Highlights

Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

The National Gallery held a Renaissance-inspired late Friday night with Renaissance Selfies in Room 57 where you were offered makeovers wearing costumes from the1400s &1500s. Also, calligraphy workshops where you could try your hand at the handwriting in the letters shared by Michelangelo and Sebastiano. Any have-a-go-artists were encouraged to visit the Vitruvian Village in […]

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Features

History of East End Boxing
Posted in: Features, Sports & Fitness

Few can argue that British boxing history sprung from within earshot of the Bow Bells as records show that East London has produced more champions across all weights whether professional or amateur than any other place in the country. This history runs deep, as it was Bethnal Green’s bare knuckle world champion boxer Daniel Mendoza […]

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Reviews

Colossal (Film)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

If you’ve ever wondered what else is left for monster movies when we’ve seen King Kong stomping through New York and Godzilla upending Japan, well the genre of the gigantic is turned on its head by a clever and darkly comical film called Colossal. It circumnavigates the blockbuster expectations of fifty-foot aliens, gorillas and lizards […]

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Galleries & Museums

  • Valentine's Late National Gallery
    Valentine’s Late
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    On the most romantic day of the year Valentine’s Late at the National Gallery February 12th offered a programme of love themed art and entertainment. Its normally silent Sainsburys Wing became a mini concert venue of sorts, taken over by traditionally dressed musicians with lutes and drums setting the tone for English court society in […]

  • Red Africa
    Red Africa at Calvert 22
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

    None other than Labour MP Diane Abbott was among the distinguished guests at the February 4th opening party and private view for the Red Africa exhibition at Calvert 22, Shoreditch. It’s a season of art, film and events examining Cold War relations between Africa and the Soviet Union. A combination of history, politics and major […]

  • Greek Legacy to the Rescue?
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    Greece’s geopolitical significance as a corridor between East and West is evident today as refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and much of the Muslim world use it as a passage to Europe but during the reign of its most celebrated ruler Alexander The Great (356 BC – 323 BC) this strategic position allowed him to […]

  • Simon Schama’s Face of Britain (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews

    Historian Simon Schama’s five part series of the same name was recently broadcast on BBC-2 and this exhibition of portraiture featuring powerful figures from British history runs in conjunction with a similarly themed book. The exhibits are divided into Power, Love, Self, Fame and People and it is left up to the visitors to attach […]

  • Black British Art in Action
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    The Black British experience is explored on many levels by this selection from the London Metropolitan Archives. Covering issues such as identify, struggle and broader culture, the work is varied, and incorporates many platforms of expression and creative tools. Its ‘No Colour Bar’ banner underpinning the work of all of these British-centred artists, but also […]

  • First Look – Newport Street Gallery
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums

    Damien Hirst found fame in the nineties as leader/curator of the pivotal British artist movement the YBAs (Young British Artists) well now he’s invested that entrepreneurial spirit into his own gallery. His Newport Street Gallery opened mid-October on, yes, Newport Street, Vauxhall after three years of development and with much media fanfare. Voluminous and clinically […]

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