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Thames marine training and skills to be stepped-up as academy launches

Marine training on the River Thames is to receive a major boost with the launch of a new skills organisation that will support crew training and development on the UK’s busiest waterway. The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) is a new, employer-led organisation that will provide marine and ports operations training, development, and support a coherent […]



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London landscape hides Shakespeare puzzles

A boat called EXIT speeding down the River Thames, pursued by a police launch named Pooh, warrants a second glance. This image, which is hidden in a new pen-and-ink panorama of London, is a visual reference to a stage instruction in one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known, but nonetheless famous, plays. Devised by Berkshire-based artist Robin […]



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Leading actors perform at Guildhall’s ‘open mic’ Shakespeare day

A ‘drop in’ event to encourage people to perform their favourite piece from Shakespeare’s plays  took place at Guildhall on Tuesday, 10 May. ‘Speeches, Soliloquies and Songs from Shakespeare’ event is part of the City of London Corporation’s series of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who lived and worked […]



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City of London Corporation backs remaining in the EU

The City of London Corporation, the Square Mile’s local authority, today agreed that it is to support the UK remaining in the European Union. The Corporation’s primary-decision making body, the Court of Common Council, voted overwhelmingly that: “Taking into account the views of City stakeholders and businesses, the City of London Corporation supports the United Kingdom […]



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Somme battlefields remembered in centenary photographic exhibition

The worst day in the history of the British Army will be commemorated by a photographic exhibition in Guildhall Yard, as part of a programme of events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: Somme 1916’ (1 June – 5 July) will feature Michael St Maur […]



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Lord Mayor launches 2016 City Giving Day Campaign

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Lord Mountevans, welcomed over 100 City figures to the Mansion House this morning to launch City Giving Day 2016. Following the success of last year’s event, City Giving Day is now set to be the Square Mile’s annual event promoting volunteering and philanthropy. The year’s event […]



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Germaine Greer and Michael Rosen headline at Keats House

Germaine Greer, the celebrated feminist writer and academic, and Michael Rosen, the children’s author and poet, will discuss Shakespeare’s sonnets at Keats House next month, as part of a series of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Professor Greer and the Keats House Poet-in-Residence and former Children’s Laureate will appear together […]



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Lord Mayor of London sends New Year message to British astronaut

The Lord Mayor of London’s Square Mile, The Lord Mountevans, has sent New Year wishes to British astronaut Tim Peake: “Many of us in the City of London have followed Principia extremely closely and take a great deal of pride in your role on the International Space Station. I am sure that you can help […]



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Shakespeare’s London redrawn for 400th anniversary of Bard’s death

One of the most iconic images of post-Renaissance London has been redrawn to show the capital’s modern landscape, as part of commemorative events to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Artist Robin Reynolds has created a pen and ink version of Claes Jansz. Visscher’s 1616 engraving of London, which will be on show at […]



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