Return to Tunis: why now is the time to visit this historic city

It’s late evening at Tunis’s Sidi Bou Said TGM train stop. A group of teenage boys skip across the tracks to disapproving looks and head for the waiting room where a homeless person is asleep. It turns out they are looking for somewhere with an echo so one of them can sing. When the boy […]

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Shenzhen’s new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city’s artistic side

Artist’s rendering of the full Design Society complex in Shenzhen, created by architect Fumihiko Maki Shenzhen is a border town, tech hub, factory floor and somewhere Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has labelled a “generic city”: malleable enough to change its form with the times.This Pearl River Delta megalopolis is China’s richest city, having grown from […]

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10 of the best new art exhibitions in Europe for autumn 2017

William Kentridge: Thick Time – Installations and Stagings, Salzburg Get immersed in the imaginative work of South African artist William Kentridge at Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne. Featuring his multimedia, cinematic installations, with playful animation and tricksy, theatrical filming evocative of early cinema, Kentridge’s work tackles themes ranging from revolution and colonialism to loneliness and comic […]

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Guernsey goes gastro: a food adventure in the Channel Islands

‘The best things in life are usually closer than you think,” says Luke Wheadon as he pours a healthy measure of his artisan gin over ice. I’m in Guernsey with my husband to discover some of the island’s new food and drink offerings, and we’re sampling Luke’s “gin experience” in the cellar lounge of the […]

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