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Friday, 22 June 2012

Gadaffi Archives

I was fortunate enough to go to the opening of the Gadaffi Archives last night, which is part of the London Photography Festival.

A vast collection of photos of Gadaffi, as well as some of his predecessor, King Idriss.

Among other things, I learnt that every IRA bomb that has been made has Libyan Semetex in it.  Tons of it were given to the IRA by Gadaffi as a "gift".

Some of the photographs were documented by brave photographers who lost their life in Libya, and the exhibition is dedicated to them, as well as the Libyan people who lost their lives during his tyrannical regime. 

When you learn a bit more about what these people had to go through, it puts my petty woes to rest.  We are very lucky here in London.

It is only on for 9 days, and is only £7.50 at the Slade on Woburn Square in Fitzrovia.  I highly recommend going if you can.  It's a keen insight to the human rights atrocities that can happen, even by our own government who are being sued by a Libyan who was secretly deported into Gadaffi's hands, and subsequently tortured.

Gadaffi's Manifesto

Notes from Prisoners

Love Box

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes.... and senses.  This weekend I attended Love Box, a 3 day music festival in London's Victoria Park.  Smaller than Glastonbury, but also very diverse, each day had a different feel and crowd.  Started off with the tweens on Friday, and ended up with the queens (drag) on Sunday!  

Fave acts - Groove Armada (reminded me of my "Gap Yah"), Grace Jones, and the street dancers at the Dalston Super Stars tent.  

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sketchy Behaviour

So I've been re-assesing my website, and uploaded a few bits of sketch work from some life drawing sessions.  I really need to make time to go to more of them!  Can you start a new years resolution half way through the year?? 

Some snaps of some of the charcoal work.

Degree Show Season

So degree show season is here! Popped to the Truman Brewery on Friday night, to have a look at the Middlesex University lot.  

Seeing all the creative talent made me wistful for my uni days.  Good to pop by for a look if you are in the area.

Went with the girls for a cheeky curry after, on London's famous Brick Lane, well deserved after a hectic week!