Tag: Culture and Press

Getting to the heart of Hajj

Opening the blockbuster Hajj exhibition at the British Museum has been a journey in itself for HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al-Saud. Ever since the…

Fashion with Seoul

They’ve dressed Lady Gaga and their quirky designs have featured in Vogue, Elle and Dazed and Confused. Now Korea’s talented young designers have ensured that…

Something wild

Fowl play? Ambassador Huhtaniemi and a work of art by his grandson, Amos. below: Wild at heart – Amos and the photograph which impressed judges…

The Diplomatic Code

A fine example of Flemish tapestry in the Residence of Ambassador Johan Verbeke has a coded message that deiplomats would do well to unravel.Pierre de…

Portrait of an artist

Ambassador Marija Efremova tells Pierre de Villiers about a lifelong passion. Marija Efremova, the Ambassador of Macedonia, has paint in her blood. Growing up in…

First Lady inspires UK youngsters

Ten talented Islington school children were entertained at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of an inspirational trip funded by the…

Chinese memento

Departing Chinese Ambassador Fu Ying has donated her mother’s food coupons to the British Museum as part of the exhibition: History of the World in…

The Year Ahead – Milestones…

Viva Latin America! Two hundred years ago the first shots were fired in Latin America’s struggle for independence from Spain, so expect plenty of activity…

The Year Ahead – Culture & Sport…

Fun and games If sport is war by other means, then expect plenty of combat this year. The first battle for gold medals starts in…

Heaven and hell

Above and below: High Commissioner Farhanaz Faizal with portraits that are a reminder of the Maldives’ dark past The High Commissioner for The Maldives uses…