Spanish Flu at the Florence Nightingale Museum

What if I told you that a strain of flu could be so virulent that it would kill 50 to 100 million people worldwide? That you could be fine at breakfast but dead by tea time? And it would disproportionately take the lives of otherwise fit and healthy 20 and 30 somethings, the age group we now dub millennials? This…

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*LAST CHANCE* Michael Jackson: On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery

Readers: I am wrong. Very, very wrong. When I first heard the National Portrait Gallery were staging a Michael Jackson exhibition, I was very dismissive of it. ‘What a load of tosh – they must be desperate!’ I thought to myself. And then one piping hot day I found myself with time to kill and a teenager to entertain in…

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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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