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MP Magic Socks for All Seasons

MP Magic Socks for All Seasons

MP Magic Socks, a rather classy brand, will launch a new product, MP Merino Wool Socks 37.5, which will keep you feet warm at 37.5°C (99.5°F). That’s a comfy blood temperature. I have been writing food, travel and product reviews for 15 years, and around Autumn time I start presenting Christmas gift suggestions. Those articles…

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Brockmans Gin at Tesco

Brockmans Gin at Tesco

Brockmans Gin raises a glass to Tesco     For the first time, from this month, Tesco is stocking the award-winning Brockmans Gin through over 460 of its stores. Brockmans Gin, made in England,  is one of the best loved super-premium gins in the UK and professionals in the drinks industry love it too: the brand just…

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Cafe Spice Namaste Helping Out

Cafe Spice Namaste Helping Out

Café Spice Namaste adopts Eat Out to Help Out concept throughout the week  Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala have announced that their flagship Indian restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, will be extending the concept of HM Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout its entire operating week, up to the end of August. Café Spice Namaste…

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Ideal Outdoor Creations for Staycations

Ideal Outdoor Creations for Staycations

The team at Jack Dunckley know how important it is to get away on a relaxing holiday and we all probably need this now more than ever! But with the stress of face masks, sanitisers and the possibility of quarantines after our holidays, for many of us, this will not look likely this year. A…

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The Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate

The Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate

In May 2020 the British Museum opens the first major exhibition on the history of the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, through the lens of climate change and weather. The Arctic has been home to resilient communities for nearly 30,000 years, cultures that have lived with the opportunities and challenges of one of the most…

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wagamama Opening and Staying Safe

wagamama Opening and Staying Safe

wagamama announces plans for safe return to dine-in using ingenious innovation  Stay Safe the wagamama Way Oh, how I have missed wagamama. Many of their branches are opening over these next weeks, but one can still enjoy their food via delivery or click-and-collect. wagamama announces plans to re-open their dine-in operation using ingenious sliding screens…

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British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints

British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints

British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints to go on show for first time in 40 years French Impressions: Prints from Manet to Cézanne 20 February – 9 August 2020 Room 90. Admission free For the first time in over 40 years, the British Museum is to mount a major display of its collection of…

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Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans stay-at-home cocktail making treats, ordered without having to set foot out of your home,  is a great solution to the Father’s Day (Sunday 21 June 2020) gift conundrum. Whether he needs a stylish and delectable bottle of gin or some cocktail making gadgets to improve his at-home cocktail creations, Brockmans Gin – The Shop…

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Kröller-Müller Museum reopens on 1 June 2020

Kröller-Müller Museum reopens on 1 June 2020

Great news! One of my favourite museums is opening again! The Kröller-Müller Museum reopens on 1 June! Lisette Pelsers, director of the Kröller-Müller: ‘We are delighted to be able to receive our visitors again. We want to offer them a safe, but also enjoyable and relaxed visit. The peace and space of our sculpture garden…

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Brockmans Gin’s Rewards for Wards

Brockmans Gin’s Rewards for Wards

Brockmans Gin’s ‘Rewards for Wards’ raises £13,700+ for NHS staff   Brockmans Gin’s ‘Rewards for Wards’ initiative has raised £13,740.00. The scheme supported frontline health care workers by donating money to Meals for the NHS. Organisers of the scheme to feed NHS frontline workers have been ‘blown away’ by the generosity of Brockmans Gin and…

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Closer to Vermeer and the Girl

Closer to Vermeer and the Girl

New discoveries and insights from the international scientific examination of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. The scientific examination of Johannes Vermeer’s world-famous painting, known as Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665), has yielded new discoveries and insights. By employing multidisciplinary research, an international team of scientists has brought us closer to the artwork…

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Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin is supporting frontline health care workers by donating money to the not-for-profit organisation Meals for the NHS every time a bottle of gin is purchased from its online Brockmans Shop. Brockmans MD, Guy Lawrence, said: “It’s a time like no other, so we at Brockmans Gin decided to support to our heroic frontline…

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wagamama at Home

wagamama at Home

wagamama today launches wok from home – a simple home cookery guide to help nourish the nation during the coronavirus. Since the lockdown and tightened restrictions to combat COVID-19 the nation has looked to home cooking for family meals. And after just a week without the nation’s favourite katsu curry, yaki soba, vegan and ramen…

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Major Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition in the Netherlands – September 2020

Major Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition in the Netherlands – September 2020

Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition 27 September 2020 to 14 March 2021 To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Aelbert Cuyp (1620–1691) the Dordrechts Museum is organising a major exhibition to celebrate the Dutch artist and his impact on English landscape painters. In the light of Cuyp: Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough – Constable – Turner…

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Currency in Crisis: German emergency money, 1914 – 1924

Currency in Crisis: German emergency money, 1914 – 1924

3 October 2019 – 29 March 2020 The first major exhibition of Notgeld in the UK During the First World War and the following inflation, many German towns issued their own emergency currency, called Notgeld (emergency money). This money, usually in low denominations, was intended to combat shortages in small change at a local level….

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Kew Orchid Festival 2020: Indonesia

Kew Orchid Festival 2020: Indonesia

Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020   Kew’s first ever orchid festival themed on the country of Indonesia • Dazzling displays inspired by Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity •  The festival will showcase Kew’s vital science work in Indonesia to protect biodiversity •  Indonesian music, dance and food during half term and after-hours…

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Troy: myth and reality

Troy: myth and reality

The BP exhibition – Troy: myth and reality at the British Museum 21 November 2019 – 8 March 2020 Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery The British Museum announces its major exhibition for Autumn 2019. The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality will be the first major Troy exhibition in the UK. It will reveal the lasting legacy…

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ABBA: Super Troupers – The Exhibition

ABBA: Super Troupers – The Exhibition

A musical journey into the phenomenon that is ABBA Discover the story of the band, their music and the era they defined  At The O2 from December 6th 2019 – – Monday 31st August 2020 Entertainment Exhibitions International (UK) Ltd (EEI), in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, are delighted to announce ABBA: Super…

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MP Magic Socks are not just for Christmas

MP Magic Socks are not just for Christmas

I have been writing food, travel and product reviews for 14 years, and around Autumn time I start presenting Christmas gift suggestions. Those articles often start with something along the lines of ‘Buy something more interesting than socks this Christmas’. Now I have a suggestion that is more interesting, but it is still socks. It’s…

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Portrait of the artist: Käthe Kollwitz

Portrait of the artist: Käthe Kollwitz

First exhibition of Kollwitz’s work in nearly 25 years comes to London following successful UK tour 12 September 2019 – 12 January 2020 Room 90. Free Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation Organised in partnership with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham   After a successful tour in which almost 90,000…

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