Hope and I had such a lovely time
in London last Saturday.
National Portrait Gallery
Prize Exhibition, 2013.
We have seen this for the past few years
and somehow always manage to catch it
just when it is about to close.
The same happened this year and I'm so
glad we didn't miss it, phew!
I would really like to know the thinking
behind the judges' decisions when
choosing the winner for this competition.
What, in their opinion, makes a great image?
The image on the accompanying book,
above, is not, in fact the
...a photo of female jockey
I love this exhibition.
The photographs invite discussion.
- some are very difficult to look at
(which probably says more about me than the image),
some are comical, and some document social history
in this country and abroad.
The variety of subject and style is always
After a quick scoot round Cass',
the art shop, stocking up on some art
materials while they had their 80% off sale,
Hope and I made our way to
the Victoria Palace Theatre
This was brilliant.
The lad taking the role of Billy,
is just 10 years old.
He sang, danced, and acted
his little heart out
and was nearly always on stage.
Oh my goodness, what a star we
have in the making!
We both really enjoyed the show.
There were quite a few foreign tourists
in the audience and I did wonder how they
were coping with the strong Geordie accents
and if they had any idea about the political
history that the story was based on.
Hope and I are now going to try and
get tickets for
now that should be a giggle ;)