Tag: Music

Welcome to the psychedelic world of Larry Smart, a trippy smorgasbord of vivid colours and swirling shapes. The Muse Gallery in London just held the first ever solo exhibition on the artist, appropriately titled RETRO-spective, to tie in with the Summer of Love – now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you were unfortunate enough to miss this display of iconic pop legends including John Lennon,…

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This Summer, you can experience all the seasons with exhibitions on Arctic expeditions and Van Gogh’s seasonal works.  Besides weather, July sees a wide range of exhibitions opening up across the globe.  You can enjoy a history lesson in Feminist photography and art from the Civil Rights Movement or visit solo exhibitions dedicated to Bazille, Modigliani and Kyōsai. True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and…

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Larry Smart – RETRO–Spective is the first ever solo exhibition by iconic 60’s pop artist Larry Smart. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this exhibition of original paintings and prints is the first time that the artist’s work has been brought together under one roof – in Larry’s former neighbourhood, Notting Hill.     The works on display present an overview…

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The Jazz Age was a post-WWI movement in the 1920s from which jazz music, dance and a new joie de vivre emerged. Often referred to in conjunction with the Roaring Twenties, this golden decade opened doors for equality, sexuality and liberation until it ended with the onset of the Great Depression in 1929.   Dancing pair with woman in orange from Le Tumulte Noir (detail), pub….

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This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month too. Take a look at some of the upcoming anniversaries in the world of film….

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With the anniversaries of two great baroque composers coming up this year, what better time to revisit this era’s splendour? The Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), whose 450th birthday is celebrated this year, marks the beginning of the period, while the death of German musician Georg Philipp Telemann in 1767, exactly 250 ago, signals its end. The music of this era set the tone for…

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2017 and 2018 sees anniversaries from some of the greats in 20th century classical music, with the centenary of Debussy’s death and the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth.  With these important anniversaries approaching, why not take a look at our profiles of five of the most influential composers and conductors of the 20th century. Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) French composer, considered…

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  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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