Month: September 2016

The Battle of Hastings: 950 years

Posted by Published on September 30, 2016

The legendary Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It was a decisive Norman victory. October 2016 will be the 950th anniversary of the epic battle that changed the course of history forever. To mark the occasion, uncover facts…

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As someone who buys more books than he will ever have time to read and as someone who shares his home with a librarian, I am used to being surrounded by large piles of methodically organised books. Nothing, however, could have ever prepared me for my first visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair twelve years ago and the seemingly endless halls filled with shelf after…

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There is something incredibly intimate about looking into someone’s sketchbooks, a raw, naked exposure into the mind of an individual. This was the feeling that I had when I was invited to the National Portrait Gallery for a private viewing (and breakfast) at the Lucian Freud sketchbook exhibition, and I loved it.  Walking into the exhibition space it was nice to actually have some, space that is!…

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Top Art Exhibitions: September 2016

Posted by Published on September 1, 2016

  All over the world, some of the most famous museums and galleries will be exhibiting artwork from renowned artists. From Rembrandt to Kandinsky, find out which exhibitions are coming to a museum near you! The Ey Exhibition: Wilfredo Lam Sept 14, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 The Tate Modern, London The jungle, 1943, by Wilfredo Lam (1902-1982), gouache on paper mounted on canvas, 239×230 cm. Cuba, 20th…

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