North House is a stroll up a quiet street of pastel-painted period houses. A 19th Century townhouse and theatre have been knocked together, renovated and whitewashed to form a hotel with 14 bedrooms and a restaurant rated one of the island’s best. It’s close enough for rooftop sea views but far enough to avoid quayside crowds during yachting events. … [Read more...] about Great British Boltholes: Fine food and relaxed luxury near the waterfront… North House in Cowes is a Wight winner!
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Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Indonesia’s oldest platform for contemporary arts, in Yogyakarta on the island of Java, is now in its 30th year and has had a facelift. The groundbreaking building it has occupied since 1999 won praise and prizes for connecting the structure to its natural environment, but this year Dutch design team Collective Works redesigned the public spaces and gardens. They made sure to include a newspaper kiosk – an important feature in Indonesian villages – that offers a selection of creative printed material to passersby. Cemeti means whip – to symbolise a desire to whip up the arts scene – and it will continue its residency programme as it addresses the role of art in social issues in the community. … [Read more...] about 10 of the best contemporary art spaces in south-east Asia
A month earlier, in April 2018, Senator McKenzie charged taxpayers $13,955 to fly direct on a RAAF military plane from the Gold Coast to Cairns so she could meet Prince Charles on the sidelines of a Commonwealth Games basketball game. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Location, location! How embattled minister Bridget McKenzie used a taxpayer-funded trip to Melbourne to buy a $335,000 inner-city apartment – after revelations she took a private jet to watch ice hockey
There are still more than 400 flood alerts still in place across the country - including ten 'danger to life' warnings - with the Environment Agency saying many parts of Britain were in 'uncharted territory' in terms of flooding. … [Read more...] about The beacon of biblical floods… AGAIN: 900-year-old Tewkesbury Abbey rises from the muddy waters once more as town is submerged after brutal deluge
“It was our wedding anniversary yesterday but we cancelled our anniversary trip and came to Seoul because we thought it was more important for our daughter,” said Cho Joo-Pyo, who was at the rally with his wife and their two-year-old. … [Read more...] about Tens of thousands march demanding South Korean president Park Geun-Hye resign