Thursday, 12 November 2009


In between Soctoberfest and Mousecapades, I went on a trip.

First of all was a visit to London and the delights of Bethnal Green
( thank you very much Sammy Leigh.) I visited Grayson Perry's tapestry which was an overwhelming delight. Next to be seen were Anish Kapoor's grey worm casts and red wax cannons. It was half term and the gallery was filled with children trying to get their hands on the red goo.

The BFI film festival was on at the Southbank and I spent hours in darkened rooms watching films. The absolute highlight was nearly three hours long, black and white and silent. It was also set in Norway and filmed in 1929. If you ever get the chance to see Laila, grab it, especially if there is a real silent film pianist to help you along.

I was thrilled to find Prick Your Finger, a yarn and spinning emporium which sells all sorts of glorious things. When I visited the fibre being prepared in the shop was given the title Paris Hilton and it was as pink and sparkling as it's namesake.

Off I went to Kent for the weekend and the company of two small girls and their lovely mum. I learned all about High School Musical and the potential perils of chicken flying into beds. It was fabulous to spend time with small people whose every sentence begins with; " Imagine if....."

* embiggen the pictures of Grayon Perry's tapestry to enjoy the detailed beauty and Anish Kapoor's shiny sculpture to see the wee face peering out of the bottom layer.


Lucette said...

Found you through Ravelry and your grey handspun socks actually, which are fabulous. Sounds like such a great time.

Anonymous said...

I love the photography -- especially of the shiny statue. Very different mood than the rainy grainy weather of November.

kat said...

sounds like a wonderful trip. the tapestry is amazing! is it woven? or quilted? hard to tell from the photos.

mary jane said...

Wow, what a great trip, your pictures are fab as usual, i'm glad you pointed out the wee face. I've been dying to see the tapestry...maybe it will still be there next summer..