Category Archives: News/Blog

Which? names London Southend best airport in the capital

London Southend Airport has been rated by far the best London terminal, leaving all other airports in the region trailing, according to the latest Which? airport passenger survey. Read More →


Art UK’s Art Detective celebrates over 100 discoveries about the UK’s public art collection

Since being established in 2014, Art Detective has facilitated over 300 public discussions about oil paintings held in art collections and museums throughout Britain. These discussions have led to over 100 discoveries about individual pieces and the artists who made them, thus helping collections put names to unidentified sitters, places and events, while also shining a light on the unknown artists behind certain works. Read More →


Bram Bogart

The Dutch-born Belgian artist, Bram Bogart, (1921 – 2012) famously expressed his explorations of the physicality of paint through deeply textured impasto. Now, there is a unique chance to see a collection of some of Bogart’s most significant and rare works in London this autumn. Read More →


How Newcastle gave birth to Pop Art

Hatton Gallery reopens with landmark Pioneers of Pop exhibition Read More →


How to help the homeless – and it’s not by giving money

Southend BID partners with HARP to help local people overcome homelessness Read More →


Compton Verney receives surprise bequest

Compton Verney has received a surprise bequest of £27,000 from the late Elizabeth Coxon, who regularly travelled from her home in Worcester to visit the art gallery and park. Read More →


Munnings Art Museum announces inaugural painting competition

Spirit of the Stour: Plein Air Paint Out (8 – 10 September 2017) Read More →


Jury and Shortlist announced for world’s only International Prize for Live Art

The ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival returns to Kuopio, Finland this September and the highlight of this year’s event will be the announcement of the 2017 winner of International Prize for Live Art. Read More →


Paula Rego: The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories

World-renowned artist Dame Paula Rego is coming to Jerwood Gallery in Hastings this autumn, with an exhibition that includes brand new works and others which have never been publicly exhibited before. Read More →


Fringe Benefits

Southend BID partners with alternative arts festival, estuary fringe fest Read More →