New Director of Tate Britain Appointed

Tate announced today that Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Britain. Alex Farquharson (45) is the founding Director of Nottingham Contemporary. Under Alex’s leadership since 2007, Nottingham Contemporary has become one of the leading visual arts institutions in the UK. He launched...

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Bike ride to help end female genital cutting

On Sunday 20 September Vauxhall-based charity Orchid Project will host a fundraising bike ride, passing through Brompton Cemetery in Kensington, site of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s grave. The bike ride is a chance for supporters to add their voices to Orchid Project’s campaign to end female genital cutting – and to...

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Children’s hospice charity suffers second theft in less than a year

Local children’s hospice charity, Shooting Star Chase, suffered the devastating theft of a donated item worth £500 from their Guildford shop on 30 July 2015.  It is the second time items of high-value due to raise precious funds for sick children have been stolen from the charity in less than...

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London celebrates five successful years of the Mayor’s flagship cycle hire scheme

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) are marking five successful years of London’s iconic cycle hire scheme today, announcing a free access weekend on August 22-23 to encourage people to try the cycles as part of Santander Cycles’ Summer of Cycling. The free access weekend will allow...

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Lycée Charles de Gaulle honours French Women

Since 2010, as an ongoing project to honour 70th Anniversary of the Call (a famous speech made by de Gaulle in London to the French people) Brigitte Williams has created yearly showcases to honour French Veterans and the shared history between The French and British at the Lycée Charles de...

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Cycling events to cause major road closures

Kensington and Chelsea will come to a standstill on Sunday 2nd August as two major cycling events will cause major road closures in the borough, and across London and Surrey. On Sunday 2 August 27,500 amateur cyclists will leave the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take to the streets of the Capital...

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Bloomburg Summer at the Roundhouse

In just under seven weeks Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse will return with Utopia. The annual festival is dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture with a weekly ‘pay what you like’ day to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to enjoy it. The events celebrate and elaborate on Utopia,...

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Passengers reminded to plan ahead for major work that will improve Victoria line services

Passengers are being reminded to plan ahead for improvement work starting on the Victoria line in two weeks, which will lead to the operation of 36 trains per hour next year. This will provide a train every 100 seconds during peak hours, making the Victoria line the UK’s highest frequency...

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Hospital joins community kitchen garden scheme

The Royal Borough’s two newest community kitchen gardens are in full bloom and already providing lucky gardening residents with a healthy share of their five-a-day. The gardens at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Pond House, Chelsea, are the latest to be added to the Royal Borough’s kitchen garden scheme which...

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Should driving be taught in schools?

Experts, including the RAC, Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and Association of British Insurers, say that driving should be a part of the school curriculum, Auto Evolution reports. They have started a petition on the government site that will gain a response if it reaches 10,000 signatures and a debate in Parliament once...

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