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Friday 10 September 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
For more than a century, the Hotel Des Bains has loomed over Venice's seafront like an opulent ivory fortress, proudly housing the array of glittering international guests arriving at the city's annual film festival.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
As a young woman Elizabeth Wynne witnessed some of the key events of the 18th century, noting meticulously in more than 40 volumes of diaries experiences from nursing Admiral Lord Nelson following the loss of his arm to the bloody aftermath of the French Revolution. But despite her remarkable life, "Betsey" was lost to history.
Friday 23 July 2010
Having drained London dry, Ackroyd has found a juicy new topic on the Adriatic. In this ironically titled study, La Serenissima gains an Ackroydian gloss, familiar to the many fans of his London: A Biography. Ackroyd's Venice is "the home of the dispossessed and the deracinated".
Sunday 18 July 2010
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Hitler and Mussolini once exchanged fascist salutes in its entrance hall and four years later the monumental, grey-pillared building in Venice's Giardini park was turned into a Nazi shrine displaying busts of the two dictators alongside muscle-bound Aryans sculpted by the Third Reich artist, Arno Breker.
Monday 28 June 2010
The Weekend's TV: Doctor Who, Sat, BBC1<br/>When Moyles Met the Radio 1 Breakfast DJs, Sun, BBC2<br/>The Seasons With Alan Titchmarsh, Sun, ITV1
Monday 10 May 2010
Saturday 08 May 2010
Sunday 02 May 2010
Sunday 02 May 2010
Christina Pluhar and L'Arpeggiata join forces with Corsican vocal ensemble Barbara Furtuna and assorted soloists for a fascinating programme of motets and meditations on the Passion.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Venice has had to endure much over the ages: invading armies, constant floods and marauding tourists. But the evocative lagoon port has drawn the line at the latest assault – the arrival of fibreglass gondolas.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Roughly contemporary with Buxtehude, Matthias Weckmann is another example of the rich brew of Venetian and French influences that coloured the devotional music of the Hanseatic League.
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