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Courtauld Gallery – A hidden gem

Where would you go in London to see the best selection of Impressionist paintings? Tate Britain has some, National Gallery has the better selection including many owned by the Tate. But the choicest selection is hung in the Courtauld Gallery … Continue reading

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Paul Carrack at G-Live

When I turned up at Guildford’s superb new venue G-Live to see Paul Carrack, I couldn’t name any of his compositions or hits. Turns out he’s one of those silent running music giants of the deep. Played with everyone and … Continue reading

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Four is more – a Vermeer feast

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence While I am looking at a Vermeer it is as if the world has stopped and all of the normal daily distractions have been suspended. Before me is calm, clarity and harmony, even if I’m … Continue reading

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What does the ‘i’ in iPhone stand for?

According to Steve Jobs biography it all started with the first iMac, you remember the one with a CRT display and a semi-transparent case in white and aqua blue. Well, it was the first computer that was ready to connect … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry – British Museum

Like autumn leaves falling from the trees, the season of new exhibitions is upon us. Shows to watch out for include: Grayson Perry at the British Museum London 6 Oct 2011-19 Feb 2012. An exhibition called “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman”. … Continue reading

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