The rain has had no problem keeping up with me these last three weeks. After an exceedingly wet and dismal Bournemouth, Guernsey, and Jersey, I arrive in a soggy London congested with extinction rebellion activists who actually delayed my friend on our night out at the theatre. Of course, Extinction Rebellion made their activities known so that people could plan accordingly.
For one who has braved all manner of travel obstacles, I find myself losing patience, having one thing on my mind, and that is getting together with my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in California. Even though I’ll be visiting Washington D.C. and Chicago on the way back, they will take a back seat to my return to San Diego.
I can’t say I am particularly motivated on this visit but there are a few viable things on the list. Theatre, check! Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Tate Modern should round things out nicely.
WE’RE SORRY – EXTINCTION REBELLION SUBMITTED AN APOLOGY FOR CURTAILING PEOPLES’ PLANS.
LONDON’S THEATRE DISTRICT
THE MOUSETRAP – It’s the longest-running play (67 years) in the world.
SILVER MOUSE – Presented to St. Martins Theatre by The Mousetrap to mark the first 25 years together.
Kara WALKER – Fons Americanus
Kara Walker’s recent Hyundai Commission is a 45-foot-high fountain, exploring the historical tether between Africa, America, and Europe with inspiration from the Victoria Memorial in London. Water has its own significance in the work, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates, and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fons Americanus is an allegory of the Black Atlantic.
Felicia LEIRNER – Composition – 1962
Ellsworth KELLY – Gironde – 1951
Wassily KANDINSKY – Swinging – 1925
Haegue YANG – Structure with Three Towers – 2015
Ed RUSCHA – Our Flag – 2017
This is clearly a commentary on the state of the union under Donald Trump.
GLOOMY LONDON LANDSCAPE