Tag: Culture and Press

Sochi shines at start of Olympics

The Sochi Olympics began in spectacular style with a celebration of Russia’s history and culture that included Tzars and Tolstoy; Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshevics; Tschaikovsky…

Eclectic collection

From bling kings to Olympic rings, YDL members toured the vaults of Britain’s vast Government Art Collection. What you put on your walls says a…

A royal residence

Marcela Chavez at Queen Ena’s piano Pierre de Villiers visits the artist wife of the Peruvian Ambassador, Marcela Chavez and discovers a celebration of Peruvian…

Catch it while you can!

A group of lucky Ambassadors were given an excellent tour of the first retrospective of works by American realist painter George Bellows to be held…

Embassy hostage movie “twists facts”

The Oscar-winning movie Argo has caused dismay among former British, New Zealand and Canadian diplomats who accuse Hollywood of misrepresenting the facts about their role…

Not just horseplay

Elizabeth Stewart went on a global couture tour at the International Fashion Showcase to discover why a dark horse ran away with fashion diplomacy’s top…

Olympic guide

The London Olympics are finally upon us. Even if you didn’t manage to secure a ticket, you can still join in the frenzy of multicultural…

Eastern promise

One of the most deprived areas of London, Stratford has undergone a remarkable regeneration. Kenya and Nigeria opted to be part of that story by…

Heart of gold

Olympic fans arriving on the Eurostar step out into King’s Cross, the hip, urban heart of the Capital. Olympic Houses over here will be able…