Category Archives: Culture

Charleston House

Charleston House

…in pictures

I went to the penultimate day of the Charleston Festival in Lewes, East Sussex, which was marking its 25th year. I heard Charlotte Higgins and Adam Nicolson read from their new non-fiction books on Classics. Charlotte Higgins’ ‘Under Another Sky’ was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Donald Campbell exhibition at Leatherhead Museum

Donald Campbell BluebirdI wrote this for essentialsurrey.co.uk
An exhibition on the life of Surrey born speed record breaker Donald Campbell, holder of 13 world speed records in the 1920s and 30s in the famous Bluebird cars and boats, launches Leatherhead Museum into Spring.
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Clandon Park Remembers World War One

Clandon Park

Clandon Park near Guildford, is famous for its imposing Venetian Palladian architecture, impressive Marble Hall and intricate stucco ceilings. So it may come as a surprise that it was once used as a military hospital. Indeed, visitors to the property, which the National Trust has owned since 1956, can now see a First World War operating theatre, which has just been recreated within the building to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and the role that the estate played.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe backstage

A few years ago I was given a private tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and I had special permission to photograph the space. I felt very privileged to be able to wander around with my camera, free to capture the changing light across the seating, beams, stage and even backstage area.

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain at the V&A Museum.


William Kent, Esher PlaceDesign for a Neo-Palladian Villa overlooking Waynflete’s Tower, Esher Place 1730-1735
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

An exhibition examining the life and work of William Kent, one of the leading designers of early Georgian Britain, has opened at the V&A museum.

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