Through The Lens: Photographs by Hackney Foodbank Visitors is a new series of photos by two London food bank users, on show at the Museum of the Home in Shoreditch through October 2022.
Working as a Museum Director brings many privileges, not least the surroundings and the sense of history. Each day is an occasion. Each visitor’s reactions and responses are fascinating. Museum of the Home, where I have the joy to work, is a fascinating place. Set within former almshouses, the gracious 18th c proportions are domesticContinue reading “Festival of Sleep”
Home is a complex subject, and that’s why it makes a good topic for conversation. In this podcast, playwright, cultural leader and polymath Chinonyerem Odimba takes us on a quest to find the meaning of home.
Really?! Yes. Look at it this way. Humankind has been throwing things into rivers for thousands of years – rubbish, talismans or coins, items which accidentally fall in or which are dramatically dumped, and we all know about the ubiquitous shopping trolleys right? River beds are a microcosm of human history and chart the developmentContinue reading “The History of a City is Rubbish”
Harlem. The 1920s. ‘The Hustle’ was all that was on people’s minds because money was, literally, too tight to mention.
A soaraway vocal provides the backdrop to a sweet, tender story of friendship
London is a rich tapestry, of places, people, mixed birthrights, and diverse viewpoints. It’s what I love about this city. Jus soli (English: /dʒʌs ˈsoʊlaɪ/; Latin pronunciation: [juːs ˈsɔ.liː]), meaning “right of the soil“, commonly referred to as birthright citizenship, is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. Part of the ‘People of Pimlico’ project, funded by Bloomberg asContinue reading “Jus Soli”
I love London. It’s verticality is either a thing of beauty, or a curse. There are many views, some of which I visit in this photo essay.
I went to the Colnaghi opening. Yes, there were some consciously unusually dressed people, and a smattering of people there for the free drinks. But the art was breathtaking in its power and execution. Truly breathtaking.
There is a large house in Lewisham which for all the world looks like a cake smothered in brightly coloured icing.