One of the most important relics of indigenous Viking culture will leave Scotland for the first time in its 1,100 year history to go on display at the British Museum this week.
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Friday 04 March 2011
Theatre: Brian Friel's masterpiece 'Faith Healer' at Bristol's Old Vic is a haunting, mysterious play. Three people telling their version of the same sad story. At Salisbury Playhouse I saw 'The Constant Wife' by Somerset Maugham, a witty period piece about sexual politics. At the Old Vic, I went to see 'A Flea in her Ear', which reminded me of those silent movies with everyone running away from each other at top speed and then bumping into each other anyway...
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Afghan treasures looted from Kabul have come to light nearly 20 years after they were stolen, thanks to an unknown benefactor.
Travel Agenda: Karura Forest; W Retreat & Spa in Bali; British Museum; Singapore; London 2012 Festival
Saturday 26 February 2011
Today: Karura Forest on the edge of Nairobi, opens to tourists with waterfalls, bamboo forest and monkeys (magicalkenya.com)
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
To say that Thomas Love Peacock is an acquired taste is something of an understatement.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec has been described by a contemporary critic as, ‘the quintessential chronicler of Paris’. The work of the artist (1864-1901) immediately evokes the decadent atmosphere of fin-de siècle Paris. And a touch of gay Paree might well rub off on Bedford next month when the British Museum Tour of his work arrives at Bedford Gallery.
Monday 13 December 2010
The cash crisis facing arts organisations nationwide can only be solved by changing tax rules for philanthropic giving, says the Royal Opera House's chief executive, Tony Hall.
Monday 13 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The shimmering brightness of a collection of priceless artifacts from Afghanistan contrasts with the darkness in which they languished for most of their existence.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Anyone who had anything to do with books and libraries and their history over the last 60 years was almost certain to have met Julian Roberts.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Manuscripts containing the ancient Egyptians' manual to the afterlife have been taken out of storage at the British Museum to go on display for the first time.
Thursday 07 October 2010
A Roman helmet unearthed found in a Cumbrian field by a metal detector enthusiast sold for £2.3 million today - almost eight times the estimated price.
Monday 13 September 2010
His uncle funded the multi-million pound Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, while a brother donated an estimated £100m worth of paintings to the Tate and National galleries. And, along with his siblings, he has already given £50m to the British Museum.
Saturday 11 September 2010
A Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter is to go on display in Iran after the government threatened to cut ties with the British Museum if it did not loan the object.
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