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The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is an icon of British culture. Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) originally intended for the hall to be called The Central Hall, and its purpose was to promote the Arts and Sciences. When Prince Albert died in 1861, plans were temporarily halted, until Henry Cole rekindled Prince Albert’s vision. The design is inspired by Roman amphitheatres, a particular love of Cole’s. Queen Victoria renamed the hall in memory of her beloved husband; rumour has it that she was too emotional to speak at the inaugur

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Nobel Prize Winner Bob Dylan: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1966

50 years after it took place, the recording of Bob Dylan’s mythical Albert Hall show will be officially released for the first time in November, alongside a huge new 36-CD box set, The 1966 Live Recordings. This release coincides with Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was announced in Stockholm on Thursday, 13th October.

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Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

London-based Chicago producer and composer Kate Simko will be in concert with her London Electronic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 12th October. This is not the first time SEEN has had the pleasure of listening to Simko’s particular blend of classical and electronic music. With music from the London Electronic Orchestra’s debut album,  released …

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Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum

This perfect capsule exhibition brings home yet again to SEEN the sheer grit and determination of the man behind Ferrari; one of the world’s iconic vehicle brands. Here is evidence (£140million of it) of Enzo Ferrari’s grand obsession: cars whose lines make them more akin to space rockets than anything earthbound. The factories in which …

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London City Cufflinks at Selfridges

SEEN loves City Cufflinks, so we were delighted to hear that you can now get them at Selfridges in time for Christmas. The London City Cufflinks, handcrafted in sterling silver, include the
Royal Albert Hall, City Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral and much more.