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Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens, which opened on 19th April, is the first gallery in the world dedicated to botanical art and is open to the public all year round. The gallery, designed by award-winning architects Walters and Cohen, is exhibiting precious works of art from the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens,...

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The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2008

The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, now in its seventh year, has established itself internationally as the most credible guide to the best places to eat on earth. A restaurant's ranking is decided purely on the votes of a large panel of well respected international judges collectively called The Nespresso World’s 50 Best...

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Patrick Lichfield's Photographs at The Chris Beetles Gallery

Patrick Lichfield is a household name whose photography has graced the world's media for over forty years. Chris Beetles Gallery are thrilled to announce the first-ever selling show of his remarkable work. Lichfield's photography for the Daily Express, Queen Magazine, and Life helped crystallise the 1960s visual aesthetic.

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Roux Scholarship 2008 Won By City Chef

Daniel Cox, a twenty six year old, who works for the fine dining division of Compass Group at UBS in London, was named the 2008 Roux Scholar on April 21st in front of hundreds of the 'culinary glitterati' at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

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The Irish Sale at Sotheby's

Strong prices were seen across the board for the work of Irish artists at Sotheby’s last year and following this, the company is delighted to announce that on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 it will once again present a discerning array of works by the biggest names in the field of 19th and 20th century Irish Art. Among the 118 lots to go under the hammer...

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The Niall Hobhouse Collection at Christie's

Christie's is offering at auction The Niall Hobhouse Collection on 22nd May in London. Contrasts and juxtapositions of Western and Oriental art unite the wonderful myriad of collections within the greater collection and make the sale so exciting. The range is diverse and displays Niall Hobhouse's distinctive taste for objects that are beautifully...

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The Pound In Your Pocket

A new, free exhibition at the Bank of England Museum tackles the topic of inflation with a series of interactive exhibits. The new exhibition The Pound In Your Pocket runs from 17th April to 31st October. The centrepiece of the exhibition allows visitors to take the controls of a balloon and charter it on a stable course to simulate the role of...

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Pamela Kay's Still Lifes at The Catto Gallery

The Catto Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Pamela Kay, one of British foremost still-life artists from 27th April until 11th May. There will be a collection of 50 of Pamela's most recent works in both oil and watercolour, including her renowned floral still-life studies, together with her atmospheric observations of...

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Nature Morte: Photographs by Guido Mocafico at Colnaghi

Nature Morte is an exhibition of recent photographic works by contemporary photographer Guido Mocafico; a collaboration between Bernheimer Fine Art Photography and Hamiltons Gallery. This work not seen in London before is inspired by the Old Master paintings from the Northern European Schools of the 17th Century.

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Bari Kumar at Grosvenor Vadehra

Grosvenor Vadehra is presenting an exhibition of new works by Californian based Indian artist Bari Kumar in his first solo exhibition in the UK. Bari Kumar was born in Adhra Paresh, Southern India, in 1966 but has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1985. Kumar’s work mirrors his personal experience of belonging to more than one culture,...

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The Ramayana: Love and Valour in India’s Great Epic

The Ramayana, one of the world's greatest and most enduring stories, is considered to be fundamental to the art and culture of India and South East Asia and is still regularly performed in dance, drama and shadow-puppet theatres around the world. For the first time over 120 paintings from the British Library’s lavishly illustrated 17th century...

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