Sir Anthony Caro’s ‘steelworks’ @ Canary Wharf


Jubilee Gardens in Canary Wharf is currently playing host to some of the work of sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. Taken together, these pieces represent a retrospective of his career, although focusing exclusively on his work in steel – amongst the sculptures you’ll find ‘Fossil Flats’ from 1974, ‘Eastern’ from 1985 (the garishly yellow piece up […]

Ane Brun @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – Gig Review

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Over the weekend I was at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to see Norwegian singer Ane Brun just before she departs on a tour of the US. Originally from Norway, Ane found her musical feet in Sweden – her five studio albums, ‘Spending Time With Morgan’, ‘Temporary Dive’, ‘Duets’ (where she collaborated with several artists […]

The Antiquities of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology


Secreted in the centre of the University College London campus, and up a rather unassuming flight of stairs, you’ll find one of the city’s best kept secrets – the Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archaelogy. Much like its sister museum, the Grant Museum of Zoology, the Petrie represents the University’s earliest forays into this area of […]

Jaws & Jars @ The Grant Museum of Zoology


It might be a little depressing to be in London at the moment with our constant rain, but it does give visitors an excuse to spend more time in one of our wonderfully quirky museums. Yesterday I visited the Grant Museum of Zoology. The museum was established in 1827 by naturalist Robert Edmond Grant, the world’s […]

A Peek Inside London’s Newest Theatre – St James @ Victoria


Earlier today I was very fortunate to take a ‘hard hat’ tour of the nearly completed St James Theatre, just around the corner from Buckingham Palace and just down the street from Victoria station in London. Surprisingly, the St James will be the first purpose-built theatre to be constructed in the capital for over 30 […]

Chairlift @ The Scala – A Review

Chairlift’s gig at London’s Scala in Kings Cross on Wednesday night of this week was, apparently, their largest to date. The Brooklyn-based duo, consisting of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly were joined on stage by two compatriots for a musical tour through material from their two albums, ‘Does You Inspire You’ from 2008, and January’s […]