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Prince George to be christened in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace

Future king is to be christened today in a private ceremony attended by four generations of the royal family. Well-wishers are already gathering close to the chapel, but this christening is likely to be a...

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award

The winner of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award is announced. The seventh winner of the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award is Tony Bennett, with his breathtaking image Mist...

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Whether you’re eager to learn the history behind Guy Fawkes and his failed gunpowder plot or you just want to indulge in toffee apples while watching the sky sparkle, VisitEngland has chosen the top...

Whistler and the Thames at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first major exhibition dedicated to Whistler and his time living and working in London is presented by Dulwich Picture Gallery. An American in London: Whistler and the Thames at England's first purpose-built art gallery,...

National Poetry Day 2013

It's National Poetry Day and we celebrate with five brilliant British poems. Starting off with Fern Hill, the Dylan Thomas poem beautifully read this morning by HRH the Prince of Wales, we celebrate National Poetry...

Lumiere festivals

The Lumiere festivals will light up both Durham and the UK City of Culture 2013, Derry-Londonderry, using specialist artworks and installations. Works by artists from all over the world will adorn two UK cities this...

Scottish Parliament: Andrew Carnegie exhibition

The life and work of Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie will be laid bare in a new exhibition at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was born in a weaver's cottage to extremely poor...

Open House London

For one weekend only, some of the most exciting buildings in London open their doors to the public. Ever wanted to see behind the famous door of number 10 Downing Street or inside Battersea Power...

Downton etiquette revealed

The British Library has republished an old etiquette book that serves as the ultimate guide to aristocratic life, perfect for Downton Abbey fans. Deportment for Dukes and Tips for Toffs tells readers how they should...

London’s lost jewels

Nearly 500 pieces of Tudor and early Stuart jewellery are to be displayed in full for the first time since they were discovered in 1912, buried under a cellar floor in London. Known as the...

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