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Art on the South Coast

Art on the South Coast

All eyes will be on the South Coast when a new Jerwood Gallery opens on the seafront in Hastings next month.

The seaside town hopes to follow the success of Margate and Eastbourne, which reinvented themselves with the addition of the Turner Contemporary and the Towner. (more…)

Drive this car to the Italian Grand Prix

Drive this car to the Italian Grand Prix

Fans of Formula One, Ferrari and Italian style may believe that all their Christmases have come at once with the opportunity to drive a Ferrari California and spend the day with the Ferrari team at the Monza Grand Prix next month. (more…)

Art on a jumbo scale at Heathrow

Art on a jumbo scale at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 will reopen in 2014 with an enormous sculpture – at 70 metres long it will be the longest permanent sculpture in the whole of Europe, in fact – taking centre stage. (more…)

Secret dining location in London

Secret dining location in London

CREATE11 Festival opens with a series of pop-up restaurants at a secret location in Canary Wharf.

Restaurants In Residence will see four of London’s underground supperclubs take over the space at the CREATE House for a week each. (more…)

Mango Unchained

Mango Unchained

One wag suggested people should be on the look out for someone selling cheap mango smoothies. Another that it could now be disguised elsewhere, perhaps now painted and looking like a giant peanut. (more…)

Culture shock

Culture shock

There’s an interminable list of new, and at times hardly-believable, wellness treatments – half scary, half intriguing – that promise to cure the most obscure of ailments and rejuvenate the weariest of souls. (more…)

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Will you be in New York tomorrow? If so, you must visit the city’s one-day Museum Mile Festival, during which nine of its finest museums will offer free admission.

The celebration will also see car traffic diverted from the 23-block stretch of Fifth Avenue that runs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd Street to El Museo del Barrio on 105th Street, so visitors – tourists and locals alike – can enjoy the museums as well as a mile-long street party complete with live music and performances. (more…)

Collectors pieces

Collectors pieces

Internet giant Google celebrated the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with one of its famed ‘Google Doodles’ (pictured above) – a tribute that sent millions online around the world to the museum’s website (causing it to work at a snail’s pace at the time of writing!). (more…)

From the Lower East Side to the Far East

From the Lower East Side to the Far East

Installed snugly – and somewhat unexpectedly – amid Hong Kong’s glassy skyscrapers is the understated Pedder Building, one of the last remaining examples of 1920s neo-classical architecture in what has become an increasingly flash and futuristic-looking metropolis. (more…)

Tony Parsons immortalises Heathrow life

Tony Parsons immortalises Heathrow life

It’s one of the only places you’ll find joy alongside heartache; excitable welcome-homes next to desperate goodbyes and now parts of a new book about the highs and lows of airport-life will be read live on Facebook, prior to its release. (more…)

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