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Arts & Culture, Conversations

Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

The Hugh Mendes Conversation

Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

by × November 25, 2019 × 0 comments

Fashion

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile museum have mounted the first serious exhibition to showcase the work of fashion designer, Thea Porter. For nearly two decades, from 1968, Porter created clothes made from sumptuous fabrics that drew much of their inspiration from an exotic view of the Middle East. Born in Jerusalem […]

by × February 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Royal Childhood, Buckingham Palace

Royal Childhood, Buckingham Palace

This year’s special exhibition to coincide with the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, chronicles the lives of royal children over 250 years. Royal Childhood features well-loved toys, treasured family gifts, and outfits belonging to nine generations of the royal family. More than 150 objects are on display, set against a […]

by × July 27, 2014 × 3 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

‘Opposite are row upon row of peeresses mounting towards the very roof: They look like a lovely hunk of fruit cake; the damson jam of the velvet bordered with the clotted cream of ermine and sprinkled with the sugar of diamonds’ – Norman Hartnell – The largest exhibition ever mounted […]

by × July 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Fashion

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

We couldn’t make last week’s press viewing of Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, so took the opportunity yesterday, to spend an idyllic summer’s afternoon strolling around the palace and grounds. This new exhibition showcases gowns from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. By […]

by × July 10, 2013 × 0 comments