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Well-decked halls: historic homes to visit for a taste of Christmas Past

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National Trust properties up and down the land put on a decent show for the festive period, but some feel particularly special under the twinkle of Christmas lights. Ightham Mote, a stunning 14th-century moated and ha...

Passing review – life is anything but black and white in Rebecca Hall’s smart period drama

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At a glamorous party in 1920s Harlem, a young black woman and an older white man perch at the edge of a dancefloor. “Can you always tell the difference?” he asks her, eyes narrowing at an exotic blond. “Hugh, stop tal...

Nama, Liverpool: ‘Are food halls ever a satisfying experience?’ – restaurant review

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At the GPO in Liverpool, a man on stilts clomps and sways approximately a metre from my table, banging a huge drum in time to a chaotic, brass ensemble version of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics. Are the...

Passing review – Rebecca Hall’s stylish and subtle study of racial identity

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Rebecca Hall makes her directing debut with this superbly subtle and intimately disturbing movie, adapted by her from the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen. Irene (Tessa Thompson) and Clare (Ruth Negga) are two women of colo...

A look in the mirror: the existential threat facing beauty halls

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The department store beauty hall is facing a fight for survival: the pandemic has accelerated the shift to buying cosmetics, skincare and other pampering products online, and a growing number of sales are now via a sm...

Sexual congress, cigarettes and David Bowie: the Wigmore Hall’s hidden history

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The Wigmore Hall, in Wigmore Street, London W1, opened its doors on 31 Maggio 1901 with a concert that featured, among others, Italian composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni and the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. The con...

Gloucestershire University buys Debenhams store to use as lecture halls

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The Debenhams shop in Gloucester is to be transformed into lecture halls and training spaces for nurses and healthcare workers in the latest reinvention of a department store building as consumers switch to online sho...