Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Presents The Golden Stone Years: A Tribute To Brian Jones

Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Presents The Golden Stone Years: A Tribute To Brian Jones

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely passing of Brian Jones who was often referred to as ‘The Golden Stone’. Born in Cheltenham in 1942, Brian was the founder of The Rolling Stones, and gave the band their name, taken from the track Rollin’ Stone Blues from a Muddy […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford is a formidable voice in the record of 20th century British art. Alongside a deep scholarly knowledge gleaned from his studies at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute as well as art critic for The Telegraph, Bloomberg and Spectator, he has developed long and fruitful relationships with very […]

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The State Dining Room. 
Credit: Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: Queen Victoria’s Palace

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition: Queen Victoria’s Palace at this years Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, will tell the story of how the young monarch turned the unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of […]

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Manchester International Festival 2019

Manchester International Festival 2019

This year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF19) which ran from 4 – 21 July, was one of the city’s most exciting and compelling to date. Beginning with Yoko Ono’s Bells For Peace: the artist encouraged people to join in the free event at Cathedral Gardens, by each bringing a bell and ringing […]

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Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

If ever there was a perfect show for the National Portrait Gallery, then surely this is it. In gallery after gallery we see Cindy Sherman in all her guises and disguises – she occupies hosts of characters from enigmatic film stars to ageing flappers, via Renaissance royalty and vulnerable models. […]

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Exhibitionism: 50 Years of the Museum at FIT

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of the Museum at FIT

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of the Museum at FIT celebrates the 50th anniversary of “the most fashionable museum in New York City”. Founded in 1969 by the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Museum at FIT is a specialized fashion museum best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions. Since its inception, the […]

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Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

‘I love London’ Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother during his on and off stays between the spring of 1873 and the winter of 1876. Van Gogh and Britain looks to expand on this in the first half of this exhibition, claiming his stay exerted a deep artistic influence […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

The old adage is that Dutch people work in Rotterdam, play in Amsterdam and live in The Hague. We had never visited the Hague before and it was not long before we realised why it would be such a great place to call home. Missing the dreadful packed streets, tacky […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Gary Daly Conversation

The Gary Daly Conversation

Gary, exciting times and massive congratulations! Your new debut solo album, Gone From Here, is going to be released on 31 May. Can you share with us why you decided to make a solo album at this moment in time? I always imagined Eddie ( my partner in China Crisis ) […]

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Arts & Culture, Fashion

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

‘There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.’ – Christian Dior – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is the V&A’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Bauhaus Museum – Weimar, Germany

Bauhaus Museum – Weimar, Germany

Weimar is a delightful small and cultural city not only famous as home to Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Nietzsche, but also as the original location of the Staatliches Bauhaus. A century ago, Walter Gropius merged two former art institutions to create the new Bauhaus. Inspired by modernism […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

Minimal Film: The Cinematic World Reimagined Through Graphic Design

Minimal Film: The Cinematic World Reimagined Through Graphic Design

Minimal Film: The Cinematic World Reimagined Through Graphic Design by Matteo Civaschi invites the reader to see cinema from a different perspective. But it is not only a book for film lovers; it will also appeal to lovers of graphic design, too. The book uses Shortology, created by the author, who […]

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