Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

Sherlock Holmes - The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die  The giant jewelled salamanders have disappeared from the Museum of London roundabout and been replaced by a mysterious gathering of pink stickmen dancing around the rotunda. All this can mean only one thing - a new exhibition at the museum has opened. Kate West went to see the new show. Taken from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 short story ‘The Adventure of the Dancing Men’, the pink stickmen on the London Wall roundabout herald the new Sherlock Holmes exhibition which opened at the Museum of London in October. Hot on the heels … [Read more...]

Lesley Craze gallery closing at end of January

After 30 successful and happy years Lesley Craze Gallery in Clerkenwell Green has announced it will be closing as of 31st January 2015. The Gallery will be open as normal until this date and Lesley hopes that you can visit the gallery one last time. Lesley Craze Gallery is truly a force of collaboration and Lesley wants to give heartfelt thanks to all its artists, customers, collectors, staff and supporters over the years. The Gallery has been an internationally recognised showcase for contemporary jewellery and textiles.  It has been an established and internationally celebrated … [Read more...]

Where have all the flowers gone?

The Barbican used to have brilliant window box displays, its cascading container gardens softening and enhancing the concrete landscape, but nowadays many of the flats have long runs of unfilled and unloved boxes. This summer the Barbican Association is challenging residents to restore the same colour and excitement to our balconies and our lives… Article by Jenny Addison. Even on the dullest of days, the flowers in my window boxes make me smile. As a child my garden was three window boxes filled with red geraniums on a balcony in Maida Vale. In more recent years I have downsized … [Read more...]