Month: May 2011

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 – A Preview

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The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is by anyone’s measure the principle art event of the capital’s sultry dog days. Its pedigree is unquestionable, now in its 243rd year, the Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art show in the world, which has acted, over the years, as a launch pad for many a lusty British art career, including those of J W Turner and more recently Chantal Joffe. This year, the […]

Secret Cinema – The Battle of Algiers – A Review

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I’m not the kind of guy who generally appreciates secrets or surprises. I’m the kind of guy who likes to know just what the hell is going on. I appreciate planned surprises and I appreciate secrets when I’m in on the gossip. If someone organises a surprise party for me and gives me a guest list specifying date and time, then I’m down with that, pull a real surprise party and I’ll most likely panic […]