Original Writing, Project London

Camden Won’t Stop Loving Us

I used to visit Camden religiously when I was around 17; I would be there virtually every week and I’d happily spend the evening/night soaking up the atmosphere which is quite possibly like no other in London. The town is branded for its residents: week smokers and hipsters, although I can’t say I agree with the stereotypes associated with Camden Town.

Camden is unmistakably the most cultural part of London, with it’s food and artwork markets (HEAVEN) which very much adds to it’s appeal for the youngsters. I’ve also realised that it’s the people you experience this vibrant town with that make it all the more fun!

Here are a few snaps I took from yesterday’s visit:

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Original Writing, Project London

Saatchi Lovin’ (4th Time Round)

I seem to have this obsessive desire to revisit the Saatchi Gallery every couple of months, and every single time I go every one of my senses is assaulted by the distorted beauty of the pieces on display.

This time round, I was rewarded with new exhibitions which are actually ending in a couple of days and I nearly cried. I really ought to stop getting so emotional at art galleries. (Unlikely) Until the 4th January, Saatchi are hosting exhibitions including Thailand Eye, Carmignac Photojournalism Award, Prints and Originals Gallery and UK/RAINEThese are absolutely phenomenal pieces of art, ranging from sculptures to paintings, photographs to films, from across the globe and the best exhibitions to date at the gallery.

My favourite exhibition from the gallery was the Photojournalism Award; a select handful of journalists from around the world shared their visual and personal experiences in war-torn or poverty-stricken countries who receive biased or virtually no media coverage. All photographs are aided with commentary from the journalists. I cannot commend these people enough for their work, as it’s such an imperative eye opener to the concept of censorship that we’re unwillingly obliged to accept in today’s society.

Here’s a few pictures I took from my visit!

Please do check it out if you’re in London!

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Galeries Bartoux

Whilst on my adventure in Christmassy London last weekend, I accidentally stumbled across an art gallery and I can unashamedly admit it was love at first sight. Having been to numerous art galleries over the years, this one undoubtedly set itself apart from the rest by being effortlessly classy. The gallery displayed prestigious externalisations of contemporary art surrounding the concepts of realism, surrealist and street art, ranging from sculptures to paintings and murals.

The shockingly hidden gallery was empty when we walked in, and we soon realised that these works of art were not simply to be admired but to be bought as well. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of everything I fell in love with but the owners did let me take a few snaps of the pieces that enticed loud gasps (which I most certainly do not regret.)

From my understanding of the relatively new company, this gallery on Bond Street is their newest one yet, with galleries situated across the globe in America, Singapore and it’s birthplace – Paris. I highly recommend giving it a visit; it’s art like no other.

All photos below are my own!

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Underground

I thought I’d give you all an insight into how I came about writing this poem before I uploaded it meaninglessly!

Recently, I’ve been travelling an awful lot more than I used to and thus, I have more time to just watch people go about their days. Travelling on the tube in London is the best inspiration for a poem; you can write about virtually anything and everything 🙂 I wrote this as a passenger and a poet, but also an observer.

Within the veins
of this city,
barely visible,
tracing the surface,
we are all but,
yet ironically remain 
people-watchers
and observers
of life.
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Camden Town

Every town in London is so beautifully lit up at this time of year!

I’ve been visiting Camden for about two years now, and from the market to the food stalls, to the tattoo parlous and the packed streets at night, it is one of my favourite parts of London to visit.

Camden High Street

Camden High Street

Camden Lock

Camden Lock

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Christmas In London!

I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than the city of London during the festive period. The atmosphere buzzes with excitement and tourism as Christmas draws closer by each day, and although the crowds get bigger, there is nowhere else I’d rather spend Christmas than in my home city. A truly spectacular sight at night, too.

Panoramic view of Oxford Street

Panoramic view of Oxford Street

Outside Selfridges, Oxford Street

Outside Selfridges, Oxford Street

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