July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

One of Ono’s Wish Trees

Chances are if you are reading this you didn’t grow up in the 1960s. But it’s a good bet that you know of Yoko Ono.

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Celebrating Britain at Selfridges

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Summer 2012, without a doubt belongs to London. 

From the Queen’s Jubilee, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne, to the Olympics starting in July and all the festivities in between, London truly is the place to be.

And it seems the city is determined to celebrate all things British – out loud, and proud, with pomp and ceremony like only the British can do, with department store, Selfridges leading the way.

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Brains: the mind as matter

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Warning: the following exhibition contains images and exhibits that some visitors might find disturbing.

This is what greets you as you enter into the Brains: the mind as matter exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.

With real human brains on display it’s a fair warning to the more squeamish of us – but if you can get over the gross factor it is well worth a visit.

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‘Marilyn’ at Getty Images Gallery

April 4, 2012 § 2 Comments

Screen goddess. Sex symbol. Vulnerable woman.

Without question, Marilyn Monroe was many things.  And in their current exhibition, Marilyn, commemorating 50 years since her death, Getty Images Gallery captures the essence of this Hollywood icon. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Guardian’s Open Weekend: Part Two

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

As mentioned in my previous post, this past weekend I went to the Guardian’s ‘Open Weekend’.

Aside from eating some wonderful food (the canteen has the best brownies in the world), entering a draw to win an iPad 3 and visiting a cheese-barge (yip, cheese on a boat) I went to four sessions.Two which were blog-worthy.

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The Guardian’s Open Weekend 2012

March 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

This past Sunday I went to the Guardian’s inaugural ‘Open Weekend‘ – a chance to get inside the newspaper’s doors (without having to sit through an interview) and listen to speakers, learn a new skill and vocalise your thoughts. 

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Brain Activity – David Shrigley

February 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

To laugh or not to laugh?

That is question that goes through your mind as you walk through Brain Activity, the exhibition by British artist, David Shrigley.

What is the appropriate reaction to seeing a taxidermy Jack Russell terrier holding a sign displaying the words ‘I’m Dead’?

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