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David Cairns: Sir Thomas Beecham made England a more musical nation

The well-known and revered music critic David Cairns admits freely that he is a devotee of Sir Thomas Beecham, and maybe that is not too strong a phrase as David Cairns has admired the British […]

Forget Scandi Noir, it is good design that is the hallmark of Scandinavia

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by Georg Jensen; 
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And it is Scandinavia which is the flavour of the season at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The exhibition of one of Norway’s most loved painters, Nikolai Astrup, opens on 5 February and introduces the British to […]

Titian Returns to DPG in a Glorious new Frame

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Frame restorer Tom Proctor says  ‘Restoring this special frame is the highlight of my career so far’ Tom Proctor, a well-known restorer, has an exciting story to tell. When he was asked to restore the frame […]

Will this ugly duckling turn into a swan?

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Drew Colby is coming back to Dulwich Picture Gallery with his special hand show which has entranced young and old each Christmas at the gallery. Thus year he will present The Ugly Duckling, the well-known […]

A welcome return visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery by the Wihan Quartet

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The International Record Review has described the Wihan Quartet from Prague as one of the best quartets in the world. That is something to live up to. “I think it is because until recently all […]

In Their Own Words: The friendship that helped shape Turner into the leading artist of his era

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After the acclaimed film about JMW Turner his reputation as an artist remains unblemished but his personal life and obsessions may have dented the perception of this great artist. But how were his younger years, […]

Alleyn’s hosts a star studded concert for Brass for Africa

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It is the first time that Alleyn’s is staging a charity concert in their now seven year old acclaimed International series.” It all came about as the famous trumpeter Alison Balsom wanted to do a […]

Gould Piano Trio: yet another Picture Gallery concert in its Master Series

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It is on a crackly mobile line from Manchester that Benjamin Frith talks excitedly about The Gould Piano Trio coming to play at Dulwich.  “I’ve heard it’s a most beautiful gallery.” It will certainly be […]

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