- Created: 14 June 2019 14 June 2019
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The Colour Palace stands stoutly raised up on pillars in all its day-glow glory frankly determined to cheer up visitors regardless of whether the sun is shining or the clouds are spraying us with wintry venom.
The erection of the Colour Palace is to celebrate the winning entry of the open design competition organised by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture.
- Created: 09 May 2019 09 May 2019
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London’s Battersea goes Hollywood for Movie-style wedding
The New ‘B’ is in Battersea, not Bentley
Smart couples willing to pay a little more are now opting for movie style glamour in hiring the most sophisticated luxury wedding planners in the world. Weddings like these may seem out of this world for the average Joe Bloggs like me but for the monied set, they represent a new rising trend in expressing one’s wealth.
Wedding planner Mark Niemierko, who choreographed this extravagant production (should we call it a wedding?) described it simply, saying: “It was epic!”
So next time you see the streets lined with cones, high-end film production crews and directors looking down the barrel of a pro camera lens, check yourself because it’s likely not a movie but just someone you never heard of making a wedding video.
- Created: 22 March 2019 22 March 2019
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Brexit has divided many in the country but there is one thing we all share in common on the subject: we all want a better a brighter future for Britain. The devil is just in the detail of how we get there. One thing many Europeans respect British people for is our sense of pragmatism and sense of fair-play.
Dulwich Picture Gallery’s New Exhibition of Norwegian painter, Harald Sohlberg, resonates between landscape and the painters inner world
- Created: 18 February 2019 18 February 2019
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Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) paintings will be completely new to many in Britain unfamiliar with his work. A contemporary of Edvard Munch, he was born in Oslo (then Kristiania) in 1869 and went on to become a true master of the landscape.
- Created: 06 February 2019 06 February 2019
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In 1956 Parliament passed the Clean Air Act in response to the smog of 1952 when zero visibility and impacted human health became too much to bear. Today we face a similar crisis except that the poison from car engines is largely invisible, but the health effects will be felt by Londoners, and by a much worse degree, our children, for years to come.
- Created: 23 January 2019 23 January 2019
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One of the biggest joys of this trial period, aside from losing 5 kilos and generally feeling less tired, has been the discovery of a wide range of flavours from herbs and spices that I had only ever glimpsed at before. Living in West Dulwich, a trip to Khan’s in Peckham Rye is like sliding through the rabbit hole into a new world of pulses and cooking supplies.
Belly or cemetery?
Meats in curry have always seemed like a waste of time. Cauliflower and peas in a Madras provide the same texture and satiety without the weighty bloated feeling of ingesting chunks of dubious meat. I’m told it is more in line with original Indian recipes too. In fact, a few years ago, during a conference sailing to Casablanca, I interviewed the Indian Swami, and author, Agnivesh. His one really memorable quote was to not “make a cemetery of your stomach by eating dead animals.”
- Created: 08 November 2018 08 November 2018
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"The years have passed like swift draughts of the sweet mead" - Lord of The Rings (1937 – 1949):
Gosnells of Peckham, London’s only Meadery, has launched ‘Make your own Mead’ courses for 2019.
- Created: 01 November 2018 01 November 2018
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Copper Rivet Distillery, based in Chatham, Kent, has launched a Charter which lays down clear standards for how it makes its Masthouse Whisky which is due for release in 2020.
- Created: 20 June 2018 20 June 2018
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Opening it’s doors today (20th June), The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, will play host to many of the UK’s most prestigious galleries. The fairs long history places it firmly on the annual calendar of art selling events in the capital. Collectors traveling from near and far have the opportunity to pick up museum-quality pieces ranging from the likes of Pablo Picasso to travel pieces by David Roberts RA.
- Created: 17 May 2018 17 May 2018
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Canterbury Tales (1387 – 1400): “Her mouth was sweet as braggot ... or as mead”
- Created: 02 May 2018 02 May 2018
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Labour councillors have trashed our local libraries and turned a blind eye to a worsening air pollution problem that is now putting the health of the Borough’s children at risk. In the case of instances like the Carnegie Library, Labour councillors took the votes of those who elected them for granted and pushed ahead with the closure despite the negative impacts on the community that it served.
- Created: 26 April 2018 26 April 2018
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At long last, the Carnegie Library is open but its opening is as controversial as its closure. I popped in yesterday to see for myself. A security guard on the main door exchanged pleasantries and I walked into the main room. Here were shelves of books, computers and tables and a toddler group underway. Another security guard stood near the door to the stairs that led to toilets. He told me they weren’t open yet.
- Created: 19 April 2018 19 April 2018
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Among the many casualties in World War One was Lieutenant William Hope Hodgson, writer of weird and horror fiction, seaman, pioneering photographer, binder of Houdini and teacher of physical culture to the Blackburn police. On 19 April 1918, forty year old Lieutenant Hodgson was killed in an artillery bombardment near Ypres.