|Gliding through the finishing line|
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Made up of more than 1,500 hand-blown glass elements, American artist Dale Chihuly's Sun sculpture is 5.5 metres tall, weighs 2,000 kgs and is illuminated each night. The Sun has also been on display in New York Botanical Gardens and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
One of the venerable acts in the Kew the Music series of concerts, Simple Minds draws a mostly middle class, middle aged crowd. But don't let that put you off. With the help of Pinot Grigio, Jim Kerr can rabble-rouse even the most self-conscious forty somethings and fifty somethings into action. But, when you arrive, it can be disarmingly serene. You walk past Kew's magnificent and curvaceous Victorian Palm House and a row of refined stalls and hawkers selling picnic rugs, wine, gastronomy and various picnic condiments. You might even be offered free teabags. There is plenty of sustenance on sale, but most people are already equipped with food, wine, picnic rugs and even fold-up chairs. The well-heeled punters settle down in front of the full-scale concert stage (appropriately sponsored by John Lewis) overlooking a picturesque lawn surrounded by towering trees. To get a good spot near the dance area in front of the stage, you probably need to be queuing before the doors open at 6.30pm. But you may still be able to secure a few square metres of space under the trees as late as 7pm.
Friday, 18 July 2014
The work of Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan, the Temple of Agape is made up of hundreds of flag-like signs, hand-painted with words about love.