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Natural History Museum - Dino Skin

Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers or Not?

It is too soon to claim that the common ancestor of dinosaurs had feathers, according to research by scientists at the Natural History Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and Uppsala University. 

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Royal Academy - A Parrot for Juan Gris - Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust Exhibition at Royal Academy

From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Cornell hardly ventured beyond New York State, yet the notion of travel was central to his art. His imaginary voyages began as he searched Manhattan’s antique bookshops and dime stores, collecting a vast archive of paper ephemera and small objects to make his signature glass-fronted ‘shadow boxes’.

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Currently at the National Portrait Gallery is a fascinating photographic exhibition on the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). 

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Serpentine Pavilion_Selgascano

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 Designed By Selgascano

The Serpentine Gallery unveiled its 15th annual summer pavilion on 22 June brining a touch of Glastonbury to Kensington Gardens in the form of a giant multi-coloured tent.

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Kenneth Branagh’s Five-Play Season at The Garrick

Kenneth Branagh’s Five-Play Season at The Garrick

Sir Kenneth Branagh has announced a whirlwind season of five plays at the Garrick Theatre, created by his own theatre company in a tradition dating back to actor-managers. 

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An American President in Ealing: The John Quincy Adams Diaries

An American President in Ealing

The Little Ealing History Group publishes  An American President in Ealing: The John Quincy Adams Diaries 1815 to 1817 The Little Ealing History Group has published a unique local history book based on the diaries of John Quincy Adams, a leading nineteenth-century American statesman and diplomat.

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Frames in Focus Exhibition at National Gallery

Frames in Focus Exhibition at National Gallery

The Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames exhibition marks the first in a series of exhibitions at the National Gallery which will explore specific frame types; bringing together 30 exquisite examples of this distinctive style of frame associated with Venice and the Veneto.

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Akseli Gallen-Gallela, Lake Keitele, 1905

Soundscapes Exhibition at National Gallery

Soundscapes (8 July – 6 September 2015) is part of the National Gallery Inspires programme of exhibitions. Drawn from the National Gallery collection, the exhibitions take a fresh view of National Gallery paintings. Soundscapes has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

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Houses of Parliament - Uk Group Travel Award

Blue Badge Tourist Guides Win Award for Houses of Parliament Guided Tours

The Houses of Parliament Visitor Services Department working in conjunction with Tour Guides Limited and their extended team of Blue Badge Tourist Guides recently won the Best Company or Venue Offering Guided Tours at the recently held 2015 UK Group Travel Awards.  

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Windsor Tourist Guides Award: Amanda Bryett

Windsor Tourist Guides Wins Tourism Award

Windsor Tourist Guides Ltd, run by Guide London/Association for Professional Tourist Guides member Amanda Bryett, has won “Best Overall Walking Tour in Britain” awarded by CIE Tours International.  The company who run round Britain coach tours, mainly for the American market, ask their clients to rate every aspect of their tour. The Windsor town walk achieved a client satisfaction rating of 93.5%.  

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Trooping The Colour

Trooping the Colour – A Royal Birthday Parade

Many of us would love to have a birthday parade with marching bands and soldiers perfectly turned out displaying their marching skills.

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Royal Academy: Summer Exhibition 2015 - Michael Craig-Martin

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Since 1769, famous artists, aspiring professionals and amateurs have submitted their work for the event of the summer – the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. It is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition that had famous artists such as Reynolds, Constable and Turner; amateur artists such as Winston Churchill (1955) showing off their talents at this prestigious event. This is a popular event with an annual 200,000 people visiting the exhibition.  

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