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The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is back. It's free, and the last two years have been brilliant; the evening events tend to be particularly good. 19-22 June. Anyone else going?

The Wellcome Collection hasn't been open for very long, but it hasn't put a foot wrong yet. Upstairs is a bonkers anthropological collection, a bit like the Pitt-Rivers Museum but with waaaay more money. Downstairs they've had a succession of ace exhibitions; lately, "Life Before Death" has had all the press (and deservedly so), but "From Atoms to Patterns" is more fascinating. It's about crystallography, art, design and the Festival of Britain... oh, just go and see it if you're passing by, you won't regret it.

Islington also has a new museum, though this is probably of no interest unless you live here. Still, it's a big step up from the previous "museum" (two rooms in the town hall), so yay for the innumeracy tax Heritage Lottery Fund!

Lastly, there is officially no such thing as too many Leonard Cohen covers. MyOldKYHome hosts dozens of cover versions of Hallelujah alone, and there's even a whole article on the subject. Anyway, I now have an album of Hallelujahs: 42 versions of the same song, and they're different enough that I can listen all the way through without getting sick of it. YMMV, I suppose.

Date: 2008-05-17 11:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brixtonbrood.livejournal.com
I'm pretty keen to have an excuse to go to Docklands again ever since our recent first trip on the DLR for several years. The daytime events at Canary Wharf and the Dome on the 23rd and 24th look like fun for the kids, plus Tiny gets to drive the DLR again.

Date: 2008-05-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] example22.livejournal.com
Great! Let's sort something out nearer the time.

Date: 2008-05-19 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] undyingking.livejournal.com
Interesting Hallelujah article! Bears out my tentative thesis that the two Cohen and the Cale versions are the only worthwhile ones, and everything drawing on Buckley is a heap of mopey piffle ;-)


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