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Reflections on 'Architecture, Citizenship, Space: British Architecture from the 1920s to the 1970s'

I’ve just returned from the conference ‘Architecture, Citizenship, Space: British Architecture from the 1920s to the 1970s’ at Oxford Brookes University. Although I wasn’t invited to speak these themes are key to my own PhD research so I went along to watch and listen. 1,187 more words


The Japanese House at Barbican Centre

A chaotic queue of people leaving their luggage at the cloakroom and half blocking the doors to the exhibition entrance created a strange contrast with the calm and minimalistic atmosphere I found there when I made it past the doors. 1,442 more words

Exhibition Review

Pictures of a Bygone Age

these pictures of post war Salford and Manchester – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40003514

could just as easily have been pictures of my own upbringing in post war Edinburgh – a time when parents weren’t so paranoid about their kids’ safety and… 61 more words


Bing Crosby, w/ guest George Jessel

SUMMARY: Bing starts out the program with “Zip A Dee Doo Dah”, followed by “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”. Jack McVea and His All-Stars sing their hit novelty tune, “Open the Door, Richard”. 71 more words

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The grace of post-war bell-shaped teacups - Paragon 1960s

Paragon was one of the leading china producers in the 1920s and 1930s, famous for their original Art deco designs. After the war, general taste changed and people wanted more traditional teaware. 82 more words


Bing Crosby, w/ guests Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour

ABOUT: Bing starts the program with “My Heart Goes Crazy”. Bing and guests Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour perform a sketch, “The Road To Hollywood” – the story of how Bing and Bob met and how both met Dotty in a Marshall Fields elevator. 53 more words

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