The Boat Race has been a quintessential British occasion since 1829. What can be more pleasurable that lounging under the Spring sunshine (should the weather permit) and emerging foliage than with a pint of lager or Pimm’s.
A yellow-billed hornbill tosses a termite into its mouth; a parakeet dangles in mid-air biting the tail of a monitor lizard in what looks like a forced eviction from its nest; an inquisitive raven inspects the contents of a bottle, a brazen fox comes into view over a wall at a neighbourhood near you.
If you want to go eyeball-to-eyeball with nature’s most exotic species without losing your nerves, then step inside the Natural History Museum for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
You could call it Rue Cambon meets Sloane Square, that is Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery chronicling the origins of the famous French house founded by Coco Chanel in 1909. Sashay into the stylish world of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
For the first time in its history Victoria and Albert Museum will be opening its doors to culture vultures through the night for the final weekend of the Alexander McQueen show described by director Martin Roth as an “event worth getting out of bed for”. The Victoria and Albert Museum has announced plans to open Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty throughout the night for the final two weekends of its run. It has also become the west London museum’s highest grossing show in the last decade with more than 345,000 paid-for tickets. “This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.” With one month to go before the show closes and all pre-bookable tickets already sold out, the V&A has released a further 12,000 tickets offering those who have not yet visited a last chance to do so. Night tickets are now available to book from Friday 24 July to 22.00 on Sunday 26 July; and from Friday 31 July …