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Ring Around The Moon at The Playhouse Theatre

A new production of Jean Anouilh's Award-winning comedy Ring Around The Moon, adapted by Christopher Fry, will open in the West End at the Playhouse Theatre on 5th February. Directed by Sean Mathias, the play will star JJ Feild, Belinda Lang, Angela Thorne, Fiona Button and Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, who will head a cast also featuring Emily Bruni,...

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Renoir at The Theatre - Looking at 'La Loge'

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's La Loge (The Theatre Box), 1874, is one of the masterpieces of Impressionism and a major highlight of The Courtauld Gallery's collection. Its depiction of an elegant couple on display in a loge, or box at the theatre, epitomises the Impressionists' interest in the spectacle of modern life. In celebration of The Courtauld...

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Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

London – Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Wednesday, 6th February will offer an unrivalled selection of 55 works of art from both the European and American Post-War era, together with major stars of the Contemporary world. Featuring masterpieces from some of the most renowned names in 20th Century Art including Francis...

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The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008

The Orange British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 10th February at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. They will be hosted by Jonathan Ross for the second year running. The Film Awards will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and broadcast on BBC1.

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Antiques for the Future III at Norman Adams Ltd

'Antiques for the Future III' is a selling exhibition of contemporary furniture by 12 of Britain's leading Designer-Makers, which follows the success of previous exhibitions where Norman Adams Limited has introduced collectors to leading-edge contemporary design within a domestic setting. Pieces from three leading British contemporary silversmiths...

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London Air Ambulance Launches a 24 Hour Service

Thanks to generous donations and fantastic fundraising efforts, London's Air Ambulance (LAA) service has launched a new 24-hour weekend rapid response service that will save even more lives during the hours of darkness across the capital.

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Toby Ward's One Man Exhibition of Recent Paintings

Leading British contemporary artist, Toby Ward is to hold a one man exhibition of his recent paintings at The Catto Gallery, London from the 3rd through to the 24th February, 2008. A collection of 35 canvases offer unique vignettes of 'real life' populated by people and places 'living their lives' all drawn from this artist's vivid imagination,...

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Chris von Steiner Exhibition at Strychnin Gallery

There's a door, somewhere. A door that opens on a white and silent world, where every secret is kept frozen under snow and ice. There's a kingdom, somewhere. A kingdom wherein there lives a sad little boy, waiting for some brave stranger to deliver him from his icy castle.

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Heather Pocock and Lil Tudor-Craig at Francis Kyle Gallery

For her third exhibition with Francis Kyle Gallery Heather Pocock ( born London 1954) has brought together paintings produced over some five years which have their origin in time the artist spent in two profoundly contrasting environments: on the Isle of Mull off the north west coast of Scotland and in Namibia in south west Africa. In both...

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Andrew McAttee at Forster Gallery

Andrew McAttee is launching his much anticipated riotous new work in his solo show Anti-Gravity at the Forster Gallery. The highly collectable artist's work delicately balances dreamy otherworldly landscapes with his trademark psychedelic palette in vast pop art canvases that will dominate the East London gallery.

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Ivor Abrahams's Sculptures at The Mayor Gallery

This February, the Mayor Gallery will showcase a retrospective of the work of Ivor Abrahams, R.A. The exhibition will trace through the different periods of Ivor's work, beginning with his early painted figurative sculpture of Bathers, alongside his most recent creation 'Totems of Suburbia' - taking his earlier pieces investigating the kitsch...

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A Touch of Dutch - Royal Fans From The House of Orange-Nassau

The first opportunity to view this amazing collection outside the Netherlands, the exhibition "A Touch of Dutch – Royal Fans from the House of Orange-Nassau", is taking place at The Fan Museum from 29th February to 25th May. Displaying fans that have belonged to four generations of ruling monarchs, as well as intimate portrait miniatures and...

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China in London 2008

Preparations for the 2008 China in London season are now well underway and this year will see more organisations, galleries and museums taking part than ever before. The season, now in its third successful year, is organised in conjunction with the Mayor of London and aims to engage businesses and creative organisations in China.

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Exhibition of New Work by Tibetan Artist Nortse

Rossi and Rossi will present recent work by the Tibetan artist Norbu Tsering, known as Nortse, in their gallery at 16 Clifford Street, Mayfair, London W1, from Thursday 14th February to Saturday 22nd March. In recent years Fabio Rossi has travelled extensively in Tibet and China and met many young Tibetan artists whose work shows an exciting...

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Modern Chinese Art - The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection

This is the first showing in London of a unique collection of Chinese art formed by the great scholar and connoisseur of Chinese painting in the West, Michael Sullivan, and his wife Khoan. The Sullivans' collection includes art acquired over a period of sixty-five years, beginning with the work of artists who were refugees in the province of...

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Twenty American Faces and Virginia Woolf

“Her face told her entire story to me, and that’s what attracted me…[these are] people who have overcome hardship, people who have enormous faith…I’ve seen faith - I know this sounds naive, but I think that’s the key to life. You see life running over people the way glaciers move over continents, scratching their experiences into the geography of...

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