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Culture24

For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly

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Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

Going to London over the summer?  I recommend visiting Tate Modern to take in the latest EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay.  Her career spanned much of the twentieth century.  Often working with husband, Robert Delaunay, they developed a distinctive abstract style

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 28/05/2015

Word & Image.  Art, Books and Design: from the National Art Library Edited by Rowan Watson, Elizabeth James and Julius Bryant. I first saw this lovely book in the V&A bookshop and decided it was a ‘must buy’ for our

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Fashion Museum, Bath

Took advantage of a work trip to Bath to visit the Fashion Museum. The current exhibition, Georgians: Dress for Polite Society, is fabulous including sumptuous dresses and beautifully embellished gowns and even coats for men.  It was interesting to see

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Free entry to Charles Dickens’ birthplace this Saturday

To mark the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is offering free admission this coming weekend.  On Saturday, there will be special events throughout the day, including wreath laying with the Lord Mayor

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Beautiful, Bookish, Beaulieu

Last Thursday, a band of adventurous staff set out by minibus (after only a short delay caused by being blocked in by a huge delivery lorry full of metal stuff) in the direction of the New Forest. Their destination? Beaulieu,

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Home is where the Art is

A Visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth If you like Victorian art then you are in for a treat. Go for the day from Portsmouth or make a weekend of it and visit the gallery on Saturday

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Museum Day

Sunday is Museum Day – why not take a break and visit one of the many museums in or near Portsmouth this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of all those we know about …

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The Scream

It was on this day in 1994 that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream was recovered after having being stolen three months earlier from the National Gallery in Oslo. Last week a pastel version of the work became the most expensive

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Cracker

Just down the road from the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum has a little game called ‘Cracker’: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/games/cracker.aspx

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