I love it when I spend a day doing completely different things. A good cultural mish-mash inspires me no end. Yesterday was such a day.
We started by a visit to the recently opened Two Temple Place gallery.
A good article with a picture of the magnificent grand hallway can be found HERE.
This is a staggeringly beautiful and peaceful place in the heart of London. It is free to get in, and we will most certainly go back. At the moment, they have a lovely exhibition: William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth.
There are so many unique features to the house that you need more than one pair of eyes: the panelled rooms and gallery are full of interesting little details: sumptuous fireplaces, gorgeous stained glass windows, sculpted doors and wooden panels. The space itself feels rather cosy, lived in, welcoming. It is such a treat to be allowed inside one of those beautiful London buildings!
Then it was a short stroll to the BFI to check out the programme. I am particularly looking forward to The Genius of Hitchcock, a retrospective of Hitch's silent movies and to the BFI's Dickens season.
The National Portrait Gallery is always interesting and handy when you have a little bit of time in-between things. I particularly liked the small Terence Rattigan wall case with one especially beautiful photograph showing the playwright at work - all very elegant and sophisticated! - as well as the displays about the painter Augustus John and the Labour politician Herbert Morrison.
Then it was off to the O2 Academy where we had some raucous fun at the KMFDM show.
Varied or what?
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