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that emphasises my passions

The Royal Academy of Arts , London W1J 0BD

• At Ki Publishing Co-operative we are now selling copies of

The Battle of Waterloo
A Foregone Conclusion

by Professor A.J. Pointon, who is the featured author at a Literary Evening at Ognisko , The Polish Hearth Club in South Kensington , London
Under particular consideration will be the 300 Polish Cavalry who fought with the French at The Battle of Waterloo

If you want to buy The Battle of Waterloo: A Foregone Conclusion without registering as a client with Ki Publishing Co-operative please use our Paypal link using

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2nd September 2015 until 3rd January 2016
Daniel Maclise Display at the Royal Academy of Arts, Picdadilly , London

To coincide with the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo a rarely exhibited treasure of the Royal Academy's collection, the Daniel Maclise cartoon , The Meeting of Wellington and Blucher after The Battle of Waterloo , will be on display after spending decades in storage

View items from the RA Summer Exhibition 2015

• RA Podcasts of the Month include:
Brazen Cheek: The Classical Bronze Nude


• The National Gallery

If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the National Gallery, renowned documentary director Frederick Wiseman's new film, National Gallery (see what he did there?) lets you take a fascinating fly-on-the-wall peek. From the x-raying of a Rembrandt and the restoration of a Velázquez to boardroom meetings, gallery tours and re-hangings, it's a beautifully shot insight into the workings of the famous institution and the story behind some of its most famous

A New Look at Perception

Feel Like a Butterfly, See Like a Bee? The Mystery of Perception


The Glasgow School of Art

has an excellent on-line shop, the profits from which go towards the rebuilding project


Glasgow Film Festival

Wednesday 17th February -Sunday 28th February
Programme launch Wednesday 20th January


Art Exhibitions

Microbiologists Get Creative for the 2015 ASM Agar Petri Dish Art Competition

London Art Exhibitions Calendar

• Museum and Gallery memberships - worth signing up for?

• 2016

2 Temple Place, London

formerly known as Astor House, is an architectural gem now owned by the Bulldog Trust and is open to the public at restricted times only.

Admission is free, and you can sign up for the free email mailing list, or become a Friend of 2 Temple Place

• For 2016 the exhibition will be
Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Saturday 30th January-Sunday 24th April
LATE NIGHT VIEWING Wednesdays until 9pm

The first exhibition was on William Morris in 2011

The second in 2013 was Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall . Sir Elton John lent one of his pictures

Painters Guide to Open Art Competitions and Exhibitions

Three-yearly Open Art Exhibition at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate. Up to three artworks per entrant can be dropped into the gallery for consideration by the judges. The entry fee is £7 per item

• Platform London: Arts, Activism, Education Research


On Tuesday 10th December 2013 there was a Webinar on how to use ETHOS, the system the British Library uses to allow access to over 450,000 PhD theses. this should be available as a download


• If you live in London and can spare the time please volunteer to help at one of the 4 Age Link Christmas Parties. Have a look at some videos of the parties of past years. Often it is not possible to link (non-offensive!) videos from this blog. The system might sometimes prevent this - particularly if the video has been recently made!

Age Link, a registered charity, was founded by members of the London Intervarsity Club

The London Intervarsity Club has an exceptionally active Arts Group and a low subscription fee

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• Architects for Humanity in London


• The British board of Trustees in London wrote on Facebook:

Architecture for Humanity London are saddened by news of the closure of the San Francisco and other US offices . However, we are glad to be able to reassure our volunteers, partners, clients and friends that as an independent, established, financially stable, UK-registered charity, AfH London is operationally unaffected by this news. As we enter our 10th anniversary year we are looking forward to continuing our track record of innovative, sustainable grass roots design and development


• In 2015 Architecture for Humanity

closed in San Francisco, New York, and hurricane-ravaged Mississippi


• The 2015 RIBA House of the Year

The Royal Institute of British Architects
Open Evenings: 6pm-10pm

are held on the last Tuesdays of each month and some additional Tuesdays
at the RIBA HQ, 66, Portland Place, Central London. This is a stunning Art Deco building, and one of London's hidden gems. There are talks, exhibitions, film screenings, book signings, building tours, bookshop and bar


• Jan Kaplicky

Visionary Draughtsman

... and an early female architectural pioneer

Ethel Mary Charles (1871-1962)

was the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects, and her designs for cottages are thought to be one of the forerunners of the ‘garden city’ movement

My books on architecture

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2015

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• Photography is another passion ...


Photography Monthly regularly updates its list of open exhibitions and online competitions

Enter the 2016 International Photographer of The Year competition. It is open to amateurs and professionals and runs from February to October
• You can see the best entries of 2015 between 6th February and 13th March 2016 at The Nash Gallery, Kew Gardens, near London, and a book showing these will be on sale in the Kew shops and on their website

• The Time Out Photography of London competition ends Monday 29th February 2016

• Enter the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition using the above link


See the 2015 entries to The Royal Greenwich Observatory, Astronomy Centre,


• At the V and A Museum, London

In celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of experimental photographer Julia Margaret Cameron , the V and A is hosting a retrospective of her work focusing on her relationship with V and A founding director Sir Henry Cole

100 photos on display and letters between Cameron and Cole

Ends 21st February 2016: Free, times vary, Cromwell Road, South Kensington


Christina Broom

is regarded as the UK’s first female press photographer. There is a free exhibition of her work, called "Soldiers and Suffragettes" at The Docklands Museum in London that ended in November 2015


• Swedish photographer and retoucher

• Erik Johansson

purposely creates fantasy scenes and optical illusions

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