This Week We Have Been . . .
…hanging with the stars at the Knicks game, which came to London this week for a tie with Detroit Pistons. The New York side had a relatively easy game, winning 102-87, and it was a fitting return for gold-winning Olympians Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony. A great evening (even if Alexandra Burke did make an absolute hash of God Save The Queen…)
…watching McCullin, a feature documentary charting the remarkable career of Don McCullin, photographer for The Sunday Times during the 60s through to the 80s. But, as we learn, don’t call him a ‘war photographer’ – the film expertly explores McCullin’s own conscience during extreme situations such as conflict and famine. Was it morally right to take pictures when faced with such horrors, or was he bringing a kind of honesty with his shots?
And finally…wondering what the hell they called the first artificial Earth satellite at the Balham Bowls Club pub quiz. Followed by realising that Donna Summer was the queen of disco, not Diana Ross. Oh well, there’s always next week…