This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

INSIGHTExhibition Review Kate West’s quarterly review of the local arts scene

Goldsmiths’ Hall Gold: Power and Allure Until 28th July

his exhibition, the most comprehensive and ambitious ever staged at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, tells the story of Britain and gold. Featuring more than 400 gold items ranging in date from 2500BC to the present day, this is the first time that such an extensive and extraordinary group of gold objects has been brought together. Arranged over three floors of the opulent Goldsmiths’ Hall, the vast array of exhibits include rare solid gold Olympic medals, intricate Anglo-Saxon jewellery, a four- thousand year old Irish hammered gold neckpiece and many pieces of spectacular gold tableware from across the ages. This is a captivating and informative exhibition that shows our nation’s relationship with gold, from discovering and mining it, to working with and appreciating this most precious and valuable metal.


Goldsmiths’ Hall Foster Lane EC2

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Closed Bank Holidays Admission: Free

cultural significance of these objects to our nation’s history and explores the meaning and symbolism of each item including, of course, some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world.

This is a truly dazzling permanent

exhibition showing the jewels and regalia as never before and is well worth visiting, even if you have seen them in the past.

The Tower of London, London EC3 Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5.30pm Sunday - Monday 10am - 5.30pm Entrance to the Crown Jewels exhibition is included in the Tower of London ticket price


The Tower of London Th

e Crown Jewels A Major New Display

exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. A new introductory exhibition using graphics, music and film outlines the importance of the Crown Jewels, the role of the Tower in protecting them and the long traditions associated with these treasures. The new display focuses on the coronation ceremony as its central theme and


he Crown Jewels have been redisplayed in an entirely new and spectacular

the regalia is

shown in the order in which it is used in the ceremony, accompanied by Handel’s coronation anthems. The exhibition highlights the deep religious and

Barbican Centre Designing 007 Fifty Y Style

Supported by Swarovski

Opens 6th July

movie franchise, from 007’s first outing in Dr No in 1962 to the latest Bond production, this year’s Sk

T yfall.

To celebrate the occasion the Barbican has joined forces with Bond production company, Eon, to create Designing 007 - Fifty Y

ears of

Bond Style, a unique exhibition exploring the creation and development of the inimitable Bond style.

Through unprecedented access to

Eon’s archive, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the entire Bond production process including costumes, production design, cars and gadgets, special effects, graphic design, locations, weapons, stunts and props.

his year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond

ears of Bond

Imperial Crown of India Credit: The Royal Collection

© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Irish Lunula

c.2000-1500 BC. Shaped like a crescent moon and worn around the neck. © The Drapers’ Company

Olympic gold medal, 1908 ©Private collection, photography by Richard Valencia

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60