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Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman Are Most Powerful Models Yet

BMW has announced the launch of the most powerful models in the Mini brand’s sixty year history, the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Mini John Cooper Works Countryman. The 225 kW/306 hp 4-cylinder turbo engine in the new Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is claimed to display outstanding performance in the compact premium segment. In both models, the powerful engine is combined as standard with a new eight-speed...

Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award Goes to Lithuania for Climate Change Opera

The Jury of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the Golden Lion Award has gone to Lithuania for Sun & Sea (Marina), a performance piece about global warming in which operatic singers lie on an artificial beach. Lina Lapelyte, Vaiva Grainyte and Rugile Barzdziukaite created the piece, which debuted at Vilnius’s National Gallery of Arts in 2017 in Lithuanian and was adapted into English for the Biennale. Other...

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 Brings Classic Cars to Unique Setting on Lake Como

From Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019, the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba will be the exclusive and unique settings for the Concorso d’Eleganza, a regular event giving guests the chance to admire the finest historic cars and motorcycles of their eras. The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the world’s most iconic hotels, located on the shores of Lake Como, with around 50 historic cars built between the 1920s and...

Excavation by London Museum of Archaeology Reveals Lost Anglo-Saxon Treasures

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has revealed the results of new research into the Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burial chamber. First excavated in 2003, the small plot of land in Prittlewell, Essex revealed an astonishingly well-preserved burial chamber adorned with rare and precious objects; however, many of the burial chamber’s secrets lay concealed beneath centuries of earth and corrosion and have only been revealed now. The research, led by MOLA and funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council...
Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe and Aubrey Beardsley to Feature in Tate Modern Exhibitions

Life & CultureAndy Warhol Marilyn Monroe and Aubrey Beardsley to Feature in Tate Modern Exhibitions

The Tate Modern has announced a major Andy Warhol exhibition as part of its 2020 programme across its four UK galleries. The gallery said there would be Warhol works many people were familiar with, including his pop images of the soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, as well as more rarely seen work from the 1970s that, curators argue, show his skills as a painter. Also announced are shows featuring the scandalous drawings of Aubrey Beardsley...
Stanley Kubrick Exhibition Opens at Design Museum London

Life & CultureStanley Kubrick Exhibition Opens at Design Museum London

The Design Museum, London celebrates the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century in an exhibition from April 26th to September 15th 2019. The exhibition was previewed on April 25th, and opened by Kubrick’s widow Christiane, brother-in-law and executive producer Jan Harlan, daughter and photographer Katharina, co-curator Deyan Sudjic, and advisor Alan Yentob. The exhibition includes important works by designers Hardy Amies, Saul Bass, Milena Canonero and Ken Adam, art and...
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