An Elephant in Rome Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City

An Elephant in Rome Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City

Loyd Grossman is a Renaissance man in a Baroque world. Entrepreneur, broadcaster, TV presenter, musician and author, his main interest is in the arts, and having written one book on the American painter Benjamin West, he has turned his attention to Rome, with his opening lines reading, ‘Rome is a...

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Drowning Ruth  by Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

This week brought the first in-person book club gathering since our initial session all the way back in that previous era, known as February. Abiding by the amorphous government guidelines to the best of my ability, I decked out the little courtyard in front of my flat (see also: a...

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Covid-19: The Great Reset

Covid-19: The Great Reset

Covid-19: The Great Reset by Klaus Scwab & Thierry MalleretForum Publishing280pp.paperbackThe most repeated truism about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has accelerated or “exacerbated”, as the authors of this book prefer, societal changes which were already taking place gradually.With the rise of America First, Brexit and...

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London Design Festival 2020

London Design Festival 2020

London Design Festival has now commenced for the 18th year in a row. Though unlike previous years, many of the events and discussions are being held virtually. The festival takes place from 12-20 September, while some of the exhibits will continue into the new year including the annual landmark project. ...

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The Royal Court Theatre to reopen doors with new socially distanced live performance

The Royal Court Theatre to reopen doors with new socially distanced live performance

From Thursday 12 November 2020 the Royal Court Theatre will present six weekly editions of a living newspaper, each edition created and edited by a collective of writers. Living Newspaper is a major writer-based project drawing on the radical history of the Federal Theatre Project of the US – an...

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers at the Design Museum

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers at the Design Museum

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers The Design Museum 31 July–14 February 2021 Tickets: From £16 After the long, pandemic-induced hiatus, High Street Kensington’s Design Museum reopened their doors with one of the first exhibits to open since lockdown began: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. For potential...

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Mesmeranto: The Blackheart Orchestra

Mesmeranto: The Blackheart Orchestra

Mesmeranto The Blackheart Orchestra Esoteric/Antenna ASIN : B07WJR9TFN released 2019 Five stars (essential) There is a paradox at the heart (pun intended on several levels) of this review. One wants to praise the album and then discuss its origins, story, and influences yet this is precisely the sort of work,...

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Wanted: “Head of Placemaking”.

Wanted: “Head of Placemaking”.

If you fail to maintain the tyres on your car and are unlucky enough to hit a cluster of potholes puncturing all four tyres at once, speeding up will not solve the problem of arriving at your destination. You may lose all control and arrive in a ditch at the...

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Alternative Investment: Art.

Alternative Investment: Art.

At a time when traditional markets are experiencing unprecedented turmoil, and investors can no longer rely on their established portfolios, they are seeking alternatives. Art, as a commodity, has long held an appeal to investors for the social caché it holds. In more recent years however, it has emerged as...

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From Print to Profit

From Print to Profit

The Unexpected Fortune You Have at Home: 20 Print Items Worth Hundreds of Pounds We tend to make space in our houses by clearing up things that we might consider not valuable anymore, like old books, magazines, pictures, etc. However, you might have been throwing hundreds of pounds away, as...

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