The Visitor

Hearing a noise she froze, listening, alert. She must not be found here. The boy startled her anew as his nose pressed against the window suddenly, squeaking against the cold pane. She needed him to open the window, to climb…

THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH… NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY MARKS 200th ANNIVERSARY OF WATERLOO WITH THE FIRST EXHIBITION ON THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

Catherine ('Kitty') Pakenham, Duchess of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1814 Copyright: Stratfield Saye Preservation Trust

THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH… NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY MARKS 200th ANNIVERSARY OF WATERLOO WITH THE FIRST EXHIBITION ON THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON   The first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington will open at the National Portrait Gallery,…

Sharing loneliness

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You know, I think it’s the not being able to explain with words that is the hardest thing. Trying to articulate emotions and feeling so others will gain some insight into why you say what you do or act the…

Beginner Halloween Makeup Tutorial| A Day to Halloween Night Zombie Look

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You’re running late on All Hallows’ Eve, but desperately want to hit up a party. You could use a few drinks after a long work/ school week, but you no longer have time to do the makeup for the Halloween…

GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU?

The Earl of Essex, 2014Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London Copyright: Grayson Perry

GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU? 25 October 2014 – 15 March 2015, National Portrait Gallery, London Admission free Sponsored by Coutts A striking display of new works by artist Grayson Perry, interspersed among the nineteenth and twentieth century Collections of…

Interview with Chris Simms – British Author

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He knew about his great-grandfather, Padraig. The giant navvy who, back in the late eighteen hundreds, had gathered enough money through bare-knuckle fighting to get his family out of the Manchester slum known as Little Ireland. – Sleeping Dogs Chris…

Dr Brian May lends rare Victorian 3D photographs to Tate Britain

Dr Brian May lends rare Victorian 3D photographs to Tate Britain

Dr Brian May lends rare Victorian 3D photographs to Tate Britain Michael Burr The Death of Chatterton (red flowers) c.1861 photograph, hand coloured albumen prints on stereo card Collection Dr Brian May Astronomer and Queen’s guitarist, Dr Brian May has lent a…

So, you joined Twitter….. Now What?

Everyone told you to join Twitter, so you did…. you mulled over the right name (which should really be your real name), and you created your account. hmmmmm Now what? Firstly you need to know what Twitter is. Twitter is…

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEWLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF BARONESS BOOTHROYD

Baroness Boothroyd by Brendan Kelly, 2014 Copyright: National Portrait Gallery, London

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEWLY COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT OF BARONESS BOOTHROYD A newly commissioned portrait of the first, and only, female Speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today…

Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language.

Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know or The Weave of Textile Language.

Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language. © Andrew Dunkley, Tate Photography The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle takes place in London this October. It comprises a major exhibition…

How to Do a Knockout Blow-Out, at Home (with Video) #Hair, #DIY

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Tweet Your Perfect At-Home Blowout   You want your hair to look amazing, but money’s tight right now? No one need know that your current “salon” is nothing more than a teeny tiny apartment bathroom. With the right products and a…

30 Amazing Dog Costumes for Halloween

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I still haven’t chosen a Halloween costume for Laika this year – I have been looking around for lots of inspiration though. I’ve been searching high and low – along the way I’ve found a lot of great costumes. These…