Half Term Galleries

Sorry for lack of posting...very busy with mock exams / work load etc recently.
Visited Leicester for 5 days of half term (Yes...I've skipped back to February), slumming it as a student with the boyfriend - bars, shopping, Yo! Sushi, cinema, dinner out, bars...and so on.
A great focus was Leicester's cultural side - visiting the New Walk Art Gallery and Museum. Key pieces included about 40 photos of...oddly enough...stuffed polar bears, in lots of different locations, my favourite being in someone's kitsch hallway.
Back in Cambridge I also spent some time at the shop midweek and finally went to Ickworth House & Gardens - a gorgeous location, thouroughly recommended for summer picnics, Loch Fyne restaurant & oyster bar (try the salmon fishcakes for starters...delicious) and the Fitzwilliam museum - my favourite gallery being the Egyptian one, my focus being the ornate jewellary and decorations they had in that time. Its funny to see how alot of it slips into the fashion world now and again, last seasons Egyptian treand being key. The detail of the exhibition is amazing and its a must for any locals, fashion inspiration can come from the most intersting sources. Other great exhibitons included ''I Turned it into a Palace': Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum' and a beautiful array of Oriental art. I picked up some postcards in the shop which is stocked with great art books...it was hard to resist buying a lot of them.

I'm looking forward to the 'Darwin' exhibition coming in June 2009!

M x

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