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Clockwork Extravaganzas from China

Clockwork Extravaganzas from China

Zimingzhong at the Science Museum. Wherever we travel we take a timekeeping instrument with us. It’s essential: set the alarm clock, catch a train, check in at the airport, schedule a meeting… Modern life would be chaos if we had to rely for our punctuality on the rising and setting of the sun. But centuries…

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UK’s Vibrant Murals and Street Art to go Under the Spotlight

UK’s Vibrant Murals and Street Art to go Under the Spotlight

New Digitisation Project by Art Education Charity Art UK A new project to raise awareness of murals and street art from across the UK has today been announced by Art UK. Five thousand murals will be digitally recorded as part of the art education charity’s latest major project to add works to its free-to-use database…

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Valentine’s at Barnsdale

Valentine’s at Barnsdale

Romance is blooming for Valentines at Barnsdale Gardens. If there is a garden attraction as romantic as Barnsdale we can’t think of one! Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens, is based in the East Midlands and teeming with great ideas you can take back to your garden, whatever the season! February is snowdrop month,…

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Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City

Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City

Turn back the hands of time and discover a beautiful exhibition of mechanical marvels. In the 1700s, China’s emperors collected ornate clockwork automata known as zimingzhong and cherished them for their intricate design and technical innovation. Now, our new exhibition Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City showcases a unique collection of 23 stunning pieces, on display…

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Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens

A Christmas cracker of a treat for garden lovers this December. At Barnsdale Gardens all of the 38 individually designed gardens come into their own no matter what the season. But the magic of December cannot be ignored when it comes to the magnificence of Barnsdale, infact this is one of the busiest months for…

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie at County Hall. ALL RISE! AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING START TO THE YEAR, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S ‘WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION’ WILL EXTEND UNTIL 29 SEPTEMBER 2024 AT HISTORIC LONDON COUNTY HALL AS THE PRODUCTION’S TENTH CAST ARE SUMMONED TO COURT. THE NEW CAST INCLUDES BENJAMIN WESTERBY WHO WILL PLAY THE ACCUSED LEONARD VOLE ALONGSIDE KATIE…

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Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens

The legacy of Geoff Hamilton Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, in the East Midlands, has been enthralling garden fans since 1983, when Geoff Hamilton, the much-loved presenter of BBC Gardeners World, bought a Victorian farmhouse with over 5 acres of land. Barnsdale was Geoff’s ‘great experiment’ in peat-free and chemical-free growing, and so this continues today….

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Meet My Fair Lady in London

Meet My Fair Lady in London

James L. Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter Arnold, Playful Productions and the English National Opera present LERNER & LOEWE’S MY FAIR LADY Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Music by FREDERICK LOEWE Directed by BARTLETT SHER New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved MY FAIR LADY will transfer…

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Peru at the British Museum

Peru at the British Museum

Ancient Peru till 20 February 2022 The Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery The central Andes in Peru, South America, are one of the most geographically rich and diverse regions in the world. To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the independence of Peru in 2021, this exhibition will highlight the history, beliefs and cultural achievements…

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British Museum – World’s Oldest Map of the Stars

British Museum – World’s Oldest Map of the Stars

On show in UK for first time at the British Museum  The world of Stonehenge 17 February – 17 July 2022 Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery Organised with the State Museum of Prehistory, Halle/Saale, Germany The world’s oldest map of the stars will go on display for the very first time in the UK at the British…

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Two Cigarettes in the Dark

Two Cigarettes in the Dark

Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre present Two Cigarettes in the Dark Dame Penelope Keith to star in 2022 UK tour of new play Two Cigarettes in the Dark  by Stephen Wyatt, ​directed by Alan Strachan, designed by Simon Higlett, produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre. This bitter-sweet comedy will begin…

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British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British Museum and Sketchfab collaborate for the first time on a touring exhibition A British Museum Spotlight Loan  Troy: beauty and heroism § Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Reading (till 12 December 2021) § Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey (10 February – 8 May 2022) § The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum (19 May –…

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Heritage Open Days Celebrates Edible England

Heritage Open Days Celebrates  Edible England

10th-19th September 2021 Heritage Open Days (HODs), England’s largest festival of history and culture, will return in September. This year, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, HODs is celebrating England’s culinary customs.  Each year, places across the country throw open their doors and give people the chance to see hidden places and try…

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Nero at The British Museum

Nero at The British Museum

27 May – 24 October 2021 at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery  Nero (r. AD 54–68), the last male descendant of Rome’s first emperor Augustus, succeeded to the throne aged only 16. During his reign of nearly 14 years, he murdered his own mother, his first wife, and allegedly his second wife; it has even been…

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Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa February – August 2021 in Room 90 Featuring around 100 works on paper, the majority of which have been collected by the British Museum during the past decade, this exhibition presents artists from across the Middle East and North Africa who reflect on their own…

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British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

2020 is the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury Year-long programme of Becket events unveiled British Museum to host first ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy A year-long programme of events marking the 850th anniversary of one of the most shocking crimes in European history,…

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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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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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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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