Category Archives: Weekend

Valentino: Master of Couture, November 2012 – March 2013 at Somerset House

If you haven’t had enough of Ballgowns after seeing the V&A Exhibition, you can head over to Somerset House for a  major new show celebrating the life and work of Valentino.  It will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs … Continue reading

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Hidden Spaces and History at Somerset House

Hidden Spaces and History… Somerset House offers hour long tours in which  you’ll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and ‘the King’s Shilling’, as they lead you from the airy lightwells … Continue reading

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The Arch by Henry Moore

After being disassembled in 1996 for repairs, The Arch has been restored at its original location in Kensington Gardens by The Royal Parks and The Henry Moore Foundation. From the Royal Parks:  “The Arch is a six-metre high Roman travertine … Continue reading

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British Museum – Shakespeare Staging the World July 19- November 25th

From the British Museum “The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, … Continue reading

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Billingsgate Seafood School

I’ve written about the great cooking classes at Books for Cooks.   Here is a new idea given to me by creative gift specialist KD, who manages to continually find unique gifts for her husband. The Billingsgate Seafood Training School is … Continue reading

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National Gallery Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

16 hours ago 16 hours ago While October 2012, post-olympics, post-diamond jubilee seems light years away,  one must plan ahead for the Next Big Thing.   One never knows what the next blockbuster show or exhibition is, but in London it is always best to … Continue reading

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Ballgowns: “British Glamour Since 1950” – Victoria and Albert Museum, May 19- January 6

The V&A’s upcoming exhibit ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights in the museum’s new fashion galleries.  It will include dresses worn … Continue reading

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