Last Minute Gift Idea: National Art Pass

Still looking for that last minute perfect gift. My tip is the National Art Pass – the gift that keeps giving with free entry to galleries, museums and historic houses for a whole year. Continue reading Last Minute Gift Idea: National Art Pass

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Anselm Kiefer installation in Royal Academy Courtyard

Last Chance To See Monumental Anselm Kiefer Exhibition At Royal Academy

One of the wonderful things about London, is the access we have to art from all over the world and the opportunity that gives to learn new stuff. No point lying, until I saw I saw the Anselm Kiefer Royal Academy exhibition posters, the only Anselm I knew was the saint (I went to school in Canterbury), and the only Kiefer was Sutherland. The artist that … Continue reading Last Chance To See Monumental Anselm Kiefer Exhibition At Royal Academy

Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, Royal Academy of Arts

Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, The Royal Academy of Arts

The 60s were so ridiculously photogenic and I never tire of looking at old black and white photographs so the current Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album exhibition at the Royal Academy is right up my street. Dennis Hopper was more than a pretty (psychotic) face on the big screen. Lesser known (at least by me) is that he was also a photographer and artist. Dennis Hopper, The … Continue reading Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, The Royal Academy of Arts

London: BFI Teenage Kicks Season Kicks Off, 1 – 31 August 2014

I have been an employed adult for longer than I care to think about and yet I still get that “school’s out for summer” feeling every year. Swiftly followed by the crushing realisation that “no it’s not“ but “hurrah I can now get a seat on public transport“. This August, the BFI is celebrating the highs and lows of the teen on screen with Teenage Kicks. The month-long season … Continue reading London: BFI Teenage Kicks Season Kicks Off, 1 – 31 August 2014

Last Week To See: Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition

I feel thoroughly ashamed of myself. Greenwich is on my doorstep and I completely take it for granted. The Queen’s House (separate post coming up) is one of its treasures. I’ve walked past the grand house numerous times but finally went in recently to see the Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition that is currently on. Royal Museums Greenwich contemporary arts programme has invited acclaimed … Continue reading Last Week To See: Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition

The World According To Liz Jones In Therapy At The Other Club

Liz Jones is arguably the UK’s most famous female columnist, renowned for her confessional often controversial style. I’m not a regular reader of her column though when I do she generally elicits an eye roll reaction from me. However I like to hear things from the horse’s mouth and make my own mind up so when the chance came up recently to hear Liz Jones … Continue reading The World According To Liz Jones In Therapy At The Other Club

London Theatre: Ding Dong The Book of Mormon ~ Do Believe The Hype

Finally saw The Book of Mormon, one of the most hyped shows currently on in London after its Broadway run. When tickets went on sale in February, the show broke West End box office records selling the most amount of tickets in one day. I don’t want to give any spoilers but from the name I’m sure you already know that it involves Mormons. It is a musical theatre … Continue reading London Theatre: Ding Dong The Book of Mormon ~ Do Believe The Hype

Cosmetics a la Carte Celebrating Colour & Couture

Cosmetics A La Carte is an “insiders” secret where those in the know go for tailor made makeup. To celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, there’s currently a great little exhibition curated by Ryan Lanji, Colour & Couture, to remind you of its heritage, influence and innovation in the makeup world. The go to boutique for makeup artists and the A-list, its client list has included beauty icons … Continue reading Cosmetics a la Carte Celebrating Colour & Couture