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The Dream Festival Line Up

Posted by Published on August 23, 2020

August/September is festival season, and while organisers have started to think about measures that can be taken in the wake of the COVID pandemic, it will still be some time before we can see music festivals returning to normal. Whether you’re still reveling in the hazy, haphazard memories of Glastonbury, lamenting the loss of live shows both indoors and outdoors or gearing up for when festivals…

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Lumiere London is an annual light festival that highlights the capital’s spectacular architecture and streets, with over fifty works created by visionary UK and international artists. The aim is to transform the city and change the way we think about public space. This year Lumiere is taking place over four evenings, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2018. To celebrate the return of this light…

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Spain‘s political turmoil with Catalonia has been at the forefront of the news recently but there’s so much more that the country can also be remembered for. Spain is one of the most vibrant, cultural places in the world – the country of fiestas and festivals! From religious occasions like the Semana Santa to literally painting the town red with La Tomatina and the Wine Battle of Haro, there’s lots to enjoy throughout the year. Explore the Bridgeman archive for all the things that make Spain rich in culture, including Spanish-born artists and beautiful landscapes. See below for our curated…

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Chinese New Year 2018: The Dog

Posted by Published on August 9, 2017

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year as it’s also known, will take place on the 16th of February 2018 and will honour the 11th Zodiac sign, the Dog. It is regarded as the ‘Spring Festival’ in modern Mainland China and is the country’s most important traditional festival. The date has great importance worldwide as hundreds of thousands of people gather to wish each other good fortune and health for…

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5 Film Anniversaries in May

Posted by Published on April 28, 2017

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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8 Reasons to HATE Valentine’s Day

Posted by Published on February 13, 2017

Here comes the overly commercialized, pressure-laden holiday we all love to hate. There are many reasons to dread the annual, bright-pink festival of sap so let’s commiserate!  If you are a woman… Reason #1: You can’t moan about it. If you are single, then people assume you are a spinster with two cats. If you are in a relationship, people assume you’ve hit a rough…

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Dreaming of an austerity Christmas?

Posted by Published on November 30, 2016

Banish Bleak Houses and turn your thoughts to times past with 10 thrifty ways to have festive fun this Christmas. 1. Make your own mince pies The kitchen was a beehive of activity in the Victorian family home. The mass production of kitchen tools such as pastry cutters and biscuit tins during this century reflect the Victorian taste for baking. We know it’s easy to…

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted by Published on November 30, 2015

What are you getting your true love for Christmas? Here’s some gift idea inspiration from the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song: 1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree 2. Turtle Doves Turtle doves stay with their partner for a lifetime and hence symbolise true love and loyalty – the perfect gift for your significant other. 3. French Hens Ooh la la! This image would look…

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This autumn the V&A will present a series of exhibitions and events that will delve into the rich and varied culture of South Asia, past and present. The India Festival marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery, which displays some of the most important objects from the V&A’s South Asian art collection produced between the 16 – 19th centuries. The V&A’s programme…

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Exclusive Giveaway! As part of Bridgeman’s collaboration with Wilderness Festival, we are giving away a special limited edition print of the Wilderness map, designed by Bridgeman Studio Award 2015 Winner Nik Van Es. How to Win Post a picture of yourself holding the map on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WildMap to be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize. The…

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