Category: Art

David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain

2017-02-17 12:09:53

Tate Britain today announces the world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney, opening February 2017. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition will celebrate Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. Following its presentation in London the exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will tour internationally to Paris and New York. David Hockney (b.1937) is unique in British art for...Read more

Craft holidays for the over 50s

Craft holidays for the over 50s Are you contemplating a trip where you can not only relax but hone your talents towards your favourite arts & crafts? A craft holiday is a terrific way to meet new friends and perhaps turn your hand to new skills, whether a novice or experienced in your chosen craft there are plenty of options open to you. Home or overseas, duration of stay, individual craft or taster courses? Here are a few to consider....Read more


2016-05-20 20:53:38

Papercutting The best in papercutting. Have you seen an advert for a new car company called CarWow, it looks like a great idea for buying a car but what struck us was their fabulous ad. The advert features a spinning wheel which revolves to take you through the most stunning papercutting art to explain how the company works: ‘Wheel-o-trope’Director: Richard Chaney Papercutting has evolved at an incredible rate over the last few years with arts ts now producing the...Read more


We can thank legendary French crooner Sacha Distel for the schoolyard favourite of the 1950s ‘Scoubidou’, the art of knotting plastic strips together to form colourful bracelets. Distel's hit song Scoubidou coined the name originally adapted from the US song  ‘Apples, Peaches and Cherries’. Scoubidou also know by other names including boondoggle ,gimp, lanyard, scoubi, scoobie, and rex-lace originated in France in the 1950s and became quite the fad in 60s Britain. The art is enjoying a renaissance however many of...Read more

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit commemorative issue coin

2016-02-29 12:51:55

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit commemorative issue coin Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit will appear (in a serious of four coins to be released by The Royal Mint) on commemorative issue coins, the newly minted silver 50p coin created by Royal Mint designer Emma Noble is to be released to honour the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth in 1866. We’ll soon be able to purchase our shopping (even vegetables to annoy Mr McGregor) with ‘normal’ versions of the coins which will...Read more

The largest exhibition of The Queen’s dress and accessories will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse The largest exhibition of The Queen's dress and accessories ever shown in Scotland will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 April 2016, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. It is one of three separate special exhibitions entitled Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe to be held at Her Majesty's official residences during 2016, each displaying a...Read more

In the Age of Giorgione-Royal Academy of Arts

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In the Age of Giorgione The Sackler Wing of Galleries 12 March – 5 June 2016 2009-2016 Season supported by: In March 2016, the Royal Academy of Arts will present In the Age of Giorgione, a focused survey of the Venetian Renaissance during the first decade of the sixteenth century. The exhibition will shed new light on this pivotal period, which laid the foundations for the Golden Age of Venetian painting. It will bring together around 50 works from public...Read more

Simon Schama’s Face of Britain

2015-11-24 14:52:52

Historian Simon Schama has joined with the National Portrait Gallery curators to take a fresh look at the Collection and present a cross-period exploration of the history of Britain through portraiture. Focusing on the themes of Power, Love, Fame, Self and People, he asks what makes a successful portrait and what this tells us about the individual and collective psyche of the time. Developed in partnership with the BBC, Simon Schama’s Face of Britain coincides with the broadcast of a...Read more