Category Archives: London

London hanami

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The Olympic Games

The Thirtieth Olympiad is going to be a memorable one. To start with the Opening Ceremony was fantastic. Britain could not have outdone the Chinese in scale and grandeur so they did the next best thing – remind everyone of … finish reading The Olympic Games

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Spring in London

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Sharon Yamamoto – The Colours of Inner Peace

In an age when art defies definition and seems to be beyond the common man’s understanding, this artist’s work comes as a breath of fresh air. Sharon Yamamoto’s paintings answer many of the questions with which we are confronted as … finish reading Sharon Yamamoto – The Colours of Inner Peace

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New Book: Following in Their Footsteps

Only two weeks have passed since my second book came out but it feels as if it has been longer than that. “Following in Their Footsteps” is the fruit of nearly ten years of work- travelling, reading, writing, checking details … finish reading New Book: Following in Their Footsteps

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Hammersmith

On 24th July we took the train to Hammersmith and waited for the others. One by one our friends turned up and the group got bigger and bigger. By 11.30 we started walking towards the St. Paul’s Open Space, which … finish reading Hammersmith

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The Carmen Blacker Lecture

Yesterday we went to the British Museum to attend a talk given by Donald Keene on Carmen Blacker organised by the Japan Foundation. The lecture hall was packed even though it was a talk about a relatively unknown person. Obviously … finish reading The Carmen Blacker Lecture

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The Printed Image in China – exhibition

We went last week to see an exhibition of Chinese prints at the British Museum. The older prints were intricate and delicate while the more modern ones were vivid, colourful and were more representational. The one thing which struck me … finish reading The Printed Image in China – exhibition

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John Lithgow at the National Theatre London

Last night we went to the National Theatre to see a performance by John Lithgow. It was something I had never seen before – an actor telling a short story. No, he wasn’t reading it. He was actually telling it … finish reading John Lithgow at the National Theatre London

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Diwali Lights 2009

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South Asian Cinema Foundation Film Festival

9th – 12th October 2009 The beginnings of South Asian Cinema Foundation go back to January 2000 when over a pizza Lalit Mohan Joshi suggested to fellow film-buffs and experts Derek Malcolm and P.K.Nair that an organisation should be set … finish reading South Asian Cinema Foundation Film Festival

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Kew Gardens, London

We visited Kew Gardens and enjoyed seeing the glasshouses which had tropical plants. Suddenly we were in the middle of gardens which reminded us of India. The smells and colours were all so familiar. In fact, I was quite surprised … finish reading Kew Gardens, London

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Indian Summer at the British Museum

No, it’s not about global warming. This is an exhibition of paintings from the royal collection of Jodhpur. Although they are in the miniature style the paintings are in poster size sheets. There is such a wealth of information about … finish reading Indian Summer at the British Museum

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Notting Hill Carnival

We went to see the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday. All the roads in that area had been blocked to traffic and there were policemen everywhere. We managed to see a bit of the procession even though it was quite … finish reading Notting Hill Carnival

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All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre, London

Yesterday I went to see a play at the Olivier Theatre within the National Theatre. It was a bonus that the play was one written by Shakespeare. This was the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream. I had already taken the … finish reading All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre, London

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Sweet peas in a garden, London

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London City Airport

Last weekend we went to Scotland. We were at the London City Airport on Friday evening. It was the second time we were taking a flight out of this small but comfortable airport. The DLR stop is just yards away … finish reading London City Airport

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Spring, London

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London in the snow

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