Category Archives: Culture

Recommendation: High on the Hog

During this trash fire of the last 16 months, I’ve watched a lot of telly, ok more Amazon and Netflix but the point remains. Netflix’s High on the Hog was extraordinary. There has been a lot said about Black Lives … Continue reading

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Ham House

On Sunday, I went to Ham House. Jo and I didn’t know what to do, Jo wanted to do something ‘National Trust or museum-y’, so I suggested Ham. I’d suggest it’s our age but Jo and I together have always … Continue reading

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A bit of culture

I left work early yesterday to go and see the Bridge Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar. It’s a good production, well acted and more urgent than the other productions I’ve seen. That is one of the things I love about Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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The Bridge Theatre

Last week Ma and I went to the Bridge Theatre to see Young Marx. It was a pre-preview preview to test the theatre before they go-live with their first production and we got tickets for £5.For those of you that … Continue reading

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The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

Last Friday was National Martini Day. As my social networks filled with pictures of beautiful martinis, I turned to this book to get me through my martini-less state.It’s a quick read and I’m not entirely sure that I agree with … Continue reading

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High Society at the Old Vic

I haven’t been to a lot of theatre this year. It’s expensive and I don’t have a lot of money. But we are going to see High Society in August. I was umming and ahhing about it. High Society is a … Continue reading

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Library Love

Before Christmas, I finally got my act together and prompted by the knowledge that I was going to severely restrict my book buying this year, I re-joined the library. Although the primary reason was selfish, I also wanted to show … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

On Sunday, Oli (and his gaelic football club) were in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. It makes me laugh, ’cause my Dad didn’t encourage us to do anything Irish at all (and Ma isn’t) but Ben and Lu’s next door … Continue reading

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Christmas Radio

I love BBC radio and I really love BBC radio at Christmas. Here are the things I’m looking forward to over Christ Brain of Britain, Brain of Brains – starts 22 December 2014 I love Brain of Britain (and Russell Davies), … Continue reading

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Daniel Buren at The Baltic

More holiday photos. Everytime I go to Newcastle, I end up at the Baltic. There’s always something interesting on and it’s just the right size, big enough to have something I want to see and small enough that I don’t … Continue reading

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