Highlights

British Museum Faces New Calls to Return Looted African Artefacts
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

The Jamaican culture minister’s call for the return of Taino artefacts seized from their country and now owned by the British Museum, has prompted Nigerians to renew their own demands for the return of looted Benin Bronze relics. With the British Museum now in negotiations to temporarily loan them back to Nigeria, we discuss the […]

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Features

London’s Must-Visit Places of Worship
Posted in: Features, Places

The combination of history, cultural value and magnificent architecture make these places of worship amongst the capital’s top attractions. (Look out for one that isn’t even open for worshippers). BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir This awesome-looking Hindu temple is unmissable if you’re heading through Neasden on a 206 bus. So no excuses about being unable to […]

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Reviews

Galleries & Museums

  • 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 BBC2 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 meaning […]

  • 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 […]