Monthly Archives: June 2013

A perfect year to explore Buckingham Palace

It is rather a patriotic time for the UK, with the London 2012 Olympics taking the nation by storm last year, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee also in 2012, the 60th anniversary of the coronation at the start of this month … Continue reading

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Regent’s Park presents The Winter’s Tale this summer

Fans of William Shakespeare have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Bard's plays in London this summer. If good weather persists, one of the most attractive is sure to be a new production of The Winter's Tale that kicks off … Continue reading

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The Scottish play comes to Shakespeare’s Globe this weekend

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's darkest and bloodiest plays, spinning an intricate yarn of murder, betrayal and paranoia. Fans of the Bard's tragedies, then, should be pleased to hear that a major new production is about to grace the … Continue reading

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Abandoman – Robert Broderick

Abandoman is a multi-award winning troupe that is an incredible hip-hop impro team that creates impromptu raps and songs from a few suggestions of the audience with amazing and sometimes hysterical results. Rob Broderick, an Irish stand-up comedian appeared in … Continue reading

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Second British Animation Film Festival takes place this weekend

The first ever British Animation Film Festival took place in 2012 and was a sell-out success, so this year's expanded follow-up – which takes place on Sunday (June 23rd) – is sure to be an even bigger attraction. Inviting submissions … Continue reading

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See the world’s greatest documentaries in London

This week, London hosts the Open City Doc Fest – a major festival celebrating the art of documentary filmmaking, as practised by some of the world's finest contemporary directors. Fans of boundary-pushing cinema should find a veritable surplus of bold … Continue reading

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Mini Guide to East London England

East London has always been known for its excellence in arts, culture, music and brilliant markets. Considerable amount of transformation of the once-forlorn boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham were carried out just before the Olympic Games of 2012. … Continue reading

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Celebrate comic art at ELCAF 2013

The East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF) 2013 is just around the corner and if last year's inaugural edition is anything to go by, it'll be a spectacular showcase of the very best in indie comics and graphic art … Continue reading

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Explore early Victorian London by bicycle

Back in 2007, Russian historian Sergey Nikitin founded the Velonotte International – a series of nocturnal bicycle tours of the world's greatest cities, exploring their unique cultures and histories. The event's London incarnation – the Velonotte Albertina – was held … Continue reading

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Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in August

Somerset House is one of London's biggest cultural centres, housing institutions like the Courtauld Gallery and no shortage of temporary exhibitions and festivals. In the summer, it's also home to a truly exceptional open-air cinema. The Film4 Summer Screen is … Continue reading

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See royal art at Windsor Castle this weekend

For those wishing to explore England's resplendent royal residences, visiting Windsor Castle is well worth the short trip from central London. Starting this weekend, the palace will also serve as the venue for a fascinating new exhibition. Royal Paintbox: Royal … Continue reading

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Masterpiece London 2013 kicks off in two weeks

Enthusiasts of art, design and antiques are expected to flock to the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital later this month for Masterpiece London 2013 – one of the capital's most prestigious and exclusive art shows. Now in its fourth … Continue reading

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