The moving story behind the Kindertransport statues at Liverpool Street Station.
Category: art & culture
The 10 Longest Running Theatre Shows in London You Should See
Did you realise that around 15 million people go see a theatre play in London a year? With dozens of high-quality plays a day to choose from, catching a theatre show is one of the top things to do in London. But with so many plays performed daily, where do you even start trying picking one that piques your interest? Let's start with this list of the longest running theatre shows in London, including plays and the best West End musicals.
Step Inside the Charles Dickens Museum in London
English Phrases and Sayings About London History
Funny Dutch Sayings and Phrases about Clothing
Shepard Fairey London Exhibition Celebrating Three Decades of Dissent
What’s in a Name? Dutch Government Bans ‘Holland’ in Favour of ‘The Netherlands’
Tell me, do you use the name 'Holland' or 'The Netherlands' when you speak of my mother country? Despite its common usage, the Dutch government recently announced they want to ban 'Holland' and rebrand the country's name internationally. Why are they so eager to initiate such a huge and expensive undertaking? Find out in this blog post!
Memory: The Origins of Alien
What is your favourite science fiction film? Mine is Ridley Scott's 'Alien'. Just like me, this iconic film turned 40 this year. And to celebrate this special event, director Alexandre O. Philippe made the documentary 'Memory: The Origins of Alien', showing never-before-seen materials, interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Film Review: ‘Heavy Trip’ – A Finnish Black Metal Comedy
The unconventional feel-good movie 'Heavy Trip', a Finnish comedy about an upcoming amateur black metal band, has been hailed as the Scandi version of the cult film 'This is Spinal Tap'. Even if you're not the biggest metalhead, the bizarre adventures of this ambitious metal quartet will rock your socks off!
My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food
Following last year's popular blog post 'My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Animals', here's another look at some curious Dutch sayings. This time I chose My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food! I also looked up the origins of each them in an attempt to make some sense of them. Tell me, what do you make of them?
5 Books About London I Love
Ahoy from Lizard Point, Britain’s Most Southerly Location
It’s a Kind of Magic: Discover the Science Behind Magic at the Wellcome Collection
Have you ever thought of how magicians and mediums use psychological devices to play tricks on you? You'd be surprised to learn how even your own brain deceives you! The current exhibition 'Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic' at Wellcome Collection reveals the rational truth behind the world of magic.
Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!
We all know of course that the British Museum is THE place to go if you're interested in seeing ancient Egyptian artefacts in London. But did you know that the world's fourth largest ancient Egyptian collection is housed in a small building on the University College London campus? I only heard of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology last week and was rather blown away by all the treasures it holds!
Bag to the Future
I don't know what it was that first caught my eye when I received the invitation for Fjällräven's Kånken Art global product launch. Was it the words "free cocktails" or "Swedish bowl food"? Or possibly the fact that the "ambassador of Sweden requested the pleasure of [my] company"? Whatever the exact reason may be, I accepted the kind invitation. Keep on reading if you want to know what it was all about...