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Was Boris A Good Mayor of London?
Posted in: Highlights, Videos

Britain is in the market for a new Prime Minister. Though it is Conservative Party members who will be making the decision, who they choose will have implications for all of us. With Boris Johnson the clear front runner, it’s worth asking what might a Boris led county look like? Luckily, we have a case study right […]

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View of St Paul's Bankside
Bankside And South Bank, Tips For Summer Along The River
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Galleries & Museums, Movies & TV Shows, Places, Shows & Exhibitions

Bankside and South Bank can both lay claim to being the cultural heart of the Thames. Expect tourists and UK-based visitors to flock there this summer to savour some of the galleries, restaurants, theatre, cinema and riverside sights on offer. Luckily, only a flight of steps separates one from the other so you can quite […]

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People

  • The Silent Children by Amna K. Boheim
    The Silent Children
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, People

    Author Amna K. Boheim shared many intriguing anecdotes about her debut novel The Silent Children during its May 5th launch at Alef Bookstores, Baker Street. Anyone who attended her ‘first chapter reading’ at Novel London back in February would have been familiar with her experiences of switching from investment banking to creative writing. Novel London are […]

  • Hilma af Klint
    Painting the Unseen
    Posted in: Highlights, People, Shows & Exhibitions

    Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint’s emergence as a pioneering painter mirrors the career progression of many of her predecessors who were fated to remain undiscovered till after death. However, she may have had a hand in this. She died in 1944 but asked that her work not be shown publicly till twenty years after […]

  • 400 Years Since Shakespeare
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Events & Festivals, Highlights, People, Videos

    May 3 marks the death anniversary of poet, writer and playwright William Shakespeare. Shakespeare 400 commemorating four centuries since his death saw celebrations kicking off in Spring across London from Shakespeare themed displays, pop-up performances and special shows amidst all things Shakespearean. A series of  short film projections all along the Thames on his birthday […]

  • Maha Ahmed: A Seed Once Planted
    Maha Ahmed
    Posted in: Highlights, People, Shows & Exhibitions

    Central Saint-Martins College of Art graduate Maha Ahmed is no stranger to these shores having studied and lived in the UK but her inspiration comes from her birthplace of Pakistan. Her series of miniature paintings currently being exhibited at Asia House honour the tradition of miniature paintings which emerged during the Mughal rule of the […]

  • Charlotte Bronte
    Celebrating Charlotte Bronte: 1816 – 1855
    Posted in: Features, People, Shows & Exhibitions

    Born two hundred years ago and destined to leave an indelible mark on English literature, Charlotte Bronte’s birth and legacy is celebrated with a fascinating new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. It includes the few paintings she actually sat for in her lifetime and also personal items such as letters and signatures. Few would […]