Britten: Remembrance Day at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is set to host a major commemorative event for World War One on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, 2014. On this special occasion, the Royal Choral Society will present Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem and they will be joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Trinity Boys’ Choir...

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Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at the Richmond Theatre

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presented Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at Richmond Theatre last night. The house was full, loud laughter rang out and the atmosphere was electric. Where was the idea born for this play which tells of a hilarious house party? In America, where Noel Coward visited aged only...

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Bricks & Brickbats: transformative architecture

He was also a successful actor and, unusually, a member of two clubs representing different aspects of the social spectrum – the Athenaeum and Chelsea Arts. Joseph Paxton, designer of the most innovative structure of the nineteenth century – the Crystal Palace, so-named by Punch magazine – was the Norman...

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Royal College of Art hosts exhibitions as part of the London design festival

For the 2014 London Design Festival the RCA will be addressing the key issues of sustainability and people-centred design in two free exhibitions across both Battersea and Kensington sites. Festival and electronics waste, air pollution, saving bees, man-made leaves and coral reef erosion are addressed in the Sustain RCA Show...

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Shhhhhh… it’s the secret cinema

For many the word ‘secret’ is fast becoming incredibly superfluous, but for those not in the know, Secret Cinema is a combination of a classic movie club and immersive theatre. Generally for each soiree, the audience members will be given the barest hint of what the film’s theme is as...

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St James’s Palace hosts Country Life Fair reception

The organisers and exhibitors of the forthcoming ‘Country Life Fair’ were welcomed to a reception at St. James’s Palace by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, in his role as Royal Patron of the Fair. The English Countryside and all it has to offer has long been cherished by...

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Whitford Fine Art at the 20/21 British Art Fair

At 20/21 British Art Fair’s 27th edition, Whitford Fine Art is showcasing a selection of artworks from the 2nd half of the 20th century. Works produced at a time when the creative force which arose from the post-war period was expressed widely across different artistic movements.     From Abstraction to Pop, from...

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New heritage gallery to house history in London

London in World War One To tie in with the centenary of the beginning of World War One, the exhibition will include also a poster for a recruitment meeting held at Guildhall in 1914, the first of many to take place throughout the country following the outbreak of war, at...

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Royal Parks host Harvest Festivals this September

The Royal Parks are hosting two free Harvest Festival events – on Sunday 7 September at Kensington Gardens Allotment and Sunday 21 September at Regent’s Park Allotment Garden. The first event from 11am-4pm will take place Sunday 7 September and promises to be a great family day out. Kids can roll...

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V&A announces exciting new list of autumn events

HORST: PHOTOGRAPHER OF STYLE 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 – 4 JANUARY 2015 The V&A presents the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th-century’s master photographers. In a career that spanned six decades, Horst photographed the exquisite creations of couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in 1930s...

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