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Tuesday, June 29

Have fun helping the children

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ICT Industry Charity Ball 8 July - Armoury House, Honorable Artillery Company, London, EC1

In aid of the The Treehouse Trust, which is a UK charity, based in central London, established in 1997 to provide an educational Centre of Excellence for children with autism.

The theme is 'A Night on the Orient-Express' 1920s/30s style.

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Sunday, June 27

The artworld supports the Red Cross

I was a flood victim in France years ago. The Croix Rouge helped me and also helped distract me from the actual trauma. Please support them, they are having a difficult time, but still have more courage than most.

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Inspired art

Inspired art

The British Red Cross is hosting one of this year’s most inspiring art events.

Actress Jane Seymour has joined with famous artists such as Norman Adams and William Bowyer of the Royal Academy, Britartist Mauricio Ortiz and Beryl Cook to donate artwork to raise funds for the British Red Cross. The result is Inspired - an exhibition to be held on 1 July.

Would-be buyers can critique the pieces while having a drink and nibbling canapes at the Gainsborough Studios in north London. The exhibition will feature paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs for art lovers of all tastes and budgets.

All funds raised will go towards helping people in the UK and overseas, so buyers can support a good cause and make a sound investment at the same time.

From 7 June, savvy collectors can start pre-bidding on a selection of approximately 70 artworks that will be exhibited at the Gainsborough Studios on 1st July, by logging on to and clicking on the inspired icon. Works are being added on a daily basis.

If you would like to attend the reception, exhibition and auction on 1st July which will feature both the on-line and additional works, please be sure to book your tickets early.

There will also be a live auction of ten selected artworks conducted by Oliver Barker, Director of Contemporary Art Department at Sotheby's.

Call Farida Haqiqi, Events Organiser, on 020 7376 7300 or email

Click here for auction lots >>

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Poor make most generous donations
The study found a clear north-south divide.
People living in poorer areas give more to charity than those from affluent households, according to a new study.

Research by Experian commissioned by The Giving Campaign revealed giving is most widespread among people living in council houses. More>>

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BBC is a living treasure

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BBC Motion Gallery

Historical BBC archives go online

Historical footage from the BBC and CBS news archives has gone online for the first time.

The BBC Motion Gallery
will provide direct access via the internet to more than 10,000 moving image clips.

Our library of motion imagery is one of the world's great living treasures.

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Saturday, June 26


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The Week of Hats 2004 is the third annual Week of Hats organised by the British Hat Guild and Macmillan Cancer Relief. This year, the Week of Hats will be taking place from 26th June until 4th July.

You can take part in Macmillan's Week of Hats in many ways:
- take part in Wear a Hat to Work Day on Friday 2nd July
- purchase hats for all occasions from one of our Supporting Retailers (list of shops)
- hold a Hat Party at home, at work or in a local place of interest
- bid for hats made by well-known milliners through our On-line Auction
- or do your own unique hat-tastic event!

Information packs filled with ideas and posters can be obtained by contacting or calling 020 7840 4649.

Read the Hat Story on the British Hat Guild site>>

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Friday, June 25

Entente cordiale - Lartigue et Lartigue

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Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue, Album 1944, Florette, Paris, January. Photograph JH Lartigue © Ministere de la Culture-France/A.A.J.H.L.

Jacques Henri Lartigue Photographs 1901-1986
24 June - 5 September 2004 Hayward Gallery

This is the first British exhibition of the photographs of this amazing French photographer. "Central to the exhibition are one hundred large albums on which he worked all his life - a unique and extraordinary document of his times, on loan for the first time outside France. These are displayed alongside his best-known images as vintage and modern prints and his early stereoscopes that highlight Lartigue's fascination with movement."

Exhibition is organised by the Centre Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Paris and the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue.

The Hayward Gallery is in between the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.

Self portrait by Gerard Lartigue

I know Lartigue - Gerard Lartigue, he is an excellent French painter. I have passed many an amusing spell with him in his home of Toulouse. He is related to the photographer, bien sure! He is a big man usually taking the air in the glorious park by the garonne, with his charmant petite chien. I love his work, do look at his site here>>

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Thursday, June 24

This is a fascinating place, lots of things to see, exhibitions, events...plants

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The Museum of Garden History was founded in 1977 at the former church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, next to Lambeth Palace. A registered charity, the Museum seeks to illustrate and preserve the history of gardening.

The Museum's garden is planted with species known in Britain during the 17th century, including plants first introduced to the country by the Tradescants.

Garden webcam

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Wednesday, June 23

Poetry London Party

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You are invited to the launch of the Summer Issue of Poetry London.

Two prominent American poets, Maurice Manning and Philip Fried, will give their first UK readings with Ruth Padel and Polly Clark.

7pm on Thursday, 24 June at Silver Moon, third floor of Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 (Tottenham Court Road tube).

Admission is free, there will be free wine, and there is access for disabled people.

Poetry London is available from Foyles at £4.00

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Shh...sounds in spaces 20 May - 30 August 2004

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Shhh... takes visitors on a audio voyage around the V&A. From the magnificent Raphael Gallery to the grand Victorian stairwells, ten artists and musicians have commented on the exhibits in thier own way.

The artists

Cornelius David Byrne Elizabeth Fraser Faultline Gillian Wearing Jane and Louise Wilson Jeremy Deller Leila Roots Manuva and Simon Fisher Turner

It takes 2 hours to listen to all of the artists pieces.

The Competition
The V&A are running a competition with Dazed and Confused in partnership with Fopp Records and Urban Outfitters to find a response to the eleventh space of Shhh...

The winning piece will be played in the gallery space during the Shhh... Friday Late on the 27 August 2004

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Sunday, June 20

Cultural London Transport - Why not take a boat trip round London...on the Tate Boat

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The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes during gallery opening hours between Tate Britain and Tate Modern and also stops at the British Airways London Eye.

Tickets are available from Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

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Saturday, June 19

The London Olympics 2012

London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe has launched the bid's high profile street dressing campaign with an appeal to the whole of the UK to show its support.
Chairman urges: "Fly the flags"

London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe has launched the bid's high profile street dressing campaign with an appeal to the whole of the UK to show its support.

Unveiling the flags, street banners and other items designed to ignite backing for the bid, he said: "Over the next 14 months I want the whole of the UK to show its support for the Olympic bid.

London 2012
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Athens 2004

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The London Parks & Gardens Trust is an independent charitable trust whose objectives are: to promote education about historic parks and gardens in London to seek to conserve, enhance and recreate these gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public. (c) Photographer: Ian Britton
The London Parks & Gardens Trust is an independent charitable trust whose objectives are: to promote education about historic parks and gardens in London to seek to conserve, enhance and recreate these gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe has launched the bid's high profile street dressing campaign with an appeal to the whole of the UK to show its support.

London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe has launched the bid's high profile street dressing campaign with an appeal to the whole of the UK to show its support.

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