Walking through the grey soul of London, looking up at the stars by Robert Kingham

By star guest on 16 Mar 2011

I have caught strange glimpses of a walk through Finsbury out of the corner of my eye since reading Peter Ackroyd’s Biography of London. For him, its streets were an archetype: not ‘grand or imposing’, nor ‘squalid or desolate’, but instead seeming ‘to contain the grey soul of London, that slightly smoky and dingy quality which has hovered over the city for many hundreds of years’. Furthermore, he wrote of the fascination its streets held for Arthur Machen (1863-1947), a writer whose stories often combined a love for London with a deep fear of it, intermingled with a common theme […]

Tis the changing of the seasons 1(1/2)

By visitor services on 12 Jan 2011

Hello again, We have had a bit of a break as we have had changes to the project team, so let me introduce you to the hosts who are taking this exhibition forward. We now have photographs being taken by myself, Peter, Dave and Donald. Other regular updates will be coming from Rachel and Matt as the exhibition develops. We are picking up from where we left off on our blog with this photograph from High Summer: This is part of the Greenway (a walking route through the Olympic site) looking calm and tranquil. Things are a lot different now. We will show you how in future […]