Life & Culture

Protecting the Red House

The former home of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears thrills with an eclectic collection of contemporary art By Aston Lark Private Clients director Julie Webb There’s an immediate sense of fun when visitors arrive at The Red House, in Suffolk, with a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign on the gate – written in Greek. The former owners, composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears, owned a dachshund, so there’s a hint both of...

The Real Value of Asset Valuation

When would you call on the services of professional valuers, and what skills can they offer? We asked the experts from Doerr Dallas A professional valuations firm can be called in for many reasons – including insurance, assistance in obtaining probate, family settlement and valuation for sale. Each one of these specific areas requires different knowledge of the item in question and the purpose for the valuation, as there are many different factors that need...

The Sony World Photography Awards 2022 – All You Need To Know

The World Photography Organisation have announced the dates and judging panel for the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. The ceremony is set to take place at Somerset House in London in April 2022 and in November, for the first time ever, will be on show in the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. (Image top of page – Takrim Ahmed, Dockyard Worker, Copyright: © Takrim Ahmed, Bangladesh, entry, Open, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards) Entering...

Navigating the Tricky Waters of Arts Investment

There are several investments suitable for long term tax and estate planning, but investing in art, fine wine and other collectables has the added benefit of there being something tangible that you can enjoy. The comfort and security of knowing that your money is backed by an appreciating asset that can be used to preserve wealth is something that all investors aspire for. At Morrinson Wealth, although we can’t directly help you invest in these...
Bentley Motors’ ‘Unifying Spur’ Embodies Diversity and Inclusion

Life & CultureBentley Motors’ ‘Unifying Spur’ Embodies Diversity and Inclusion

Bentley Motors’ artist-illustrated ‘Unifying Spur’ has diversity and inclusion embedded in its heart.As European Diversity Month drew to a close in May, and Pride celebrations around the world were due to kick off, Bentley put out a statement, and a very visual one at that. The Unifying Spur is a uniquely-designed version of the iconic luxury sedan well known to Bentley’s customers and its fans, the Flying Spur. Emblazoned with a colourful wrap by an...
Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean Makes Its UK Debut This Autumn

Life & CultureComitti Boats UK & Caribbean Makes Its UK Debut This Autumn

Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean is debuting the next generation of Comitti boats with examples from the Breva and Isola model families this Autumn. The new dealership brings these iconic Italian motor boats to a much wider audience, across multiple markets and geographies. First glimpse of these will be at the Southampton Boat Show (September 2021) – perfect to showcase these classically designed motor boats to a UK audience, and the team will be offering...
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