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George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
Van Gogh And Britain
When: Wed 27th Mar 2019 to
Sun 11th Aug 2019
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Times: Daily: 10:00 - 18:00
Admission: Adults: £22,
12–18 yrs: £5,
Under 12yrs: free
About the event:
Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum, At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.
Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here, including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career.
The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, and the young Camden Town painters. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.
Official Link: https://www.tate.org.uk
Orchids: Celebrate the Colour of Colombia
When: Sat 9th Feb 2019 to
Sun 10th Mar 2019
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE
Times: 10:00 - 15:30
Admission: Adults: from £12.50
Child (4-16yrs): from £3.50
Under 4yrs: free
About the event:
Escape the dreary winter with Kew's annual festival of orchids.
This year, we are celebrating Colombia, the world's most biodiverse country, through a spectacular ensemble of orchid-laden displays along a curated route.
Our flagship display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle.
We will bring to life the breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales and Colombia's incredible forests - complete with life-sized jaguar!
A surprise around every corner, you'll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El Dorado.
Colombia has 4,270 species of orchids alone. Together with its sprawling landscape of tropical beaches to snow-capped mountains, Colombia is the perfect inspiration for our vibrant festival.
Official Link: https://www.kew.org
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
When: Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Sun 14th Jul 2019
Times: Daily: 10.00 – 17.45; Friday: 10.00 – 22.00
Admission: See official website
About the event:
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.
Official Link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/
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