M HKA

We are going to round off this year of posts with a recommendation of an institution that you should visit if you are ever in the area. It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, known as: M HKA. It’s a really fantastic place to go and see some very well put together exhibitions. Currently…

What to Watch

This is a quick film and TV round-up for this month of things you should watch. If there's anything that you watch this week, please let it be these two things: 1. I, Daniel Blake A film directed by Ken Loach. A fantastic piece of fiction based on the truth of the welfare system in…

Monet’s Garden

If ever in the Parisian area, take a train out to Giverny to visit Monet’s beautiful garden. Visiting Monet? I have one major piece of advice, and one major piece of advice only. Pick your season well. This visit was taken in mid-September, and luckily for us, the sun was still shining down on the…

Review: Maggie’s Plan (FILM)

Director: Rebecca Miller Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore I'm becoming a big fan of Greta Gerwig, and after stalking her imdb page, I came across this film: Maggie's Plan. Essentially, the film centres around Maggie and her desire for a child (but not necessarily the father that would come along with it.)…

Magazine Choices of the Month!

A new exciting feature that will probably never show its face again! Just thought I’d mention two magazines that I happened to pick up this month. (Both out now, this June.) Which magazine? Art Monthly. What was the price? £5 UK (and 7 Euros and $8 in all those other places.) Why did you buy…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part III

Next on my list of my whirlwind tour of Glasgow International is the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Entrance is free!! In conjunction with the festival, the space has been taken over with some specially commissioned pieces. I had chance to see three out of the four exhibits, one whole heartedly recommended, one slightly recommended…

Review: Painting the Modern Garden (EXHIBITION)

It was a dreary morning when my mother and I rocked up to the Royal Academy (RA) with the hopes of seeing the new Impressionist exhibition tag lined ‘Monet to Matisse’ (something I have a slight problem with, but something I understand.) I’ll place my note of warning here: book your tickets in advance. As…

Review: Until the Lions (DANCE)

I’ve never been to see contemporary dance before this. Never ever. And, I didn’t choose to go, it just so happened that I was taken. Sometimes, (and I believe I had forgotten this) it’s good to go and see something you might not have bought tickets for otherwise. Step outside what you know you do…

Berlin Hamburgers

Very late post about this. Should have really arrived on your virtual doorstep a couple of months ago.  So please enjoy this late offering about Berlin Hamburgers. Or as it’s more commonly known, the Hamburger Bahnhof, a modern art museum in Berlin. This particular post is about the ‘A-Z The Marzona Collection’ exhibition. As the…

Review: Everyman (PLAY)

So I had the luck of seeing this play at the beginning of last month. (Like, right at the beginning. I think I saw this on the 1st.) And it only cost me £15. (A bargain.) Now at this price, I thought that I would be sat quite far back (in fact, I thought I…