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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Britain

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Artwork will leave France for first time since 11th century

The Bayeux Tapestry has only once been moved from Normandy since 1803

The first loan of the Bayeux Tapestry outside France for 950 years, revealed today by The Times, is expected to be to the British Museum in 2022.

Although the museum stopped short of confirming that it had secured the loan, its director gave a statement saying that his museum would welcome it.

Hartwig Fischer, who became head of the museum in 2016, said: “This would be a major loan, probably the most significant ever from France to the UK. It is a gesture of extraordinary generosity and proof of the deep ties that link our  two countries.

The Houses of Parliament

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

read more about this emblem of British politics

a great series : Call the Midwife

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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just after world war 2, a series about a group of midwifes (sages-femmes in French) in London’s East End

London vs Paris

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


Latin is back in London primary schools

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Children in primary schools will begin Latin classes after Boris Johnson (London’s mayor) launched a campaign to put the language on the state school curriculum.

What about you ? Did you learn any Latin or Greek ?


read more about it here (a short and easy article)

Quarter of London children come from jobless homes

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Almost a quarter of children in London live in households where no one is working, official figures showed today.

The UK average for the proportion of children living in households where no one works is 15 per cent, but this rises to 23 per cent in London and 18 per centin the North East, North West, West Midlands and Wales, the Office for National Statistics data showed.

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