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Icons likes to let you know what's going on. Anytime we hear something interesting about English culture and heritage, we'll be publishing it here.

Icons in the news

Art Fund takes Queen and Country to the Barbican

2008-06-05 11:58:25

This week sees The Art Fund’s tour of Queen and Country move onto the Barbican where it will coincide with the National Theatre of Scotland’s multi-award-winning production Black Watch.

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AT SHEFFIELD MILLENNIUM GALLERIES

2008-06-05 11:47:58

Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries plays host to the work of iconic British designer and true bastion of English eccentricity (a nominated Icon), Vivienne Westwood, this summer, with an exhibition of her clothes on show until September 21. This is the only UK showing, outside of London, of an exhibition spanning 30 years of Westwood’s endlessly inventive career.

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End of the road for the classic black cab?

2008-04-16 13:18:09

Just as ICONS – A Portrait of England has hailed the black cab as an English icon, things are looking distinctly shaky for the nation’s favourite taxicab.

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News releases

Hedgehog voted Number One

2007-01-12 12:31:43

ICONS and The Environment Agency has announced the winner in England and Wales' poll

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What have people said about the Icons?

2006-12-11 16:19:37

Celebrities and VIPs comment on the latest round of icons...

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ICONS' New Icons of England

2006-11-09 19:19:34

Winnie-the-Pooh, Sgt. Pepper, Doctor Who, Westminster Abbey, the Stiff Upper Lip, the Rolls-Royce and V-sign all make it onto the ICONS list - 21 new Icons of England revealed today

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What's new

ICONS of Environment Launched

2006-11-11 13:56:57

Environment Agency and ICONS launches ICONS of the Environment. The Barn Owl, Wind Farms, the Otter, the Recycling Logo, Thames Barrier and Dartmoor are are among the candidates to become the top Icon of the Environment.

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ICONS unveils its latest Icons of England

2006-11-09 19:27:29

People have eagerly awaited the new Icons of England now published on the ICONS site

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MENCAP Icons of England

2006-10-18 17:13:47

Mencap, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, has teamed up with ICONS to create its 2007 calendar. The calendar brings together a collection of artworks submitted by England's learning disabled community.

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What People are Saying about the New Icons

2006-07-31 20:50:42

From Magna Carta to Fish and Chips and Bowler Hats to the Lake District - What are people saying about the new wave of Icons just announced...

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