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Diving into theatrical history in the 21st century

Diving into theatrical history in the 21st century

Re-building The Globe Theatre at 21 Globe Walk, Bank side, Southwark, South  London SE1 was the brainchild of Sam Wanamaker who came to the UK in 1949, and who died…

Top things to do this summer in and around London

Top things to do this summer in and around London

By Peter May If you are stuck with things to do for a fun day out, here are our top picks: Hampton Court Palace If you are fan of Henry…

Behind the scenes with George I and George II

Behind the scenes with George I and George II

2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian dynasty. In 1714 George Ludvig, Elector of Hanover and descendant of James I, became also King George I of Great Britain, its…

Tate Britain Exhibitions

Tate Britain Exhibitions

‘Folk Art’ comes in all colours, shapes and sizes – from corn dollies, ships-in-bottles and inn signs, to trade symbols, commemorative quilts, Toby jugs and ships’ figureheads. Others spring to…

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) produced only around 300 paintings in his lifetime. Picasso produced thousands, but then he was famous with a ready market. Mondrian’s distinctive grids of black…

The Magic of Veronese

The Magic of Veronese

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice National Gallery Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is at the National Gallery until 15 June. Admission: £14; range of concessions. Tickets: www.nationalgallery.org.uk / 0844-847-2490  …

Pop Art finds a voice in the political world

Pop Art finds a voice in the political world

A founding figure of Pop Art whose experiments with ‘immersive room’ installations and media-charged imagery finally led to high-impact politically aware paintings, Richard Hamilton [1922-2011] ranks among Britain’s most influential…

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia [British Museum until March 23], showcasing 300 exquisitely crafted gold artefacts spanning the millennium from 1600 BC, fascinatingly reveals both the…

Frightfully Thrilling “Faction”!

Frightfully Thrilling “Faction”!

  By Penny Nair Price  “Ghost Stories” has already played to a quarter of a million people worldwide including at Toronto and Moscow venues.  It came to London’s West End from…

Klee’s playful take on Modernism

Klee’s playful take on Modernism

Paul Klee at Tate Modern Paul Klee: Making Visible is at Tate Modern until 9 March. Admission £16.50, concessions. Paul Klee [1879-1940], prolific painter, printmaker, lecturer and writer on art,…

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