Friday Thought: IKEA Architecture, the birth of no place in particular

When you think of a city, or country, one of the first things that pops into your head is its architecture. Rome, London, Paris, Japan, Russia… they all have buildings and structures that take centre stage on their map, and in the brand they present to the world. These landmarks will likely never go away,Continue reading “Friday Thought: IKEA Architecture, the birth of no place in particular”

Friday Thought: National Mourning, no room for dissent

On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will finally take place. It’s been a week since she passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. That week has been… interesting, to say the least.  If you’ve been watching the rolling news coverage, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the entire country is in a deep state ofContinue reading “Friday Thought: National Mourning, no room for dissent”

Friday Thought: Queen Elizabeth II, the end of an Elizabethan age

My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time and with all who are mourning. For ten days, the country mourns. After that, with the final pillar of stability of seventy years no longer with us, the United Kingdom, the monarchy and the Commonwealth are heading for a turbulent period ahead.

Friday Thought: Beyond Entertainment, the true power of the arts

The creative arts aren’t merely something to keep you entertained. They are fundamental in creating shared experiences, developing ideas and progressing society. This production demonstrates this perfectly, and in a beautifully minimalist way.