Culture

By Polly Jean Harrison | 15 Sep 2020

The Singapore Grip’s breakout star Georgia Blizzard on filming JG Farrell’s satirical period drama

Rising star Georgia Blizzard is an Australian actor who has recently moved to London to pursue a career here after graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. With roles in Marve... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 13 Jul 2020

Flowerbx founder Whitney Bromberg Hawkings on the challenges of keeping her business blooming in lockdown

Flowerbx founder Whitney Bromberg Hawkings will never forget the moment she thought her hard work building her upmarket flower delivery company had been for nothing. It was the day after Mother’... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 09 Jul 2020

Bond Street’s Opera Gallery launches art matchmaking service after reopening with a new masterpiece exhibition

After closing three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, London's Opera Gallery reopened on 4 July with a new exhibition featuring contemporary art from famed contemporary artists Damien Hi... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 08 Jul 2020

London’s historic Somerset House will reopen part of its arts centre to visitors

Somerset House, London’s working arts centre, is reopening part of its site to visitors on Thursday 16 July after a period of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The areas that will be open... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 07 Jul 2020

£1.57 billion support package announced to safeguard theatres and the arts

UK Government announces £1.57 billion support package to protect theatres and “Britain’s world class cultural arts and heritage institutions” during coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

By Tempus | 19 Jun 2020

Paper Nations launches new writing project to amplify the voices of writers around the UK

Creative writing incubator Paper Nations has launched a new project to support and amplify the voices of unheard writers across the UK. The Great Margin is calling out to writing g... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 12 Jun 2020

The art of isolation: we speak to the artists and galleries finding ways to bring great works into our homes

Pablo Picasso once said the role of art is to “wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. The Spanish painter, sculptor and changemaker was born in Malaga in 1881, raise... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2020

How the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s transition to digital has proved a triumph of adaptability and creativity

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has long been a fixed point in the British calendar. The world’s greatest garden show, it marks the start of summer for many of us and, with a growing 157,000 vi... Read More

By Tempus | 11 May 2020

How virtual private members’ club Grapevine is uniting to help key workers

Since its inception in 2019, Grapevine’s mission has been to be a private members’ club with a difference. Founded by Panda Christie, the fully virtual club is a t... Read More

By Tempus | 11 May 2020

Five of the best US virtual museum tours for your international culture fix

Continued efforts to lockdown against Covid-19 might have put all our travel plans on hold for the foreseeable future, but thanks to these American museums there’s nothing to stop a virtual hop ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 May 2020

UK artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans to create their own masterpieces in lockdown

Artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans in the UK to create their own masterpieces while in lockdown, using printed versions of some of his most celebrated works. Gjoen’s Art Therapy... Read More

By Tempus | 06 May 2020

Join Ruby Wax in a guided meditation with Penguin Live and Embassy Gardens

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts on 18 May, comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is hosting a free guided meditation session in partnership with Penguin... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 Apr 2020

Mayfair’s Maddox Gallery to raise £1million for the NHS through virtual art sales

Mayfair-based Maddox Gallery is set to raise millions to benefit the NHS with a month of virtual charity sales. The contemporary art gallery, founded by creative director Jay Rutland, raised more than... Read More

By Tempus | 15 Apr 2020

The art galleries and theatres bringing London culture into our living rooms during lockdown

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  London’s cultural scene has always been the jewel in the capital’s crown, with our numerous galleries, theatres and c... Read More

By Lysanne Currie | 25 Mar 2020

How Nick Fry took Brawn from near-bankruptcy to a fairytale finish with Jenson Button

It’s 2006, and Honda’s Formula 1 racing team managers, CEO Nick Fry and head engineer Ross Brawn are celebrating driver Jenson Button’s win at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Fast-forward ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Mar 2020

LVMH's perfume factories produce 12 metric tons of sanitiser gel in first week to help hospitals fight COVID-19

Three perfume factories owned by the prestigious LVMH Group – Christian Dior, Guerlain and Parfums Givenchy – underwent a dramatic shift in operations on 15 March, to become  mass-pro... Read More

By Freddy Clode | 29 Feb 2020

Maddox Gallery champions emerging female artists with new 'HerStory – Women in Art' exhibition

Mayfair's most stylish contemporary art destination, Maddox Gallery, has been a cultural hub for artists and art-lovers since it was established in 2015. Now, it is celebrating emerging femal... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Feb 2020

Amanda Nevill reflects on her 17 years as CEO of the BFI and tells Tempus why cinema is Britain's greatest export

Cinema is changing. That’s the message from the British Film Institute, the charitable body whose mission is to champion and develop a sizeable domestic industry. 20-years ago, British film pale... Read More