Back from Denmark

April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Night after night, we’ve spent the last 2 weeks and 20 hours projecting The Killing onto a big white wall in our London cocoon. Avidly watching Sarah Lund obsessively skit around Copenhagen; east to gramaphones and west to green hued family portraits, perhaps thrown off the scent, again and again, by the crackling fireplace beneath her. But finally we have closure; now that we know who killed Nanna Birk Larsen life is slowly returning to normal, but try as I might, echos of Sarah, Troels, Theis Pernille and Meyer are still lurking in the shadows of our flat. I miss them.

In an effort to fill the void, I will be keeping myself occupied with the following delights over the next few weeks:

15 April – 13 May – Tinsmiths’ Printmakers show, Ledbury, Hertfordshire

If you can make it to this then you won’t be disappointed – a showcase of works by printmakers Sarah Chrisp, Paul Farrell, John Richardson and Sarah Young. The image below is of the lovely limited edition letterpress invitation to the opening. Illustrated with “The Liverton Fox” by John Richardson you can get a copy by emailing Tinsmiths directly.

Sunday 1st May – Wills-Moody jumble sale

Rummaging. Three generations of 1980s polkadotties were very very good at this and dedicated to rising at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings and heading for the nearest jumble sale – local church hall, school, garage, you name it, we were there. The Wills-Moody take place at St Aloysius social club for the last time before {hopefully} relocating to a new spot. Go seek bargains and vintage delights. And if you don’t get lucky, eat cake.


Friday 13th May – Museums at Night

The UK’s version of the parisian nuit blanche, here is a chance to explore London’s museums and galleries after hours. I’m keeping an eye on the listing but an unmissable takes place on the Friday night when you’ll find me creeping around the John Soane museum by flickering candlelight!

Sunday 15th May – Midcentury Modern comes to St John’s Wood!

I’ve never made it to Midcentury Modern, THE place to source modernist furniture and homewares. Usually held at Dulwich College, us northerners are being graced with the grand affair in the Lords Cricket Ground. Back to Denmark then on the hunt for an Arne Jacobsen ant chair or 1950s german toucan lamp. If you want to cheat, you can get one at Sable and Co, but don’t tell me, because I’ll be very very jealous.

17-22 May –  Kettles Yard Pop up

Kettles Yard, the home of modern art in Cambridge will be popping up in the Brompton Design District in May. I’m going for Paul Klee but there will also be an auction one-off artworks, found objects, textiles, ceramics and crafts in-store event to raise funds for the gallery’s development appeal.

The pop-up store will be at The Brompton Garage, 1 North Terrace, London SW3 2BA.

Dream City by Paul Klee

19-22 May – Made in Clerkenwell at Crafts Central

Made in Clerkenwell takes place at Craft Central in Farringdon and is a weekend of open studios. I’m hoping to pickup a Vivienne Ivory Necklace made by Miwako Yoshioka of Bark Jewellery, but you’ll find everything from handmade cards to ceramics here and well as an insight into a warren of boutique artisan studios.

ICA – Strange attractor salon

Strange Attractor is an unusual organisation that prides itself on ‘celebrating unpopular culture’. Undefinable yet the pure definition of curiosity, the mystics have installed themselves in salon at the ICA until the 12th May where you’ll find an excellent program of talks, film and music. Frankenheimer’s ‘The Island of Dr Moreau’ is showing on the 21st April – a film adaptaion of H G Well’s story of a scientist trying to turn animals into people. If you’ve ever wished you could talk with your dog (am I alone?!) then this might be for you.


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