Category Archives: Culture

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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Going back in time – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Based on the South Bank a few paces from the Tate Modern I am ashamed to say I had never been to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Taking advantage of the wonderful weather I was fortunate enough to obtain tickets for Othello … Continue reading

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V&A’s latest exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

An exhibition of the life of Frida Kahlo has opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I love her vibrant, distinctive paintings. While this exhibition is more about the person, exploring her life as a child with her family up … Continue reading

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Impressionist view of London at Tate Britain

Impressionist Art seems to be everywhere. Opening today at Tate Britain is an exhibition of French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904). With the theme Impressionists in London, the exhibition containing over 100 paintings and sculptures highlights what life was … Continue reading

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Cézanne at the National Portrait Gallery

Cézanne  – Portraits of a Life Cézanne is well know for his landscapes, but less well known is that he also painted over 160 portraits. A major exhibition of over fifty, from collections around the world opens at London’s National … Continue reading

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New Sainsbury Wing at the V&A opens with Opera Exhibition

This year’s must see exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics opens this Saturday at the new Sainsbury wing of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London’s South Kensington. There are several reasons to go. Firstly to see the new Sainsbury … Continue reading

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The Royal Mews and Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

#Buckingham Palace is a must-see for everyone whether a Londoner or a tourist. Sadly the Royal Mews and the #Queen’s Gallery, which are part of the Palace should be included, but are often overlooked. As a Londoner, although I was … Continue reading

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Leonardo to Rembrandt Drawings at NPG

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt opens at the National Portrait Gallery. An exhibition of 48 portrait drawings by some of the most talented Renaissance and Baroque artists working in Europe during the 17,18 and 19th centuries, some of which have … Continue reading

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Synagogue in Plymouth is nominated Trip Advisor’s top Tourist Attraction

Nominated by Trip Advisor as Plymouth’s top visitor attraction, the city is home to the oldest functioning Ashkenazi Synagogue in the English speaking world.  Its added attraction is that it has a Royal connection. The synagogue dates back to 1762 with … Continue reading

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Bucharest and Southern Romania

#ExperienceBucharest It is hard to imagine what the people of Romania endured under the Communist regime. Whole areas of the city were destroyed, and people moved out of their homes, on the orders of their former dictator Nicholae Ceausescu to … Continue reading

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