A Royal Arrival At the Museum of London

At the time of writing, it seems that the world -or at least the UK- is awaiting the patter of tiny feet. Not just any tiny feet, Royal tiny feet, as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William expect their first-born child and the UK awaits the arrival of the heir to the throne; and a…

Contemporary Art Hamburger

Yes, “Contemporary Art hamburger.” Or maybe not. Maybe my foreign language skills are starting to falter a little bit. What else could Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart mean other than “Contemporary Art Hamburger”? Oh, wait a minute: in a former life, the space was a train station taking passengers to and from Hamburg and now…

All Aboard The Mary Rose

Portsmouth’s famous Historic Dockyard has just opened a brand new museum. At the time of writing it is so new the plastic wrapping had only just been taken off. I’m talking about the brand-spanking new, £35 million Mary Rose Museum. It’s not often one gets to look at a brand new museum, so with the infamous…

Ich bin ein Berliner

“Ich bin ein Bear-liner” said JFK in his famous address to the people of the Ursus-loving German city on June 26th, 1963. No, really it’s what he said. It’s on the cue-card and everything. It’s funny but this little four word phrase has become one of the most famous quotations from the last century. Ever….

GAME ON!

Like kisses, cars and CDS everyone remembers their first games console. For me, it was a SEGA Mega-Drive – a black lump of plastic that sat on top of the little TV in the bedroom so the main one in the living room was free for other televisual pursuits such as… watching TV? Like kisses,…