“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”
Samuel Johnson (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

Sunday, 30 May 2010

vintage films at pcc

not sure what to do on rainy sundays? so here's an idea for the next ones...

Saturday, 8 May 2010

a child from everywhere

caroline irby spent one year interviewing and photographing children from all over the world who are now living in the uk.

the result is this exhibition representing children from 182 nations who share their life experiences when leaving their countries and how they have adapted to life in the uk.

at the museum of childhood until 30 august.

Friday, 7 May 2010


Double-billed with Yakuza Eiga on 8 May.

For a change, the camera is turned on award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

This documentary follows Doyle, most notably the director of photography for many of Wong Kar-wai's films, for over a year to capture his dedication to his art.

Doyle also takes us back to Bangkok and the specific locations where In the Mood for Love was shot, for some new behind-the-scenes insights. Next, he heads for Hollywood, where Doyle was the director of photography for M Night Shyamalan's The Lady in the Water.

A wonderful look at a colourful and well-respected character in the Hong Kong film industry.

Followed straight after by Yakuza Eiga, the second part of the Yves Montmayeur Far East documentary double-bill, and then completed with a Q&A with the director.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

turned on

sublime and enchanting. those would be the words to describe last night's gig at the union chapel by cocorosie. some of the songs made me float... i especially like 'grey oceans'.

their performance was brilliant and the union chapel is the perfect venue for their music.

the new album - 'grey oceans' will be out next week and this was the first show of the new tour.

Friday, 30 April 2010

new wave at the bfi

from today until 31 may, the bfi will be showing films from agnès varda.

Agnès Varda's role as true pioneer of the New Wave with La Pointe Courte (1954) is now acknowledged. Her compelling features – Cleo from 5 to 7 (1963) and Vagabond (1985) – and documentaries such as The Gleaners and I (2000) and The Beaches of Agnès (2009), place her firmly among the major post-war French filmmakers.

Friday, 23 April 2010

graphic art

from 23 april to 3 may the print club will be at sommerset house.
the fair will bring together artists and will give you the opportunity to buy affordable graphic art. at the same time, there are loads of workshops and other events, including an open studio by rob ryan.

tickets are £5.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

grace kelly : style icon

starting today at the v&a
featuring dresses from on one of the most glamorous hollywood stars ever this exhibition promises to be truly inspiring for the ladies who love the 50s and princess dresses.