Tag: Culture and Press

Wall and Peace

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the German National Tourist Office together with the German Embassy and Lufthansa ran…

Churchill’s Bunker

Beneath The Embassy Group HQ lies Churchill’s secret wartime bunker In the spirit of the Battle of Britain, we bring you the secret wartime history…

Blitz Diplomacy

On the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Elizabeth Stewart looks back at the life and times of wartime diplomats and their governments-in-exile As…

The Ambassador and the Architect

There is something missing from the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence. Where the imposing riot of colours of a Le Corbusier tapestry once hung, is now an…

Slumdog diplomat

A month ago Vikas Swarup was an unassuming Indian diplomat with a flair for writing. Now he is the toast of Hollywood. Ever since Slumdog…

A date for your diary

Meet the movers and shakers in the Scottish cultural scene at the next Cultural Attaché event in collaboration with Visiting Arts. Attachés will be able…

Diplomatic Press Club launched

A club for foreign press attachés was launched in December, on the initiative of Cristina Nita, press secretary at the Romanian Embassy. Speaking at the…

The Embassies Project

It started with anonymous, intimate sexual confessions whispered inside the Residence of the Ambassador of Argentina – all in the name of installation art. In…

Interculturalism – a Spanish view

The terrorist attacks in Spain on 11 March 2004 shocked the nation and caused a period of introspection about inter-cultural relations. This month the Spanish…

Wurth seeing

How does a diplomat endure the tedium of meetings in Brussels? Hubert Wurth, the Ambassador of Luxembourg, doodled. And, ironically, the product of some of…