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Big Ben – What’s in a Name?
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BRITAIN’S most famous clock tower is to fall silent until 2021 while urgent repairs are completed but here are a few interesting facts about this popular Westminster tourist attraction that looms over the Houses of Parliament. The bell was cast in Stockton-on-Tees 161 years ago this same month, weighing in at a formidable 16 tons. […]

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M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses don’t look anything like Bond girls. This award-winning restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay protégé Michael Reid is too classy for that. And […]

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  • Michelangelo & Sebastiano (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews

    Michelangelo was already scaling the heights of High Renaissance painting and sculpture and engaged in a rivalry with Raphael when he met Sebastiano in Rome in 1511 and took him under his tutelage. They met while Michaelangelo was working on the Sistine Chapel vaults 1508-1512, establishing the Mannerist style which would dominate Italian art. The […]

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