Thursday, September 30, 2010

Galleries, Concerts, And All That Fun Stuff.

So as you can imagine while I've been here I've been doing quite a bit. So I'm going to do my best to try and show the more important or interesting things that have been going on.

First off, the past week was Design Week in London, where all over the city there were events and exhibitions open based on design. Unfortunately since I was so busy with school I didn't get to see much, but I did get to go to the V&A, a fantastic museum, and see some pieces they had going.

A beautiful staircase engulfed in frames.

A metronome with a golden orb at the end of it in the middle of a Victorian room.

Miniature set design in an exhibit on the subject of theatre.

Beautiful masks.

An owl made of cell phone parts. You could actually text/call them!

A while ago I also revisited the beautiful LED ground thingy. And it was different colours!!

Went out with a friend and stumbled upon a church that had been converted into an expensive and creepy antique shop. 

Random street art.

An amazing art shop, it was like Willy Wonka for artists. They had little machines that would move along marks you made, trinkets that made hands clap... It was awesome.

Just a pretty sunset.
One of my favourite galleries I've been to was the Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square. It was completely free and had a lot of stuff that was different from anything else I had seen before.

This whole room was filled with OIL!

One of the artists that really caught my eye, Ged Quinn. Look him up. Note the tine metropolitan city at the bottom. Incredible detail.
Couple random pixz...


I've seen a few concerts while I've been here. I saw one of my more recent favourite bands, Wild Beasts at an amazing art deco venue. It was fantastic.

Went to a random one in Camden where quite a few bands played, all pretty good.

And THEN I got to see a band called The Irrepressibles in rainy Victoria Park. I only found out about this band within the past week and randomly this came up. They only played three songs but they were absolutely fantastic. If you haven't heard them yet, go HERE.

After them was one third of the band Houlette. She had a beautiful voice and it was a pretty fantastic experience hearing her sing by herself as the rain fell around us. 

It was all part of a thing called Bandstand Busking, which is where they get modern bands to play in random bandstands around the city. Cool stuff.

I'll leave you with a picture of what I walked into the other night. This is in my halls, most of my flatmates sitting in a hallway drawing together. This is why I'm in the right place.


  1. LIAM! Gorgeous pics. You didn't tell me about Houlette, send me some of her music please! Did you know the Charles Saatchi, the guy who opened the gallery, is married to Nigella Lawson? Fact o' the day.

  2. I don't have any of their music, to be honest they sound a bit dull but live and in the moment it was great. There are usually two other people with her so yeah. If I get any of it I'll send it to ya though! And I DID know that, actually. Cause Dad told me. Lolz.

  3. I'm so glad you went back to visit your LED thingy - it looked so cool with all different colors! And I loved your sunset pic too. Okay - of course I found all your pics so interesting because they just ARE... but the very second I saw the frames covering the stairs at the V&A I was so captivated I could hardly look at anything else! OH. MY. GA. I've stared at that pic so many times! Fun that you got to hear so much music too, and YES I DID go to the Irrepressibles' link, and I liked the song but YOU KNOW how circus-like things totally FREAK ME OUT so... YEAH :/ Last but not least, awesome hallway shot - you are definitely in the right place :)

  4. Can I just say, that everyone sitting and drawing in your hall = greatness.