Last Sunday morning the sun was still shining over London (although it must be noted that this has been a non-summer all round so far) and we headed off to the National Portrait Gallery for Sam Taylor-Wood’s video portrait of David Beckham. This has taken on newish meaning following the defacing of another Continue reading
Oh dear! My last two blogs make it look like this week off has left me in a foul and ranting mood. Nothing could be further from the truth, but I won’t say anything about our train journey to London last Saturday all the same. Katharine and I arrived at St Pancras around Continue reading
The decision to withdraw funding from public transport outside of London, has been quickly followed by the abandonment of referenda in England’s North West and Yorkshire and Humber regions to create regional assemblies. Fears on the safety of all postal voting have been cited, yet the Manchester Evening News reports that this year’s Continue reading
This is the week the government finally admitted it was planning to pull on the plug on any meaningful investment in public transport outside of the M25 (and even that isn’t as safe as Londoners have been told). The Manchester Evening News ran a blackened masthead two nights in a row to mourn Continue reading
I always thought that the videos that appear on MTV Dance (the gym’s defected from Chartshow) appeared with the minimum of human intervention. That is, they pick out half a dozen or so dance-ish tunes each week (or is it fortnight) and rotate them. But no. They were clever yesterday. Lou Reed’s remixed Continue reading
…so don’t expect anything too taxing. Yes. Another weekend away. Normal service will be resumed next week sometime, when you can expect (amongst other things) a rundown on Edward Hopper at the Tate. Bet you can’t wait.