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Until June 30: The School of Shanghai (1840-1920)
During the 19th Century, armed conflicts shook the Qing Dynasty so hard that many artists, painters and calligraphers chose to flee to Shanghai where, under the protection of Western armies, they could develop their art. The combination of traditional Chinese visual art with freedom of drawing [...]
For 2 months, Gloucester cathedral will host the largest exhibition of UK sculpture outside London. There will be 75 different pieces on display in the cathedral and its grounds. So big is the venture that when I was there a few weeks ago, they were erecting scaffolding and preparing for it. It was going to take a whole week to just get the exhibits into position. Called Crucible, the event opens on September 1st and runs until October 30th so there is plenty of time to get down to Gloucester to see it. And it won’t be going to any other towns or cities. Miss this opportunity and you don’t get another.
As this happened to me three times in the last three months, I have had to deal with the the consequences. I have been lucky. I haven’t been stranded without money. I haven’t had major problems or the need to traipse around hotels and then book at exorbitant rates. I haven’t had to look after or keep happy young, easily bored children. I am not even moaning about the fact that I have had to make unecessary trips to airports or pay for hotels I couldn’t use. If you travel a lot, life can bowl the odd googly at you. But out of it, I do have one thing I want changed.
One airline texted me to say my flight was cancelled, adding at the bottom, “apologies.” They gave me at least seven hours warning which, given that the situation was out of their control, seemed reasonable. The problem is in the rebooking. To do that I either need to get on a website or ring a telephone line. My moan, no that is too strong a word, my interest is the endless time spent hanging on or tryng to get onto a website that is being bombarded by other travellers in the same position. I appreciate the airline’s problem in having to rebook people but can’t help wondering if their isn’t an easier way.
The events listed below, and elsewhere within this site, were correct at the time they were added. Sometimes events get canceled or postponed. Please check using the link that in is the listing that the event is still on before you set off. Just in case!