Cutting Edge : Modernist British Printmaking

Cutting Edge : Modernist British Printmaking

Between the wars, there emerged a radical and vibrant art movement in Britain called Modernism, using the medium of lino-cut. You may think that Speed and Flight were just two of the subjects touched on, along with Urban Living, At Work and Play, and Pastoral Life, but Claude Flight and...

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The London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture has just begun and runs throughout the month of June. It is big! It is the largest festival of architecture in the world, yet surprisingly is unknown to the general public. Its theme this year is “Boundaries”. This may sound like architectural private language; in...

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Music Round Up: June

Music Round Up: June

Your summer of musical anniversaries beckons as the BBC Proms toast to the 150th birthday of its founder Sir Henry Wood, while “prog rock” royalty King Crimson turn 50 PROMS The Proms get a bad rap. The flag-waving final night is a quirky footnote in what is one of the...

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Beyond the Road at the Saatchi Gallery

Beyond the Road at the Saatchi Gallery

Presumably when the Gregorian chant first exploded onto the theological music scene in the 11th century, there were plenty of old monks moodily complaining about how these young monks were slaves to cynical marketing. Sentiments like ‘it’s not even music; the Old Roman Chant was a proper liturgical plainchant repertory,...

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British Summer Time Hyde Park’s Open House 2019

British Summer Time Hyde Park’s Open House 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has announced loads more free activities to their jam-packed midweek festival Open House running from Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July 2019 In collaboration with The Royal Parks, the free programme takes place between two legendary weekends of music, with headliners including Celine Dion...

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Dinner is Coming at the Waterloo Vaults

Dinner is Coming at the Waterloo Vaults

Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, Game Of Thrones was more than just a ratings juggernaut. Even as the quality became more erratic from about the 5th season onwards, the show’s viewership continued to grow in a manner more reminiscent of bubonic plague than word of...

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Win tickets to British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Win tickets to British Summer Time in Hyde Park

UPDATE: The competition is now closed, congratulations to the victors. British Summer Time is back in Hyde Park for another year of A-list acts, family friendly activities and handpicked developing acts. The festival will start on July 5 and end on July 14, 2019. This is the seventh year that...

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This is MANGA – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI at Japan House

This is MANGA – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI at Japan House

Japan House Until 28 July 2019 Going to another a Manga exhibition, this time at Japan House on High Street Kensington, so soon after visiting the extensive and incredibly impressive collecton currently on display at the British Museum seemed a bit like overkill. After all, even though I am interested...

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Carmen at the Wandsworth Civic Suite

Carmen at the Wandsworth Civic Suite

Georges Bizet Carmen Rogue Opera Wandsworth Oasis at Thirty From 6pm Wednesday 26th June 2019 Civic Suite Wandsworth SW18 2PU We are delighted to work alongside Rogue Opera to celebrate our 30th anniversary with Bizet’s opera Carmen.Carmen is a beautiful and flamboyant classic which fits well with the brand of...

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Pat Barker, Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys, and Catherine Doyle win the Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards 2019

Pat Barker, Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys, and Catherine Doyle win the Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards 2019

The Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards have today revealed the 2019 winners, as voted for by independent booksellers and to celebrate IndependentBookshop Week (15 – 22 June). Winning in the Adult category is Pat Barker with The Silence of the Girls (Penguin), a re-telling of the Trojan War from the perspective of the slave girl Briseis. Catherine Doyle’s The Storm Keeper’s Island (Bloomsbury),...

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