FILM FESTIVALS: At the red carpet VIP Reception for the London Bengali Film Festival 2018 at the Barbican Centre. I’m photographed with Saiful Islam researcher & presenter of Legend of the Loom which is having its UK premiere and opening the festival.
I’ve been riverside after dark this week and dined in The Wharf Restaurant on South Bank overlooking magnificent views of the Thames. I’ve also visited the best of riverside bars & pubs on Bankside for a glass of red wine, with even more amazing views of St Paul’s Cathedral across the Thames. Check out my article The Thames After Dark in the April print edition of What’s Hot London? magazine which goes into detail about the best of wining, dining, galleries, theatre cinema etc. after dark along the river.
CINEMA MUSEUM: I was at the unusual but historic Cinema Museum for a screening of my experimental melodrama When The Earth Fell Down – a short film about an environmental disaster. An awe-inspiring venue. Twenty experimental films from all over the world. Organised by Exploding Cinema.
And check out our snazzy promo poster (below left) which wouldn’t look out of the place amongst the collector’s items on show.
(Below) A Youtube clip of me at the Cinema Museum to see my short film screened.
EXHIBITION: My selfie Postcard to Nowhere was one of the exhibits at the Candid Arts Selfie Exhibition Feb 24th.
I’m pointing to my selfie ‘Postcard to Nowhere’ on show at the Candid Arts Selfie Exhibition last night. Other artists show off their selfies. Work included photos, paintings & drawings of ‘self’.
You’d expect a ‘Selfie’ exhibition to be mainly photos but paintings dominated at the Candid Arts Selfie Exhibition.
MUSEUM: I visited the Museum of London on the centenary commemoration of the 1918 Representation of the People Act when the Suffragettes won votes for women. Here’s my review of the exhibition. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/centenary-of-the-suffragette-vote-museum-of-london-exhibition/
MUSEUMS: While at the British Museum writing a 2nd article on Ancient Greece & the Parthenon Marbles I’m distracted from my intended Greece: Parthenon Room 18 by this.
And for that small matter of the Parthenon Marbles click link for my photos in magazine https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/so-whats-all-the-fuss-about-the-parthenon-marbles-anyway/
ART: Claude Monet visited London in 1870, 1899, 1900 & 1901 and painted the fog around parliament, Hyde Park & the Thames. He commented on London’s fog & unpredictable weather: “Here comes the sun again, though, is it going to stay this time?” Click link for my article https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/claude-monet-painting-london/
Charing Cross Bridge (1900)