The Wrong Kind of People

Down to Pimlico and Tate Britain to check out the displays of work from each of the four finalists currently battling it out for the honour and prestige of being the winner of this year’s Turner Prize competition.  Roughly equivalent to the Man Booker prize for books or the Big Brother trophy for brotherliness, this … Continued

Such a Bruised State

To Green Park tube station and so on to the Royal Academy which has just opened up its autumn blockbuster exhibition dedicated to the art of American Abstract Expressionism.  According to the publicity, it’s the first wide scale review of this key movement in 20th century Modern Art since a famous pair of shows held … Continued

Such Revolutionary Theatricals

Down to Charing Cross tube station and out onto the Strand in search of number 180, which I’ve heard is the site of a new pop-up gallery that needs to be investigated.  Looking at the street numbers as I walk along passing the Stanley Gibbons Stamp Shop, the Savoy Hotel, Somerset House and King’s College, … Continued

The Lagomorphic Adventure

Get off at Tottenham Court Road tube station and it’s looking quite smart after its recent renovation and upgrade.  It’s especially good to see that someone has finally got out the Flash and polished up the colourful Paolozzi mosaics that decorate some of the lower platforms and walkways, although it does then make the geometric … Continued

The Circumlocutory Course

Get out at Charing Cross tube station, prompted by a tip off from one of the blog’s many loyal subscribers* that there’s a photography exhibition here that’s worth taking a look at.  Apparently, situated within the unlikely environs of the station’s subterranean warren of underpasses and small arcade of shops, resides a small display space … Continued

The Size of a Pimple

Get off the tube at Liverpool Street and find myself in the large bustling concourse area of the mainline train station.  I’ve been here quite a few times before but always have to pause and think a bit as there are exits at either end of the station and I have an annoying habit of … Continued

Togged up in Their Metal Gear

Get the tube to Bond Street station, cross over Oxford Street by Selfridges and keep heading north down Duke Street until it bumps up against Manchester Square, one of those delightfully elegant enclaves of hugely expensive residences that sit round the edges of their own very pretty private gardens.  By far the grandest of the … Continued