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Colonel Blood - The Man Who Stole The Crown Jewels

Thomas Blood (1618-80) was a celebrity in his own lifetime, even though this celebrity was based on infamy. The son of a prominent Irish family (his grandfather was MP for Ennis and the owner of Kilnaboy Castle), Thomas Blood was a professional soldier and a Justice of the Peace. Like many others during the troubles period of the civil war, he...

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Great Escapes

In the year which sees the sixtieth anniversary of the Great Escape, the Imperial War Museum is to open this new special exhibition on the 14th October featuring some of the extraordinary escape attempts made by Allied servicemen from German prisoner of war camps in the Second World War. This unique exhibition will look in detail at the fact and...

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Black British Style at The V&A

Black British Style at the V&A is the first exhibition in the UK to explore the style and fashion of black people in Britain and their impact on British culture over the past 50 years. Opening on 7th October 2004, Black British Style focuses on dress, fashion and styling across all aspects of black British culture and life.

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Celebrating Porters English Restaurant's 25th Birthday - Part Four

The second is that it is a tourist restaurant; why is there always a strange assumption, particularly by the major food guides and restaurant reviewers, that English cuisine is only appreciated and consumed by visitors to this country? What absolute nonsense, the vast majority of our customers have been British to the core, and many have been...

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Raphael - From Urbino To Rome

This is the first major exhibition of paintings and drawings by the great Renaissance painter, Raphael (1483 - 1520), to be held in Britain. In little more than a decade (1500-1513), Raphael transformed himself from a competent master of provincial church decoration into one of the greatest painters who ever lived. His remarkably lucid...

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Future Face Exhibition at The Science Museum

The Wellcome Trust will present 'Future Face', a major new exhibition at the Science Museum, curated by Professor Sandra Kemp, Director of Research at the Royal College of Art, running from 1st October 2004 to 13th February 2005.

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Fashion Frox

There are few unique events in London, but ‘Fashion Frox’ has to get pretty close, when it opens on Sunday 24th October 2004 for the fourth time, Britain’s finest Vintage dealers will be converging on Grays Antique Market. The dealers offer an extraordinary collection covering over one hundred years of fashion - gorgeous frocks, gowns, textiles,...

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London Sparkles in Champagne Awards

The Trophee Gosset Celebris will be residing in London again after it was announced that Putney Bridge has been awarded the UK top prize in the 2004 competition. The winners were announced by Beatrice Cointreau, CEO of Champagne GOSSET, at an awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons London on 27th September. Runner up was the Harrow at Little...

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