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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Edward Burtynsky Conversation

The Edward Burtynsky Conversation

We are here at the Flowers Gallery at an exhibition of the new Salt Pans series. Meanwhile upstairs there is a second exhibition entitled Essential Elements which is also is the name of the new Thames & Hudson book written by William Ewing. Can you tell us some more about it? This is […]

by × September 29, 2016 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

The Richmond Arms, Chichester, Sussex

The Richmond Arms, Chichester, Sussex

Strangely the original name of the delightful 18th century building that is now the Richmond Arms was Waterbeach. Apparently it reflects that the coastline, currently some 5 miles away, was once very much closer to its doorstep. It is now more appropriately renamed after the Duke of Richmond who purchased […]

by × September 16, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

William Eggleston Portraits – The National Portrait Gallery, London

William Eggleston Portraits – The National Portrait Gallery, London

Think of a William Eggleston photograph and it most likely will not feature any people. You most likely may recall simple slices of rural American life: a tangle of wires on a red ceiling, a child’s bike, a coke machine, old gas stations or simply a patch of wall. His work celebrated for the experimental […]

by × September 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Conversations

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

Tim, you were Ms. Taylor’s Executive Assistant for more than twenty years, what a great honour that must have been for you. Can you tell us a little about how this role came about, and how you were first introduced to each other? Working for Dame Elizabeth for all those […]

by × September 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

The Goodwood Hotel – Chichester

The Goodwood Hotel – Chichester

A love of hunting brought the Duke of Richmond to Goodwood in the beautiful West Sussex countryside over three hundred years ago. For us the attraction is the historic Goodwood Hotel at the heart of this 12,000 acre estate. It is a pretty stone and flint building on a peaceful country […]

by × September 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books, Travel

Inside – Reading Gaol Opens for Tours, Talks & Art

Inside – Reading Gaol Opens for Tours, Talks & Art

Each narrow cell in which we dwell Is foul and dark latrine, And the fetid breath of living Death Chokes up each grated screen, And all, but Lust, is turned to dust In Humanity’s machine. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde For the very first time in its history, […]

by × September 2, 2016 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Just in case you hadn’t yet noticed, we should point out that Palm Springs is one of the hottest spots in California right now. A whole bunch of new downtown developments have given an extra boost to a desert resort that was already well on the up, and everyone seems […]

by × August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

A Queen does not dress to impress. Having no social superiors she does not need to. Visitors to this year’s Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are in for a sartorial royal treat. Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe will see an […]

by × July 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans’ approach to image-making is fascinating in its non-hierarchical approach to both subject and theme. This, along with his constant desire to push the boundaries of photography as an artistic medium, makes him one of the most interesting and innovative artists working today. A solo show at the Serpentine […]

by × July 25, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

‘I want there to be a human presence without having to depict it in full’ – Cecily Brown Located mid way on the short stroll between two of St James’ art heavyweights – Christies, King Street and White Cube, Masons Yard – are the two spaces of Thomas Dane Gallery. It is […]

by × July 24, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

The Pullman Hotel Liverpool

The Pullman Hotel Liverpool

Location, location, location! OK, Liverpool is not a particularly large city, and it isn’t difficult to be within a reasonable stroll of most city centre attractions, but the best place to stay is surely on the waterfront. And that is most definitely where the Pullman Hotel Liverpool is situated; its […]

by × July 20, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

“It’s the instantaneous light. If you get it right then you get it in the total present tense – that’s what you’re going for, that’s eternity.” Alex Katz The new Alex Katz exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries is a combination of two distinct series of work representing two aspects of […]

by × July 15, 2016 × 0 comments