff Cowart talks to veteran selector Gladdy Wax about his three decades in the game. Plus, our guide to the impressive array of parties before and after the carnival The...

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Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

The Danish-born artist Olafur Eliasson needs a big canvas for his installations, and Tate Gallery’s new-ish extension has space a-plenty to accommodate his immersive and topical works. Fifteen years ago he packed them in at the Turbine Hall with his Weather Project, which was dominated by a giant sun, with...

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Frieze Sculpture 2019 in Regent’s Park

Frieze Sculpture 2019 in Regent’s Park

  It is billed as London’s biggest sculpture show and ‘a museum without walls’. True, there are no walls, except hedges, bushes, shrubs and trees, but there are reasonably discreet barriers around some of the works, but then these are re-emphasised by red plastic cordons, as though guarding a hole...

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Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Buster Keaton, Badly Drawn Boy and Nosferatu are the latest names confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall’s fourth Festival of Film. Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, comes to the Hall to discuss his acclaimed soundtrack to 2002’s About a Boy, while a trio of silent film classics will be...

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‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

Standing in stark contrast against the perpetual gridlock of Hyde Park Corner stands a somewhat hidden gem. Despite seeing Aspley House frequently, the history and the interior had remained an anomaly for me, and it would appear that this is the case for many Londoners. It would also appear that...

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