Hambling was born in Suffolk in 1945. Her work is held in many public collections in the UK, including the British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Tate and the Victoria & Albert. Her sculpture for Oscar Wilde was unveiled facing Charing Cross Station in 1998 and Scallop for Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh Beach (Suffolk) in 2003. Her most recent museum exhibition: The Wave was held at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge earlier this year.
The European Commission and the European Parliament are reopening one of London's landmark buildings as a conference facility, information centre for the general public and London home to the UK's democratically-elected Members of the European Parliament. The new joint premises - Europe House – aim to be more accessible and to encourage greater public debate about what the EU is, what it does and how it operates.
For ten days – between 6 and 17 December – the building will host a series of events to foster debate on fundamental issues like poverty and social exclusion, to celebrate Europe's cultural diversity and to acknowledge the challenges and opportunities the digital age brings to direct democracy see https://www.europe.org.uk/events for further details.
The 12 Star Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10:00-18:00 (not including public holidays).
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