RUN EVENTS: Thats my 5k for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust done. Now I still have Run Through UK’s Chase the Sun on Weds (A race to cross the finishing line befre the sun sets on Victoria Park) then finally the Newham Great Run at Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
ART EXHIBITION: I attended the private view for the Young Masters Art Prize yesterday at Gallery 8 just a few roads along from the Royal Academy. It features work by modern artists which pay homage to the Old Masters. Watch out for the brilliantly talented Dutch artist Isabelle Van Zeijl. Her art looks like classic figurative painting but take a closer look and you’ll realise…perhaps it isn’t a painting. Click link for article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/young-masters-art-prize-2017/
LAUNCH PARTY: I’m chillin’ with staff and writers of Whats Hot London? Magazine (which I’m editor of). We’re at the Piccadilly Institute celebrating our first print edition.
Near the club one of our writers Safeena Chaudhry bumped into the ‘golden woman’ on our front cover. She is a street performer who can be found posing as a human statue near Eros, Piccadilly. Here she has already changed out of her costume but is still covered in gold makeup
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Did you know Little Venice was named by poet Robert Browning? I visited this scenic canal area in Paddington and its Waterside Cafe. Check out the eatery rating in my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/waterside-cafe-little-venice/
RUN EVENTS: Me and my sister ran the Westminster Mile 2017 with the starting line along The Mall, with the race continuing around St James Park and the finishing line outside Buckingham Palace. And the medal has an engraving of Buckingham Palace on it.
Me and my sis in a race to the finishing line
BOOK REVIEW: Official court records from the 1500s show that Renaissance Florence was ruled by the ‘half negro’ duke Alessandro de Medici. Check out my review of Renaissance historian Caroline Fletcher’s book The Black Prince of Florence. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-black-prince-of-florence-book/
PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW: Mahtab Hussain: You Get Me? A photography exhibition about Muslim identity in Britain on at the ABP Autograph, Shoreditch until July 1st. Check out my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/mahtab-hussain-you-get-me-exhibition/