festival

DSC 0463 460x270 - Regent Street and all that jazz...

Tonight was the annual Regent Street Xmas lights switch on and there were many festivities. Jodie Whittaker was present to turn on the lights. I didn’t actually see the switch on, my intent was to cover today’s launch of the new exhibition Spectacles and Half a Millennia. However the organisersRead More →

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Running for four consecutive weekends during Regent Street’s #SummerStreets Sundays, is the hive and certainly the best highlight of the Regent Street Sunday that I went to. The Regent Street Hive is a fun filled activity centre for the kids. I think its unusual, different even. Characters included Polly Nator,Read More →

IMG 1874sml 460x270 - Lambeth Country Show

This is my first ever visit to the Lambeth Country Show. I’ve been to Brockwell Park before, but never at the right time! Lambeth in reverse! The person on the right isnt doing what you may think. Its actually their back we can see. A county show is basically aboutRead More →

IMG 6741 460x270 - Gay Pride 2017

Gay Pride 2017 – the parade took place on 8 July and as always I attend, hence some of the pictures I took yesterday. Like last year’s event, the weather once again turned out to be perfect and everyone had a fantastic time! The Master of Ceremonies. Fantastic revellers fromRead More →

IMG 6184 460x270 - Canada 150 at Trafalgar Square

The 150th Anniversary of Canada was celebrated on Canada’s own doorstep – right outside the embassy in Trafalgar Square. The first tweet says it all! Canada Day in London! #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/WR4DAutWa8 — Pamela Strigo (@strigop) July 1, 2017 The crowds were huge and everyone was enjoying the celebrations, which includedRead More →

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This month is the 5th anniversary of the beginnings of 1LondonBlog! The blog originally began as part of several tasks required on the course I was doing at the City of Westminster College. That essay was to set up a (student) blog… I never planned to keep it going, inRead More →

IMG 9110 460x270 - A forgotten relic of '51

This is the first of a series on whats left from the Festival of Britain 1951. Certainly a lot has been written about the 1951 Festival on London’s South Bank, yet there are things still in existence that are generally not recognised as being part of the Festival itself. IRead More →

IMG 8803 460x270 - Clothes & shoes & people

Here are some images I took during two visits to the Pure Festival at London’s Olympia. I was pleasantly surprised to learn Cape Town had sent 20 businesses up to Pure Festival. CTFC’s website says “Twenty curated designers have been selected to participate in what is described as the UK’s [most]Read More →

IMG 4492 1 460x270 - Lizards

Whilst quickly passing through the Angel Canal festival in Islington, London, this afternoon, I spotted this lizard! Amazing rotating eyes! In the second picture one eye is looking straight head and the other downwards.Read More →

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A few pictures from the recent Queens Gardens (Mary Ward Centre) festival in Holborn: Henna from the Holborn Asian Womens Association The Vicar of St Michael’s church Home made butter from the Charles Dickens museumRead More →

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Just passing through Kings Cross I thought I’d take a look at the new station concourse. Its a very impressive structure and has used the space between the west side of the station and the Great Northern Hotel very well. At the south west end of the concourse (actually on the wallsRead More →