Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Mysterious Miss Austen

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the universally admired author Jane Austen – and Hampshire Cultural Trust is coordinating a yearlong series of events to celebrate her creativity and talent. Read More →


Self-styled ‘Popcorn King of Essex’ bids to bag deals with major supermarkets

Greg Taylor, ‘popcornoisseur’ and owner of Essex-based Retrocorn has been handed an opportunity to take his business to the next level by supermarket giant, Tesco. Read More →


Creating the Countryside – Thomas Gainsborough to Today

Bringing together Old Masters and contemporary artists whose work spans nearly four centuries, Creating the Countryside is a provocative exploration of the artistic, social and political forces that have informed notions of our ‘green and pleasant land’. Read More →


Businesses lining up to join Essex’s first Big Weekend!

Excitement is building for the first ever Big Weekend in Essex (1 /2 April), when hundreds of residents will be able to visit some of the county’s finest tourist attractions for free. Read More →


Big Air on a G String

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition links with Source Park to reach out to new audience Read More →


Compton Verney awarded major grant for Folk Art Display

Compton Verney has been awarded £36,000 from the DCMS / Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. Read More →


Aviation Minister Lord Ahmad visit to London Southend Airport

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport (Minister for Aviation), visited London Southend Airport on Thursday 19 January. Read More →


Art of the Covenant

Compton Verney, the award winning Warwickshire Art Gallery and Park, has become the first museum or gallery in the UK to sign a pledge to support servicemen and veterans. Read More →


Wanted: Caretakers to come and live in the future at Compton Verney

The Clearing is a vision of the future, coming to the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park from March to December 2017. Read More →


Big names, big talents and big ideas: 2017 will be wonderful in Hampshire

From Romantics such as William Blake and JMW Turner, to capturing astonishing images of gardens worldwide; from printmaking and needlework to a celebration of Jane Austen’s life, Hampshire will be very much the place to enjoy art and culture in 2017. Read More →