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My Third Annual Design Awards Blog Post

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

I managed to make it to the design awards show at the Design Museum in London for 3rd year in a row.  Really was a just in time visit as tomorrow is the last day.  Sadly this year’s post won’t be illustrated as no photography was permitted at least according to one of the staff.  […]

Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I really enjoyed visiting the Design Museum, London, last year so I was pleased I managed to get down to London to see the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 a few weekends ago.  I’ve picked out a few of my favourite entries in the gallery. I didn’t get a picture of Margaret Howell […]

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Last weekend I took myself to London to throw myself round a series of exhibitions. One of the highlights was going to see the 2011 Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens by Peter Zumthor. I’d only seen shots of the outside and have to admit I was a bit concerned it was going […]

Blitz Film Review

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Blitz is a rare type of British film – the cop film.  They just don’t come along too often these days – our cops spend their time policing TV screens in all their variegated variety – to the point where Hot Fuzz was a pastiche of how a US cop film set in a small […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides London Set Photograph

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In September 2010 on a trip to London I stumbled into the sets being built for the London sequences of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. It’s funny how your memory can play tricks on you – I thought I had quite a few pictures of […]

British Museum Great Court Roof

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

On my visit to London on the way to Dragonmeet I went into the British Museum to have a look at the Great Court Roof. The roof was designed by Foster and Partners its an iconic piece of recent architecture. This picture is of part of it around an hour before sunset catching the low, […]

Dragonmeet 2010 Convention Report

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

So I finally made it to Dragonmeet, its taken me a few years but this time I did it. My planning fu was weak so I’d not decided to go till quite late on so I was staying four miles from Kensington and eight from the centre of London. This did mean I got to […]

The Cartoon Museum: Ink and the Bottle and The Wellcome Trust: High Society

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

On my way to Dragon meet 2010 in London I decided to visit a couple of exhibitions on the way by chance both had a similar theme – Ink and the Bottle at the The Cartoon Museum and High Society at The Wellcome Collection. The Cartoon Museum: Ink and the Bottle Not the largest museum […]

The Design Museum London

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’m a bit late posting a picture today because I’ve been trying to decide which one to use.  I took myself off to London last week for a few days and during the day went a little bit crazy and took quite a few pictures.  I wanted to use one of the Design Museum as […]

Yes, Prime Minister

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

I went to see Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud Theatre in London on the 18th September.  It’s a gentle re-imagining of the original rather than a rerun with a different cast, it’s not as radical in its re-imagining  as say Battlestar Galactica (thankfully Bernard hasn’t done a Starbuck).  However the changes aren’t just the […]

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