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1900s
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1900
First performance of Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca


1909
Pablo Picasso and George Braque develop Cubism

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1909
Charles Rennie Mackintosh completes Glasgow School of Art

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1910s
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1911
Camden Town Group: Sixteen modernist artists led by Walter Sickert


1913
John Buchan publishes the Thirty-nine Steps


1913
Wyndham Lewis founds Vorticist movement


1915
D.W. Griffith directs: Birth of a Nation


1919
Walter Gropius founds the Bauhaus

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1920s
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1921
Charlie Chaplin directs The Kid


1922
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot publishes The Waste Land

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1922
James Joyce publishes Ulysses

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1923
Stanley Spencer begins 5 year painting The Resurrection


1926
Royal Ballet founded

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1927
Virginia Woolf publishes To the Lighthouse


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1930s
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1930
First performance of Noël Coward's Private Lives

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1930s
A selection of images from the Daily Herald archive

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1932
Aldous Huxley publishes Brave New World


1934
Fred Perry wins first of three men's Wimbledon singles titles

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1935
Architects Lubetkin and Tecton complete High Point I, London

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1936
Life Magazine established

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1938
Picture Post established


1939
Vivien Leigh appears in Gone with the Wind

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1940s
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1941
Orson Welles directs Citizen Kane


1945
First performance of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes


1946
Bertrand Russell publishes A History of Western Philosophy

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1950s
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1954
Henry Moore's Family Group, his first large scale bronze

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1954
Francis Bacon, Ben Nicholson and Lucian Freud represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

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1954
Alfred Hitchcock directs Rear Window

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1955
William Golding publishes Pincher Martin


1956
Richard Hamilton collage, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?


1959
First performance of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party


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1960s
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1962
David Lean directs Lawrence of Arabia


1966
Michaelangelo Antonioni directs Blow Up


1966
Joe Orton's play Loot first performed


1967
The Beatles album Sgt Pepper released

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1968
Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey


1968
The Rolling Stones album Beggar's Banquet released

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1970s
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1972
Francis Ford Coppola directs The Godfather


1976
National Theatre opens


1977
Sex Pistols release Anarchy in the UK

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1977
Woody Allen directs Annie Hall


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1980s
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1981
David Puttnam produces Chariots of Fire


1985
Saatchi Gallery opens in London


1988
Salman Rushdie publishes The Satanic Verses


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1990s
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1994
Quentin Tarantino directs Pulp Fiction


1996
The Telletubbies say hello for the first time


1998
Sensation exhibition at Royal Academy


1999
The Millennium Dome opens

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