Tag: Culture and Press

A river runs through it

Sailing down the Thames from the Festival Pier in the west to the O2 in the east, Olympic fans don’t have to go far to…

Northern delights

The arty north London neighbourhoods of Camden, Kilburn and Haringey provide a heady mix of multicultural communities, leafy parks and bohemian markets to create the…

The Business end

Drumming up business and investment will be a key part of all the Olympic Houses. Not to be left out, the UK and London will…

Keeping it in the family

For the Diamond Jubilee special, Elizabeth Stewart embarked on a trail to find works of art on display in ambassadorial residences that reveal the blood…

All the world’s stage

International productions of Shakespeare’s plays are taking to the stage across the UK. Elizabeth Stewart investigates how British cultural attachés have helped struggling theatre groups…

A special relationship

Ambassador de Vallera with a vibrant watercolour by pre-eminent Anglo-Portuguese artist and friend Dame Paula Rego Touring the treasure trove of art at the Portuguese…

Going underground

Pierre de Villiers finds out how the world’s most secretive and sought-after graffiti artist wound up doing a paint job on the Swiss Ambassador’s garage….

Fun and the Games

The Mayor of London is planning the party for the planet in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics and the diplomatic corps is invited. Here…

Park life

Away from the Olympic Park in the East, London’s Kensington Gardens in the West will be a highlight of the Olympic Experience. The expansive parkland…

Weaving a new future

In the heart of the Rwandan High Commission, Pierre de Villiers discovers a symbol of hope and healing. On 11 April, Rwandans will gather together…