Category Archives: London and Paris

Hamlet at the National Theatre – what an epic!

Today I saw Hamlet for the first time. The production that M and I went to was at the National Theatre. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised, but what an…

Belly dancing, Charleston and keepy-uppies – civic participation in action

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gooD14xRh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&border=1] This morning I was delving further into Bowling Alone (more notes to follow); by this evening I found myself performing at the Charity Gala, Oak View School – part…

Touring the Capital with ICE President Paul Jowitt

Article written for the ICE London’s newsletter in my capacity as Chair of the London Graduates and Students. Touring the Capital with ICE President Paul Jowitt ICE President Paul Jowitt’s…

An ode to my bookmark

It slipped away from between the pages as I pushed my way down Oxford Street. It was a present, given to me by my house mate Rose. At that time…

Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-1962

This afternoon M took me as part of my Christmas present to the Courtauld Gallery to see the exhibition  ‘Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-1962. Quite how I have managed…

The Smallest Cinema in the World

The Smallest Cinema in the World is now open. The Cinema, conceived by artist Annika Eriksson as a venue for films that she is making about Regent’s Park, was designed…

Other mobile structures in London this summer

The Smallest Cinema in the World will be a mobile structure. It will be towed to different locations in Regent’s Park throughout the summer. This is possible because the base…

Richard Rogers Exhibition – Pompidou centre

The Richard Rogers exhibition at the Pompidou centre is now over. I went once and meant to go back as there was so much to take in (and I seem…

Hello St.Pancras

For all the publicity in London about the opening of the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, passengers leaving Paris on its inaugural day wouldn’t have been any the wiser….

Au revoir Waterloo

Last Tuesday evening I bid farewell to Waterloo International, the last day that Eurostar will serve this station before it transfers to St Pancras ‘in the (other) heart of London’….