For some people, St George’s Day (this past Friday) represents folklore and myth, dragons and slayers. For others, it’s more an excuse to feel extra patriotic — or, in the case of two people in my village, a reason to enquire ask why the old church wasn’t flying an English flag (sigh). For me though,Continue reading “The world’s a stage”
Wandering their halls and atriums and corridors. Glancing sideways at priceless art as I make my way to new exhibitions. Plonking myself down in front of an epic triptych or scrunching myself into the corner of a small darkened room to watch a new video art installation. Learning a hundred things I didn’t know whenContinue reading “The art of my travels”
Last week, as I was mulling the approach of Burns Night, wondering whether to add a haggis to the food shop, up popped an email from National Trust for Scotland, entitled, ‘who was Robert Burns?’. It was then that I realised I really didn’t know that much about Burns, or the night dedicated to him.Continue reading “Feel the Burns”
Ordinarily, this is the season for spending lots of time indoors in museums and galleries, exploring new exhibitions and shows. As that obviously can’t happen at the moment I thought I would share some 2021 museum openings from around the world that I’m most excited about, as well as some culture fixes you can haveContinue reading “Museum openings worth planning holidays for”
Things to do if you’re bored or locked-down or just plain need a distraction.
A documentary set apart from others, about 28 year old Kabwita Kasongo and the incredible lengths he’s gone to sell charcoal – makala.
Tucked away down Ramillies Street on the edge of Oxford Street, The Photographers’ Gallery is London’s best showcase for photographic talent. That is, until stiff competition arrives from Stockholm’s Fotografiska. As shoppers jam past each other on the streets outside, a special kind of jostling takes place in this Mecca to photography, as necks crane toContinue reading “Look out London: The Photographers’ Gallery”
‘We call these fenced migrant camps “jungles”, as if they are all savages, when what they are doing is trying to escape savagery’. I wobbled, eyes stinging in an attempt to hold back tears. Though physcially I was sat down in a performance space at Imperial War Museum London, my mind was inside what IContinue reading “New in London – Aman Mojadidi: Remembering a Future”
Newsflash: Lumiere London is back. And whether you know much about it or not, if you so much as stray into King’s Cross, Piccadilly, Southbank or Mayfair, you’re bound to trip into some lights fantastic. 2018’s Lumiere London is bigger, brighter and brasher (light up candy floss, anyone?) than previous years, and it remains oneContinue reading “Look out: Lumiere London”
It opened back in November so if you’re eagle eyed you’ll have beaten me to it but I visited London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE last weekend and I left seriously impressed. When even the loos are remarkable, you know you’re onto something. Part contemporary art space and part reconstructed Roman temple, there’s a lot more toContinue reading “New in London: the Bloomberg SPACE”