Category Archives: Art, books, theatre, cinema

lovelondonscenes 131 – Brick Lane, on reflection

In April I had a walk through the City and onto Brick Lane and Spitalfields. This one I took of a building which fired the image back at me. My favourite Brick Lane moment was just off Brick Lane. The … Continue reading

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In Manchester

On 24 and 25 March I spent some time in Manchester, one of England’s great cities, but one I don’t know terribly well, other than for its football and music. I’ve been there quite a few times in the past, … Continue reading

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Prague – the culture

In my first blog on Prague, I quoted Milan Kundera about the centrality of Czech culture to that of Western Europe. We experienced some of that in our three days in the city, focusing on the art and that historical … Continue reading

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“Lazarus”, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at the King’s Cross Theatre, 22 January 2017

This Sunday afternoon, Kath and I went to see the last performance of “Lazarus”, the musical created by David Bowie and playwright Enda Walsh. You probably know that this was first performed in New York in December 2015, not long … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize 2016, Tate Britain

The Tate is a few minutes walk from my office, and I popped down there this lunch time to take a look at the exhibition of the shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize. The prize is for artists under … Continue reading

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“I Was There – A Musical Journey”. Now on Amazon and Kindle!

  Finally! All the tweaks and formatting done. The page index revised, then revised again.  “I Was There – A Musical Journey”, the story of my musical life, is now available on Amazon and Kindle. You can see the Amazon … Continue reading

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“Born to Run” (the autobiography) by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is responsible for the best record I ever heard – “Darkness on the Edge of Town”. He is responsible for the best concert I ever saw – Wembley in 2013, when he played the whole of “Darkness on … Continue reading

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