Features

  • The Art of Isabelle van Zeijl
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

    Can you see elements of Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites in the work of contemporary artist Isabelle van Zeijl? This article examines her work but for more about the Northern Renaissance (1500s) and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1800s) you can also check out Reflections: Van Eyck & The Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery.  Looking at an […]

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    London’s Art Movements: The Bloomsbury Pre-Raphaelites
    Posted in: Features, Places

    Tate Britain’s Edward Burne-Jones exhibition (until Feb 24) celebrates this Victorian painter as the last of the Pre-Raphaelites. It’s his first solo exhibition at the Tate since 1933, with over 150 of his works on show. This article covers the rise of the Pre-Raphaelites and examines their creative principles. The Bloomsbury area of West Central London comprising […]

  • The Top 3 London Theatres
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    As the final month of the year approaches and you’re spoilt for choice during the festive season, check out our list of the best three London theatres of recent years. Our focus is on smaller Fringe theatres, which are, nonetheless, punching their weight against the best of the West End. No.1 The Etcetera Theatre Founded […]

  • London Zoo: Contributing to Global Conservation Efforts
    Posted in: Features

    WIDELY recognised as the world’s oldest scientific zoo, London Zoo has changed significantly from when it was first opened in 1828. Its purpose back then was as an extensive collection for scientific study and was managed by the Zoolological Society of London (established 1826). The 20,168 animals from 698 species there today are quite different […]

  • New Brit Novels With an Overseas Flavour
    Posted in: Books, Features

    British authors Rohan Quine and J. S. Jones have novels that whisk you away from the humdrum of the UK to more exotic and glamorous locations. The Beasts of Electra Drive Rohan Quine was raised in South London but lived in the USA for over a decade so his transatlantic background filters into the fictional […]

  • How the Great Poets Captured Autumn
    Posted in: Features, People

    AUTUMN is one of the four seasons most commonly associated with romance because of the vision of lovers walking holding hands through leaves shed by trees in parks and woodlands. This is despite the drop in temperature and if anything the colder weather makes hugs and cuddly behavior even more necessary. Spring would probably claim first […]

  • Why Grime Music Is Forever Linked to London’s East End
    Posted in: Features

    FORGET THE 2017 grime hype for a minute and go all the way back to 2001 when a new sound was born on the mean streets of East London. It was the first prominent departure from late 90s UK rap, which copied the accent and beats of the hugely successful American hip-hop that dominated the […]