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Archive: Feb 2021

The Modern Wonders of Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020/2021

The Mayor of London’s ‘Borough of Culture’ award aims to put culture at the heart of local communities, enabling boroughs to fund events and support local artists and performers. The first LBC was Waltham Forest in 2019 and the second is my home London borough of Brent. What is Brent? Following the hugely significant London…

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February 23, 2021

King Charles I in Westminster: His life, execution and survival beyond death.

As I write this blog post we have just passed the 372nd anniversary of the execution of Charles I, outside the Palace of Whitehall in the heart of ‘royal’ Westminster. His death marked an end to what is always referred to as ‘The English Civil War’. Various English monarchs have met a bloody ending, perhaps…

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February 15, 2021