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UIG601801 London, Uk, True Colour Satellite Image; ( 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
Culture, History

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 […]


New Year Resolutions not to Break

It’s that time of year to think up resolutions for 2016. (Well, at least for the first couple of weeks in January). Here’s some inspiration from the Bridgeman archive.   Learn Something New Illustrations from ‘A French Alphabet Book of 1814’/ Charles Plante Fine Arts ‘Yearning to learn French? Aching […]

LAL295769 British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War by McBride, Angus (1931-2007); Private Collection; ( 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
Culture, History

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 […]

Prisoners of War, World War One, 1917 (b/w photo), Jacques Moreau (b.1887) / Archives Larousse, Paris, France
Culture, History

Prisoners of World War I

An estimated eight million men were taken prisoners of war (POWs) during World War I. These prisoners, often scarred by their time in the camps, rarely talked about their experiences later in life. Explore historic images and footage from the Bridgeman archive to get an impression of what reality was like for […]

Culture, History

Bridgeman Goes to the Griersons

Last week we were lucky enough to attend the 42nd annual Grierson Awards ceremony in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. It was a star-studded do, hosted by the excellent Sue Perkins, witty and charming as always, but with an added fierceness as she reproached the documentary film industry for its lack of female […]

Stone Hill Center / Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Art, Culture, History

Apollo Award Winner 2014: Explore the art collection of the Clark Institute

UK based arts and culture bible, Apollo Magazine, recently named The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the best Museum Opening (or re-opening) of 2014. In July, the museum, usually referred to simply as The Clark, unveiled their brand new space featuring cutting edge design by Japanese architect […]