Tag Archive: Arts and Crafts

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels

To cheer up your mid-week, here’s an enchanting video of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, compiled by Christie’s.

First royal portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

The first portrait of Kate Middleton as a member of the royal family has been unveiled, to a mixed reception. Kate commented that she was “thrilled” with the painting, while art critics have… Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

The Palace have unveiled a new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Ralph Heimans’ grand portrait depicts the Queen standing in all her regal finery, pausing to contemplate her sixty… Continue reading

Diamonds and Dynasties: Joan Collins Meets H. M. The Queen

Celebrated glamour icon Joan Collins, infamous for her fabulous roles in The Bitch and Dynasty (as well as her entertaining Twitter feed), celebrated her birthday last night in London. Dressed to kill, and dripping… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen Addresses the Houses and Receives a Diamond Jubilee Gift

This morning there was a great deal of pomp, pageantry and splendour in Westminster Hall, announcing the arrival of H. M. The Diamond Queen. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, put… Continue reading

Queen Officially Opens Kensington Palace and “Victoria: Revealed” Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

This morning the Queen wore a vibrant purple ensemble, matched with some bright seasonal daffodils, as she attended the offical re-opening of Kensington Palace. The renovations at Kensington Palace have been ongoing for… Continue reading

Durham’s Diwali

The 2011 Lumiere festival, held in Durham (England), is one of the highlights of the city’s calendar. It’s a great chance to explore some imaginative works of modern art as installations are put… Continue reading

A New Portrait of H. M. The Queen Unveiled

This week, a new portrait of H. M. the Queen was unveiled. The artist, Darren Baker, is well-known for his classical realist style, which has in his latest work been complemented by his… Continue reading

All Hail Lady Gaga

In the past week the build up to Lady Gaga’s only UK concert this year has been completely inescapable, unless you live in a cave on the moon with your eyes shut and your… Continue reading