Culture

By Davina Catt | 18 Oct 2021

Casting Bond: an interview with No Time to Die casting director Debbie McWilliams

"When the end credits roll and it says, 'James Bond will return’, it’s always by public demand,” says Debbie McWilliams, who has served as casting director of the 007 franch... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2021

Facing the odds: the history of Bond and Omega

Bond. James Bond. A name synonymous with suave style and fearless action since Dr. No first hit our screens in 1962. This October, the 25th instalment of the world’s longest runni... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 15 Oct 2021

Bond behind the wheel: a look at 007's relationship with Aston Martin

Let’s face it; James Bond wasn’t originally an Aston Martin kind of guy. While Hollywood would have us believe otherwise, 007’s car of choice was, originally, something a little less... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 13 Oct 2021

Timothy Taylor Gallery leads the charge as art world converges on London

Frieze Art Fairs return to London this week with much fanfare and anticipation after a year’s hiatus with nearly 300 major galleries from 39 countries taking part.  Both Frieze London and F... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Oct 2021

TAG Heuer unveils Ryan Gosling as their new global brand ambassador

Hollywood icon Ryan Gosling has been unveiled by watch manufacturer TAG Heuer as the brand's new global ambassador at a special event in Los Angeles. The Canadian actor told reporters at the ... Read More

By Tempus | 01 Oct 2021

Shaken or stirred: create the perfect martini with these classic cocktail recipes

"I'll have a martini: shaken, not stirred."  Sean Connery’s immortal lines in Goldfinger established the humble martini’s place in cocktail history. Decep... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 30 Sep 2021

INTERVIEW: 007 stunt driver on Bond's most thrilling car chase yet - featuring the new Land Rover Defender

Very few cars can compare to the Land Rover Defender. What started life as a curious post-war project by Rover bosses and brothers Maurice and Spencer Wilks, developed into an automotive landmark over... Read More

By Judy Cogan | 29 Sep 2021

Bond abroad: five breathtaking filming locations made famous by No Time To Die

The high-gloss glamour, death-defying stunts and gripping plot lines we’ve been looking forward to for so long from the latest Bond film No Time to Die have finally arrived. The 25th f... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diamonds to go up for sale

Most diamonds come with a story. Some were gifted as a wedding present; others were handed down through generations as a family heirloom; and some carry such an opulent mystique that they symboli... Read More

By Tempus | 20 Sep 2021

Champagne maison Veuve Clicquot raises a glass to female leaders at the 49th Bold Woman Awards

Every year since 1972, the Bold Woman Awards by Veuve Clicquot has spotlit and celebrated inspirational women with a trailblazing track record of success, innovation and entrepreneurism. So who else c... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Sep 2021

Three fashion photography books to celebrate the history of style this season

If you're a fan of fashion and a thoroughly good book, publishing firm Prestel has curated a list of the best fashion photography books available to purchase for the coming autumn s... Read More

By Tempus | 10 Sep 2021

Wine industry gears up for Golden Vines Awards on 7 October

A unique set of 71 fine wine and rare spirits will be sold at The Golden Vines Fine Wine, Rare Spirit and Experience Auction, opening on 23 September. Organised by Liquid Icons, the online auction wil... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Sep 2021

Leica announces 007 Edition camera and exclusive photography exhibition to celebrate the release of No Time To Die

Leica Camera unveils its new Leica Q2 007 Edition to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die. Launched on 8 September and limited to 250 pieces, the special edition camera features... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 08 Sep 2021

Sachi and Sakaya: the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine

Outrageous. Astounding. Magnificent.  This is just a small collection of the myriad gushing adjectives sufficient to describe a night of dining and imbibing at Japanese eatery Sachi and its adjac... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2021

Oxford vaccine Prof Sarah Gilbert and Depop CEO Maria Raga are finalists of the The Bold Woman Award by Veuve Cliquot

Professor Sarah Gilbert, the vaccinologist who helped create the Covid-19 vaccines, is among the 2021 finalists of 49th annual Bold Woman Award and Bold Future Award by Veuve Clicquot.  Honouring... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 25 Aug 2021

Aiming for excellence

My father once told me, “Son, there are three types of arrogance in this world: arrogance born of youth, arrogance born of stupidity and arrogance born of absolute excellence”. The excerpt... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Aug 2021

Top 10 things to see at the Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting; the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme, as well as a celebration of sustainability.... Read More

By Tempus | 20 Aug 2021

Our heroes: National Health Service receives the UK’s highest civilian award

In March 2020, as the UK followed Europe into a cascade of national lockdowns, it was the keyworkers within the country’s National Health Service that established a frontline against the tr... Read More