Laura Veirs @ Queen Elizabeth Hall – Gig Review


Last night we were down at that fantastic brutalist masterpiece, the 1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank, for a concert by singer-songwriter Laura Veirs alongside two of her long-time collaborators, guitarist Tim Young and string player Alex Guy. Supporting Laura last night was Alessi’s Ark (Alessi Laurent-Mark) – a young singer/guitarist who’s a bit of […]

2012 LGBT History Month in London


February marks the UK’s 8th LGBT History Month (which was first established in 2005 to help educate and inform the general population about Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities). LGBT History Month usually involves a series of free events, educational talks and celebrations and 2012 is no different. There are many event taking place […]

Visiting The National Army Museum In Chelsea


Today featured a visit to the National Army Museum, which you’ll find right next door to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners. Arranged over five floors the museum explores the role of British infantry on battlefields from the 1700s onwards. Particularly impressive is the ‘Changing The World’ section, which primarily focuses on […]

‘Picasso & Modern British Art’ @ Tate Britain

still life with mandolin picasso

From 15 February to 15 July 2012 a new Picasso exhibition comes to London – ‘Picasso & Modern British Art’ at the Tate Britain’s Linbury Galleries. The exhibition will focus on Picasso’s relationship with the UK and his influence on British artists, so alongside the 60 of his own works which will be on display […]

Discover London With Mission:Explore!


I’ve recently discovered the Mission:Explore website, which provides some great opportunities for children and adults to go out on ‘treasure hunts’ around town and discover interesting facts about London and other parts of the country. Go over to the site and you’ll see that it is very child-friendly, fantastically colourful, great fun and best of all, entirely […]