Sunday, 27 June 2010
Liverpool adventures with Buckets
I had a meeting scheduled in Liverpool last week and Mat of Buckets and Spades (who has an awesome competition running on his blog at the moment that you should definitely check out!) decided to tag along for a jolly!
So, we decided to visit The Tate, have a shop in Liverpool One and generally explore Liverpool seeing as neither of us had spent a huge amount of time there before.
The Tate was amazing, even more so than usual, we didn't end up visiting the Picasso exhibition but we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of it. There is a sculpture exhibition running at the moment across two floors of The Tate which is a little bit wonderful, one floor has been curated by Carol Ann Duffy (who takes me back to A Level English Language...) and has pieces all connected with language, ranging from kinky fluorescent lights to transcribed Bob Dylan documentaries spanning the length of one wall.
One of my favourite pieces was by Cornelia Parker called 'Measuring Niagara with a Teaspoon', she has melted a silver teaspoon and stretched it to the length of Niagara Falls. You can see a video of her talking about her work here. I took a photo of it but it was in an incredibly reflective frame so it turned out quite abstract but interesting...
After having a bit of a boogie on the disco floor in The Tate, we ventured out for a little bit of a shop in Liverpool One, which is lovely by the way! I had already done a little Top-shopping in the sale before the meeting but we had a wander round staring at things we couldn't afford, including the black Miu Miu's I've been lusting over in the Flannel's sale.
We had a little rest on the deck chairs and carried on perusing the shops all over Liverpool, after that we failed to find somewhere suitable to drink booze so settled with M&S sweets! Twas a lovely day out.
The winner of my recent Lady Gaga competition is the lovely lady from Walk The Sand! I will be hosting another, rather exciting, giveaway in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled!
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