Tag: Anniversary

Waterloo: Commemorating 200 Years

Posted by Published on May 5, 2015

200 years have elapsed since the Battle of Waterloo, a watershed moment in European history that simultaneously ended more than twenty years of war on the European continent and halted French attempts of domination. The 200th anniversary, in June 2015, has inspired a slew of tie-in publishing and commemorative products. There are also grand plans underway to mark the anniversary, including a 3-D film and the…

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 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”  The story of Alice and her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations since it was first published in 1865.  150 years later, Wonderland is no longer simply a children’s story but has spawned an industry with a new Disney film in the works and even more theatre productions, exhibitions and product lines…

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Rio de Janeiro (January’s River), or more widely just Rio, celebrates its 450th birthday in March 2015. Rio is renowned worldwide for being a city of vibrant culture. People from across the globe flocked to the Brazilian destination in their thousands for the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and the city is now preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. There are many factors that…

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Modigliani: The man behind the mask

Posted by Published on January 24, 2015

At the 95th anniversary of Modigliani’s death (January 24) we take a look at the man behind a controversial reputation. Self Portrait, 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani(1884-1920) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Bridgeman Images   Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is often referred to as one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—artists of the twentieth century. Despite his great talent, Modigliani lived a penurious life, which has…

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The Reel East-Enders

Posted by Published on December 22, 2014

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 most popular shows. The everyday lives of Albert Square’s famous heroes and villains have, over…

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A Day to Remember

Posted by Published on November 3, 2014

In her own words Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, recalls taking part in the artistic installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ that sees the Tower of London’s moat filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies.   The day arrived for me to volunteer at the Tower of London to plant the ceramic poppies, commemorating all the British and Commonwealth soldiers…

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World War I was the first conflict on a global scale. It witnessed some of the worst battles in history and, with over 37 million casualties, will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars. Explore an overview of the major European battles fought between 1914 and 1918. Land Engagements: Confrontations on the Western Front Many of the major battles took place on the Western…

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9th November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out our illustrated timeline for all you need to know about the (literal) rise and fall of this famous barricade.   Pre-August 1961 After World War II, Berlin divides into four sectors: an American, British and French sector in the West and a Soviet sector in the East.    …

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