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Weekend of Friday 31 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, July 31, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL - ICON AND INSPIRATION
What: In this online lecture, Alexandra Epps gives an illustrated talk on the extraordinary story of art and the artists who helped rebuild an icon. Online event facilitated by the Barbican Library
Discover the extraordinary story, a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern. Experience the work of many of the world-class artists associated with its treasures, including Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink...


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Weekday of Thursday 30 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 30, 2020, In : July 


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY The Royal Academy of Arts, or as it is often abbreviated, the RA, was founded in 1768 by a group of artists headed by portrait painter Joshua Reynolds. Under Reynolds, the academy functioned as a school aimed at teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture to young artists. It was in 1868 where the RA made its final move to permanent quarters at Burlington House where it remains today. The largest work in the Collection is a series of three murals by Sir James T...


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Weekday of Wednesday 29 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, In : July 


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ROYAL AIRFORCE MUSEUM LONDON What & when: Reopened on July 6.The Royal Air Force Museum London (Colindale) celebrates and commemorates the Royal Air Force. Three new innovative galleries explore the first 100 years of the RAF, its role today. Visitors are invited to imagine its future contribution and technology. Multi award-winning First World War in the Air Galleries, Historic Hangars and Bomber Command Hall are also open. What’s new: Please refer to our London homepa...


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Weekday of Tuesday 28 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
LONG VIEWS OF LONDON: OUT OF THE MAW

What: London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

20th century London was a place of extremes: wealth and want, war and peace, destruction, and rebuilding... In this talk we look at the tumultuous London of the 20th Century. Through LMA’s picture archive we will visit a L...


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Weekday of Monday 27 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, July 27, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
TATE GALLERIES
What & when: All four of our galleries are reopening today 27 July and you can now book a ticket to visit!

What’s new: To make sure we can open safely, all visitors will need to book a timed ticket online for both the free collections and the paid exhibitions.

Price: Free entry in galleries. Check their website for exhibits’ rates.

Become a member: Join as a Tate Member for a year of free entry to our shows.
Reopening FAQs: https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/freque...


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Weekend of Friday 24 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, July 24, 2020, In : July 


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Dickens Museum When: Excited to be reopening our doors tomorrow, Saturday 25th July! Price: Adult: £9.50 Concessions (Students and Seniors): £7.50 Child 6-16 years: £4.50 Children under 6 years: Free


Opening hours: We are opening Friday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm with staggered entry at 15 minute intervals. Please note, it is essential to book tickets online in advance. Last admission into the historic house is at 4pm. Please note, the shop closes at 5pm. Link: https:/...


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Weekday of Thursday 23 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 23, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST THE ROYAL MEWS, BUCKINGHAM PALACE What: Home to historic royal carriages and one of the finest working stables in existence. The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is responsible for all the road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family. When: Discover this living part of Britain's heritage, open from February to November each year. We will be welcoming visitors again from 23 July. Price: Adult - £13.00 / Combined visit to The Q...


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Weekday of Wednesday 22 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
Somerset House reopening
What: Somerset House has re-opened to visitors. This includes the critically acclaimed free exhibition Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi extended through the summer, the magnificent courtyard, and the on-site café Hej (takeaway only). Re-opening plans meet all current government guidelines, which will be reviewed and updated regularly. It’s a beautiful building and is a popular film location. You may recognise it as the London home of t...


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Weekday of Tuesday 21 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
The Barbican Centre Art Gallery and Conservatory are now open.
The Art Gallery will welcome visitors back with Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a photography and film exhibit that explores the ways in which masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed.

In line with government guidelines, new safety measures will be in place and tickets will need to be booked online.
Who: Nick Adams, nick.adams@barbican.org.uk
Link: https://www.barbican.org.u...


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Weekday of Monday 20 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, July 20, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
Today we are looking at some of the world’s best music available:
Support UK’s grassroots music venues with #saveourvenues What: There are over 400 grassroots music venues in the UK that are at imminent risk of being closed permanently. #saveourvenues brings together artists who want to help, with the venues they love, and provide an easy way for music fans to financially support the resultant live streams. When: ongoing Who: info@musicvenuetrust.com Link: saveourvenues.co...


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Weekend of Friday 17 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, July 17, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
Osterley Park
Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London and is a National Trust property and has now reopened. Described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by Robert Adam for the Child family (owners of Child's Bank, the oldest independent financial institution in the UK) Osterley Park was created as a place to entertain and impress their friends and client...


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Weekday of Thursday 16 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 16, 2020, In : July 

Flash Briefings The Garden Museum The Garden Museum has now reopened. It explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.


The museum was founded in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary's, the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570-1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history.


There is a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts which give...


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Weekday of Wednesday 15 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, In : July 
Flash Briefings

Calling all early risers - get your swim suits ready as the Hampstead Heath ponds have now reopened.


Hampstead Heath offers some of the best outdoor swimming spots in the country. The majority of the ponds on Hampstead Heath are fed by the headwater springs of the River Fleet which starts in Hampstead. Three of the main ponds are now large freshwater bathing/swimming ponds


Initially the Sessions will take place in the mornings, 7-8am and 8.30-9.30am and are hoping to gradually ad...


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Weekday of Tuesday 14 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, In : July 

Flash Briefings

8pm tonight Museum Showoffs - Virtual Event
Eight museum workers will astound and intrigue you with insights and intrigue from the world of museums - this month online rather than on a stage. Compere - Naomi Paxton – actor, magician, expert on suffrage plays and owner of an inflatable duck costume. Guests include:

  • Jane Hoy tells the rags to riches tale of world famous sculptor John Gibson (Walker Art Gallery, Royal Academy et al) and his queer artist friends in 19th Century...

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Weekday of Monday 13 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, July 13, 2020, In : July 

Flash Briefings

The National Gallery has now reopened.
'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' Exhibition which reunites his Classical painting series for the first time in over 400 years.
See masterpieces by Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi and more in the newly-opened Julia and Hans Rausing room, one of the largest rooms in the Gallery, room 32.
All visits, including to see the collection, now need to be booked online, in advance here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/plan-your-visit  ...


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Weekend of Friday 10 July

Posted by London Tour Guide Hazel Baker on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, In : July 

Flash Briefings

La Bohème - The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 

Richard Jones’s recent production for The Royal Opera perfectly captures the vulnerability of youth amid the harshness and glamour of a big city. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet and Mimì, a seamstress, meet they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Rodolfo is painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimì needs, and so separates from her le...


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