I love to be at the opening night, to meet the artist, see the people and perhaps buy something. It is difficult to find out about these events in advance, but when I can I shall post them here. Have fun. Send me your reviews of any events you have attended recently.
French drivers who favour large, gas-guzzling cars will have to pay up to €3,500 (£2,300) more for a new model from next January under a radical green road tax scheme unveiled by the environment ministry.
Part of a new environment bill aimed at cutting air, water and soil pollution over the next five years, the scheme will also reward drivers who opt for smaller, cleaner vehicles with payouts of up to €700.
Last month the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, described 4x4 vehicles as "bad for London - completely unnecessary" and their owners as "complete idiots".
This is the first British exhibition of the photographs of this amazing French photographer. "Central to the exhibition are one hundred large albums on which he worked all his life - a unique and extraordinary document of his times, on loan for the first time outside France. These are displayed alongside his best-known images as vintage and modern prints and his early stereoscopes that highlight Lartigue's fascination with movement."
The Hayward Gallery is in between the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.
I know Lartigue - Gerard Lartigue, he is an excellent French painter. I have passed many an amusing spell with him in his home of Toulouse. He is related to the photographer, bien sure! He is a big man usually taking the air in the glorious park by the garonne, with his charmant petite chien. I love his work, do look at his site here>>
have devastated thousands of families and entire communities
bordering the Indian Ocean in South Asia. While the world
turns toward dozens of humanitarian agencies to help the
people who are gripped with incredible suffering, some
are also thinking of the forgotten victims of natural
disaster....the animals. The World Health Organization
estimates that 5 million people are now without food,
water and shelter. What will happen to the animals
who were under their care?