Meeting The Squash at TATE Britain

“I want to see her face” repeats my four year old, her voice still peppered with uncertainty. She in unsure of what to make of this… not quite human thing, making slow, languishing movements in its lurid 70s orange and green paisley outfit. But one thing is absolutely certain in her mind – the Squash is absolutely, definitely a girl.…

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Asterix in Britain at the Jewish Museum, London

Asterix – at the Jewish Museum? The cartoon escapades of the plucky Gaul resisting Roman occupation have delighted countless people around the world since his first appearance in 1959. Asterix has sold over 500 million books, been translated into 150 languages, and featured in 100 film adaptations. Given this enormous and enduring popularity, it seems remarkable that Asterix’s co-creator, writer René…

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Local London: Lordship Rec model traffic area

As we are currently going through potty training hell (hopefully for the last time!), we’ve had to temper our ambitions around family days out. Whilst relaxing in the garden is great when the sun is out, after a while I still hanker for some time out of the house. So we’ve been focusing on low-key places we can escape to…

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Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at the Horniman Museum

Our visit to the Horniman Museum this weekend transformed a drab, dreary day into one bursting with colour! Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is the latest interactive exhibition for all the family at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London. Colour is a great concept for a family exhibition, as even very young children show an interest in finding and naming…

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Review: The Postal Museum

If you’ve travelled by tube in London recently, its been hard to miss the adverts for Mail Rail – the ones with the strap line ‘Abandoned. Lost. Forgotten.’ (Sounds like this blog. Sorry about that. That’s a rather long story I’ll save for another time!) Mail Rail is the Post Office’s own underground railway, and part of the newly opened…

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