West End LIVE is set to return to the stage for 2015

This year’s West End LIVE once again returns to the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. The free musical extravaganza, showcasing the best of the West End, is now the largest event of its type in the world and attracts crowds of more than...

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George Hooper, the idiosyncratic artist

The modern British artist George Hooper will have his works displayed at the 20/21 International Art Fair alongside 60 participating UK based galleries as well as work from a whole host of countries including Eire, France, Japan, Russia, Serbia and South Africa. The fair will be opened by Uri Geller, the internationally acclaimed...

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An interview with ESO principal conductor Kenneth Woods

Mozart’s Requiem: Origins English Symphony Orchestra Academia Musica Choir Kenneth Woods St John’s Smith Square Friday 24 April 2015 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D Minor (K626) George Frideric Handel, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach   An interview with ESO principal conductor Kenneth Woods by contributor James Douglas   It’s the great...

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From Hell

  As historical figures go, Jack The Ripper occupies a strange place in our cultural lexicon. As much a mythological being as flesh and blood psychopath, his permanent anonymity coupled with the sheer brutality of his crimes make him seem unreal; closer to The Joker than Jeffery Dahmer. In addition,...

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The lonesome crowded west

The Lonesome Crowded West, the second album by alternative heroes Modest Mouse presents an America choking on decaying strip malls and broken down motorways, grim suburbs and trailer parks relentlessly swallowing nature until everything is concrete. The prevailing atmosphere of the album is that of motion and travel, of hurtling desperately through a...

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Look who’s back

As far as likeable leading men go, Adolf Hitler is probably not the hero most novelists would settle on, but then Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back is not like most novels. Vermes’ Fuhrer wakes up disoriented in a vacant lot in Berlin circa 2011, with no memory of anything after...

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The International Women’s Forum’s 25th anniversary

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) UK, a social forum and network for women of diverse achievements and interests, will reach the end of its 25 year anniversary come May 27th. To celebrate the Chelsea gallery, on Kings Road, are running an exhibition featuring portraits of 16 of the IWF founders and chairs....

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Chiswick Auctions announce new 20th century and contemporary art sale

A dazzling array of contemporary art and sculpture will be up for sale come Tuesday 28th April. The 20th Century and Contemporary Art sale is opening its doors to the public with a wide array of art, bronze and glass works. Brought to you by Chiswick Auctions, located next to...

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Still Water by Nic Fiddian-Green

A few years ago, when I was cycling past Marble Arch, and saw Still Water for the first time, a monumental bust of a horse drinking, mounted en pointe on its muzzle, I nearly became unsaddled. It was an astonishing sight, redolent of heroicism, bravado and audacity, and unusual for...

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Film is Art: The Magical World of Andrew Sinclair

For one week Timothy Langston, LAPADA member, is showing works by Andrew Sinclair. Pieces of art, history and film; of fantasy transport and the imagination of Surrealism; of cinematic movement as well as static poise will be played out on numerous stage sets at this Pimlico Road gallery. In providing a pictorial history of the 20th...

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