Author Archives: Natasha Blair

About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.

Plymouth celebrates 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

Plymouth is primarily known as the place from where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked on their voyage to America, and this year the town is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. In the eighteenth century Captain James Cook set … Continue reading

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Think you know about Chinese Food?

Read my latest article featured in the Magazine Connection magazines

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Gauguin at the National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery Paul Gauguin is known for his vibrant pictures primarily painted in Polynesia but he also painted portraits and more. The first-ever exhibition devoted to his portraits has opened in the Sainsbury Wing of the … Continue reading

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Director of the Munch Museum describes Munch’s The Scream as particularly relevant to Brexit

Edvard Munch: love and angst opens at the British Museum on Thursday 11 April, 2019 London is experiencing an exciting time with the opening of so many vibrant art exhibitions. Opening on Thursday, 11 April at the British Museum is … Continue reading

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Van Gogh opens at the Tate Britain

The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain The Van Gogh and Britain Exhibition which has opened at London’s Tate Britain brings together the largest group of the artist’s paintings to be shown in the UK for nearly a decade. It … Continue reading

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Own an Andy Warhol polaroid

The Bastian Gallery in the heart of Mayfair has opened with an exhibition of over 60 polaroid pictures taken by Andy Warhol. The photographs which are quite small 4.3″ x 3.4″ are preparatory works for Warhol’s silkscreen portraits. The majority … Continue reading

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

The latest must-see exhibition to come to London is Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams which opened at London’s Victoria &Albert’s Sainsbury Gallery. The exhibition, the largest and most comprehensive, to be staged in the UK on the House of Dior … Continue reading

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Pierre Bonnard opens at the Tate Modern

Considered one of the great colourists of the early 20th century an exhibition by Pierre Bonnard of 100 of his works : the Colour of Memory has opened at London’s Tate Modern. The exhibition shows how he constructed vibrant landscapes … Continue reading

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Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Having the opportunity of visiting the Queen’s Gallery is an experience in itself as the complex is part of Buckingham Palace of which the chapel is now the Nash Gallery. Two exhibitions Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs and Shadows of War: … Continue reading

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Major Collection of Impressionist Art opens at London’s National Gallery

I must confess that, as a lover of Impressionism, being invited to the opening of the Courtauld Impressionists ‘From Manet to Cezanne ‘ at London’s National Gallery which opens tomorrow 17 September was a definite must.  The exhibition is made up … Continue reading

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