On this day in
1791 died Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, prolific and highly influential composer of Classical music.
1870 Alexandre Dumas, writer, died at 68
1906 Otto Preminger, American producer, director, and actor, was born
1911 Alfred Manessier French painter was born
1926 died Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter.
Over the last decade, the Barbican has undergone a radical transformation that has brought all the artforms: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, cinema, education under one roof and one management. With three cinemas, a world-class concert hall, two theatres and two art galleries, the Barbican has finally recognised its purpose as a an integrated multi-arts centre
(Photo by Morley Von Sternberg)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.
Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes attracts up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free. In the grounds of the Gallery is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance. In 2012, coinciding with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Serpentine Gallery will open its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This innovative arts venue for the 21st century will be housed in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, situated in Kensington Gardens. Please note, the Serpentine Gallery is closed to the public in the period between exhibitions, however the Bookshop remains open at all times.