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Discover this Art Deco guesthouse with a strong psychological connection. Sorrel Moseley-Williams put her mind to the task

The thing about... personal stationery

Which act has caused the biggest collective sigh of frustration recently? The answer is yet another re-organisation of area telephone dialling codes. The human animal dislikes change at the best of times, but this seemingly deliberate act is guaranteed to cause wailing and gnashing of teeth. All those change-of-number notification cards; the extra digits in your Filofax; the agony of working out how to re-programme the phone.

Open house for an art deco treasure

Courtauld House, with one of Britain's finest art deco interiors, and the adjoining Eltham Palace in south-east London were formally handed over to English Heritage yesterday to be preserved and opened up fully to the public.

Adrian Jack is bemused by a 1930s night-club setting for Handel

opera Partenope, Lyric, London

Art deco week in Brighton


OBITUARY:Ginger Rogers

I failed to mention in my obituary of Ginger Rogers [26 April] that when she came to England to publicise her autobiography Ginger: My Story (1991) her spirit and energy were still much in evidence, writes Tom Vallance. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, she maintained an exhaustive schedule of interviews and public appearances.

Let's have a warm round of applause

Jonathan Glancey admires the BBC's freshly restored Radio Theatre, new venue for the old quiz shows we know and love

LETTER:Silence with style

From Professor Raymond Levy

Art Deco landmark under threat: The fight is on to save the Beechams Factory from redevelopment. Andrew Gliniecki reports

Conservationists are battling against a leading British architect to save what they believe to be one of the capital's finest Art Deco buildings.

Travel: Five go mad on fantasy island: Burgh Island, with its stylish art deco hotel, was the setting for a Swinging Sixties film. Jonathan Glancey saw it and was glad all over

Beatrice and Tony Porter had never heard of Burgh Island when, on a November evening in 1985, a friend of their daughter rang them to say she had seen an item on local television about a Devon island that was up for sale, complete with a 1929 art deco hotel.

Architecture: New golden age at the Savoy Theatre

When the Savoy Theatre, London, was rebuilt in 1929 in a sensational Art Deco style, it drew some of the classiest theatrical acts, some of the smartest audiences and some of the greatest set designers, dancers, playwrights, composers and conductors of the age. The Great Crash notwithstanding, the Savoy frolicked on, offering its public an escape from depression, marrying the decorative style of Hollywood to the starkness of the European avant-garde. William Walton composed for the Savoy, Thomas Beecham conducted, McKnight Kauffer designed, Lotte Lenya sang and Tilly Losch danced. In between, the D'Oyly Carte company packed the house with perennial revivals of Gilbert and Sullivan.

ICI to relocate from Millbank premises: Demerger prompts sale of headquarters after 65-year occupation

THE change in culture at Imperial Chemical Industries, the chemicals giant, following its demerger was underlined yesterday when the group confirmed it is to move out of the prestige office block it has occupied for 65 years, writes Heather Connon.

The 1939 art deco Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool

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PROPERTY / Living Histories: Homes for a new age: 5 The Thirties House: What Le Corbusier called a 'machine for living in', the Modern Movement's streamlined contribution to 1930s housing, is in stark contrast to the cottagey suburban semi of the period. Both have been suffering from cultural neglect, but a revival may be on the way

PATSY Popham has lived in the White House for 25 years, raised a family of six children within its strange walls, and seen its image change from that of an oddity to an icon. 'No one told us it was ahead of its time when we bought it,' she says. 'It's a year younger than me, and I was born in 1931. I realised it was special because it is such an extremely odd shape and it is such a nuisance cutting the carpets to fit.'

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