Photo London 2019

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Admin under ART, PHOTOGRAPHY
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Photo London 2019 at Somerset House Each year for the last five, Photo London has just got better. Also bigger as it seems to have taken over the whole of London’s majestic Somerset House in The Strand. Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad opening Photo London 2019 rganisers Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad have been surprised […]

A Book of Influence

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Admin under ART, PHOTOGRAPHY
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We are all influenced by the images we see right through our lives and as a photographer I have been highly influenced with my travel photography by one particular book, ‘London – city of any dream’ by German photographer Erwin Fieger. When I was in my early 20s I came across this book in my […]

“Keep changing, Connect with everything, Continue forever”

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Admin under ART, HISTORY
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The Mitsubishi Japanese Galleries at the British Museum reopened on 27 September. They are situated in what was described as a ‘loft conversion’, albeit a rather upmarket one, and they have been closed for nine months being refurbished. Both the floor and ceiling have been replaced with pine and cherry wood respectively and much attention […]

The Camden arts Centre

Posted on September 3, 2018 by Admin under ART
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Back in the early 1980s I did a silkscreen printing course at Camden arts Centre, then I went again as a visitor a few times in from the mid 90s up to several years ago and the place was much the same. But a visit the other day had me confused because it was totally […]

Lesley Downer – “When East and West Collided”

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Admin under ART, HISTORY
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At UCL – University College London – London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with 11000 staff and 35000 students, author, novelist and journalist Lesley Downer gave a brilliant and spirited talk, “When East and West Collided”, on the 150 Year Anniversary of Meiji Restoration to an attentive audience in spite of the sauna like heat in the […]

Daphne Selfe’s 90th Birthday Party

Posted on July 4, 2018 by Admin under ART
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I was delighted to be invited to supermodel Daphne Selfe’s 90th birthday party at an open-air rooftop venue in Shaftesbury Avenue, the Century Club, just right for the hot, sunny weather. Daphne is the world’s oldest working fashion model, she started her career in 1949 when she was 21 and has graced the pages of […]

Japan in London

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Admin under ART, TRAVEL
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Within the space of seven days I attended four different Japan events in London, something I’ve never done before and will probably never happen again. I was invited to the London press launch of The Ryokan Collection, five star accommodations in Japan. Ryokans are traditional Japanese inns in which you step into their culture and […]

‘Witness for the Prosecution’ at London’s County Hall

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Admin under ART
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The setting could not have been better for this production, the octagonal Council Chamber in London’s County Hall, previously the home of London County Council then Greater London Council with ‘performers’ such as Ken Livingston. Opened by King George V in 1922, the audience enters this Twenties opulence from the minute they walk in, ascend […]

Evening at the Museum

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Admin under ART

The invite was good; an evening for the launch, with a friend, of the new-look British Museum online shop, to explore the Collecting the World gallery out-of-hours, meet the artisans and designers behind the unique products and to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés. After going through the bright and well-lit shop, attempting to display in […]

Photo London 2018 at Somerset House

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Admin under ART

What a brilliant, diverse and dynamic photo show this is, so much to interest anyone who is interested in any aspect of photography, the medium of our time. Now in its fourth year, Photo London is an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital and has become the keystone exhibition […]