Category Archives: London

AMONGST HEROES: the artist in working Cornwall – Two Temple Place, March 2013

Our recent visit to Mevagissey reminded me of AMONGST HEROES: the artist in working Cornwall. There is so much to like about this exhibition. It’s about Cornwall and art in Cornwall. And it’s in a fabulous building. Cornwall is known for … Continue reading

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The Stranglers – Roundhouse, 15 March 2013

What I learned this month: ‘don’t ever again attempt to go to gigs two nights running… you’re not as young as you used to be Dear’. After what felt like very few hours sleep and a tedious day at work, … Continue reading

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The Avett Brothers – Forum, 14 March 2013

Have you guys heard of The Avett Brothers? Here, it’s been a slow discovery. When I saw that they were playing in London, I asked Father Christmas for tickets. Partly because… a couple of years back, I was listening to … Continue reading

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Light from the Middle East: New Photography – V&A, March 2012

We set off to go and see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum and ended up seeing Light from the Middle East: New Photography at the V&A. That’s what happens when you leave it to the last … Continue reading

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Light Show – Hayward Gallery, March 2013

This is when I run out of superlatives. This is the exhibition London is talking about. This is the show of 2013.  And it’s easy to see why. Light Show makes you ‘wonder at, contemplate, investigate and interact with […] illumination‘ (source: … Continue reading

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Caitlin Rose – Dingwalls, 27 February 2013

Witty, funny and friendly Caitlin… And so good. So damn good. She seemed a little different on stage, more confident may be? There was a great mixture of new songs, old favourites and the best sing-along ever! I didn’t particularly … Continue reading

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London and the 2012 Olympics

We painted the town blue, purple, red, yellow, orange, green and pink. From major landmarks to special exhibitions to window displays to our front gardens. London got into the spirit of it. The sun shone. Tourists had fun. Londoners relaxed… … Continue reading

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London 2012 – our Olympics

  Mentioning the Rio 2016 Olympics was quite a stroke a genius. Because it finally gives me the opportunity to share our experience of the London 2012 Olympics… As soon as the games ended (more or less), we went off … Continue reading

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Random International: Rain Room – Barbican, February 2013

So much fun. The anticipation is very much part of the experience: what will it be like? Will I get wet? And slowly, people are admitted in… and you’re getting ever closer. And then you’re in. All you have to … Continue reading

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Mariko Mori: Rebirth – Burlington Gardens, February 2013

Okay. I’ll be honest. We only went to the Mariko Mori exhibition because I saw a poster on the tube and it looked nice. But hey… please don’t judge me. Yes, that poster made me go to the exhibition… but would we … Continue reading

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