Last month 1000+ single-use plastic cups washed up on a small patch of Thames foreshore in SW13. In just 2 hours 3 volunteers managed to pick up 1000 of these - for disposal in landfill rather than going out to sea (the lesser of 2 evils). Let’s think of better ways to serve drinks to thirsty Londoners in our fabulous vibrant city during a hot hot summer. These flimsy cups are polluting our river - we can do better than this, London! @inthedrinkuk is a scheme showing bar owners the alternatives to single-use Plastic. #plasticpollutes#plasticcup#morebeerlessplastic#noexcuseforsingleuse#barnestidytowpath#riverthames
Sitting majestically above the River Thames our featured venue this week is Somerset House. The spectacular neo-classical building was commissioned by Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset in 1549 - though before it was finished, he was overthrown, and the building came into the possession of the crown. Somerset House is now residence to over a hundred tenants, comprising a large and diverse collection of creative organisations and artists and is an incredibly versatile venue which is suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. Here Vodafone Foundation to celebrate its 25th anniversary,and 25 years of giving, hosted a drinks reception. Within ‘The Lounge’, a temporary structure created in the central courtyard, we were invited to create the world of the Vodafone Foundation and showcase what the organisation has achieved in the last 25 years. #venuetuesday
Made the most of the weather last week to go on a cruise down the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich on @citycruises - thoroughly recommend it, especially to anyone who enjoys learning about the history of London. Weather didn’t half help though ☀️
City Relief - London
Edition 1 of 20
Also nice to be reacquainted with another piece that left the studio over a decade ago. I have actually only made 3 of this edition in white as the Lost Rivers piece, which evolved from this work proved really popular.
At the time I was mounting everything on black, but I think I may revisit this edition with it mounted in a white frame.
It is based on a contour map of London I drew for a publication by Prof John Shepherd whilst cartographer at Birkbeck many moons ago. City maps are predominantly about the built environment. This simple contour drawing revealed the underlying landscape that shaped the social geography....
It was unfortunately very cloudy flying back into City Airport last night so didn't get the amazing full London landscape on the approach, just the Thames and Tilbury docks 'shining like a National guitar '.... #boythatwasabumpyflight#flyingthroughstormclouds#goodjobMrLGCowasntonit#RiverThames#London#topography#citylandscape#madebyhand#limitededition