London Lights Up At Christmas –

London is full of festive fun starting with a pop-up sale this Tuesday night (Nov 28) at the esteemed Victoria Miro Gallery in Mayfair. Works hitting the block are by top artists like  Elmgreen & Dragset,  Ian Hamilton Finlay, David Harrison, Chantal Joffe, Isaac Julien, Idris Khan, Tom Lubbock (above image Political), Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry,…

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The Pope, Putin and Me

Call me a narcissist, but did they ALL have to be in New York the same week as me? Everyone from Barack to Francis to Francois to Xi Jinping to Putin – who hadn’t been in a decade – plus Michelle, Charlize and Australia’s ex- PM Julia Gillard in a bright pink suit hit the…

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Scottish Caper

The last time I went to Edinburgh I was 16 years old on a bike trip from Bath to Inverness. Actually, I was bike-free in Edinburgh – my bike got stolen in Penrith, a huge relief to be honest.  I decided it was high-time for an encore by train, not bike. The 4 and 1/2…

London is a Feast for the Eyes

As the Frieze Art Fair approaches, London’s museums and galleries bring out their most scintillating, eye catching shows. Tamara Corm (above) spent two years curating Pace London‘s fabulous and far-reaching retrospective of Italian artist Mario Merz. Corm is standing in front of one of Merz’s iconic igloo sculptures, made from glass, marble and neon. Merz used…