Fear and Love 

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“The exhibition asserts that design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues – issues that inspire fear and love. This is a bold, multidisciplinary and global exhibition that aims to capture the mood of the present and establish the Design Museum as the home of design debate” I couldn’t read the description of the Design Museum’s newest temporaryRead Now

Tate Meets Black Mirror

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I’ll admit, I don’t often relate to artwork. Without reading the labels, I certainly don’t understand art. Outside of appreciating talent, and enjoying the aesthetics of works, that’s as good as it gets for me. However, when I do love a piece, I LOVE a piece. So much so, it gets its own blog post. A disclaimer to this post, I am fascinated by anything dystopian,Read Now

Easy like a Sunday at the V&A

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There’s 73 days until my dissertation hand in. It’s really, really, easy to let that be all consuming. But, I’m convinced to not let it. With 7000 words left to go, and quite a few days off work between now and then, there’s no panic, yet. I’m at a good point, I’m still fairly confident that it will get finished, and still fairly confident itRead Now

Pinch Punch first of the year

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This highly intelligent and witty title is of course referring to this being my first blog post of 2017! It’s almost a year since living in London and I’ve still not been to all the Museums. (Not that I was ever expecting to, there’s about ninety???) I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of cartoons, excluding the Beano, of which I had a membershipRead Now

Student 2.0

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I was really, really worried it wasn’t going to happen. Impossibly worried. A mixture of distance learning, a new job and a new city has lead me to feel, and I’m not sure if there’s a word to describe it, not like a student. My days off work would be spent sat in a coffee shop, trying to get that feeling back, but inevitably windRead Now

Herb Garret and the Theatre

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I’ve never been a fan of the term “hidden gem”, nothing in London is really hidden with a quick Google search and a read of a Guardian review too see if it’s any good. But, gem, oh it certainly is a gem. I visited The Old Operating Theatre last week, after a friend recommended it, and I fell head over heels. (Not literally may IRead Now

Colour and Vision

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Colour and Vision is the newest blockbuster exhibition from the Natural History Museum, exploring the science, and the mystery of how and why animals interpret colour. The exhibition took a relatively chronological narrative, starting from the micro organisms that existed without sight, exploring the hows and the whys of the evolution towards colour and vision. Sexual attraction, camouflage, and warning off predators are cited as theRead Now

Don’t visit a University museum in Freshers Week

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My main piece of advice to any museum visitor, don’t go to a University museum during Freshers Week. The idea of university museums is incredible, inspiring the students to be curious, to learn about history or science or art in ways that books or lectures just never could. But, freshers week, avoid. I didn’t do this. I didn’t even think of this. That said, obviously,Read Now

The Best, and Worst, Thing about Living in London

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It’s been circling around in my head for what seems like weeks, how to write about the opening of Tate Modern’s new building. Circling spiralling thoughts of how to write in a way that is concise, intellectual, factual. So much so, ironically, I’ve left it too late to discuss it as ‘new’ at all. Today I realised: it doesn’t matter. I realised this wearing myRead Now