Art or Bust. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, The annual Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park is better value for monkey business than London Zoo. It is held in vast marquees that stretch for miles with every conceivable hot contemporary art gallery in attendance showing their … Continue reading

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Remembrance. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, I am the first to admit that conceptual art makes me bristle with righteous indignation be it Duchamp’s urinal, Tracey’s soiled sheets or Mr Hirst’s pickled livestock. The case for the defence seems to boil down to little … Continue reading

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Alpha Males. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Much excitement at Bloomsbury Towers when an invitation arrived to preview Solange Azagury-Partridge’s debut men’s jewellery collection Alpha at No 5 Carlos Place. Solange is one of that elite club of contemporary fine jewellers to design pieces acquired … Continue reading

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The Tailor-Made Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, On Friday I booked tickets for the Arts Theatre’s new musical The Tailor-Made Man for La Farmer, Mr Bowering, Simon and myself. The Tailor-Made Man is a musical based on the life and love story of Hollywood idol William Haines. Billy Haines … Continue reading

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No Fly Zone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, London is once again awash with tourists for the Paralympic Games. In the Olympic spirit, I’d like to propose a lanes system for London’s streets: a dual carriage way on each pavement with a fast lane for natives … Continue reading

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