Category Archives: Culture

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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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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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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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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