Friday, June 22, 2007

Floodgates are open

No question all right-thinking people in London this weekend are praying for rain. You can see people enacting ancient Indian rain dances in Camden back gardens, chanting through gritted teeth; "Must... make... Glastonbury.. a... mudbath". And I understand, I really do. Anything to avoid those Monday-at-work "oh, you didn't go" conversations.

But, if God doesn't heed our pleas, we should at least make the most of any good weather in the Big Smoke whilst praying for rain in the West Country. On that note, let us mark the long overdue 34th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weeekend Reaction."

1) Alarmed to learn that some people have been calling emergency services after confusing the life-size Gormley statues for attempted suicide missions? React by searching out alternative outdoor art appreciation with the National Gallery's Grand Tour where 30 favourite masterpieces are dotted around the West End. They make Gormley look so last week. Various West End locations, map here, Free.

2) Have the record sums paid at Sotheby's art auction this week made you wonder if there are any great works left in the public domain? React by ensuring your favourite will be committed to memory by embodying it yourself before it's too late (think Fahrenheit 451) at the Charade exhibition. Sunday 24 June, Trafalgar Square, 3-5PM, Free.

3) Are all the authoritarian messages aimed at schoolchildren making you long for the days when Middle England was silenced? React by catching the classic Brit film ,If, which if released today would cause a Daily Mail outcry against its glamourisation of guns in school. NFT, 3.20PM Sat 23 Jun, 8.40PM Sun 24 Jun. £8.60


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one

Have a good weekend CS!

5:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some great tips, thanks CS

6:02 pm  
Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

CS, I hope there's no kryptonite in that water, otherwise we're doomed!

11:02 pm  
Blogger zuberino said...

Lookin' forward to your review of last night's thrills and spills at the Royal Court!

- Z ;-)

9:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glasto is SO middle class.

10:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rain. June. England. Must be Glastonbury.

10:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the action reaction action
he he
hiya CS!

11:37 pm  
Blogger Sean said...

Too right, so much to do in London. Why go to some god awful muddy field to get pissed with a bunch of upper middle class idiots on drugs? You can do that in London anyway, and it dosen't cost £200 or whatever the tickets cost!

1:10 am  

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