Exhibition: Wifredo Lam, Tate Modern

Exhibition: Wifredo Lam, Tate Modern

We are so privileged to live in London and having access to a wealth of art and musical events but the main problem with London is that there is a huge concentration of people living there who want to do exactly the same. Tickets to shows sold out at impressive speed, no matter what your preference is, everything is busy in London. Exhibitions are no better, in fact they are worse as the tourists add their numbers to the millions of Londoners queuing for art. Viewing an exhibition in London is a nightmarish experience. Having to beat the crowds, fighting for a corner free of heads covering the artworks is a horrible experience. I remember a recent Van Gogh exhibition where we felt like runners at the start blocks, starting our visit with the first slot of visitors on a lazy Sunday morning, we ran through the whole exhibition to get some breathing space and viewing space. It was a...
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One More Time with Feeling – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

One More Time with Feeling – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

One More Time with Feeling is a full feature film in 3D shown in selected cinemas and for a very limited time to mark the release of Skeleton Tree, the latest musical creation by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. We managed to secure last minute tickets in our local cinema in Dulwich, London and, though we were deprived of the 3D special effects, the gloomy atmosphere exuding from the picture continues to haunt me still, weeks after watching it. The film focuses on the recording of Skeleton Tree and features interviews with Nick Cave and his family, as well as his fellow Bad Seed and friend Warren Ellis. The picture was shot totally in dark black and white tones. The surreal Gothic setting of Nick Cave’s creations is not surprising, but this time around the whole experience is made more painful by the recent events in the life of Nick Cave. We had left him at the top of...
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