Arts

ffakefi 460x270 - Don't we just love fake history films!

Fake history films – ‘the new threat to truth’ as this recent article in the Guardian postulated. Wow! The truth is all history films are fake. There’s just no way the past can be replicated in any way or form. The closest one would see to the truth might beRead More →

fakewapofi 460x270 - Don't you wish this was true?

You’ve seen all the fake stuff I purvey on this blog – not a single fact to be seen anywhere. Amazingly for the very first time I’m seriously reporting some real news lol! Its all about Mr Trump – or rather – his sudden departure from the White House. AndRead More →

DSC 0506fi 460x270 - Chiharu Shiota & Jonas Burgert

I have passed Blain|Southern’s gallery numerous times – its on a walking route I regularly use between Oxford and Regent Streets. The latest work on display by Chiharu Shiota looks really fantastic. However when I have passed the gallery has not been open, so have had to settle for aRead More →

DSC 3690fi 460x270 - Alazani wine

I had a very nice surprise today. A bottle of Alazani wine arrived from Georgia! (It was brought personally as a gift.) The bottle is very pretty its made of clay not glass which shows it is a wine produced in the now rarer but still traditional Georgian style. ItRead More →

DSC 0420fi 460x270 - Black Mirror's Bandersnatch on the tube

Quite a few bizarre adverts have been seen on the tube since just before the new year – these are for Blackmirror/Bandersnatch. My favourite is that at Oxford Circus (eastbound Central Line) which says “when you exit the platform the escalator you choose to stand on will affect all subsequentRead More →

DSC06649fi 460x270 - The Weather Project

Fifteen years ago the weather in London changed quite substantially. This strange phenomenon lasted almost six months but has not been seen since. It was a time when London’s populace and visitors to London came to embrace the sun as it made its closest ever approach to Earth – andRead More →

tubexmas 460x270 - Tube Xmas posters and pictures

Now that Xmas is most definitely over, can we move on and look forward to the New Year? Not just yet! I have a selection of Xmas tube goodies for those of you who still need their yuletide fix! Roll on Santa once again as we take a look atRead More →

DSC 3015fi 460x270 - While the angels watched...

While angels watched o’er Regent Street, there was loads of fun. First the xmas lights were switched on, then pop up stores and fun palaces followed. The angels approved because it was important that people have fun. And so everyone did. These places, with their large and bright windows drewRead More →

vesselrisingfi 460x270 - New York's gigantic staircase

The Vessel is designed by Heatherwick Studios in London and the huge, Escher-like staircase is due to open in Spring 2019. Its essentially a huge public artwork which people can walk, climb, and enjoy the views from the top. People will be able to ascend it by any combination ofRead More →

DSC 0900fi 460x270 - The One Million Queen

One Million Queen was unveiled on 29th November 2018. This unusual sculpture at Hyde Park Corner is based on Marga’s earlier work at the Ventique art gallery in Chelsea. It was meant to be launched in the summer of 2018, the idea being the bright sun would reflect the 1Read More →