Acton Unframed is an ambitious community-driven arts project crowdfunded by residents to bring the world’s best street artists to W3.
General Bernard Law Montgomery was especially chuffed to be back in his old stomping grounds, St Paul’s School for boys in Hammersmith, west London, where he’d been a pupil from 1902 to 1906. The school had been commandered to serve as the headquarters of the 21 Army Group. What filled him with so much pleasure was that he was now ensconced in the High Master’s office with its distinct terracotta facade. From here he would go on to mastermind Operation Overlord which culminated in the D-Day Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. He lived across the road in Latymer Court where ‘A’ mess was established. Normandy Landings It was in the boardroom that the Allied commanders, led by General Dwight Eisenhower and Montgomery planned the invasion and liberation of German-occupied Europe, including the D-Day landings. King George VI and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, visited them here to approve the plans on the 15th May 1944. Operation Overlord started on the beaches of Normandy, on the 6th June. Operation Neptune Codenamed ‘Operation Neptune’ and often …
Even the big beasts are here as Bailey prowls around the pavilion galleries glowering at the framed prints on the walls showing his disdain or approval.
Duchess of Cambridge will attend the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Tuesday 12 March. The Gala, hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and by Edward Enninful OBE, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Portrait Gala Committee, will see artists, friends and supporters of the Gallery come together for an evening of art, live music and entertainment to raise funds for the Gallery’s Inspiring People project. The duchess is a photography enthusiast and regularly takes photographs of her family’s milestones including her children’s birthdays. She is a patron of the NPG and regularly attends special events at the gallery which has seen her grace Vogue’s 100th anniversary exhibition which also featured her on the fashion bible’s cover. The event itinerary includes a DJ set by Mike Skinner; a live performance from saxophonist Jess Gillam and pianist Zeynep Özsuca; a photography studio by Miles Aldridge, set amongst the National Portrait Gallery’s Victorian Galleries, and a private view of the exhibitions Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures …
Norway model. Canada+++, Chequers Plan. Just when you thought you’d heard it all, now add the Swiss Getaway.
Mohsen Hosny is on a mission. The soft-spoken journalist and UK correspondent for one of Egypt’s most popular dailies, Al-Masry Al-Youn wants to redress the imbalance in the coverage of the Middle East.
Open House London invites you to venture beyond the keyhole to inspect those homes you’ve always been nosey to see what really lurked behind closed doors.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex is backing a new charity cookbook to help raise funds for a community cooking project set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster which killed 72 people.
She smiled. She was emotional. She was in a dark but happy place. Victoria Beckham, renowned for her morose and deadpan demeanour could not keep it all bottled up as she tearfully took her bow at the end of her debut catwalk show at London Fashion Week.
Notting Hill-based British fashion designer Alice Temperley broke with tradition casting real women of all hues on her catwalk.