Tag Archives: London

Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Temple Church

Walking through a tiny path to the church modelled on the Templars church of Jerusalem I found a piece of calm behind the hub of central London. The river fleet ran along side this location. London began at a convenient width of river Thames, not so narrow boats cannot pass through and not so wide […]
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Valentine.. Feet in the force of George the 4th

Welcome to the conflicting world of George the IV.. being married to a woman you don’t love and what’s worse than that being in love with a woman you didn’t marry and besides all this.. your country doesn’t seem to like you very much! It’s not easy.. right? This Valentine’s Day see both sides of […]
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Time for Tea

The story of the 2002 Cowgate fire is told through the lives of 3 fragile lives shattered by the event. ‘Succinct’ – Paul Vale of ‘The Stage’ Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street – July 30th 12.30 – £7 (£5)  Book Now Flames burn for 52 hours after a spark devastates a city. A young girl […]
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Old Amber

Through a piece of old Amber where all insect life is preserved. I wondered what those stages of life revealed. Inspired by January and the history of insects inspiration uncurled. I needed some extra light for January and turned to an antique ring for magic. “The worm’s turn.” The click Of midnight sticks The firefly’s […]
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Boy Who Stole The Ogre’s Treasure

The young dancer captured above prompted me to see the young dancers of my home county in the community pantomime where I learnt about the history of a pantomime story. The moral of this story, to help listeners utilise their own power, goes back 5000 years. Rooted in a group of stories classified as ‘The […]
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New Walls for Old

Along with a fab Warhol exhibition and some High St shops I found my favourite coffee stop near our central bus station was closing this week.  They shared a favourite shortcake recipe – You need… 125g butter 55g caster sugar 180g plain flour Making super easy shortbread – Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Beat […]
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Upward Mobility

This month the gallery at Modern Art Oxford has a juice bar at the centre of the building to celebrate a new exhibition that looks at how we are never truly private when we walk outside. The barriers between what is personal and what is public are investigated by placing iPads as cameras in garden […]
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Brogue!

A Song for Garden Lovers to the tune of ‘Vogue’   “Oxford, Edinburgh, London Too Buckfast Abbey we love you! Gardens with an attitude, Fountains that were in the mood Don’t put heels on, let’s jump to it Wear a brogue brogue brogue!”     In addition to communities who support Physic Gardens through the ages, […]
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River Garden

Funny what you can find beside a river; The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants.  The river proves a good transport route so by the 1700′s a growing botanic garden seed exchange system was established, putting the London Physic Garden on the map.  The […]
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