Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
I only want you to love me
If you are looking for something to do this summer, but want good value for money, then check out Somerset House, where they are offering a two for one deal on their upcoming exhibitions, I Only Want You to Love Me & The Art of Food, which will be running from the 5th July - 29th September. Tickets are £12.50 or £6.25 on Mondays. This is a saving of £3.50 per ticket, if you bought them separately, but it does mean that you have to see both exhibitions on the same day. On most days, Somerset House is open 10am-6pm (until 9pm on Thursdays), so you shouldn't feel rushed to see everything.
Miles Aldridge is a photographer whose love affair with colour produces strikingly vivid images. His retrospective exhibition will showcase large scale-prints as well as previously unseen storyboards, drawings, polaroids, and magazines.
His use of colour creates hyper-real scenes of glamorous women, who on the surface appear flawless, but hide a deeper sense of disturbance and neurosis.
Art takes on a new meaning in this next exhibition, which takes a retrospective look at the Catalonian chef, Ferran Adria and his former three-star Michelin restaurant, elBulli. You will get a behind the scenes look at the goings on in his laboratory and kitchen, where he devised all his dishes.
There will be documentations such as hand-written notes, press reviews, original menus and ingredient lists, as well as plasticine models of the dishes he served, the utensils he used, and the set dressings, all of which contributed to elBulli being an internationally renowned restaurant.