Renoir’s once shocking ‘La Loge’ is back from Belfast. Van Gogh’s show-stopping ‘Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear’ has arrived from Amsterdam. A long white wall will soon have eight Cézannes, once art lovers in Bergen have finished admiring them.
The curtain went up on Monday on at least one piece of certain good news for the troubled London’s West End. After an investment of tens of millions of pounds from its owners, London’s Grade II-listed Trafalgar theatre, close to Trafalgar Square, has had a complete restoration – taking it back to its grand 1930s design, much of which had been hidden for almost a century.
From ancient sculptures to contemporary photographs, objects spanning 5,000 years of Iranian arts, culture and design go on display at London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum in the first such major exhibition in Britain in 90 years.
The London Book Fair will be an all-virtual, online-only event this year, with events that will bookend the month of June, with conferences taking place the week of June 7, and a further series of flagship digital events will run June from 29-July 1, the dates the in-person fair was to be held. The organizers had held out hope that moving the fair from its customary spring dates to the summer would allow them to hold in-person events. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic has made that an impossibility.
Police in London drew widespread criticism after handcuffing mourners at a vigil for a woman who was murdered after setting out to walk home, in a case that has sparked national fury about violence against women.