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Lighting up the Edinburgh Fringe

One of the most striking sights at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the blow-up light installation called Mirazozo, by the Architects of Air, a giant inflatable maze in which natural light is filtered to create jewel-like patterns and colours. … Continue reading

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Vintage at Southbank Centre

This weekend, dust off your dancing shoes and slick your quiff because designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are bringing their award winning Vintage festival to the mighty Southbank Centre in London. Held over three days, the festival celebrates art, music, … Continue reading

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Seaside surprises: the renaissance of Britain’s coastal resorts

At one stage it seemed the British seaside had gone the way of bubble perms and £1 notes. With the advent of the package holiday in the 1960s and the lure of sun-kissed European beaches, Brits who had been content … Continue reading

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Sharks again? Yes! Over 100 miles from the sea…

This famous fish out of water is simply known as ‘Untitled’ or the Headington Shark. It appeared overnight in a quiet suburb of Oxford on 9 August 1986 much to the bewilderment of local residents. The local council was not … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Art Studios – Open Studios

Down behind the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium in London, you’ll find a vibrant community of contemporty artists at Wimbledon Art Studios, Britain’s largest art studio complex. This weekend, over 130 emerging and established artists open their studios for 4 days, allowing … Continue reading

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Ancient graffiti at the Tower of London

Graffiti isn’t all about ne’er do wells with spray cans defacing bus stops. The urge to leave one’s mark was as strong in our itchy-fingered ancestors as it is in the marker-wielding tykes of today. And some of the most … Continue reading

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What do Bristol and Hollywood have in common? Cary Grant, of course

Apologies for another film post but I’ve been thinking about movies all week and only just found this out. The silver-tongued megastar, Hitchcock favourite and all round legend, christened Archibald Leach, was actually born in the West Country. Grant may … Continue reading

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Things that go pop, whizz and bang at the Kinetica Art Fair

Last night I went along to the opening of the Kinetica Art Fair at Ambika P3 in London which showcases electronic, sound and light, robotic &  kinetic installations and new media art works and installations from all over the world. … Continue reading

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Monument to the unknown artist: not your typical boring bronze

I was mooching around the back of London’s Tate Modern the other day when I came across what looks like a bog standard bronze statue. Gently berating myself for failing to translate the statue’s Latin inscription, non plaudite modo pecuniam … Continue reading

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Not keen on Royal Wedding tea towels? Try these instead

What better way to commemorate the nuptials of Kate and Wills than with these rather splendid plates? The tongue in cheek crockery goes on sale at KK Outlet in London from 15 January.

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