Art

Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy

Sometimes you don’t know something is missing from your life until it all of a sudden appears again. When I saw Moana in the cinema I cried through almost the entire thing, not just because of the story (or that I had moments before taken and passed the Life in the UK test) but rather […]

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Travel

The good the bad and the ugly of art galleries in Florence

One of the reasons I had always wanted to go to Florence was for the art. It is the home to some of the most important Renaissance artworks and I had studied some of them in Art History at high school. Unlike a lot of high school memories (people hiding things in my frizzy hair, […]

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Street art and galleries in London
Things to do in London

Finding Art on Millennium Bridge

So many times in London I have to remind myself to look up and appreciate the magic of the city. I’m usually so busy using my elbows to battle my fellow commuters (I have perfected my technique), music loud and footpath focused that I miss out on the beauty of London. Except that is when […]

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Street art and galleries in London
Travel

The art of psychology and a tunnel of tape

I didn’t want this Paris trip to be an endless bunfight in art galleries. I love the art and the amazing spaces in Paris, but fighting with a thousand other tourists to get a two second look at a panting is just not my scene. So on this trip I limited myself to just one […]

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Street art and galleries in London
Things to do in London

The Art of the Brick: a lego art mash-up

I seem to have found myself on Brick Lane three Saturdays in a row. Not deliberately of course, but things like that seem to happen when you live in London; in this wide expanse of city you keep returning to the same familiar spots without thinking. After walking past the ‘Art of the Brick’ three […]

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Travel

One day in Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium is an attraction you just cant miss. The Museum is actually made up of four different galleries, the Magritte, Modern Art, Old Masters and the dreamily named ‘Every end is a new beginning’ gallery. They are really good value as well, I think we only paid €4 for a […]

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