Posts Tagged ‘ National Portrait Gallery ’

Bringing our heritage to a wider audience

Mar 26th, 2017 | By
Bodelwyddan Castle entrance

For nearly thirty years works from the National Portrait Gallery in London have been able to be seen at Bodelwyddan Castle, near Rhyl in North Wales. But no more.



What’s hot: May 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Macchi Pichu, Peru

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world this month



Nobody is gonna rain on my parade

May 30th, 2013 | By

The title of today’s story is the last line and a bit from a song in Funny Girl, a song made memorable by Barbara Streisand. And that’s how I feel about this week.



England celebrates Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

England is alive with the sound of music in 2013, as the year marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976), the world’s most performed opera composer born in the 20th century



London is winning in 2012

Jan 18th, 2012 | By

A couple of days ago, I got offered a job back in Beijing (as regular readers of this website will know, I recently spent a year working in China) totally out of the blue. China is arguably the only country to have emerged from the financial crisi relatively unscathed yet this time around I wasn’t remotely tempted to take up the offer.



Banksy in Bristol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Some may find this hard to believe but the Banksy exhibition last year in Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery made it into the top 30 exhibitions visited anywhere in the world.
That isn’t to belittle Bristol but to show what an achievement it was. It was up against capital cities with vastly bigger populations from which to draw visitors. In fact only one other exhibition in the UK drew more visitors, one on Chinese new art which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Greater London’s population is about twenty times more than that of Bristol yet the Chinese exhibition attracted only about 280 more visitors per day than the Banksy one. And because of the nature of Banksy’s work, the exhibition couldn’t be publicised in advance.