Posts Tagged ‘London’

Death: A Self-Portrait at the Wellcome Collection

In Exhibitions, Temporary Exhibitions on November 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

As anyone who has read my previous reviews of Wellcome Collection exhibitions knows, I’m a big fan. I love Henry Wellcome. I love his collection. I love the history of medicine. So when the Wellcome opened an exhibition entitled Death, I was quite exited.

Photography is not allowed inside this exhibition, so all images are © The Wellcome Collection.

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Pitzhanger Manor

In Gardens and Parks, Historic Houses on July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I have recently moved from Greenford (without once visiting its only Museum, but I do intend to rectify that ASAP) and now find myself in Northfields. Beautiful location under the Heathrow flightpath in a former asylum/ orphanage. It is also, however, within reasonable walking distance from many of Ealing’s leafy green parks, several of whom have museums tucked up in them. Today I wandered through Walpole Park, and into Pitzhanger Manor.

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Dr Johnson’s House

In Historic Houses on May 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

A few weeks ago, I took a rather detailed trip to visit the house of Dr Samuel Johnson, wit, lexicographer, and by all accounts, total dude.

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Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

In Art Gallery, Exhibitions, Temporary Exhibitions on April 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

For once in my life, I may be in danger of being a bit cool. Only a bit, because this is obviously painfully mainstream, but still. I went to the opening weekend of the Tate Modern’s Damien Hirst Retrospective.

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Forkbeard Fantasy Exhibition

In Exhibitions on December 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

First exhibition I have ever been to at the Southbank Centre, and I have to say, it was ace.

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Freud Museum

In Historic Houses on December 6, 2011 at 12:03 am

Saturday afternoons really aren’t ideal for an abstract history of psychoanalysis, but when you’re working full time you have to be a bit flexible with your weekends…

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Charles Dickens Museum

In Historic Houses on November 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

Bloomsbury is a bit of a museum hub, but there again, what bit of London isn’t? I decided to venture off the beaten track a little this week though, and paid a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum.

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Geffrye Museum

In Historic Houses, Museums on November 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Geffrye is a pretty weird way to spell Geoffrey. Or Jeffrey. In fact, when talking about it to a former boss (noted museum academic and a Professor) I pronounced it incorrectly, making me look like queen of the morons, and I’ve never forgiven the Geffrye for this. That said, I’m going to try and be objective about my recent visit…

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Churchill War Rooms

In Museums on November 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Having recently moved to the big smoke, I’ve started hitting up London Museums. This was an absolutely epic start:

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Wildboys and Westwood

In Historic Houses on October 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Aaaaand after a stressful few months of thesis-writing and kicking the jetlag (well, a couple of weeks kicking the jetlag at least), we’re back and we’re in London for what I think is the greatest temporary exhibition the world has ever seen.

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