Month: May 2016

The runway fashion shows had us psyched six months ago with what to wear this summer and it is finally time to ditch the jumpers and refresh our wardrobes. Although we usually think of new trends as, well, new, most of the current “it” looks are actually recycled from decades past. You may remember that the biggest trend of autumn 2015 was the ’70s, and while…

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Vintage bicycle posters

Posted by Published on May 30, 2016

First printed around 1895, vintage bicycle posters originated in countries including France, England and America, coinciding with the rising popularity of poster advertising and cycling as a pastime.  The posters were first distributed by bicycle manufacturers, creating beautiful artworks that evoke the joy of jumping on a bike and hitting the road, whether for sport or more genteel pleasure. Over a century later, with cycling…

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Queen Elizabeth on Camera

Posted by Published on May 27, 2016

On 4th June 2016, the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. This year will be a particularly special occasion as it is the Queen’s 90th – she is the longest lived British sovereign in history. Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary life with footage from the Bridgeman archive: The Royal family with Churchill on VE Day in 1945: Churchill at Buckingham…

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Before blockbusters, before stunts and special effects, there were magicians. People that could disappear in front of a crowd, get rid of handcuffs in less than 3 minutes, or even get away from a cell without any keys. The 31st of October 2016 will mark the 90th anniversary of the death of the most famous magician: Harry Houdini. A man whose name is now synonymous…

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As you do on a Monday morning in marketing you browse your colleagues calendars to see when and where they will be going. There is always a trade show they will attend, a client they will visit, a nice exhibition opening they are invited to… Guess where the Bridgeman Berlin Team will be going the 11th and 12th June? Not in the Dog House (ah….

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The Home Rule movement emerged in Ireland as a backlash against the the 1801 Act of Union with Britain. Home Rule was the name given to the process of allowing Ireland to have more say in how it was governed – freeing them from the rule of London and thus appeasing those in Ireland who wanted to have more home derived power. It came to dominate British…

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First, a bit of history: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. The movie is the first live-action film to feature both Batman…

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Football: Our Beautiful Game

Posted by Published on May 10, 2016

Dive into the history of England’s football glory with the National Football Museum’s collection of memorabilia. Preparations are underway for a 1966 World Cup exhibition.     Manchester United is not the only reason for a football fan to head northwards; Manchester is also the new home to the National Football Museum, which proudly presents the finest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled by Harry Langton,…

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8 May 1945 was Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and it marked the formal conclusion of Hitler’s war. Celebrations erupted throughout the world, captured by newsreel footage and photographers. The final document of unconditional surrender was signed at General Dwight Eisenhower’s headquarters in Reims on 7 May. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and King George VI wanted Monday 7 May to be VE Day, but in…

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Photography is coming of age as an aesthetic discipline. Now in its second year, Photo London filled Somerset House with photographs from every era. Let us take you on a journey through pivotal photographic landmarks from the last two centuries. 1816: Nicéphore Niépce, a French inventor, who created the first internal combustion engine, combines the Camera Obscura with photosensitive paper to create the world’s first…

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