A painting of the former PM for the National Portrait Gallery tells us much about him
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Sunday 11 July 2010
Friday 09 July 2010
Peace protesters called on senior judges today to let them stay in a makeshift tent village outside Parliament.
Saturday 26 June 2010
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
Antony Gormley has come to embody what we might think of as a "public" artist. You might think about popularity, or the populace when you think of his work: commuters zipping past the Angel of the North on the A1, or last year's One and the Other, his project for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square that saw members of the public standing on the plinth. He is popular, and perhaps feels that his popularity is looked down on by the art world. Is he really an artist of the people, then? Perhaps not.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
It is Trafalgar Square, named after the naval battle of 1805, so it might seem fitting that the space on the square's celebrated empty fourth plinth should be occupied by a memorial of the battle – and, as of yesterday, so it is.
Monday 24 May 2010
A scale replica of HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's ship - in a bottle was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square today.
Monday 24 May 2010
Jurors trying three teenagers accused of killing a 62-year-old man in Trafalgar Square began a fourth day of deliberations at the Old Bailey today.
Friday 21 May 2010
The company which cast two of the lions that have guarded London's Trafalgar Square since 1867 went into administration yesterday, after suffering mounting losses.
Sunday 16 May 2010
As the Football Association team delivered their 1,752-page bid book for the 2018 World Cup on Friday – hoping it would inspire Fifa bigwigs rather than put them to sleep – "legacy" was again a buzzword. While the England bid has been careful to emphasise its lasting benefits for football all over the world, as opposed to merely making the rich richer, the Premier League points out that one of the reasons Germany's Bundesliga has the largest crowds in Europe (as pointed out in Outside the Box last week) is that many stadia were rebuilt or upgraded for the 2006 World Cup, thanks to support from regional and national government. As attendances can fluctuate from season to season when, say, Newcastle are replaced by Burnley, the Premier League uses percentage occupancy as its criterion and claims by that measure to be ahead of the Germans. Clubs close to full houses all season included the top three plus Stoke, Spurs and West Ham. It was also good to know that Lord Nelson is posthumously supporting the bid (a scarf having being hung round the column in Trafalgar Square). Being one-eyed, he would have made an excellent football manager.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
A student accused of killing a gay man in Trafalgar Square said he punched the victim because he saw him strike a girl and feared she might get hurt.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Travel Agenda: Holland House; Heathrow Airport Great British Food Fortnight; new links from Britain to the Mediterranean
Saturday 17 April 2010
Today: Celebrate all things Dutch in London. Holland House, now in its fifth year, marks the national day of the Netherlands with a free party from midday to 8pm in Trafalgar Square. Expect live music, DJs, children's activities, clog-making workshops, a Dutch market and free tours of Dutch paintings in the National Gallery (holland.com).
Monday 12 April 2010
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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