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Dedicated Follower of Fashion? Don’t miss Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’

The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in […]

SPH317792 Sign in Desert by Mann, Robert (20th century); Private Collection; © Special Photographers Archive; Canadian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Forty days & Forty nights

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on […]

UIG601801 London, Uk, True Colour Satellite Image; (add.info.: London, England, UK. True colour satellite image of London, the capital city of UK. Image taken on 19 June 2000 using LANDSAT 7 data.); Planet Observer/UIG;  out of copyright
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The Reel East-Enders

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s […]

LAL295769 British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War by McBride, Angus (1931-2007); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Man and the Moment: Tommy Atkins -- His First Christmas at the Front. British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 415 (27 December 1969).); © Look and Learn; British,  out of copyright
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The Christmas Truce of 1914

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange […]