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Winnie-the-Pooh: Something’s Warm and Fuzzy at the V&A

The wonderful Victoria & Albert Museum bares all with its big, new, clever exhibition,  Winnie-the-Pooh: Discovering a Classic.    Continue reading

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The Whitworth Reopens: It’s a Happy Valentine’s Day for Manchester’s Art Lovers

Following a £15 million development that doubled its size and created new spaces for celebrating art and “embracing the park it calls home,” The Whitworth in Manchester will reopen its doors to the public on February the 14th. After checking out the gallery’s new digs and all the ace art on view there earlier this week at a press preview, I reckon Mancunian art lovers should prepare for a very happy Valentine’s weekend! Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s Best Museums (OneTravel)

From the exquisite art of the famed Dutch Masters to a humble home made famous by the diary of a brave little girl whose family had been forced into hiding, Amsterdam’s museums are among the best that Europe has to … Continue reading

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Beyond El Dorado: Going for Gold at the British Museum

Featuring more than 200 objects from the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia alongside dozens of pieces from the British Museum’s own collection, Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia at the British Museum strikes it rich with a mother lode of fascinating cultural artefacts and lots and lots of dazzling golden objects. Keen to see? You should be! But make sure to head over to the museum soon as the show ends in just a couple of weeks. Continue reading

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Tasty Tales from the Italian Ham Highway: Balsamico and Lambrusco

During my day in Modena, I made a postprandial excursion to the nearby village of Nonantola (still within the provincial boundaries of Modena) where I visited a balsamic producer and a winery. Finding out what makes aceto balsamico tradizionale such a prized delicacy and why local quaff Lambrusco is a lot better than many wine snobs seem willing to realise added up to a wonderful way to spent an afternoon. Continue reading

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Top 5 Sights to See in Turin (OneTravel)

Probably the nicest thing about any visit to Turin, Italy is simply having the opportunity to wander round the narrow lanes of the old city and happening upon its majestic galleries and long covered walkways. From elegant and antiquated cafes … Continue reading

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Ancient Frescos and Fresh Mountain Air in Trento, Italy (CheapOair)

With a newly opened museum designed by star architect Renzo Piano; a distinctive sparkling wine with a rich tradition behind it; an exquisite regional gastronomy that’s big on flavour; and of course a stunning backdrop of snowcapped mountains, the lively … Continue reading

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Tasty Tales from the Italian Ham Highway: Torino Unshrouded

Initially pursuing an opportunity to visit Torino (perhaps better known to some of my readers by its anglicized name, Turin) was what eventually led to me coming up with my the full blown “Ham Highway” itinerary. The city was (and I assume still is) keen to have bloggers visit to write about the city. There was a chocolate festival scheduled for when I knew I would be able to go, and I was pretty sure I could get a commission to write about it. The more I looked into Torino, the more I of a hunch I had that it would be the sort of “content rich” place that I’d enjoy checking out. Continue reading

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Tasty Tales from the Italian Ham Highway: a-MuSe-ing and Bubbly Trento

After an all too short sojourn in Friuli (God, I hope I make it back there before too long), I hit the autostrada heading west to the region of Trentino for an overnight stay to see what sort of wonders its scenic city of Trento had to offer. With a newly opened museum designed by a star architect; a distinctive sparkling wine with a rich tradition behind it; and an exquisite regional gastronomy that’s big on flavour, locally sourced ingredients and seasonality – the answer I soon discovered was A LOT! Continue reading

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Ride London’s Overground “Culture Line” (CheapOair)

The Overground’s East London extension opened in spring of 2010. This line runs from Highbury and Islington station in the north to Croydon to the south and is particularly useful – especially for culture vultures keen to check out London’s quirkier side. Continue reading

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New Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Honors JFK (OneTravel)

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Museum of Art brings together the works of art installed in the president’s suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip in 1963. The original installation, orchestrated by a small group of Fort Worth art collectors, was created especially for the president and first lady to celebrate their overnight visit to the city and included paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Eakins, Lyonel Feininger, Franz Kline, and Marsden Hartley as well as sculptures by Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore and more. Continue reading

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Making the Most of Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropología (CheapOair)

The Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City is the national museum of Mexico as well its most visited. Home to significant and numerous archaeological and anthropological artifacts from pre-Columbian Mexico, it is considered to be one of the most important institutions for the study of ancient Meso-American culture and society. By many of its visitors, the Museo Nacional is thought to be among the greatest museums in the world. Continue reading

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Top Tips for Visiting London’s Natural History Museum (CheapOair)

London’s Natural History Museum is one of three museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington’s Museum Quarter. Constructed in the late 1800s the massive Victorian era, Romanesque Revival marvel which houses the museum’s collections and special exhibitions are for architecture buffs reason alone to pay a visit. For fans of natural history, plenty more treasures await inside. Continue reading

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David Bowie Exhibition at V&A London (OneTravel)

With unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive, London’s V&A museum will soon present the first international retrospective exhibition to highlight the extraordinary career of one of popular music’s most beloved and enduring stars. David Bowie is will open at … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Open Up

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Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern (OneTravel)

WHAAM! A new exhibition featuring the works of one of the biggest names in pop art has just opened at London’s Tate Modern museum. Continue reading

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Friday Late at the Victoria & Albert Museum (OneTravel)

An especially smart time to visit the museum is during the evening of the late Friday of each month (excluding December) for free activities and exhibition entry lasting until 10 p.m. and based around a central design theme. The next … Continue reading

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Contemporary Masterpieces on View in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

From Death To Death And Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection … brings together works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, one of the most important collections of contemporary art, with a number … Continue reading

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Le Louvre-Lens 12/12/12

Viral video by ebuzzing Post sponsored by Le Louvre-Lens, set to open 12.12.12.

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Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures at Serpentine Gallery, London (OneTravel)

Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures presents key pieces from the German contemporary artist’s most famous series alongside new works made especially for the exhibition. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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Imperial War Museum Duxford (CheapOair)

A visit to Duxford offers an opportunity to wander under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with related and interactive exhibitions. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age (CheapOair)

British Design 1948-2012 features more than 300 design objects which all highlight significant moments in the history of British design and tell the story of how Britain continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and … Continue reading

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Thinktank Brings the Fun of Science to Birmingham, England (OneTravel)

The newly opened Thinktank Science Garden in Birmingham offers visitors of all ages the chance to get ‘bodies on’ with science through exciting and inventive features such as a 26 foot high clanging “Terminus” machine and a human-sized hamster wheel. Read my … Continue reading

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New Gallery in Bradford, England Explores Our Online Lives (CheapOair)

… a new gallery focused on how the internet shapes the everyday lives of people around the world. New Gallery in Bradford, England Explores Our Online Lives CheapOair, 8 May 2012

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Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery (CheapOair)

… Freud’s portraits make one feel like a lucky voyeur  –  not just peeking into his subjects’ private affairs but deep within their souls. Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery CheapOair, 27 April 2012

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The Royal Armouries in Leeds, Britain’s National Museum of Arms and Armour (CheapOair)

… there are more than 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence and Hunting. The highlights of a visit there are many but here a few must-see items … The Royal Armouries in Leeds, Britain’s … Continue reading

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Life Online Gallery at the National Media Museum in Bradford

Life Online recently launched at the National Media Museum in Bradford. It’s the world’s first gallery dedicated to exploring the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet. I was there for Life Online’s opening day and had fun checking … Continue reading

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In and Around the British Museum (CheapOair)

In and Around the British Museum CheapOair, October 13, 2011 One may be able to spend hours, days or even a lifetime discovering the wonders of the world that British Museum holds. But at some point during your visit, you’re … Continue reading

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The British Music Experience at the O2 Arena (OneTravel)

The British Music Experience at the O2 Arena OneTravel, Sep 14, 2011 Combining cutting edge audio-visual technology with a collection of some of popular music’s coolest memorabilia, the British Music Experience is a must-see attraction for fans of British music. READ MY … Continue reading

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