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What Presence! The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos (3 May - 11 August 2013)

What Presence! The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos gives visitors to The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum an extraordinary glimpse behind the lens of one of Scotland's most legendary music photographers.

Take a step back in time and dive into the allure and grit of the 1980s post punk music scene with Harry Papdopoulos's latest exhibition.

Showcasing more than 300 images, this exhibition provides an impressive range of images taken between 1979 and 1984. The exhibition features an astounding list of music icons and ranges from the traditional band portraits to the live-action shots. However, be prepared to see a large number of more unique captured shots.

What Presence! The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos

Harry Papadopoulos was a self-taught photographer who launched his diverse photographic career by selling gig-goers photographs outside the Apollo back in the late 1970s. He then went on to become an employed photographer for Sounds magazine where he captured a number of rock stars on film. During this time Harry has photographed everyone from Blondie to The Clash, to David Bowie, to The Specials, Suicide, Penetration, Bryan Ferry, The Cramps and not to mention ABC and even Wham!

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum opens its doors and invites the public to view this unique exhibition giving you a rare insight in to the rock and roll life lived by so many famous performers. The photographic exhibition will also be accompanied by an exhilarating series of impromptu music events, talks and creative learning opportunities.

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Location: McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee, DD1 1DA


What's on in London - February 2015

WHAT’S ON IN LONDON IN FEBRUARY 2015   VALENTINE’S DAY | APEX HOTEL’S | 14 FEBRUARY London has it all when it comes to romance. You can take a stroll across Tower Bridge, whisper sweet nothings at St. Paul’s or take in the striking view of the city from the viewing platform at The Shard. Whether you’re trying to woo new hearts or are looking to spice up the old, our London Apex Hotels offer the perfect haven for all love birds.  Website: CHINESE NEW YEAR | 19 FEBRUARY Chinese New Year is a spectacle that you should not be miss. It is falls on 19 February and this year the Chinese community will be participating in force all across London. The Chinese New Year’s Parade will be coupled with dragons dancing to traditional Chinese music, adorning an array of colourful and striking decorations. This event will be very impressive and will be celebrated all over the city with the main focus on London’s China Town. Add in what animal it will be this year Website: MARLENE DUMAS: THE IMAGE AS BURDEN | FEBRUARY 15 – MAY 10 Marlene Dumas always creates something for the eye and mind. Featuring mostly people that have experienced tragedy, there is always something meaningful to take home from her stunning exhibitions. Marlene Dumas is world famous for the free flow that her paintings display and is considered to be one of the most prominent painters in the world. Website: LONDON FASHION WEEKEND | 26 FEBRUARY – 1 March 2015 London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and luckily for our guests, it's less than a 2 minute walk from the Apex Temple Court Hotel  Attracting designers and fashion enthusiasts from all over the world, London Fashion Week is the hub of all new and exciting trends. It's not just Somerset house that will bring fashion fever to the city, many bars and restaurants will be hosting fashion themed events for you to check out. Make sure to enjoy a delicious cocktail or two at the Cambers Bar to help you feel like a true style icon.   Website: MASLENITSA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL | 15 FEBRUARY This February Trafalgar Square features a Russian festival that welcomes the arrival of spring and an orthodox religious celebration. Many people gather and entertainment is guaranteed, making it a must see event in London this February. Everything from dance shows over music to traditional food will be present making this a perfect Sunday activity – especially if you want to bring the whole family. Website:

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TripAdvisor Exceptional Service Award

We’re proud to announce two of our star employees have been nominated for the 2014 TripAdvisor Exceptional Service Award!

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Duck Competition 2015

Make sure to join our Duck Competition in 2015.

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What's on in London - January 2015

Apex Hotels guide for what is on in London in January 2015!

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