Grimaldi Forum Monaco | The Forbidden City in Monaco

Remarkable for its unprecedented scale and the quality of pieces on loan, The Forbidden City in Monaco – Court Life of the Emperors and Empresses of China, explores last Chinese imperial dynasty, the Qing Emperors (1644-1911), whose reigns coincided with the cultural and artistic apogee of Chinese history.
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THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN MONACO

COURT LIFE OF THE EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES OF CHINA

GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO
14 July – 10 September 2017
Remarkable for its unprecedented scale and the quality of pieces on loan, The Forbidden City in Monaco – Court Life of the Emperors and Empresses of China, explores the last Chinese imperial dynasty, the Qing Emperors (1644-1911), whose reigns coincided with the cultural and artistic apogee of Chinese history.

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MAX FORDHAM ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PRIZE AWARDED TO STUNNING VIKING LONG-HOUSE PROJECT

Bartlett School of Architecture UCL Summer show. 23rd June 2017.

‘Light and Dark in the Land of Fire and Ice’
The winner of this year’s Max Fordham Environmental Design Prize has reimagined a traditional Viking long-house as a contemporary town hall and performance space.
Amani Radeef’s fifth-year Masters of Architecture project for UCL Bartlett explores the abilities of light and darkness to mediate and delineate space in a hypothetical Icelandic community building.

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Wargaming “Remembers Dunkirk” Across Full Slate of WWII-era Video Games

Wargaming “Remembers Dunkirk” Across Full Slate of WWII-era Video Games

Historic in-game events and missions roll out with Christopher Nolan’s epic drama, DUNKIRK

July 12, 2017  — In conjunction with Warner Bros. and alongside the WWII action thriller DUNKIRK, Wargaming is kicking off the commemoration with a series of history-based activities and bundles.  The “Remember Dunkirk” content will be available in all three of the Wargaming “Battle Trilogy” of video games beginning July 14th. The robust program encompasses World of Tanks (PC & Console), World of Warships, and World of Warplanes.

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No more Round the Island Race for Peta

My swansong (as it turns out) was being invited to fire the first (warning) gun of the day at the RYS on race day 1st July 2017.  Tickled pink to get one over on Trump and have my finger on the red button! 
After seven interesting and challenging years, my consultancy role for the Island SC/Round the Island Race has ceased with immediate effect. Many reasons have led me to taking the decision not to renew the current agreement with the ISC. My contribution to the Race marketing & PR has been pretty much all-consuming for a long time and it’s the right time for me to make that change.
I’m still working with the Royal Southern YC as their Marketing & Media consultant, and as Communications Manager for the Andrew Simpson Foundation and will be working with them in the immediate future as the official charity for Lendy Cowes Week and then there’s Bart’s Bash in mid-September.  After that, who knows, and I will be actively seeking new challenges and projects.
I’m always open to discussing fresh ideas and new opportunities, so do please stay in touch.

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Researching the Kydd Novels #7

Researching the Kydd Novels #7

by BigJules

One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life – during my years at sea absorbing the universals all mariners hold dear – and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

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Explore the streets, markets, palaces and churches of 16th century Edinburgh

Virtual time travel opens doors to Edinburgh’s historic past

For the first time, visitors to Edinburgh will be able to explore the streets, marketplaces and churches as they may have been in the 16th century thanks to academics at the University of St Andrews. The virtual reality app, released this Friday, will add a new dimension for visitors, especially for those visiting the Fringe Festival over the summer.

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Researching the Kydd Novels #6

Researching the Kydd Novels #6

by BigJules

One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life – during my years at sea absorbing the universals all mariners hold dear – and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

 

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