NIGHT 96 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Coliseum

Hagia Sophia

Bodhi tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment

Entry to Memory Palace

New York, New York, and Ellis island

Pyramids at Giza

Contour lines on a map

Memory Palace by @esdevlin at @pitzhanger where she captures memorable and remarkable events that have shaped human history from the beginning of the first humans up to today. Brilliant and inspiring piece of work that informs my own work on memory and the 1001 Nights. So happy I saw it and thank you to the really lovely gallery ladies @pitzhanger_manor_gallery who so kindly let me in just before closing time after I’d had a horrendous journey on London transport during rush hour – people like that remind me that capital cities are not only where you find the worst people, but also the best.😊 Cities = civilisation, civility and citizens but not always zen, as also encapsulated in this monumental piece of work. Glad I made it, totally worth it.

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NIGHT 95 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Quiet games whoohoo! What children actually like to play versus what adults think children like to play today. Revealing report at the Play Well exhibition @wellcomecollection in Euston, London.

I’m glad to see that quiet games are popular: this is what I liked best as a kid, too, apart from art… quiet games encompass so many things. It’s back to work but also getting inspired by seeing some shows… all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…

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