Kay visits Dickens and London at the Museum of...
I went to the Dickens and London exhibition at the Museum of London, which showcased London as Charles Dickens would have experienced it. It featured a selection of personal artefacts and several period pieces from London in his day I went because I saw it as a chance to see what few people get the chance to see. I also wanted to learn more about the man that was Charles Dickens. His influences...
Richelle reviews the Drunken Dragon Festival,...
While I was travelling in China I tried to go to the museum of the city that I was in, in order to learn more about the culture. I went on a day trip to Macao to learn more about this interesting culture that managed to be both Chinese and Portuguese and wholly unique. I was attracted to the temporary exhibition because it looked colourful, intriguing and I liked the project they did with young...
Elissa visits “The First Ladies” exhibition,...
Earlier this year, I went on a school trip to both Washington and New York. The first three days were spent in Washington where we visited buildings and memorials with both political and historical significance including the new Martin Luther King Memorial. A particularly interesting exhibition we came across unexpectedly when visiting the National Museum of American History, was “The First...
A Trip to the Wellcome Collection
After spending a day writing the text panels that will go alongside objects on display as part of Our Londinium 2012 exhibition (open 22 June 2012), we received the treat of going to the Welcome collection and having a look at their new miracles and charms exhibition. The Wellcome collection is a relatively new museum, having only opened in 2007, it brings together the worlds of Art and...
David Hockney @Royal Academy by Coby
David Hockney’s “The Sermon on the Mount” Walking into David Hockney’s latest exhibition ‘A Bigger Picture’ at the Royal Academy you are immediately bombarded with giant technicolour landscapes extending every inch of the walls. You can’t deny that the paintings, many of whom sprawl to some 10x10 metres plus compromising of several canvasses weaved together instead of one, are...
Damien Hirst @Tate Modern by Shakira
At first I asked myself, so what? So what if there are cabinets stacked from head to toe with everyday pills and special medicines that you could find at the local chemist, or cigarette butts, a room of surgical equipment, or spot variations everywhere? After leaving the exhibition when I first saw it I was torn. I was not sure if I liked what I saw or if I was disgusted by it and the artist....
At the guildhall watching the gladiatorial games. Fantastic show from the Museum...– @NateBarling via twitter
The Hickman Family describe why they came to the...
Dolly interviews the Hickman family about their visit to the Gladiator Games (mp3)
Blood and Gore. Really.
After being sliced up, one of the gladiators had to have stitches sewn into him to heal the damage! Genuine bloodshed at the games today.
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Dolly interviewing Katie who is playing the part as a slave at the Gladiator Games (mp3)
The Gladiator Games Today!
It’s just gone 11 am and the Gladiator games begin in just one hour’s time! Kevin and Madie will be bringing you all the gossip from behind the stage. Our roles as social reporters have already been in full swing as interviews with Roman soldiers and Paulbearers, which we will update you with asap. Candid photo’s of sneaky business coming up asap!
Did you know?
While they may have been condemned to a life of dangerous slavery, many gladiators would’ve had a glowing complexion thanks to regular massages and trips to both hot and cold baths! They were pampered with such luxury because it was important to reduce the risk of infection/disease by ensuring levels of personal hygiene were kept reasonably high.