Post Tagged with: "Review"

  • Review: A Wellcome Death

    Review: A Wellcome Death

    Culture December 10, 2012 9:18 pm 1 comment

    Death: A Self portrait is a free exhibition on at the Wellcome collection until 24 February. I should start by saying that there are some and interesting pieces in this free exhibition. An eclectic, or  some might say haphazard, mix of items around the theme of death we see everything from […]

     
  • Reuben-Bard Rosenburg: Music Review Silver Sam and Anna Giles

    Reuben-Bard Rosenburg: Music Review Silver Sam and Anna Giles

    Culture August 7, 2012 11:29 am 2 comments

    Reuben-Bard Rosenburg writes at the Third Estate.   “Boo and hiss to you for abandoning me and Leon Rosselson” my friend Cizzi texted me before the gig. Indeed there are few artists for whom I would turn aside the chance to see Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey in concert together. […]

     
  • William Blake, poet of the streets

    William Blake, poet of the streets

    Culture July 6, 2012 4:17 pm no comments

    William Blake radical, poet and artist was born and bred in Westminster in the 18th century. An advocate of “free love” and opponent of organised religion Blake was not one to swim with the cultural tide of the day and was one reason why he owned his own printing press. […]

     
  • Review: Leon Rosselson at The Cellar Upstairs

    Review: Leon Rosselson at The Cellar Upstairs

    Culture June 19, 2012 8:00 am 5 comments

    The Cellar Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms near Euston hosts a regular season of folk clubs (restarting in September, it’s not a summer sport) with some of the top names in today’s folk scene as well as talented locals who just like to get up and have a go. There’s […]

     
  • Review: Be Good Revoltionaries, Ovalhouse

    Review: Be Good Revoltionaries, Ovalhouse

    Culture June 12, 2012 8:00 am 1 comment

    My main thought leaving Be Good Revolutionaries at the Ovalhouse was that I’d  rather enjoy a play than understand it – and I certainly enjoyed this performance. Deep in the jungle a revolutionary leader’s family await his return. Reciting his sayings by rote they hope to make him happy by […]

     
  • Review: Tale of Two Barnets

    Review: Tale of Two Barnets

    Culture April 19, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Last night was the Parliamentary film screening of a Tale of Two Barnets (see our previous interview with the film maker). Attended by MPs, councillors, union representatives, activists and interviewees among others all packed into the Wilson Room to watch a showing of the film and here from some of […]

     
  • Leon Rosselson at Walthamstow Folk Club

    Leon Rosselson at Walthamstow Folk Club

    Culture February 8, 2012 3:01 pm no comments

    Leon Rosselson is a giant. For decades he has been quietly playing folk clubs, and gigs and was even played a real part in the post-war revival of folk music in the UK. For those who’ve not heard of him before his biggest brush with main stream fame is the […]

     
  • The Way We Live Now

    The Way We Live Now

    Culture January 26, 2012 11:23 pm no comments

    Penny-farthings, bread, and teapots – just some of the things David Mentiply saw on his big day out to the Museum of London and the Design Museum. Museum of London There used to be lots of these things wizzing around London. This tray of bread was spotted in the “Victorian […]

     
  • Dickens at the British Library

    Dickens at the British Library

    Culture December 20, 2011 8:53 am no comments

    Currently the British Library has a compact and free exhibition on Dickens and ghosts. Just up the stairs inside there is a sweet little annex with deliciously rich ‘taster’ displays of books, posters and objects around Charles Dickens’ obsession with mesmerism, ghosts, and the unexplained. I’m sure we all know […]

     
  • Gormley at the British Library

    Gormley at the British Library

    Culture December 13, 2011 5:20 pm no comments

    Artist Anthony Gormley, most famous for the Angel of the North, was down at the British Library earlier today unveiling a new work – titled ‘Witness’. I’m a big fan of Gormley ever since seeing one of his great seas of clay men (Field) back in the nineties. He’s always […]