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BA celebrates New York in London

14th January 2010 Print

British Airways online community site, is supporting the upcoming Nat Finkelstein photographic exhibition at the Idea Generation Gallery in East London, which runs from January 20 to February 14 and offers free admission.

The exhibition entitled 'From One Extreme to the Other' is a celebration of the life and work of Finkelstein, a photojournalist most remembered for his iconic and intimate documentation of Andy Warhol's infamous studio - the Factory. is a travel website that selects the best things to see and do in two of the most dynamic hubs - London and New York, with recommendations from expert bloggers and local communities.

Nuria Garrido, British Airways innovations and digital executive said: "This is an inspiring exhibition to support and very fitting since Finkelstein is a celebrated New Yorker hosting his work in London - and celebrates all that is great and good about both capitals."

To coincide with the exhibition. has selected five of the best culture and arts venues in London and New York:


The Victoria and Albert Museum
From design and fashion to photography and architecture, the changing exhibitions highlight the hottest stuff around.

The Cartoon Museum
This museum focuses on British cartoons, caricatures and comics and is London's first cartoon museum. Events are held here so check out their website for what's on. There are also workshops and events for children.

The Orange Tree Theatre
This fruity treat is London's only permanent theatre in the round. With only 175 seats, arranged all round the performance area, you're drawn into the excitement of the play right from the start. The theatre also hosts concerts and lectures.

The Ritzy Cinema
The cinema for the movie heads. Quentin Tarantino chose this to watch the UK debut of Death Proof with a Q and A afterwards. They host a good selection of art house and mainstream flicks. You can drink in the movie theatre and they have DJ, music and poetry nights in the bar upstairs.
Maggs Bookstore
A favourite 'haunt' with book collectors. In the 19th century, it was reputed that 50 Berkeley Square, now home to Maggs bookstore, was haunted by a ghost so terrifying that it drove mad anyone foolish enough to stray through its doors!

New York:

Metropolitan Museum of Art
From classical antiquity through suits of medieval European armour and treasures, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic and Byzantine art. It goes on and on. The roof terrace provides a gobsmacking perspective on Central Park and it's quadrilateral cliff of skyscrapers. (Free entry).

Dizzy's Club at the Lincoln Centre
Dizzy's always showcases cutting edge jazz, from Roy Haynes to the incomparable Mulgrew Miller. Dizzy's also features a gorgeous view of Central Park from atop the Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle.

This NYC literary institution hosts free readings most nights; the Sunday night fiction readings are often packed with editors and agents enjoying the inexpensive drinks and Soviet kitsch surrondings.

BAMcinématek presents new and rarely seen contemporary films, major retrospectives of work by filmmakers like Michelangelo Antonioni, Shohei Imamura, Manoel de Oliveira, and Luchino Visconti, classics from cinema history, work by local artists, and festivals of films from around the world.

International Center of Photography
Founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa, the brother of the great war photographer Robert Capa, this mid-town institution offers way more than just stunning exhibitions of photography. There are 400 courses open to the public, ranging from an entire year in length to just a morning, & covering everything from basic digital to editing & producing digital film.

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