Sunday, December 07, 2008

London 29 Nov-1 Dec 2008: in bullet points

Saturday 29 November 2008

  • Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book - with drawings by Dave McKean (I was very tempted to also get the children's edition which also has beautiful illustrations but could not justify both!)
  • Lisa Appignanesi's Mad, Bad and Sad
  • Geoffrey Nunberg's Talking Right: How Conservatives turned liberalism into a tax-raising, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving,New York Times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing Freak Show
  • 500 Essential Graphic Novels
  • Buffy comics Omnibus 5
  • I, Who 3 - a compendium on the novels and audios etc surrounding Doctor Who
The Estorick Collection and its show Cut and Paste on photomontage (runs till Dec 21st 2008) - brilliant little collection and a fabulous exhibition.
Taking Liberties, The Golden Generation of British Theatre 1945-1968, and 1968 on Record: A year of Revolution - all at the British Library. A fabulous trio of exhibitions at the BL - Taking Liberties is a rich and interactive exhibition of ideas about history, politics and identity; the Theatre exhibition puts into context the work setting up the National Theatre and other post-war developments in British stage work; and the 1968 room brings together a very diverse range of sound clips and visual images to construct the narratives of 1968 (a classic bit being the sound review of the opening of an extended line on the Tube system. "Going to Walthamstow - wherever that may be" says the commentator.

Bar Bruno - for breakfast
S&M Cafe - for Sunday breakfast
Ristorante Paradiso, Store Street - for good Italian food
Brick Lane - for a pimped up curry (Sunday night)

Rough Trade, Truman Brewery -- nuff said. Listing to follow

Late night through from The Bank of England, via St Pauls, The Daily Express Building, through Covent Garden. Delightful walking in the rain.

Spitalfields Market
Tabio - footwear pR0n

All of this in the company of the Time Out Guide... (follow links to the photos and magazine cover section for 2008)

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