Lost London: Elegy for Big Dave's Gusset

by | Jun 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

Having lived away from London for four years it’s been fascinating to come back and see my home city with fresh eyes. New stuff has appeared: the Shard, for example, already looks like it’s been part of the skyline for as long as I remember. The cable car across the...

My Teen Diary, Part One

Yesterday while rummaging through some papers I came across an old blue exercise book that I hadn’t seen in donkey’s years. It was a diary I’d kept in 1986, when I was fifteen years old. I was in one of the last years to sit O Levels and, with Michael Gove...

Fear: A Childhood

Having resumed my cricket career after a long hiatus recently I’ve noticed a few things that have gone missing in the intervening years: my old cricket bat – inadvertently flogged during a parental car boot sale, it seems – and the ability to stop a full, straight...

Estuary at the Museum of London Docklands

I have never before been moved to write about an exhibition – let alone one devoted to contemporary art – but the ‘Estuary’ exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands is such a wonderful thing that this is the best way I can encourage you to go short of...