Opera: Passion, Power & Politics

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What’s on in London? The latest exhibition from the Victoria & Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, is Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. I had not visited the exhibition space in the new Sackler extension and entrance … Continue reading

Vittorio Scarpati & Cookie Mueller

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At Studio Voltaire on Thursday evening an interesting talk by the Tate’s Martin Myrone, lead curator British Art to 1800 in conjunction with their exhibition Putti’s Pudding, exploring work by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati. Mueller was a writer and … Continue reading

History by the River

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On Tuesday evening I went along to Hammersmith and the Blue Anchor, a pub overlooking the River Thames. I was there for this month’s meeting of History by the River, an event run by the Historical Writers Association and its … Continue reading

Queer British Art 1861 – 1967

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In celebration of fifty years of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality Tate Britain’s exhibition looks at ‘Queer’ British art from 1861 to 1967. We went along last Friday. I wondered just what form the exhibition would take, would it be … Continue reading

The Seeing City

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Cadiz is a seeing city, a place which looks. Its myriad miradorsĀ or watchtowers face the ocean and the Americas, but also the safe haven of the harbour in the Bay. There are the dominating twin towers of its cathedral, its … Continue reading