Culture

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 | 03 Jul 2020

The best spots around the world where you can now indulge in al fresco dining

As pubs, bars and restaurants get ready to reopen in the UK this Saturday, the vast majority of central London is set to be transformed into continental-style outdoor dining. While beer gardens and an... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Jul 2020

Rosewood Hong Kong’s cultural ambassador Lotus Leung sheds moonlight on her city’s best attractions

In this exclusive online series, Tempus speaks to hospitality experts from around the world to find out their top tips – and unique advice – to get the most out of the destinatio... Read More

By Harry Malmstrom | 29 Jun 2020

Illy Group president Riccardo Illy tells us why luxury items like premium chocolate could be the next great disruptor

When it comes to pure indulgence, we know that life should be sweet. In fact, our consumption in the UK of £3.5bn-worth of chocolate each year has led Riccardo Illy, president of the Illy G... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 29 Jun 2020

Breitling CEO Georges Kern sheds fresh light on the future of watch fairs, timepiece trends and the new meaning of luxury

Georges Kern is a driving force in the world of watchmaking. CEO of Breitling, he has overseen a dramatic modernisation of the brand’s approach to the market, transforming the image of a refined... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Jun 2020

The Blue Palace’s head of concierge takes us on a private tour of historic Crete

In this exclusive online series, Tempus speaks to hospitality experts from around the world to find out their top tips – and unique advice – to get the most out of the destinatio... 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 | 21 Apr 2020

Rolls-Royce’s colour and trim designer shares the secrets of elegant automotive interiors

Often, when we review a car, our focus is on the speed, performance and exterior look. But, according to Sina Eggl, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars colour and trim designer, the interior of a luxury ... Read More

By Ross Forbes | 21 Apr 2020

Rediscover the adrenaline rush of real skiing with Colorado’s greatest runs

There’s something missing from modern skiing holidays. Admittedly, there’s nothing quite like getting back to that alpine wonderland, taking in the beauty of the mountains as you&rsqu... 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