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This green and pleasant land

The Britain from the Air exhibition was launched recently on the ground in Bath city centre. It runs until the  end of February 2011 and will display fascinating images by Britain's foremost photographers, developed jointly by Wecommunic8 and the Royal Geographical Society. Sat Bal (8 Oct 10)

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Calling the shots at Heathrow

Dennis Stone's photography tenure at Heathrow numbers a vintage 64 years. This makes him the airport's longest serving resident photographer, allowing him to capture stars such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles. The result is in a newly-published book entitled 'A Life At The Airport: A Heathrow Photographer.’ Sat Bal (28 Sep 10) 

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Tom's Kitchen launches at Somerset House

Tom Aikens (r) at the Terrace of the venue 

Tom's Kitchen at London's Somerset House is the sequel opening to the Chelsea restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens. Sat Bal sampled tradition with a twist at the official opening of the new Compass Group-backed venture following its soft launch this July. (15 Sep 10)
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The Magnificent Six

Proud Camden gallery opens the Six Shooters exhibition this month featuring the work of the UK's six leading music photographers.  Abigail Parkin (26 Jul 10)

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Themed Venues

At this time of year why would any delegate favour standard corporate venues over acres of parkland and a relaxed, fun theme? Two major themed venues tell Red Carpet how they court the corporates. (23 Jul 10)

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Serpentine Gallery party

The blazing sun didn't sour the cream of London where Kensington Gardens was clotted with around 800 guests from the worlds of art, fashion, literature, film and music. Yes, it was the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, signalling to many the start of the summer season. The Serpentine's 40th anniversary saw the likes of Grace Jones and Stella McCartney mingle with Bill Wyman and the traditional clutch of Euro heiresses and billionaires. Bethany Hutton-Stigga (12 Jul 10)

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Sowing the seeds in Shanghai

Shanghai leads the pulsating beat of the new Chinese revolution. With a landscape gashed by crystalline skyscrapers and studded with boutique orgies on the Nanjing Road it’s fitting that the city should explore the evolution of urban life in the 21st century ; the stated aim of Expo 2010. Suky Jaspal reports from Shanghai and samples the Expo’s strapline of  "Better City, Better Life.”  (11 Jul 10)

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PRS reviews live music fees

Innovative promoters and event organisers have been instrumental in pushing the revenue boom of the live music sector. Chairman of the Performing Right Society/PRS for Music Ellis Rich applauded this success, stating "British music has thrived and remains popular across the globe." However, the organisation's proposals to increase its share of the ticket sale booty is causing concern within the live music sector.  Sat Bal (9 Jul 10)

 

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Starwood Hotels sues

Commercial know-how is a fiercely protected asset among any company’s cache. Small wonder then that Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton Worldwide) has lost its recent attempt to block litigation by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Red Carpet obtained court documents, filed in New York last week, detailing allegations of corporate espionage by two former Starwood executives. Sat Bal sifts through the evidence. (24 Jun 10)

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Vanity Fair - Gucci & de Grisogono parties - Cannes Film Festival

While the film fraternity indulged in the annual back-pat that is the Cannes Film Festival, marketers seized the 63rd Festival opportunity to host a series of positioning events for luxury brands.  Sat Bal revisits the Côte d'Azur (21 May 10)

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