Serpentine Sackler Gallery: Duane Hanson

  The first time I saw one of Mr Hanson’s figures, pushing a cleaner’s trolley or carrying shopping, was in the Saatchi Gallery in Boundary Road back in 1997, and then again in the lobby of the Queen Elizabeth Hall a couple of years later, and, each time I was...

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Cahoots

Do you hanker for the halcyon days of mess-tin rationing and Luftwaffe bombardment? Is modern London getting you down? We may have uncovered just the place for you… Just off the hustle and bustle of Carnaby Street is a sign that reads ‘To the Trains’. If you can spot it...

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New Self-Management programme for Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain

Good news for those suffering with Chronic Lower Back Pain. In a pilot study funded by NHS Imperial Healthcare Charity, patients reported that after attending 6 one-to-one sessions of a self-management programme (The Pain Plan) that they felt they were coping better with their pain. Interestingly, the study also discovered...

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Russian Watchmaking

The oldest watchmaking factory in Russia, Petrodrovets, has the distinction of being founded by Peter the Great in 1721 when armed with knowledge from his visits to London he established workshops in the Royal Palace in Saint Petersberg. It evolved in 1962 into the brand  “ Raketa” (rocket).They have their...

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