Monthly Archives: June 2017

Compton Verney awarded £600,000 by Arts Council England

Compton Verney has been successful in its application to become a 2018-2022 Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. Read More →


Art UK puts the nation’s sculptures online

The UK is set to become the first country in the world to create a free-to-access online photographic showcase of its publicly owned sculpture. Read More →


New routes to Dublin, Glasgow & Manchester from London Southend Airport

Brand new routes to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester are highlights of the winter schedule that will be available from London Southend Airport, operated through Stobart Air’s franchise partnership with Flybe. Read More →


Trump revealed as Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words

Politics, elections, Donald Trump, and Pokémon GO are just some of the events, people, and subjects that influence British children’s creativity and use of language, says a report published today by Oxford University Press (OUP). Read More →


Turner and the Sun

In 2017, an exhibition curated by Hampshire Cultural Trust will be the first ever to be devoted solely to the JMW Turner’s lifelong obsession with the sun. Whether it is the soft light of dawn, the uncompromising brilliance of midday or the technicolour vibrancy of sunset, his light-drenched landscapes bear testimony to the central role that the sun assumed in Turner’s art. Read More →


Life in Miniature

18 July marks the 200 the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and provides a timely opportunity to reflect on her life, times and work. Compton Verney – thought by many to be the real-life setting for the fictional Thornton Lacey in Austen’s Mansfield Park – is marking the bicentenary with a special display drawn from its remarkable collection of portrait miniatures. Read More →