Last Supper in Pompeii Ashmolean, Oxford The terror of when time stood still in AD 79 and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the town of Pompeii, is vividly

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Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM This is perhaps the finest exhibition celebrating a fashion designer ever staged in Britain and occupies new galleries at the V&A.

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The Favourite Few monarchs would have had more reason to bemoan their plight than Queen Anne, who lost seventeen children, mostly through miscarriages and who fought a ceaseless battle against

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ARTSCENE By Richard Fitzwilliams RA 250 This commemoration of the 250 years since the Royal Academy was founded is most impressive. A refurbishment of much of the building, a proper

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Artscene By Richard Fitzwilliams BADA 2018 DUKE OF YORK’S SQUARE This exhibition marked the centenary of this world-famous art and antiques fair which featured displays in over 100 stalls. Its

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The 90th Academy Awards Ceremony, Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles By Richard Fitzwilliams Oscar celebrated its 90th birthday and balanced its customary glamour and razzmatazz, which is synonymous with the world’s

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38th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards May Fair Hotel By Richard Fitzwilliams Photo credit: Dave Bennett   Nothing enlivens an awards ceremony like surprises and this prestigious group delivered two

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CANALETTO & THE ART OF VENICE THE QUEEN’S GALLERY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE By Richard Fitzwilliams   The work of the 18th Century Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, is

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ARTSCENE By Richard Fitzwilliams   THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS, DOLBY THEATRE, LOS ANGELES This will be remembered as the year when the unbelievable happened. There was chaos at the climax

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  By Richard Fitzwilliams It was always audacious to remake the 1959 classic film based on General Lew Wallace’s famous novel. To trade on its huge success makes comparisons inevitable

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