dippy the dinosaur in the main gallery of the kelvingrove museum

Visiting Dippy At The Kelvingrove Museum

Dippy the Dinosaur is a plaster cast model of a Diplodocus carnegii. For over one hundred years it stood in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London. But recently the powers that be in the museum decided Dippy had to be replaced. As part of this process, Dippy then went on a three-year farewell tour of various museums around the United Kingdom. I like many of you I'm sure, have...
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Visiting The 2018 DJCAD Degree Show

A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Dundee to visit the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show. This is an event put on by the art school every year which showcases the work of fourth-year students. I’ve been to the DJCAD Degree Show a number of times in recent years and I'm always really impressed by the work on display. I could quite easily have spent an entire day at the show, unfortunately, I...

A Winter’s Afternoon In Glasgow

I had a really nice afternoon in Glasgow the other day. I went to the cinema with a friend before trying out a new Asian place for lunch. Then checked out the Christmas Market at George Square. Here is what I got up to. I was a 90s kid and as such grew up during the time where (in my opinion) the best Disney movies were released. Seriously from 1990 to 2000 Disney Animation made 12 movies...
Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 3

Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 3

My final day at the book festival was spent on my own (which was actually really nice since I don't get out much). The plan for this day was have another look around the bookshop and see Patrick Ness talk about his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here. BOOK HAUL I only planned on buying one book this day but I did spend a good hour looking around the shop for books I might find interesting. I...
Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 1

Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 1

The Edinburgh Book Festival took place this year from the 16th to the 31st of August. I got to spend 3 days at the festival, I would have gone more but the talks were expensive and the authors I wanted to see were on late at night which made it almost impossible to get home. This week I have a series of posts on what I did at the festival and on Sunday I have an embarrassingly large book haul. It...