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Angelina Jolie sells Winston Churchill painting for £7m

  The painting was completed by Churchill during the war and shows the mosque with the Atlas mountains in the background. Angelina Jolie just sold a painting previously owned by Sir Winston Chur...
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V&A Museum unveils new courtyard

London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has unveiled its new spaces on the site's Exhibition Road Quarter following a £55 million programme of works.   The complex comprises a new entr...
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London to host free premiere of Iranian movie

London mayor to screen Iranian film in Trafalgar Square on Oscar Night. An Oscar-nominated Iranian movie is being screened in London on the same night as the Academy Award ceremony which the film's...
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New London Design Museum opens

Museum moves to new South Kensington site. London’s Design Museum opens at its new 10,000-sqm base at High Street Kensington on 24 November, following a four-year renovation project costing £83 mil...
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Blue cock in Trafalgar Square

Visitors to Trafalgar Square this summer will be able to gaze at a large blue cock by German artist Katharina Fritsch on the controversial fourth plinth. Fritsch has claimed that the gigantic blue...
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Tate Modern to reprint Damien Hirst catalogue

The Tate Modern is to reprint the catalogue of the Damien Hirst retrospective now showing at the gallery because one of the images is wrong. The reproduction on page 209 of the £35 catalogue,...
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London’s Globe to Globe

To celebrate the World Shakespeare Festival the Globe Theatre in London is staging 37 Shakespeare plays by 37 companies from 37 countries in almost as many languages - from Albanian to Yoruba. The...
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London children to perform with world-renowned orchestras

Thousands of London children are to be given the chance to play with world-renowned orchestras under a new scheme launched by mayor Boris Johnson. The Music Education Fund will enable the capital
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Marble Arch restoration

Marble Arch, the 19th-Century gateway to Buckingham Palace designed by John Nash and based on Rome
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Honour for iconic British comedian Peter Cook.

Recently voted the comedian's favourite comedian Peter Cook, who died in 1995, has been honoured with a Heritage Foundation plaque at the site of the Soho comedy club he opened in the early 1960s. T...
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Barnes Olympic recording studios may close.

International recorded music company EMI is considering shutting down the historic Olympic Studios in Barnes in southwest London because they are not making money,
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Shakespeare’s ‘first theatre’ uncovered.

Excavation works carried out by the Museum of London in Shoreditch have uncovered what appear to be the remains of the theatre where William Shakespeare’s plays were first performed. An open-air...
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London mayor launches Mela event.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched the sixth edition of the Asian community
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Giant artwork covers Tower of London restoration.

The walls of the 1,000-year-old White Tower are now covered by a 23 m by 15 m work of art. The giant black and white drawing by St Albans artist Rydal Hanbury has been realised on the scaffolding shee...
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London Literary Festival at the South Bank.

The re-opening of the 8.5-hectare South Bank Centre following the
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Gormley statues in London.

31 life-sized statues cast from the body of sculptor Anthony Gormley have been erected on top of buildings and walkways around central London to promote his exhibition
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London’s Theatre Museum closes.

The Covent Garden Theatre Museum in the heart of London
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Cutty Sark to be restored.

Work can begin on the conservation of the Cutty Sark, currently moored in Greenwich, thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well as restoration and conservation, the
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Black History Month.

October is Black History Month and there is an extensive programme of arts and educational events across the capital, including an exhibition of work by African and Caribbean designers at the Victoria...
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Roundhouse Theatre reopens.

Londons historic Roundhouse Theatre has reopened following a 29.7million revamp financed by English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Torquil Norman, the inventor of Polly Pocket dolls, who boug...


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