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

Museums

  • 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 […]

  • Black Representation in Medieval and Renaissance Art
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    It’s easy to become distracted at the V&A. It’s not everyday you have Leonardo da Vinci’s handwritten notebooks within eyeshot, competing with the sensual overload of countless other glorious artefacts and paintings spanning centuries. Within this glory, understated and enlightening, lies the history of the black experience in the medieval and renaissance period. Understated because […]