The Modern Martyrs


If you visit Westminster Abbey anytime soon, be sure to pay attention to the statues that you pass below as you enter the west entrance, because they’re not what you might expect. Unlike the saints and monarchs that you’ll find installed in niches elsewhere on the building’s exterior, these ten statues were only installed in […]

Kopparberg Klash Final

A little while ago I mentioned the Kopparberg Klash, the cider brand’s collaboration with Vice Magazine to uncover upcoming London talent in the areas of music, fashion, photography and film. Now that the initial judging rounds have been completed, a live awards ceremony will be taking place this Wednesday evening at the Queen of Hoxton, […]

The Seven Ages of Man


Yesterday took us on a stroll past Somerset House into the City, and we made a very unusual find. In the middle of an above street-level courtyard, at the centre of the 1970s BT telephone exchange on Queen Victoria St we came across this – a tall and rather disturbing sculpture dedicated to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven […]

The Expendables – Movie Review

Last night we went to see Sylvester Stallone’s new vehicle, The Expendables, much anticipated because of the amount of action movie gristle it promises to pack into an hour and half, including the likes of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and a host of others. I won’t waste your time by describing the plot […]

Urban Picnic @ Hackney Wick


As I’d mentioned on Friday, I managed to get down to Gareth Neal’s ‘Urban Picnic’ earlier today. It was in a very odd spot, on a derelict site between two abandoned old factory units right on the canal in Hackney Wick, but we settled down on the newly-laid turf to tuck into our picnic lunch […]

The Stockwell Park ‘Graffiti Gallery’


I needed some fresh air at lunchtime today, so where better to go than the place that Solo told me about last Saturday, the disused basketball courts on the Stockwell Park Estate in south London which he looks after, where local graffiti artists are given free reign to show off their efforts. I spotted several […]

Gareth Neal’s Urban Picnic

Here’s a fun one for you. If you can’t get away this weekend then Gareth Neal, the daringly modern furniture designer working in Dalston, is putting on two free ‘Urban Picnics’ in the east end, where cold, concrete spaces are going to be magically transformed into little grass oases echoing traditional British summers of old […]