The storyteller in me perks up at the news that fairy tales will intersperse this seven-course (seven dwarf) food-tasting experience. We’re told it’s an experiment about the relationship between food and emotions, something which I know my good friend The Teacup Chronicles, owner of Dripworks café in Michigan, would be fascinated by.
A sudden shower from Hurricane Bertha drenches the city centre, draining the streets of tourists. When the rain has passed, colleges and churches stand renewed. Continue reading
HMS Belfast is wider than the viewfinder. Here, groups of language school students with orange identifying rucksacks and families on holiday pose in front of Tower Bridge. Without the Olympic Rings, the gap between the towers looks vast. It’s a slow pilgrimage over the bridge with the masses of tourists. Continue reading
Although Matisse’s Cut-Outs exhibition has been open a while, it’s satisfying to skip the queue at the Tate and head in at 9.30am. Matisse used his cut-out technique as a way of arranging and rearranging the objects in his paintings, before realising the collages could be pieces of art in their own right. Continue reading
smooth turquoise, combed;
bottle glass, sculpted;
waves crumple over rock.