Portrait of Elizabeth I - Armada Portrait, after conservation has been completed. (Image: National Maritime Museum)

Can you see the secret symbols in the Armada portrait?

After extensive renovation, the iconic Armada portrait is on show in Greenwich again – find out how to see the painting for free The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I is...
Angela Samata

TV review: Life After Suicide – ‘Left with questions without answers’

Angela Samata, whose partner killed himself, goes in search of answers and explores the long shadows caused by suicide in this powerful documentary “Tell me it gets better,” said David...

Alan Turing: The Enigma – the book that inspired The Imitation Game

As The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, prepares for the podium in film awards season, this comprehensive biography that inspired the film fills in the details on the life of...

Guernsey: How time has healed the wounds since Liberation

This pretty Channel Island prepares for the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation with string of events of remembrance and celebration The evacuation of British troops from the beaches...
Submergence by Squidsoup is coming to the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf

7 new stunners to see at Canary Wharf Winter Lights

The success of the Winter Lights Festival at Canary makes it feel like an annual New Year pilgrimage already. It’s back again in 2019 for the fifth time – with...
Bull at the Young Vic

Bull at the Young Vic: Corporate Darwinism red in tooth and claw

The boss demands a sacrifice and in the ruthless corporate world there is no good and evil, just winners and losers in the unflinching Bull at the Maria, Young...
Sugar loaded on to electric truck for storage in warehouse, 1930s © PLA Collection / Museum Of London

Museum of London Docklands to open a new storehouse of history

Museum to open a permanent gallery looking at the Grade 1 listed West India Quay building exploring its significance in the capital's trading history The Museum Of London Docklands looks in...

Stage review: Oppenheimer, Vaudeville Theatre – ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’

Shakespearean in its ambition and rhetoric, Tom Morton-Smith's ambitious play tries to pin down the buzzing, fizzing electron that was physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic...
Steve Carell as Mark Baum

The Big Short – review: Laugh, or you’ll cry

Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay has taken Michael Lewis's devastating critique of the 2008 banking crisis and turned it into an entertaining 'traumedy' Hey, what if legendary news anchor Ron...

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