Rembrandt's personal drawings coming to Dulwich Picture Gallery

A book containing two personal entries by Rembrandt will travel outside of the Netherlands for the first time since its creation in 1652, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light (4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020).

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Dulwich Picture Gallery opens it shining new Techni-Colour Dream Palace

The Colour Palace stands stoutly raised up on pillars in all its day-glow glory frankly determined to cheer up visitors regardless of whether the sun is shining or the clouds are spraying us with wintry venom.

The erection of the Colour Palace is to celebrate the winning entry of the open design competition organised by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture.

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Can you go too far with wedding planning? (This is how the uber-wealthy do it!)

Planning a wedding day is as much about expression and creativity as it is about love and longevity. How you choose to do it will be noticed by your nearest and dearest and, no doubt t, they’ll love you for it. The uniform wedding format seems to have fallen out of favour with contemporary wedding planners as they conjure events that are a cross between an Oceans 11 movie and a Mexican carnival.

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London’s Battersea goes Hollywood for Movie-style wedding

London’s Battersea goes Hollywood for Movie-style wedding

The New ‘B’ is in Battersea, not Bentley

Smart couples willing to pay a little more are now opting for movie style glamour in hiring the most sophisticated luxury wedding planners in the world. Weddings like these may seem out of this world for the average Joe Bloggs like me but for the monied set, they represent a new rising trend in expressing one’s wealth.

Wedding planner Mark Niemierko, who choreographed this extravagant production (should we call it a wedding?) described it simply, saying: “It was epic!”

So next time you see the streets lined with cones, high-end film production crews and directors looking down the barrel of a pro camera lens, check yourself because it’s likely not a movie but just someone you never heard of making a wedding video.

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London’s art scene prepares for the Summer Olympia Art & Antiques Fair

Opening it’s doors today (20th June), The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, will play host to many of the UK’s most prestigious galleries. The fairs long history places it firmly on the annual calendar of art selling events in the capital. Collectors traveling from near and far have the opportunity to pick up museum-quality pieces ranging from the likes of Pablo Picasso to travel pieces by David Roberts RA.

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Event: Theatre Deli announce The Great British F*ck Off Festival

Brexit has divided many in the country but there is one thing we all share in common on the subject: we all want a better a brighter future for Britain. The devil is just in the detail of how we get there. One thing many Europeans respect British people for is our sense of pragmatism and sense of fair-play.

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A dispiriting visit to the new Carnegie Library

At long last, the Carnegie Library is open but its opening is as controversial as its closure. I popped in yesterday to see for myself. A security guard on the main door exchanged pleasantries and I walked into the main room. Here were shelves of books, computers and tables and a toddler group underway. Another security guard stood near the door to the stairs that led to toilets. He told me they weren’t open yet.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery’s New Exhibition of Norwegian painter, Harald Sohlberg, resonates between landscape and the painters inner world

Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) paintings will be completely new to many in Britain unfamiliar with his work. A contemporary of Edvard Munch, he was born in Oslo (then Kristiania) in 1869 and went on to become a true master of the landscape.

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William Hope Hodgson; cult writer, war hero, child seaman

Among the many casualties in World War One was Lieutenant William Hope Hodgson, writer of weird and horror fiction, seaman, pioneering photographer, binder of Houdini and teacher of physical culture to the Blackburn police. On 19 April 1918, forty year old Lieutenant Hodgson was killed in an artillery bombardment near Ypres.

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