Exhibition Review – Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia

Maybe it’s because of a personal bias due to my background in archaeology but the British Museum tends to put on some of the most interesting major exhibitions in London yearly; ranging from Aztec rulers to showcases of Life and Death in Pompeii or “Celtic” treasures. The Scythians however was an exhibition that was literally…

Mariinsky Ballet – Don Quixote Review

My father’s birthday this year was a bit of a treat and involved travelling across Europe all from a seat in London’s Royal Opera House to see the premier ballet company in the world (usually based in St Petersburg) conjour up athletic and vivacious dances set in historic Spain. Whilst Don Quixote is among one…

A London Ramble – Robots, V&A and the Design Museum

Well its been a while… not that I haven’t been writing but in the past handful of months nearly every milisecond has been taken up with churning out endless essays and realising that three years into my degree I probably understand less about archaeology than I did when I was significantly less in debt. What…

World Mental Health Day Special: Bedlam Exhibition Review

Today is World Mental Health Day so it seemed an appropriate day to review Bedlam: the Asylum and Beyond exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in central Londo. I visited this exhibition during an extended lunch-break from university and whilst usually I prefer to spend my spare time avoiding deadlines and catching up with friends, for…

Exhibition Reviews: Sicily – Culture and Conquest

Usually the British Museum puts on exhibitions with punchy titles –  ‘Vikings,’ ‘Celts’,  ‘Aztecs’ etc. so when I first heard about this exhibition I was happily surprised. Most people probably only know of Sicily from the rhyme ‘Big boot Italy kicked little Sicily right into the middle of the Mediterranean sea.’ Sicily however has been…

Exhibition Reviews: Ancient Egypt Special

Death on the Nile at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge For anyone who doesn’t know, the Fitzwilliam is  Cambridge’s main museum – the British Museum, National Gallery and V&A all squished together; Pre-Raphaelite Art, suits of armour and a massive ceramic owl – it’s all here! Being near where I live I thought “Egyptians, Agatha Christie reference, sounds good”…