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Green Rooms Hotel: Open House weekend, September 2016

An Arts Hotel, the first of its kind in the UK, has opened in The Green Rooms on Station Road, two minutes’ walk from Wood Green Station. Visitors were invited to an Open House Weekend (17-18 September 2016) to see its latest transformation.

The Green Rooms, a four-storey art deco building, was originally built in 1925 by the North Metropolitan Power and Electricity Company as a show room…

Film Review: The BFG

Roald Dahl’s children’s fantasy stories have been enjoyed by children and adults alike. Several of them have been made into successful films, regarded as cinema classics. Now The BFG, written by Dahl in 1982, has been adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg. The pressure is on Spielberg to make a convincing interpretation of this much-loved book. Does his film carry the story’s essence and…

Tate Modern Switch House

The opening of the Switch House at the Tate Modern Extension took place in June. Switch House is designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, also responsible for the existing Tate Modern construction, now known as Boiler House.

Tate Modern Gallery is a hugely popular visitor attraction. It was designed to take 2 million visitors a year when it first opened in 2000. Visitor numbers had…

Exhibition Review: Dutch Flowers

'Dutch Flowers' in Room 1 at the National Gallery marks the onset of spring; the flowering season. But there’s a discomforting undercurrent to these pretty floral compositions of caterpillars, birds nests, insects, fallen petals and withered stems.

The twenty two still life paintings come from the National Gallery’s collection, from 1700s to 1800s and developed out of an increasing interest…

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue fashion magazine is well known for its excellent and often whimsical photography, providing a portal to escape from the everyday and mundane. This display at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates the centenary of British Vogue (1916-2016), taking a journey through the best of these photographs, present and past, sourced from Condé Nast archives.

Well there’s certainly lots to see.…