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Britain brings Old Masters back to Britain after 234 years

BP is to sponsor a new exhibition of lost masterpieces, which are returning to the UK after 234 years.

The paintings, which originally hung at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, were brought together by Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole in the 1720s.

Annus Horribilis: New works in oil at National Gallery

Terrific Greenpeace visit to National Gallery:

It's worth highlighting perhaps the fact that Shell is a Corporate Member of the NG: member

Flashmob choir harmonises vs. Shell at Southbank Centre, 1.3.13

On the evening of Friday 1st March 2013, a group of singers and musicians called "Shell Out Sounds" (SOS) made an unexpected musical intervention at the Southbank Centre, during the interval of a Shell-sponsored performance by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and guests. The 16-strong "flashmob choir" sang a sombre version of "Down to the River to Pray", the lyrics rewritten to depict the sadness and woe Shell inflicts on the world. The group handed out flyers to audience members, many of whom stopped to listen and applauded at the end of the song. The Southbank Centre security guards did not attempt to stop the surprise performance.

Calling all ARTivists! A competition to subvert Drax Group plc.

'Alas and alack, the RSC is back in the arms of BP...'

A message from our friends at the Reclaim Shakespeare Company:



'Alas and alack, friends…


Today the Royal Shakespeare Company announced a new partnership with BP for its £5 ticket scheme for 16 – 25 year olds.


A giant oil syringe in Vancouver

'Out, Damned Logo!' at the British Museum, 18.11.12

'Out, damned logo!' - theatrical flashmob, 18.10.12

Join our theatrical flashmob:British Museum, 3pm, November 18th

Much ado about BP sponsorship as West End play hit by protest

(Photo: David Hoffman)

Film of the performance

Much Ado About BP from Zoe Broughton on Vimeo.

Protests trigger Finmeccanica's ejection from National Gallery

(Adaptation by Chris Holden of El Greco's “Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple")


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