Category Archives: Culture

A year ago I was at Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa has been and gone again. It’s always on the last Tuesday of January and brightens some of the darkest days in the British winter. Shetland being so far north, it gets even gloomier than Manchester. Something hard … Continue reading

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Firearms and Fingertips

Corpses, video games, shoot-outs, manic harbingers of death, desperate surgery and blood and gore galore are the mainstay of the action-packed 70 minutes that is Firearms and Fingertips. Continue reading

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Wicked – the musical

There’s a lot more to ‘Wicked’ than I’d given it credit for. Continue reading

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Groningen Museum

An exhibition on Nordic Art was a great way to start my visit to Groningen. Continue reading

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Ozombie

Osama Bin Laden reborn as a zombie. Continue reading

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The First Cut

Wowed by an exhibition of cut-up bits of paper. Continue reading

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South of Sanity

A fascinating glimpse at life on an Antarctic base. Don’t think they get that many murders on a regular basis though. Continue reading

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Sketches of Hong Kong

I found some wonderful sketches of Hong Kong in a magazine I subscribe to. Continue reading

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Olympic Torch

A golden torch on a rainy day. Continue reading

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An afternoon with the Dalai Lama

After attending this talk I realised the Dalai Lama is someone I’d really like to invite down the pub for a few beers and a bit of a natter. Continue reading

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