Sculpture In The City 2022 – Free, Good Fun, and Easy to Do

I checked out the Sculpture In The City 2022 sculpture trail earlier today and was pleasantly surprised. The 19 works of art have been placed in public spaces since 22 June 2022. They will continue to be displayed until 1 April next year. Very conveniently, they can all be found within a condensed part of the City of London, roughly in a triangle between the following three tube stations: Bishopsgate, Aldgate, and Monument. Bank, Tower Hill, Farringdon, Moorgate, and several other stations are also very close. To walk past all of the Sculpture In The City 2022 works takes between 45 minutes and two hours. I chose to take the train to Monument, so this is where my walk started. Should you arrive at a different station, you might hopefully still find this blog post useful. Just dive in wherever your drop-off point is closest to and continue to go […]

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 – Best one in many years!

We’ve visited the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition religiously almost every year since we relocated to London from Munich respectively Sydney more than 15 years ago. It used to be our cultural highlight every year. We almost measured each year in art & culture as before-the-Exhibition and after-the-Exhibition. We’d say “Oh yes, that exhibition starts just six weeks before the Summer Exhibition’s deadline for submissions, doesn’t it,” or “We’ve got tickets for this show for a Friday night a month after the Summer Exhibition will have finished.”   WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION With few exceptions we visited each Summer Exhibition several times, each time discovering new aspects of some of the artworks that we had previously missed. A painting that might have seemed merely shrill and hard on the eye suddenly revealed a political message. Sculptures that we might have deemed boring turned out to have required […]

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Henry Moore Studios and Gardens – The perfect way to spend an afternoon

A couple of months ago Ellie & I visited the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, the  workplace and family home of world-famous 20th century sculptor Henry Moore. The vast estate stretches over 70 acres of land near Stansted Airport, about 2h20m (sic!) by public transport, or half that by car, from London. Spread all over the fields and gardens are more than 20 of the big man’s monumental sculptures. SIX HENRY MOORE STUDIOS While visitors are not permitted to enter the main building, you can have a close look at the six different studio spaces. One is for maquettes, another one for carving, one for etching, one for drawing, and so on. A lovely, perfectly restored 16th century barn is the only place in the world to see Moore’s unique tapestries.   EDMUND DE WAAL’S ‘THIS LIVING HAND’ AT HENRY MOORE STUDIOS At the moment, one of the larger side […]

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‘Van Gogh Alive’ – The Immersive Experience, Currently showing in Kensington Gardens

A few weeks ago, Ellie & I visited “Van Gogh Alive” in Kensington Gardens, just opposite the Royal Albert Hall. It will be showing in this location until 26 September. Bester, bigger, morer… oh well Over the past ten years, the show has been seen by over seven million visitors in 65 cities. This makes it the most visited immersive experience in the world. A lot of our friends had told us that they had booked tickets. Some of them had already seen the show somewhere on the planet and were full of praise. In short, especially with immersive experiences being the order of the day, it simply could not be avoided.   Two immersive Van Gogh experiences in London at the same time This show should not be confused with another Van Gogh Immersive Experience called not “Van Gogh Alive” but “Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience” and located […]

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London Never Dies at the London Cabaret Club – Great Show!

Last Friday, after my day of flyboarding and being stuck on South Western trains, I changed into my tux. Then Ms B & I checked out London Never Dies at the London Cabaret Club. The Club had offered us free Gold tickets to this Bond-themed show. Silver, Gold, Diamond, and Royal Gold tickets are the lowest category that include a full meal and they normally go for £90 per person. A rather reasonable price in our view for a three-course dinner and a show on the weekend in central London. Ticket prices range from £50 to £165.   No Slipknot or Slayer Ellie has always loved everything that involves nights out with music and dance, no matter if opera, ballet, musicals, or cabaret, so she was understandably super-excited to get to see this acclaimed show. I on the other hand don’t mind a bit of music, preferably heavy metal.   […]

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