See omnibuses crossing London Bridge in the 1920s!
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.
Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen
Since my office re-located to Southwark Street I’ve been looking for a replacement coffee place, and I’ve just discovered Woolfson & Tay, which is basically perfect. I was having a cappuccino there before work this morning, reading a book, when I suddenly felt something lick my hand. It was the sweetest dog, who looks like a little grey cloud. A bookshop where I can drink coffee and stroke a dog! It’s almost too good to be true. It also has Tai Chi classes and various literary events. It’s the kind of place that tourists are unlikely to stumble upon by accident, but it’s only a five minute walk from the Tate, so if you’re on the South Bank or near London Bridge, I’d definitely recommend popping in.
Today, we ate cake at 11am.
150g plain flour
50g wholemeal flour
75g porridge oats
75g caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
170ml skimmed milk
50ml low-fat yoghurt
1 large egg
2 tbsp cornflour
175g fresh or partially thawed raspberries
1 Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.
2 In a medium bowl, combine the two flours, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3 In a separate smaller bowl, beat together the milk, yoghurt, egg and cornflour.
4 Add the combined wet ingredients to the combined dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Fold in the raspberries.
5 Spoon the batter into a buttered and floured, nonstick 20cm-square baking tin. Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing into squares.
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Check out this great film of the market waking up. It makes me hungry!
Tiny ships made of bus tickets, maps, bank notes and flyers filled the Turbine Hall yesterday as part of Susan Stockwell’s Sail Away installation.
Hyperlink is curated by Tate Collective for young people aged 15–25 and is the first in a series of national festivals being developed as part of Circuit, a new national youth network for the visual arts.
Exploring the idea of the ‘six degrees of separation’, Hyperlink invites you to take part in a series of interventions, workshops, performances and installations with artists, photographers, designers and musicians.
‘On Bankside, brandishing my Kraftwerk ticket outside Tate Modern like Charlie Bucket at the factory gates, I’m sloshing over with continental lager - it’s Trans-Europe Express tonight, after all. A retrospective of a futuristic band in a defunct modernist megalith now repurposed to house modern art: are we looking backwards or forwards? Life is timeless. All of it is here…’
Wow! Looks like it’s going to be an amazing Summer at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Never been? Book a trip to Bankside’s most famous theatre asap.
I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Venus and Adonis’ and the ‘Indian Tempest’ - exciting. £10 tickets woo!
London in the Half Term, My Grandparents took me to Borough Market, The Tate Modern and some great other places. I had the such a good time!