Culture in London

Yesterday at lunchtime I went to the British Museum and went to the First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army exhibition. It was ok, but it annoyed me that they say that more than 7000 warriors have been discovered but the exhibition featured less than twenty! There were about 9 intact warriors and five horses, 2 musicians and some birds, 6 broken figures (acrobats and officials) and bunch of other stuff (bells, bowls, arrows, etc). A bit of a disappointment really. Especially as it costs £12 to go!

Last night Paul and I went to a talk at the ICA: Is it always good to talk? It was about talking therapies for depression and other mental illnesses. The speakers were Darian Leader, psychoanalyst and author of The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression and Lisa Appignanesi, writer, broadcaster and author of Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800. It was quite good. And Antony Gormley was in the audience which made me a little starstruck – I really like his art.


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