Archive for Aly

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style at The Barbican

Bond is back and this time he’s at The Barbican. Designing 007: Fifty Years of  Bond Style is an exhibition celebrating the world’s most illustrious spy, who first appeared on our screens in 1962.

On display are Bond gadgets, costumes, set designs, props, weapons, artwork and stunts; all of which help to create the world of James Bond on screen. 

There are impressive full-size models such as Jill Masterson’s golden-sprayed body from 1964’s Goldfinger and scenery from recent Bond movie, Casino Royale. I especially loved the bikinis worn by Ursula Andress and Halle Berry in Dr No and Die Another Day respectively, and the Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun.

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style at The Barbican until 5 September 2012

The Queen: Art and Image at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a new exhibition, The Queen: Art and Image. Portraits from legendary artists including Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Lord Snowdon and Lucian Freud show the changing image and public perception of …

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The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant

The famous Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel is celebrating its 50th year, having built up a reputation as one of the top restaurants to enjoy a steak in London. I recently had dinner at the iconic and newly …

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South Pacific at the Barbican in London

Escape the wet summer in London by watching the sunny musical South Pacific at the Barbican. This production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical has already been a hit on Broadway and winner of several Tony Awards including one for Paulo …

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Glamour of the Gods at National Portrait Gallery

I’ve been eagerly waiting for Glamour of the Gods to open at the National Portrait Gallery since I first heard about it. I went along for a preview and was not disappointed. This exquisite collection of over 70 portraits celebrates the …

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