Hollywood Costume At The V&A From 20 October To 27 January 2013

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‘Hollywood Costume‘ takes over three galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum from this Saturday in a ground-breaking exhibition which celebrates the central role of costume in creating the characters that we see on the big screen. Sponsored by Harry Winston Inc and curated by a team which includes Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis (whose costume […]

Spitalfields Life – Book Review

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Spitalfields Life, published earlier this year, is an intimate literary record of everyday life in the historic area of Spitalfields, just to the east of the City of London. Built up over two years, and the product of over ten thousand posts gathered from spitalfieldslife.com, this anonymously penned tome (authorship is ascribed to ‘The Gentle […]

Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association ‘Heroes & Villians’ Taster Walk


On Saturday 13 October, four of the official London tour guide groups put on a series of free ‘taster’ walks on the theme of heroes and villains. The organisations involved were City Of London Tourist Guides, Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association, Greenwich Tour Guides and Westminster Guides. Settling on the Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association […]

‘Together’ – Celebrating The Life Of Lina Bo Bardi At The British Council Until 30 November

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The sheltered space next the main entrance to the British Council headquarters building just off Trafalgar Square often plays host to art exhibitions – currently on display is a tribute to Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi entitled ‘Together‘. The works contained in the two black corrugated circular structures outside the British Council are by two artists […]

The Household Cavalry Museum – Celebrating The Life Guards And The Blues & Royals


Pass through the archway from Whitehall onto the Horse Guards parade ground, turn right and you’ll find yourself outside the Household Cavalry Museum. Occupying a small section of the 1750 Horse Guards building (which is still the headquarters of the Household Division, who perform ceremonial duties for the monarch), the Household Cavalry Museum looks at […]