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V&A: The Human Body in the Sculpture Court

Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments
V&A: The Human Body in the Sculpture Court

The V&A’s long sculpture gallery is a buzzing thoroughfare between the garden court, cafe, the shop and the ground floor galleries, but in it’s own right it has some very special pieces of sculpture. I love to see head’s turn as something catches the eye and many people sit on the benches taking a rest […]

Pevensey Castle, East Sussex

Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex

Pevensey Castle in Sussex is a Norman Castle built within the walls of a Roman fort dating from around 290 AD. William and his troops landed nearby in 1066 and made a temporary fortification before heading for Harold’s armies, at what is now the town of Battle. In the decade following as Norman control of […]

Open House Catch Up 2014

Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments
Open House Catch Up 2014

This year’s Open House itinerary was focused broadly on guilds and corporate architectural design innovations. As usual, it was a mission to get around places without dropping from exhaustion. Several of the choices brought me a queasy feeling of what can be our rather ‘closed-shop’ society, rooted back to the medieval times and still ongoing […]

London Design Festival at the V&A

Sep 22, 2014 | 2 Comments
London Design Festival at the V&A

The V&A was alive with new pieces of art for the London Design Festival last week. There were installations placed in nooks and crannies that are usually bare, like staircases or lift lobbies. Human Nature by glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, is a collection of large coloured glass cylinders arranged on top of each other. […]

Tall Ships and the War at Sea at Greenwich

Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments
Tall Ships and the War at Sea at Greenwich

On a day of muted skies flat calm waters and little wind there was never going to be a flotilla of ships in full billowing sail majestically rolling along the Thames. But the Tall Ships Festival on the banks of the Thames was in full swing and there were a number of ships moored in […]

The Tower of London Remembers

Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments
The Tower of London Remembers

The unmissable installation at poppies continues to bloom until 11th November at the Tower of London. Ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who is based in Derby, was inspired by lines of poetry written by a solider who served in the First War: ‘The blood swept lands and seas of red, where angels fear to tread.’ After […]