Votes for Women, Museum of London

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. 

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Visit to British Museum (Greece: Parthenon)

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.

 (below) The beauty & culture of Ancient Greece on show at the British Museum today.

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/

 

 

Claude Monet: Painting in London

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)

Waterloo Bridge (1900)

Rethinking Work: 2018 and Beyond – article

WORK / EMPLOYMENT: The Tube union’s decision to strike for a 4-day working week shows my article about the millennium shift towards 3 & 4 working day weeks is not purely speculative. A generational shift in your working lives is not far away. And in light of the Tube’s action is it time for an overhaul of the way we work? I examine work and labour models that have barely changed in decades and have carried the spirit of a century of labour force control. In this article I go in deep about the future of work as regards work-life balance, technological changes, A.I, the economy & even the influences of history & religion on why & how we work. Click link https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/rethinking-work-2018-and-beyond/

 

Unicorn – London’s Daft But Delicious Food Fad Hangs on in 2018

FOOD: Hmm… I didn’t know there was a unicorn food craze till it was on its way out! I didn’t miss much. I set out to discover whether unicorn was still a big deal in London. Oh, by the way…I had Unicorn Poop cereal at the Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane. It tastes better than it sounds. Click link to read my article. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/brick-lane-graffiti-let-the-streets-become-your-canvas/

 Cereal Killer Cafe

 

 

Brick Lane Graffiti: Let the East End Streets Become Your Canvas

STREET ART: I was in the East End’s Brick Lane looking for street art that was a match for the masterpieces in the West End’s galleries. Check out this selection I photographed. Click link https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/brick-lane-graffiti-let-the-streets-become-your-canvas/

British Museum: Rodin Exhibition Alongside Parthenon Marbles

PARTHENON MARBLES: In this article I examine ownership of the Parthenon Marbles in light of the British Museum’s announcement of a Rodin exhibition alongside these classical treasures from Ancient Greece. I also include poems by Keats & Lord Byron on the Marbles. And Byron gives his view on who owns them! Click here for my article https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-parthenon-marbles-clash-of-culture-law-and-international-relations/