am going to whitstable just for the day this weekend to sort out cottage things – my aim is to get to the front view gallery – have just discovered this gallery and am sad to have just missed the seaside photographs of Sheila Rock, but coming up are the photographs of Jeffrey Stockbridge, evocative photographs of dilapidated and unused houses in north philadelphia. its quick to get to whitstable, an hour and half, so its worth a day trip with lunch or dinner in one of the many fine eateries there. we have booked the sportsman in seasalter, one of our favourite places to eat.
another good exhibition to see is David Bailey’s East End – a showcase of over 50 years worth of photographs, back in the area where Bailey is from.
i took the kids to MoMA in new york, and we happened to choose thursday afternoon, which was their special late night day with free music in the wonderful sculpture garden. it was a lovely relaxing way to spend an early evening, sitting amongst some of the worlds’ famous sculptures listening to latin music. it surprised me that teenage boys would be interested in art, but they thoroughly enjoyed it – especially seeing the genius’ works of art in life.
there are lots of things to do in london on late night museum nights, just check out the list and put it in your diary – a lot of them are free too.