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Yehudi Menuhin Centenary

Friday, December 2, 2016

This year of 2016 will be remembered for many reasons, but as it draws to a close it is worth recalling that it was the centenary year of the birth of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Hephzibah and Yehudi Menuhin...

Fantastic Beasts at the British Library

Friday, December 2, 2016

You may have noticed that a certain film is currently wowing audiences worldwide. Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them is the first instalment in a new movie franchise written by J. K. Rowling, and takes its inspiration from her...

Ukrainians Mark 70 Years of AUGB

Thursday, December 1, 2016

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB), an academic conference was held earlier this month at the Association’s Central Office in London. Academics from both the UK and Ukraine considered various historical aspects...

Victorian Vaudeville – Tripping the Light Fantastic

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Come with me into the world of Victorian Vaudeville. Let me tell you the story of a poor London girl who achieved her dream of becoming a successful dancer, and then died. Eugenie Makepeace – publicity shot taken in New...

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