Tag Archives: Art

Dr Alfred Salter – The man who created an NHS before the NHS was created

My walk of discovery along the southern bank of the Thames through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe was proving to reveal all manner of hidden gems of London both past and present.  The next discovery however was something or rather someone which … Continue reading

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The Worst Restorations Ever

The U.K. is covered in old buildings and ruins.  Deciding which to fully or partially restore, which to manage to prevent further degradation and which to let disintegrate away is a complicated process depending on the structures uniqueness and importance … Continue reading

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Whitechapel Street Art

I’ve written before about my Jack The Ripper Tours in Whitechapel, London and even posted a few photos too. Today I arrived there with an hour to spare so decided to have a little look around as I often do … Continue reading

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Is there Life on Mars, is there life on Earth?

I’ve spent 11 hours today editing my new book whilst listening to constant features dedicated to and music from David Bowie in BBC 5Live. I remember the first time I came across David Bowie, I was about 3 years old … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize Vs The Turnip Prize or Is Modern Art Pants?

This week sees one of the most eagerly awaited annual awards for contemporary art and what’s even better The Turner Prize too. The Turner Prize of course is one of the worlds most vaunted awards for contemporary art.  The Turner … Continue reading

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True Love Ever Does Run Deep

In the 1980’s there were two artists by the name of Marina and Ulay.  As many artists (and writers!!) are, they were poor and lived out of the back of a truck.  They lived their lives and relationship through their … Continue reading

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The Angel of The North

Many cities and regions are defined by their buildings. statues and works of art.  Some such as The Great Wall of China, Leaning Tower of Pisa achieved this status despite being originally built for very different reasons.  Others like the Eiffel … Continue reading

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