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Barnes, Pepys and painted gardens

Highlights of my January MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Dear diary A new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum shows London through Samuel Pepys’s eyes. Don’t miss: Green fingers The Royal Academy of Arts brings together Monet, Matisse, Kandinsky and more in … Continue reading

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Husbands & Sons, National Theatre

If the thought of three hours of DH Lawrence fills you with dread, fear not. Ben Powers’ inspired melding of Lawrence’s trio of mining plays births a spellbindingly intimate epic with atmosphere thick as the coal dust engulfing this cloistered … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Dig deep Take an active role in uncovering London’s history during the Festival of Archaeology Don’t miss: Picture perfect It’s girls on top in the Prize for Illustration, responding to the theme London … Continue reading

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We Made It: Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Zurich, London, New York…Somerset. It may seem unlikely, but an 18th-century farm in the West Country is the new place to be for contemporary art aficionados. Last year, renovations were completed on the 10 buildings of Durslade Farm, left to … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my June MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Child’s play Indulge your inner child (or take one with you) at RIBA’s reconstructed Brutalist playgrounds Don’t miss: Summer in the city Big names and fresh talent at the Royal Academy’s famed … Continue reading

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The Beaux’ Stratagem, National Theatre

Farquhar the feminist – who knew? Simon Godwin’s nimble revival reclaims this 1707 Restoration comedy romp as a bold treatise on love, marriage and gender inequality. Patrick Marber’s judicious tweaking pairs its surprisingly pertinent discourse with equally contemporary humour – … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my May MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: By design Installations, hidden histories and must-have new products at Clerkenwell Design Week Don’t miss: New build London Festival of Architecture takes on the revolutionised workplace, and a thought-provoking examination … Continue reading

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The art of living

Highlights of my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: The female gaze Forward-thinking women working in architecture, urban and landscape design are showcased at Roca London Gallery Don’t miss: Grand designs The 2015 Designs of the Year include self-driving cars, skyscraper … Continue reading

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Uncle Vanya, St James Theatre

Purists may take issue with Anya Reiss’s incursion into the classics – having already tackled The Seagull and Three Sisters, she’s now turned her dogged 21st-century gaze on Uncle Vanya – but Reiss’s adaptation, though fresh and punchy, in fact is … Continue reading

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