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The Disappearance of the Mary Celeste

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Lipton’s tea: Victorian advertising. One of the first exponents of...

Didier Peroni and Gilles Villeneuve

Team orders in Formula One. At time of writing (July 2016) there’s a...

Wallis Simpson’s Wedding Dress

Wallis Simpson’s wedding dress. Not a fashion success. In the nineteen...

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters

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Tragic Truth Behind Sheffield’s Famous Graffiti

The story behind the ‘I love you’ bridge. In 2001 local...

The Clocks of Windsor Castle

The Queen’s Clockmaker. Steve Davidson has a fantastic job. He is in...

Norman Rockwell: Fake!

The Norman Rockwell painting that was a fake. Breaking Home Ties is one of...

Art Matters: L.S. Lowry on Match Day

Andy Royston’s back on the terraces with one of England’s most...

Tom Keating: Art Fraud

Tom Keating: Criminal or hero? In the nineteen sixties and seventies, Tom...

Zoran Music: Dachau Artist

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Augustus John

Augustus John: Fryern Court, Fordingbridge. Artist Augustus John was born in...

Looking at Paintings (4) – ‘Trenches’

On the 1st July 1916, the Battle of the Somme was launched during World War...

Art Matters: Vincent and Paul

Andy Royston takes a look at Vincent van Gogh’s Chairs of 1888,...

Art Matters: The Fighting Temeraire

Andy Royston talks us through his favourite painting by JMW Turner...

A Ship Called Rothko: Artwork by Andy Royston

A Ship Called Rothko: Artwork by Andy Royston I’ve loved the work of...

Looking at Paintings (9) David Hockney ‘The Road Across the Wolds’

When David Hockney’s Yorkshire landscape paintings were first shown at...

Music of 2016 – Women of the Year

Designer and artist Andy Royston looks back on his favourite sounds of 2016...

Looking at Paintings (8) ‘Tell Your Fortune, Lady’

Over 70 years after it was painted, ‘Tell Your Fortune, Lady, still...

Looking at Paintings (7): The Conchie

The painting, ‘The Conchie’, by the British painter, Arthur Gay (1901...