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British sculptor Simon Gudgeon, born in 1958, specialises in large pieces for public display – his signature smooth, semi-abstract style is seen in Hyde Park, and in the collections of Prince Charles’ Highgrove House in Gloucestershire and at the United States’ National Museum of Wildlife Art. But his career could have been quite different, as Arts & Collections discovered when we caught up with Simon in his Dorset home, set in the 26-acre sculpture park...

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Images by female photographers have been released to publicise the CEWE Photo Award, claimed to be the world’s largest photo competition, as it launches its latest edition. The 28 photos were submitted to last year’s CEWE Photo Award, a competition which aims to celebrate the best in photography across the globe. This year’s competition, now in its fourth edition, launched for entries on the 18th May and is open to everyone – from keen amateur...

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From The Shape of Things to Come to Lord of the Rings, fantasy and science fiction throws light on our society and the problems it faces. But for the book collector, the problem is to get to grips with this huge and exciting field. Sammy Jay, Literature Specialist at Peter Harrington London, guides you through the vastness of time and space… “The human imagination is an extraordinary thing – it is the engine that has...

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In a historic agreement, Prince’s estate has accorded his personal photographer Jeff Katz exclusive rights to sell limited edition hand-selected photographs printed from his original film. The collection includes some of the most iconic, world-renowned images ever taken of Prince from the celebrated eras of Under The Cherry Moon, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Lovesexy, Batman, Graffiti Bridge, Emancipation and more. After being seen by Prince and Katz, these photographs were hidden away in storage....

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Author and activist Paola Diana has launched a podcast looking at business success, female empowerment, the world of luxury and the essentials of health and wellness. Unleashed: The Game Changers features 22 episodes with Paola interviewing leading lights in finance, design and entrepreneurship including Tessy Antony de Nassau, formerly Princess Tessy of Luxembourg; award-winning jewellery designer Sarah Ho; and natural food magnate Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Detox. A native of Italy, Paola Diana achieved...

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As the global shift towards electric-powered vehicles continues to accelerate, Ionic Cars is breathing new life into iconic sports cars, giving them a future in the EV era. Working with legendary vehicles from the past, Ionic Cars, founded in 2019, is ‘re-making’ elite motors, combining high-tech battery-powered performance with classic good looks, while reducing carbon emissions. “Our main focus is on converting these (once) thirsty gas-guzzlers to zero-emission vehicles, to ensure their charm and allure...

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Sworders’ Mid Century Design sale on June 23rd includes items from the family of Kurt Heide (1919-85), the German émigré who set up the influential London design store Oscar Woollens in the 1960s. The sale includes original Scandinavian furnishings bought for the North London flat he shared with his wife Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005), a Danish furniture and jewellery designer. The interiors of the property including Danish teak furniture France & Søn appeared in an Ideal...

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British sculptor Andrew Kay gives new insight into his creative process in a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of one of his striking steel wildlife sculptures. Described by Lord Shuttleworth of Barbon Manor as “..a moment in nature, frozen in time and steel”, Andrew Kay’s beautiful, ethereal work ranges from a herd of giraffe to stags and does and leaping horses. The award-winning sculpture business based in Cumbria was founded by sculptor Andrew Kay in...

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The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2020. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 prize is awarded to Pablo Albarenga (Uruguay) for his series Seeds of Resistance. Also announced are the ten category winners of the Professional competition alongside 2nd and 3rd place as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions. See also: Images by Female Photographers Spotlighted in...

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After a period of closure due to coronavirus, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, which opened in 2019, and Lefay Resort Garda are now reopening, Dolomiti on 25th June and Garda on 2nd July. Lefay Resorts’ second luxury eco spa resort is constructed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Italian Dolomites in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, the largest in the Trentino region. The new sustainable mountain resort offers Lefay’s award winning...

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