Tag: Culture and Press

Best of the rest

BEST OF THE REST CASA ITALIA Home from Rome Casa Italia will be situated at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre just off Parliament Square…

New Protocol Deputy Director

Alison MacMillan has succeeded Jackie Barson as the new Deputy Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office. Ms MacMillan joined the Protocol Directorate in October.

Ciné Lumière reopens

Following a major refurbishment, the Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français has reopened. Icon of the French silver screen, Catherine Deneuve, was there to unveil…

Zaha Hadid unveils Freedom Square

Zaha Hadid likes to push boundaries. But the task of uniting a divided city is one of the greatest challenges yet for the world-renowned Iraqi-born…

Take a walk on the wild side…

Speaking of escaping the diplomatic quarter, why not break out of the Belgravia Bubble and head east to Deptford – site of London’s old Royal…

In the frame

The one good thing about Angela Merkel’s coalition troubles is that we, in London, have the Ammons in post for a little longer. And that…

The search for peace

What could be more inspirational than the true-life story of the secret diplomatic negotiations that led to the Oslo Peace Accord, instigated by our very…

Convention to curb illicit antiquities trade

Heads of mission joined Cyprus High Commissioner Euripides Evriviades at a meeting in Parliament to hear about the Nicosia Convention on Offences relating to Cultural…

Media and inter-faith dialogue

The Embassy of Albania held a panel discussion with Albanian academic Dr Gëzim Alpion and Mr Aaqil Ahmed (right), former head of ethics and religion…

God of small things

Heads of Mission joined Bolivian Ambassador Mr Roberto Calzadilla to celebrate Alasitas, Bolivia’s festival of miniatures, at the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s reception rooms. The…