As outrage mounts over evidence of possible war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine, world-renowned ballet dancers from the two countries at war danced together in a performance in Naples to appeal for peace.
From April 1 the National Maritime Museum in London is playing temporary host to some of artist Canaletto’s most iconic view paintings of Venice. The collection comprises extraordinarily detailed portraits of a living city, enlivened with people and boats and images many viewers are sure to recognize.
The 26th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is underway, with a lineup of ten compelling new films from around the world. NTD speaks to Jason Loftus, the director of one of the selected films called “Eternal Spring.”
Once described as the greatest art patron in the world, Rudolf the second has some of his most diverse artwork presented at the British Museum in an exhibition. NTD speaks to the curator at the museum about the display.
The wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance has been found over 100 years after it became trapped in sea ice and sank off the coast of Antarctica. An expedition set off from Cape Town, South Africa, in February on a mission to locate it.
Long lines of cars jammed the road leading out of Kyiv and residents massed at the railway station as Russia launched a full-scale war on Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko advised residents to stay home unless they are involved in critical work and urged them to prepare go-bags with necessities and documents if they need to evacuate.
Ukraine declared a state of emergency and told its citizens in Russia to flee, while Moscow began evacuating its Kyiv embassy. These were some signs for Ukrainians who fear an all-out Russian military onslaught. Meanwhile, the United States and its allies unveiled further sanctions on Moscow.
Hadrian’s Wall stretches 73 miles across the top of England. As the peat around the wall dries up, it exposes precious artifacts from the ancient Romans that have been preserved in the low-oxygen bog. But archaeologists must rush to save them as they become exposed to oxygen in the air.
A special exhibition opening Thursday at London’s British Museum taps into the fascination surrounding one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments. NTD speaks to one of the curators at the opening of ‘The World of Stonehenge’.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin will be familiar to many of us. They’re written of course by author Beatrix Potter. Now a comprehensive exhibition opened in London is taking a detailed journey through her life, from author to conservationist.
Kew gardens welcomes back its orchid festival with a Central American influence. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. After a few weeks of intense work, 5,000 blooms are on display, brightening up the late winter.
London welcomes one of the world’s most iconic old master paintings for a limited run at the National Gallery. “The Blue Boy” by British painter Thomas Gainsborough left the gallery a century ago—leaving behind a saddened British public.
A six-year investigation into the betrayal of wartime diarist Anne Frank has identified a suspect. Researchers say an informant lead to Anne Frank’s capture by Nazi secret police who then moved her to a concentration camp where she died in 1945.
Taiwan plans to invest in Lithuania to help the country respond to diplomatic and trade pressure from China. Last year, Lithuania became the first European country to allow Taiwan to open a new diplomatic outpost for 18 years. The move offended Beijing, which has banned Lithuanian cargo from entering China.
French President Emmanuel Macron has stirred controversy with French opposition leaders by saying he wants to annoy unvaccinated French people during an interview with Le Parisian newspaper, on Jan. 4. The interview was published shortly before French lawmakers were to resume a debate, which started on Jan. 3 over a new vaccination law, in Paris. The […]
After a precarious year for cinema, 2022 looks set to be filled with Hollywood blockbusters and long-awaited sequels to fan favorites. Robert Pattinson and Tom Cruise are two of the big box office names with big releases in the coming year.
A rare 15th-century tapestry that went missing for 400 years is on display in Somerset. The Tournai tapestry is the oldest owned by the National Trust and has undergone four years of conservation work by experts to restore its former glory.
For the first time in London, Titanic: The Exhibition is being displayed. Artefacts from the Titanic itself, personal items from passengers and crew, and the stories of their demise or saviour bring the tragic events of April 15, 1912, to life. NTD visited the exhibition and spoke with the curator.
