Good Friday being a Bank Holiday and being replete with Hot Cross Buns, my children – for some inexplicable reason – wanted to drive dodgem cars at Dreamland. Obviously I tried reasoning with them, suggesting outings of an educational of possibly theological nature, but for some reason my reason failed to prevail.
WE ARE HAVING FUN?
'I thought I was,' said his lordship uncertainly. The voice by his ear was vaguely worrying him; it appeared to be arriving directly into his brain.
WHAT IS FUN?
TO KICK VIGOROUSLY IS FUN?
'Well, part of the fun. Kick!'
TO HEAR LOUD MUSIC IN HOT ROOMS IS FUN?
HOW IS THIS FUN MANIFEST?
I inadvertently added a photo from an old blog post to FaceBook and had to do some explaining about the nature of Margate
Note the red line round the building in about 1870
Note the red line round the same building today, I should have stood on the left of the path, but didn't, note to self to try harder.
Wrong posts same kidney.
New Old Kentish Market, open today
on to art
Well actually painting in Turner Contemporary Cafe
Shonibare’s The British Library, a colourful work, celebrating and questioning how immigration has contributed to the British culture that we live in today. Shelves of books covered in colourful wax fabric fill the Sunley Gallery, their spines bearing the names of immigrants who have enriched British society. From T.S. Eliot and Hans Holbein to Zaha Hadid, reminds us that the displacement of communities by global war has consequences that inform our lives and attitudes today.
Shonibare’s newest sculptural work End of Empire explores how alliances forged in the First World War changed British society forever, and continue to affect us today. The new work features two figures dressed in the artist’s signature bright and patterned fabrics; their globe-heads highlighting the countries involved in the First World War. Seated on a Victorian see-saw, the entire work slowly pivots in the gallery space, offering a metaphor for dialogue, balance and conflict, while symbolising the possibility of compromise and resolution between two opposing forces.