Katy Perry Visits the British Museum

This evening, social media aficionado and popular singer of song Katy Perry instagrammed and tweeted her way through a visit to the British Museum. Truly, it was a beautiful thing, something out of a Teenage Dream, and  it was just like the movies. The I Kissed a Girl chanteuse started got the party started with…

Amy, Amy, Amy:A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum

I never thought I would ever wonder what famed songstress Amy Winehouse’s chicken soup would taste like. “It was awful” claimed her brother Alex, co-curator of Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait the new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Camden, “but,” he concedes, “her meatballs were always excellent.” It’s the little details like this that…

Silver Screens and Hollywood Idols

I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one who would have to stop and think for a minute and then consult that well-known search engine with too many os and gs if someone asked me to name a German film. Shameful, I know, so off I went to the Museum fur Film und Fernsehen (that’s the…

An Eternal Flame: London’s Olympic Legacy at the Museum of London

It seemed like it was an age in coming. The build up seemed endless. No one really thought we’d be ready in time, until an American Presidential Candidate questioned London’s preparedness. Then all of a sudden the Games were upon us, announcing itself in the patriotic and defiant roar of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. All…

David Bowie is…at the V&A

“David Bowie is…” is what, exactly? This is the question the V&A is asking with its current block-busting exhibition. David Bowie is… colourful? Yes. David Bowie is… charismatic? Certainly. David Bowie is.. pronounced BOH-ie or BOUGH-ie? I’m still not sure. Whichever way you pronounce it, this little name is big enough to be the fastest-selling…

Something Kinda Shoe

It’s no great secret that two of my favourite things in the world are museums and the musical stylings of Girls Aloud, so when I discovered that Southend Museum was going to display a certain object related to a certain group of chanteuses I hopped on the train and returned to my native Essex to discover…

Brum!

The Cotswolds Motoring Museum bills itself as being ‘for motoring enthusiasts.’ I’m going to say right of the bat that I’m, well, not exactly the target audience there. I haven’t even taken a driving test yet. However, this transport museum had something extra going for it that attracted my interest. I’m talking about TV’s Brum! If…