Monthly Archives: February 2012

Occupiers evicted

So the Occupiers outside St Paul’s Cathedral have been evicted.  The bailiffs or the police or whoever they were came in the night & did the deed. So now it will be clean & pristine for the tourists & people … Continue reading

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Axis of Light

At the ICA, in the space that used to be the theatre & still is on occasion, there is a beautiful & lyrical film about artists from the Middle East. It is called the Axis of Light. There is a … Continue reading

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A Separation wins award for the best foreign language film

In the Iranian film A Separation, the father of the main male character has Alzheimer’s. A Separation won an award for the best foreign language film, which is not necessarily something to be proud of, but it will presumably mean … Continue reading

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Israel & Iran

I have spent much time trying to write something sensible about the craziness between Iran & Israel. But there is no sense in it. Is it mutually assured destruction again or something else?  Something more primeval, something atavistic. Something deep … Continue reading

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Vivamus at St George’s Bloomsbury

Vivamus were performing at the St George’s Bloomsbury last night. St George’s is a Hawksmoor church recently renovated. Unfortunately the pews have been replaced with benches. It is not a large church. I would surmise that the area for the … Continue reading

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick & somebody else were in the courtyard of The Truman’s brewery. It was a pancake race. All very silly. The musicians were there to add “authenticity” to it I suppose.  But it was interesting to … Continue reading

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The anti-war protestors risk condoning Iran by Peyvand Khorsandi

Below is an article in the Evening Standard of Monday the 20th of February 2012. I like it very much.   The anti-war protestors risk condoning Iran by Peyvand Khorsandi What would possess a privileged, young American man to go … Continue reading

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