An exhibition in London dives into the vast Port of London Authority collection to reveal the humbling scale of the international port, fully, for the first time. “London: Port City” charts its life since the final days of the 18th century.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing more scrutiny. A photo published by the Guardian is said to show him and several staff members in the garden of Downing Street during the first national lockdown, with cheese and wine on the table. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said the garden was a place of work and […]
The first painting ever to be included on a British postage stamp is now on display at the National Gallery. Known all over the world as “The Red Boy,” it was acquired by the gallery at a “special price” of 9 million pounds ($12 million).
Charles Dickens is one of the best known and most widely read English authors, writing the Scrooge story “A Christmas Carol.” London’s Charles Dickens Museum is where the literary legend penned some of his early classics and was the Dickens family home from 1837. NTD experienced the rich traditions of a Dickensian Christmas.
London’s British Library is hosting an exhibition exploring the turbulent relationship between two powerful women who struggled for control of the British Isles: Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The rival queens never met, but their relationship dominated English and Scottish politics for 30 years. The exhibition uses their handwritten notes to learn about the […]
Germany is currently in the so-called fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. Many of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets have been cancelled. In Berlin, some are still going ahead, but most are restricting entry to people who’ve been vaccinated.
The largest collection of Carl Fabergé’s Imperial Easter Eggs in a generation goes on display in London Saturday. The exhibition tells the story of his life as a master goldsmith, his company’s exquisite work, and his deep connection with London.
At the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, over a million twinkling lights illuminate a festive winter trail. Now in its ninth year, the trail features a host of seasonal favorites alongside pioneering new light installations.
A day of remembrance. Events took place on Thursday across a number of locations, each observing a two-minute silence for those that have fallen during World War I. A ceremony at London’s Cenotaph war memorial saw wreaths of poppies laid, as ceremonial guards paid their respects.
The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced at COP26 that about 100 nations have joined their Global Methane Pledge. They have committed themselves to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane as part of efforts to contain global warming. Analysts say fixing leaky oil and gas infrastructure is the fastest and cheapest way to curb […]
In Russia, a museum inside a former prison is telling the stories of people who were persecuted within its own walls. The prison is known for its role in carrying out the Great Terror under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Environment Secretary George Eustice warns if France goes ahead with threats amid a fishing row, Britain could respond in turn. And in a rare move showing Britain’s concern, the French ambassador to London has been summoned.
The world’s first-ever stamp dating back to 1840, will go up for auction in a few weeks’ time in London. The unused and pristine Penny Black is part of a document that’s expected to sell for between $5.5 to $8.25 million.
One West End theater is offering afternoon tea to tempt patrons back to the auditorium. The recently restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane is drawing on its Regency architectural heritage to serve tarts, cakes, and more in its Grand Saloon.
A British author, journalist, and China expert has written his latest book on Wuhan and the evidence around COVID-19. Jasper Becker has been writing about Asia for three decades and spent 18 years reporting from Beijing. NTD finds out why he says the Chinese regime is not a reliable source of information about the pandemic.
A rare collection of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai is on display for the first time ever at the British Museum starting Thursday. More than 100 previously forgotten illustrations were discovered in a private collection.
The documentary, The Lost Leonardo, is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi or Saviour of the World, the most expensive painting ever sold. It includes the disputed claim of whether it really is the work of Leonardo da Vinci. NTD speaks with the film’s director.
Advertising alcohol should be limited to protect young people, says the Alcohol Health Alliance. A poll earlier this year found that 77 percent of people support controls to limit the exposure of children and young people to alcohol advertising.
Canal boat holidays have been the shining light for the pandemic-hit tourism industry. Their ethos is to invest their time in making sure people feel safe and comfortable on the boats—and spend as long as it takes to train people to achieve that.
According to the U.K. Association of Directors of Children’s Services, more and more parents are choosing to educate their children at home rather than send them to school. But there is no formal register for the number of children in homeschooling.
The UK professional association of self-caterers says a recent report suggesting a 40 percent rise in the cost of private accommodation holidays is inconsistent with their data. NTD spoke with the chair of the association.
A national exhibition celebrates the work of Grinling Gibbons, one of the greatest carvers in British history. It shows how his work continues to inspire carvers today. NTD met with the curator of the exhibition.