Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner

In 1913, Sir Harry Veitch of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) established the Great Spring Show on the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, London. A resounding success, the event now better known as the Chelsea Flower Show has been … Continue reading

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Last chance to see Barocci at the National Gallery

Back in February, the National Gallery launched a major new exhibition on the Italian Renaissance painter Federico Barocci – showing many of his paintings and altarpieces in the UK for the first time. Described by the Sunday Times as "an … Continue reading

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Explore Brightest London this week

Visitors to the London Transport Museum this Friday (May 17th) have a unique opportunity to attend Brightest London, a special after-hours event where they can enjoy the museum's displays by twilight and also participate in a range of talks, workshops … Continue reading

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Second Chelsea Fringe kicks off this weekend

After a slow start, spring is well and truly upon us. Green-fingered tourists in the British capital are no doubt looking forward to that genuine highlight of the horticultural calendar, the Chelsea Flower Show; this year, however, those whose gardening … Continue reading

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Artisan Wine Fair comes to London this weekend

Bringing together the very best in international wine-growing talent, the RAW Artisan Wine Fair 2013 takes place at the Old Truman Brewery this weekend. An unmissable opportunity for wine enthusiasts to try some of the world's most interesting tipples, this … Continue reading

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The Science Museum brings the Large Hadron Collider to London

Giving visitors the opportunity to "step inside the world's greatest experiment", London's Science Museum has announced a major new exhibition set to open later this year. The Large Hadron Collider is located 100 metres beneath the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. … Continue reading

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La Bayadere at the Royal Opera House

First performed in 1877 in St Petersburg, the ballet La Bayadere is one of Marius Petipa’s greatest works, being a saga of passion, betrayal and redemption set in India. This stunning production is now being brought to the Royal Opera … Continue reading

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Gourmet Street Food in London

Street food has been in existence since the ancient Roman civilisation and has always attracted the attention of people who wish to taste something different from the type of food that they cook at home or what is available in … Continue reading

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Celebrate four years of the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

This weekend should see lovers of fashion and vintage wares flock to the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair, which celebrates its fourth anniversary on Sunday (May 12th) and is holding a unique Vintage Extravaganza in commemoration. Glamour magazine has described the … Continue reading

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Lowry comes to Tate Britain next month

The industrial landscapes and urban scenes of Britain's northern cities are set to come to London next month, with Tate Britain launching a major new exhibition entitled Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life. Until now there has never been … Continue reading

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See Visions of the Universe at the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the world, celebrating Britain's estimable seafaring legacy with a truly staggering collection of historical objects and documents. Now, though, a unique new exhibition sees the museum … Continue reading

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The National Gallery celebrates Vermeer and Music next month

Johannes Vermeer is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Dutch golden age, despite producing a relatively small handful of paintings and achieving only modest success in his lifetime. The 34 confirmed Vermeer pieces that survive … Continue reading

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