Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture, Travel

Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Prince & Patron at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

‘I have always been captivated by the astonishing range of fascinating things in the Royal Collection that have been collected or commissioned by my ancestors over the generations. This is what, for me, makes the Royal Collection so special, representing, as it does, the unique craftsmanship and skill of the people who made them. […]

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Photo London at Somerset House, London

Photo London at Somerset House, London

In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

California Captured by Marvin Rand

California Captured by Marvin Rand

Mid century modern is one of today’s most prominent design trends – especially in California. Cruise around say, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and you will find no end of shops and businesses offering original, reproduction or imitation mid century furnishing. Around the world decor, design and architecture reflect a renewed interest in […]

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America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Most histories of modern art in the USA seem to skip through the period after the Great War in Europe. It is easy to do, after all the huge burst in European art movements that occurred in the early part of the 20th Century had by then subsided. The war […]

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Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

The Liver Birds was a hugely popular and ground-breaking British sitcom set in Liverpool which first aired on TV in 1969 running for ten years, enjoying a brief revival in 1996. The series was created by two local trailblazers: Carla Lane and Myra Taylor, who met each other at a […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

You have just completed your inaugural London Exhibition at Asia House. Can you tell us how it went? I think the exhibit went well. A large number of people attended the private view and the talk I had with Professor Gladstone. We did not keep a record of how many […]

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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The George Seaton Conversation

The George Seaton Conversation

George, can you tell us how the Liver Birds Flying Home musical first came into being? It was a chance remark. My dear friend Barb Jungr and I were walking down Hardman Street in Liverpool with the magnificent Liver Birds atop the Liver Building visible on the skyline. Looking at them […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

Ken, you have written several books about The Beatles. Was a biography about their producer, Sir George Martin, a natural next step? Was it always something which you had planned to do? Writing about Sir George was indeed a natural step in my progress towards understanding the Beatles’ art. After […]

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The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

You are now well known for your multi-disciplinary art installations, often based around music. Your latest work is ‘Sky in a Room’ now showing at the National Museum of Wales? Can you tell us briefly how this came about and what we can expect? This is a piece that has been […]

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Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

The coastal region around the Spanish French border is a particularly beautiful and scenic area, and as with Provence the combination of scenery, quality of light and Mediterranean colour made the area a magnet for artists, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. Just on the French side of the border […]

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