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Finland awakes

Book Review: Come to Finland! Paradise calling, by Magnus Londen I enjoyed my visit to the Ateneum in Helsinki, and although thie pocket book relates to a previous exhibition at the National Museum of Finland I didn’t see, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern

We went to Oxford on Saturday to see the exhibition of America’s Cool Modernism at the Ashmolean. For the most part I enjoyed it, though one or two of the more abstract pieces didn’t really appeal; it was interesting to … Continue reading

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Ultimate Steampunk

I’d missed Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge at Reading Film Theatre a couple of weeks ago due to illness, so I was pleased that last night I went to see Loving Vincent. The story is principally that of Armand … Continue reading

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The Golden Age and beyond

Book Review: Poster to Poster – Railway Journeys in Art – Vol 2 Yorkshire and the North East, by Richard Furness The book sale at work spoils me as to the price and value of books; but we also have … Continue reading

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Wait till they get to the bit about ‘Peace on Earth’ then let ’em have it

Book Review: Giles’s War – Cartoons 1939-45, edited by Tim Benson I think I first became aware of Carl Giles when I received this Christmas card from my Grandmother, which from the catalog must have been around 1980. When I … Continue reading

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Moomindulwich

On Saturday we headed out to Dulwich Picture Gallery for their Tove Jansson exhibition. Although it’s a relatively small exhibition space, sometimes I think they squeeze a lot into it, but not so much this time. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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The Great Wave

We’d known the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum would be popular and we’d booked in advance; just as well, as advance tickets have now sold out, and day tickets had also sold out when we arrived. There were long … Continue reading

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