Wednesday, 30 October 2013

London (Art Trip)

'Pauline Bunny' - By Sarah Lucas (1997)
'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' - By Francis Bacon
The steps down to the Covent Garden Tube station - we didn't realize there were 193 steps until it was too late! 

Builders sat on a step dancing and laughing along the south bank. 
Really cute book market. 

Graffiti-ed Skate park. 

There were some children playing and making giant bubbles. 

Got some delicious pizza which we ate whilst walking along. 

'Hip, Hip, Hoorah!' - By Karel Appel

Beautiful lights in the entrance to the V & A 

Gorgeous clothes and accessories in the fashion exhibition 

Me trying on the 'hooded villain' costume in the theatre section

Me, Eliza (and Laura (above photos) - waiting for teachers outside the V & A. 

 We had a school trip to London for the Sixth Form Art and Drama students, we (Me and Laura - art) spent the daytime looking around galleries and the drama students (Eliza) went to see shows in the evening.
When we got there we went straight to the National Gallery, then to the National Portrait Gallery which were both really beautiful buildings, filled with amazing pieces of art. - Then we were given a couple of hours in Covent Garden to look around and get some dinner, we just went to a supermarket got a baguette and some dips and had a mini picnic on the steps of Covent Garden, it was really cute. Then we got the coach back to Heathrow, where we were staying.
 On the Friday we went to Tate Britain which was also really huge and had loads of different types of art in it. Then we were driven to London Eye and given instructions to walk along the south bank to the Tate Modern, it was a lovely walk, we listened to cute buskers, stopped at little book markets and took loads of photos. When we arrived at Tate Modern which was really interesting, there were loads of pieces which linked to my art theme for sixth form, so I did a couple of sketches sat against a wall in the gallery. Then we went back to Covent Garden for the evening, we were given a time to meet back with the teachers to leave, so we decided to get the Tube to Oxford st. so we could shop, a bit of a traumatic experience for some, because it was so busy and only I knew how to navigate the Tube map, and our little 4 got separated, but we all met up again so it was alright.
 On our last day we went straight to the V & A museum which was incredible, I'd been before but it's just so big that we still got lost. There was an amazing Fashion and Jewellery exhibition on. Then we went to the theatre section with Eliza, where they had the real costumes used in famous productions, and they also had some costumes that you could try on. We had a couple of hours to look around the whole museum, our feet were hurting by the end. Then we went to Leicester Square for an hour for shopping, where we got some nice lunch from a really cute cafe, on a side street. Then we all met up to go to the Phoenix Theatre to see 'Once' the musical, the theatre was beautiful and the show was really nice.
Then we had to say goodbye to London and drive home. (5 hours in a coach - errghh.)                                                                                                                                        

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