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Inter alia

I had a short-list for filling time in the afternoons prior to the Proms, quite literally for a rainy day. The forecast for Thursday wasn’t good though it turned out fine in the end. The Bank of England Museum is … Continue reading

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Proms 101

I knew the Proms yesterday would be popular, with an all-Rachmaninov evening concert followed by a late-night Prom of his All-Night Vigil. Even so, I was a bit surprised that, arriving around mid-day, my raffle ticket was 101. To make … 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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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I was hesitant about booking a holiday in Portugal in mid-June, but was persuaded to go ahead. We had a good time – eventually – although, really, much of it was too hot for me; generally into the 30s and … Continue reading

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The Tatlin Flyer

Due to several busy weekends in March, I’d left it a bit late to go to the Royal Academy’s Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition, so I set off early on Saturday morning. Once again GWR demonstrated their failure to match … Continue reading

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Degas, Picasso, and Hiroshige

We went up to Oxford last weekend to visit the Ashmolean. Degas to Picasso was perhaps a misnomer for the exhibition, which ranged rather more widely, collecting influences from the late eighteenth century onwards. Although there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Hockney

None for ages, and then two come along at once. Last year, 82 portraits and 1 still-life; this year, the Tate’s blockbuster Hockney exhibition. We booked well in advance and visited last Saturday. It was, of course, busy; but as … Continue reading

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